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Grass Range building ignites

GREAT FALLS - MTN has received reports and photos of a large fire at a building in Grass Range in Fergus County. A witness said that an old store was burning; the building reportedly had been...

New nursing apprenticeship program helps fill baby-boomer gap

HELENA - As baby-boomers get older, the healthcare industry has to deal with more patients and fewer care-givers. This week the Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced a new nursing apprenticeship program in cooperation...

Lewis and Clark Public Health Department awarded national accreditation

HELENA - The Lewis and Clark Public Health Department announced Thursday that it has been awarded national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). LCPH is only the fifth county health department in Montana...

Light the Night run proceeds awarded to 4 local kids sports programs

HELENA - Groups dedicated to keeping Helena area kids active and engaged in sports got a little extra help Thursday. Thanks to another successful “Light The Night” 5-K run this past May, four Helena organizations...

City Commission approves public facilities portion of grant action plan

GREAT FALLS - The Great Falls City Commission voted again to approve the public facilities portion of the Community Development Block Grant Action Plan at their meeting on Tuesday night. It was voted on at a...

Last Chance Splash joins World’s Largest Swim Lesson

HELENA - Last Chance Splash Waterpark and Pool joined pools across the globe for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. Dozens of local children made a splash at the waterpark to participate in the event. The purpose...

Quest for the best burger in Montana

GREAT FALLS - Where can you find the best burger in Montana? Now is your chance to tell the world about it, and possibly get it added to a "100 Best Burgers In America" list...

Several Montana cities on list for “best cities for first responders”

GREAT FALLS - Recent results from GoodCall, a data-driven company based in North Carolina, shows Great Falls made the list when it comes to the best cities for first responders. One theme of the report showed that most of the...

Heart Disease: Women’s # 1 Killer

(NBC News) Heart disease is the nation's number one killer of women, yet it often goes undiagnosed. A new study found that some women avoid doctors because of insecurities weighing heavily on their minds. Nearly half...

Not So Summery, But “Goldilocks” Weather Is Not Far Off

Happy Thursday, Today was not the warmest summer day, to say the least.  High temperatures held in the 50s and 60s, and that wind gusted higher than 50mph in northeast Montana.  After some early sun,...

Fake cop busted in Florida

PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA (AP) - Sheriff's investigators in Pasco County, Florida have arrested a man after a video showed him pretending to be a police officer and yelling at a motorist. The man, identified as...

Protesters greet GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON (NBC) - Republican Senate leaders revealed their health care plan Thursday, and it's already coming under fire, even from members of their own party. The fight quickly spilled over into the halls of Congress,...

Alzheimer’s awareness at Touchmark

HELENA – On Wednesday Touchmark Senior Living focused on Alzheimer’s awareness with its residents. Touchmark used the summer solstice and the longest day of the year, to spotlight the parallels to people with Alzheimer's and...

Brewers manager recalls playing days as program set to relocate in 2019

HELENA – Nestor Corredor can still remember that moment some 13 years ago in Helena. “I will never forget my first at-bat in Helena as a catcher, an 18-year-old catcher,” said Corredor, recalling his playing...

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled...

State offers “Hay Hotline” for buyers and sellers

HELENA - Severe droughts in the eastern portion of the state can mean a shortage of hay for cattle to graze on. The Montana Department of Agriculture wants to remind people its "Hay Hotline" is...

Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on...

Trump says he didn’t tape of conversations with Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey — his fired FBI director. ...whether there are "tapes" or recordings of...

Restaurant owner sentenced in Great Falls for bank fraud

GREAT FALLS - Kenneth James Hatzenbeller, the former owner of several restaurants in Great Falls and across Montana, was sentenced in Great Falls on Wednesday to 30 months in prison for bank fraud. He was...

Judge allows Central demolition to proceed

HELENA - A legal challenge to the demolition of Helena's Central School was defeated Wednesday. Local developer Allen Nicholson attempted to challenge the move by the school district to remove and replace the school. The hearing...

Residents divided over proposed roundabouts

HELENA - Residents in the north valley are divided about proposed roundabouts on the Lincoln Road corridor between North Montana Avenue and I-15. A petition is going around at Bob’s Valley Market to stop the...

Avalanche Trail in Glacier re-opens after bear sightings

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - The popular Avalanche Lake Trail in Glacier National Park is re-open after being shut down because of grizzly bear sightings earlier this week. The trail just off the Going to the Sun Road...

Sheriff warns of the dangers of fireworks season

HELENA - With the 4th of July soon approaching, the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office would like residents to stay safe this Independence Day. Sheriff Leo Dutton said that there are an extremely high...

Summer’s Spectacular Start Should Slip Somewhat

Happy Summer! The arrival of the new season has been nothing short of spectacular.  Although wind gusts have frequently topped 30mph, sky conditions and temperatures have been beautiful.  A series of weak fronts dropping out...

Goehring, Johnson join call for emergency CRP haying

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson have joined the call for emergency haying and grazing of grassland enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve...