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Montana firefighters celebrate 100 years as part of IAFF

GREAT FALLS - The International Association of Fire Fighters was founded 100 years ago this month in Washington, D.C. IAFF Local 8 President David Van Son said that before the union started, people did not...

Different faiths work together to save Mission Valley murals

 ST. IGNATIUS - It’s an effort targeted at raising money to save some of the most historic artwork in Western Montana, yet it’s also bringing different faiths together with a reminder of the values...

League of Women Voters hosts panel with tips for running for office

HELENA – The Helena Area League of Women Voters hosted a panel Wednesday night to give tips on how to run for public office. Co-President Claudette Morton said they invited local elected officials to speak...

3 suspects charged after high-speed chase in Jefferson County

 HELENA - Three people accused of leading Jefferson County law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase earlier this month are now facing charges in Lewis & Clark County. James Donovan Allen is charged with robbery,...

Imagine Dragons to perform at MSU’s Bobcat Stadium

BOZEMAN - The Grammy Award winning band Imagine Dragons has scheduled a July concert at Bobcat Stadium at Montana State University. The concert will be held July 26. Tickets go on sale March 3 at...

Real Montana Winter Conditions Continue

 Another WIND CHILL ADVISORY is in effect in northeastern Montana this morning.  Along the northern Rocky Mountain Front, a WINTER STORM WATCH is in effect until the weekend.  Today, there is a slight chance...

MSU researchers create extra-strength concrete

BOZEMAN - A lab at Montana State University has developed a super concrete. Researchers at MSU made a concrete that can carry up to 20,000 pounds, which is five times stronger than regular concrete. The concrete...

MSU and UM among top schools for Peace Corps volunteers in 2018

According to the Peace Corps, more Montana college students are volunteering with the agency. The University of Montana ranked fourth among medium schools on the agency’s 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 34...

Two men charged with $2,000 theft

HELENA - Nicholas S. Clark and Ronald G. Eppers have been charged with robbery and theft. The value of the theft is over $2,000. On February 12th, a Shopko manager showed Helena Police photographs...

More threatening social media posts made toward Darby High School

DARBY - Darby Schools Superintendent Loyd Rennaker has confirmed another social media threat made against Darby High School. Rennaker tells MTN News that a student brought a Snapchat thread they discovered from an anonymous/unidentifiable account...

Helena volunteer honored with YWCA’s Woman of the Year Award

HELENA - Bonnie Bowler, a volunteer at the Montana Historical Society, was surprised with the YWCA's Woman of the Year Award today. The award is given to women who show strong efforts in the community...

AG Fox files injunction to block Purdue from marketing Oxycontin in the state

HELENA - Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has filed a motion in district court asking a judge to block Purdue Pharmaceuticals from marketing the powerful opioid Oxycontin in the state. Fox's motion asks that Purdue...

Following massive theft of drug evidence from Billings police, Yellowstone County attorneys will ‘continue...

BILLINGS - After learning a former Billings Police Department employee tampered with dozens of criminal drug cases, Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito said his office is moving forward. Twito met with the head public defender...

Daines dodges Wilderness Study protesters during Hamilton visit

HAMILTON - Senator Steve Daines says his bill to remove Wilderness Study Area designation from five Montana forest lands is aimed at wildfire safety, and resolving a stalemate that’s existed for 40 years. But protesters...

Missoula high school students hold walkout in response to Florida shooting

MISSOULA - At noon on Wednesday, high school students in Missoula joined other high schools across the country in holding a walkout in response to last week’s mass school shooting in Broward Co., Florida,...

Billings Center for Children and Families to close

BILLINGS - The Center for Children and Families in downtown Billings is set to close Friday after its Board of Directors apparently voted Thursday to shut down. The Center's Director, Amy Fladmo, said recent funding...

Student arrested, charged with threatening Philipsburg School students

PHILIPSBURG - One student has been arrested after being accused of threatening other students at Philipsburg School, according to the Granite County Sheriff's Office. Granite County Sheriff Scott Dunkerson said the juvenile student is being...

Bullock admin proceeds with medical, dental budget cuts

HELENA - The Bullock administration is going ahead with $37.5 million in proposed budget cuts to medical services for the poor, including elimination of coverage for dentures and crowns for the 150,000 adults covered...

Montana: 2nd Coldest State in the Country

Although some towns in Montana broke record lows that were set nearly 60 years ago, the coldest spot in the country was NOT Montana for a change.  Peter Sinks, Utah hit -40 this morning. ...

Teen accused in 7th Avenue Gym fire denies all charges

HELENA - The teenager accused of starting a fire at Helena’s 7th Avenue Gym last month has denied all the charges against him. The boy appeared in Lewis and Clark District Court Wednesday. He responded...

Former Helena teacher pleads not guilty to rape

HELENA- A Lewis and Clark Co. Judge has set a June trial date for a former Helena teacher charged with rape. Rene Elena Carter was arraigned in District Court Wednesday morning. Carter is charged with having...

Helena School District investigating Capital High student over Snapchat video with firearm

HELENA - Helena School District leaders say they removed a Capital High School student from class Tuesday in response a video posted on the social network Snapchat, but they do not believe the video...

Open space advocates seek help from county commissioners

 BOZEMAN - The Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT) is asking Gallatin County Commissioners for some help. Members of GVLT presented a bond request letter to commissioners on Tuesday. It was signed by 200 citizens to...

USS Montana on track to be state-of-the-art nuclear submarine

BUTTE - Montana is nowhere near the ocean, but a new submarine named after the Treasure State is expected to rule the high seas. “It’s a dangerous time in this world and it will be...

Conrad parents oppose Personalized Learning program

CONRAD - Around 200 people were at the Pondera Shooting Sports Club for an open discussion on Conrad Public Schools' new Personalized Learning program, or PLE, on Tuesday. The Personalized Learning program works by a...