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Explosion in Avon Ignites Fire at Homeowners Multi-Car Garage

MTN News- An explosion in Avon took place on the evening of Tuesday, November 24 at a homeowner's multi-car garage, luckily no injuries were reported. The Avon Fire Chief, Reece Price says he suspects a...

Lawmakers Urge Refusal of Syrian Refugees

MTN News- A majority of Republican State Lawmakers in Montana are urging Governor Bullock to reject Syrian Refugees here. 55 GOP Legislators signed a letter asking the Democratic Governor to "Use all legal means" to...

Feds Deny Requests to re-open Montana Dam Transfer

MTN News-KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) -- Federal energy regulators have denied requests for a new hearing on the transfer of a western Montana dam to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The Montana Public Service Commission,...

UM budget cut concerns voiced at Faculty Senate meeting

MTN News-MISSOULA -University of Montana staff expressed their opinions and vented their frustrations to President Royce Engstrom during Tuesday evening's Faculty Senate meeting. The perception since Tuesday, especially in the programs that were named, is that the faculty...

“Guardian Of The Gulch” will be lit on Friday

MTN News-HELENA  The "Guardian Of The Gulch" is about to glow again, as the fire tower will be lit up on Friday evening. The tower is illuminated annually at the close of the Parade Of...

Lolo woman claims $12,000 Montana Lottery prize

  MTN News-HELENA Brianna Schennum doesn’t buy Scratch tickets very often, but this time she really made it pay off. She purchased her $12,000 prize winning “Go Bananas Bingo” Scratch ticket at the Lolo Super Stop...

Flathead prison inmate passes away

MTN News-DEER LODGE - A man serving time in the Montana State Prison has passed away. Officials say that Ronald Dewey White Jr., 36, died on Tuesday, at St. Patrick Hospital from an extended illness. White was sentenced...

Judge Denies Motion to Move trial in Child Death

MTN News - KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) -- A Flathead County judge has denied a motion to move the trial in the case of a man charged with killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son. Attorneys for Brandon...

Don’t get burned by these Thanksgiving cooking hazards

MTN News-Thanksgiving means lot of time in the kitchen with family and friends pitching in to help prepare the feast. But with so much food cooking in the oven, on multiple stovetop burners and...

Motl Files New ‘Dark Money” Rules

MTN News-HELENA - Montana's new law cracking down on political "dark money" is a step closer to reality. Tuesday, Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl formally filed the rules to enforce the law. The rules outline how...

MHSA takes action on 2016 Class C football re-alignment

MTN News-The paint is barely dry on the 2015 fall sports season, and it’s already increasingly likely that Class C football in 2016 will look drastically different. On Monday, the Montana High School Association took...

New owners for Helena’s Triple Divide Spirits

MTN News-HELENA - Triple Divide Spirits in downtown Helena recently announced a change of ownership. Two Helena natives have taken over the business and they’re beginning the process of realizing their long-held, mutual dream of...

DUI-Pedestrian Death- Man admits to drinking, smoking pot before fatal crash

  MTN News-BILLINGS, Mont. (AP)-- A driver who fled the scene after striking and killing a pedestrian on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1NOpOF3 ) that 44-year-old...

Many security changes are behind the scenes (MTN News photo)

MTN News-MISSOULA - The days leading up to Thanksgiving are among the busiest travel days of the year and with suspect weather and tighter security regulations in place, lines might be a little longer than usual. Missoula...

Americans are saving more than spending

NEW YORK - Americans are saving faster than they are spending. It's a key shift in spending habits that started during the Great Recession. And the trend continues as we head into the holiday shopping...

Historic Gateway Inn to become housing for Big Sky employees

MTN News GALLATIN GATEWAY - The Gateway Inn will soon reopen as housing for employees of The Yellowstone Club, Spanish Peaks and Moonlight Basin. The Inn was built it 1927 by the Milwaukee-Chicago-St. Paul Railroad. The railroad...

Commissioners vote to remove 30-trip limit for Helena Transfer Station

MTN News-HELENA - City commissioners approved a resolution on Monday to remove the 30-trip limit for people who use the Helena Transfer Station. Instead, permit holders will be limited by permit credit rather than the...

Special Report History of Prostitution In Helena

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pYE7GATBj0&feature=youtu.be   MTN News-  Prostitution in the Old West as common as prospecting saloons or dying of dysentery.  Brothels could be found in almost any gold town as men spread towards the Pacific and even in...

Helena man charged with assaulting wife with elk antlers

MTN News-HELENA Levi Brandon Richeson of Helena has been charged after allegedly using elk antlers in an attempt to stab his wife. Richeson, 37 years old, reportedly tried to stab her after she refused to...

55 Montana GOP legislators ask Bullock to refuse Syrian refugees

MTN News- HELENA - Fifty-five of Montana’s Republican state lawmakers have signed a letter asking Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock to “use all legal means” to refuse placement of Syrian refugees in Montana. The letter, dated...

Lewis & Clark Library Hires New Director

  Press Release MTN News- (Helena, MT)—Your Lewis & Clark Library Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that John Finn has been hired to replace retiring Director Judy Hart. Finn is currently with the Beaverton City...

Helena Fire Department Will Get 2 New Trucks

  MTN News-  Helena's fire department will be getting 2 new fire trucks in 2016 in order to continue keeping the community safe. City commissioners accepted a $450,000 bid award on the evening of Monday, November 24...

One Year Anniversary Of Same Sex Marriage

MTN News- November marks the 1 year anniversary of legalizing same sex marriage in Montana. Many individuals rushed to the altar after US District Judge Brian Morris ruled that Montana's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional....

It is Beginning to Look a Lot like Winter!

  MTN News-  It is beginning to look a lot like winter today, November 24! Right in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday which is only a few days away.   Above are some noteworthy photos that...

Luke Bryan, Little Big Town announce Bozeman stop

MTN News-BOZEMAN Luke Bryan’s “Kill the Lights” tour will roll into Bozeman on Friday, April 22 at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. Bryan...