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Montana School Districts Short On Bus Drivers

A Montana school district is offering $4,000 bonuses as they struggle to fill bus-driving positions and kids start returning to in-person classes. First Student, a company that contracts bus service for school districts, recently held the “Big Bus, No Big Deal” test driving event in Helena to generate interest in transporting kids to school, b...

Helena Commissioners Approve DMV Renovations

At Monday’s Helena City Commission meeting, the commissioners approved funding for renovations to the Department of Motor Vehicles inside the city/county building. Our Capitol City Correspondent Troy Shockley has more. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/7-27_832.mp3  

Governor Gianforte Deploys National Guard

Governor Greg Gianforte mobilizing the Montana National Guard Thursday for wildfire response. Northern News Network’s Eric Young has the details. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/7-23_537.mp3

MMIP Task Force Meet For Progress Report

Members of the Montana Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force heard from investigators lawmakers and students Wednesday.  According to the Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse, as of June 17th, indigenous people make up about 32% of those currently missing in the state and little over 10% have been missing for over a year. Guest speakers outli...

Helena Residents Working To Restore The Fire Tower

With millennials today making up the largest generation in the United States workforce yet struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic the personal-finance website Wallet Hub today released its report on 2021s best states for millennials. Montana ranks 33rd across 34 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of millennials to average monthly ear...

Montana Lands Face Potential Mining Ban For Bird Conservation

The Biden administration announced Tuesday it will consider a ban on new mining on large expanses of public lands in Western states to protect a struggling bird species, the Greater Sage-Grouse. A temporary ban on mining was imposed under former President Barack Obama, but dropped by the Trump administration. The affected lands totaled 10 mill...