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MMIP Taskforce Meets In Great Falls

Montana’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Task Force met in Great Falls to provide updates on the state’s efforts to help in its efforts. Attorney General Austin Knudsen, who appoints the task force members, on some of the ongoing concerns that were likely discussed.

Great Falls Nonprofit Informing The Public On Student Debt Payment Options

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program cancels student debt for public servants after they make ten years of payments and was streamlined by the Biden administration last year. Jordyn Rogers, Deputy Director of the Great Falls-based financial nonprofit Rural Dynamics, says because it eliminates student debt after 120 monthly payments peop...

State Park Visitation Slightly Lower Across Montana

Montana’s 55 state saw a dip of 1.3% to fewer than 3.4 million visitors in 2021 compared to 2020 in which parks set a record for visitors. The most-visited state park in 2021 was Giant Springs State Park along the Missouri River near Great Falls. Increasing trends in visitation are something managers must grapple with as more use means a great...

Montana Representatives Push For New Water Power Plant

Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester along with Representative Matt Rosendale introduced a bill Monday to authorize The Department of Interior to build a power plant at Gibson Reservoir 70 miles west of Great Falls. The planned generation capacity is 3 megawatts, enough to power about 2,300 homes. The reservoir is part of the Sun River Project...

Vigils Held In Bozeman & Great Falls On January 6th Anniversary

The January 6th Capitol riot was aimed at overthrowing the results of the 2020 election. The attack resulted in five deaths and more than 130 injuries among police officers. To date federal prosecutors have charged more than 700 people with storming the Capitol including five from Montana. Candlelight vigils are being held across the country i...

Great Falls Middle School To Go To Remote Learning This Week

Today, East Middle School in Great Falls is switching to mobile learning rather than in-person attendance. Northern News Network’s Eric Young reports this decision is not due to COVID-19 infections, though.

Three Teens Arrested For Starting Gibson Flats Fire

Three teenagers have been charged with arson connected to the Gibson Flats Fire in Great Falls last week. KMON’s Pat Frisch first reported the story and said the initial investigation quickly led to these three suspects.

Financial Advisor Breaks Down Montana Student Loan Budget

Next February, the federal government is set to end its moratorium on collection of student loan payments. An estimated 100,000 Montana bowers owe an average of about $30,00 both in federal and private loans. Greg Harper is a financial capabilities counselor with Rural Dynamics, a Great Falls based financial nonprofit. He breaks down how much ...

Gibson Flats Fire Spreads Across Great Falls

A fire south of the city of Great Falls burned 11 homes as well as sheds and other small buildings Wednesday. The Gibson Flats Fire can now be counted as one of the most destructive wildfire events within recent memory in Great Falls. Also Wednesday hundreds of people in the town of Denton in central Montana were forced to flee flames pushed b...