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GFPS Board accepting applications after trustee resigns

GREAT FALLS - The resignation of Don Ryan from the Great Falls Public Schools Board of Trustees has been officially accepted by the Board, and the GFPS posted the application for a new trustee...

Cost for Montana to comply with REAL ID over $2M per year

HELENA (AP) — A bill to make Montana compliant with federal driver's license rules would cost the state more than $2 million a year for the next four years. But if it doesn't pass, Montana...

In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs

NEW YORK (AP) — Embracing a historic change, the Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older...

Zinke: Border wall ‘complex,’ faces geographic challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Geographic and physical challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the...

Snowtober Continues But 60s and Sunshine Are Not Far Away

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for parts of western Montana for tonight into Friday.  Another round of snow here in October will not only hit the mountains, but the lower elevations will...

‘Stand with Benefis’ rally against nurses union

GREAT FALLS - Benefis Health System staff and community members gathered in front of Lions Park Friday to rally behind the health care facility and against a nurse's union. 'Stand with Benefis' rally organizers urge registered nurses to reject a union when they are...

Montana health insurers can file new rates, to account for subsidy cutoff

HELENA - Two Montana health insurers will be allowed to adjust their 2018 rates on individual policies, to account for the Trump administration’s decision last week to end multimillion subsidies for many of those policies,...

Agencies revising Montana’s plan to respond to invasive mussels

(HELENA) Representatives from state and federal agencies, as well as private industry, came together in Helena today, talking about how they would respond if invasive mussels were found in a Montana lake. Dozens of people...

Department of Justice unveils new program to crackdown on organized crime in Montana

HELENA – A new Montana Department of Justice program has hit the streets aimed at cracking down on organized crime. The DOJ’s 'Aid Montana' initiative, or Addressing the Impact of Drugs, secured $1.7 million for the biennium...

Senate endorses compromise over expanding production at small breweries

(HELENA) The Montana Senate has endorsed a bill raising production limits for some Montana breweries, after the addition of an amendment intended as a compromise between supporters and opponents of the changes.   Senators voted 42...

Ford recalling about 1.3M vehicles for possible door issue

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 1.3 million 2015-17 F-150 and 2017 Super Duty vehicles in North America because of potential door problems. The company said Wednesday that in some vehicles a frozen door...

Billings prosecutor drops charge against Barry Beach

BILLINGS - A criminal charge against Barry Beach in a Billings City Court was been dropped by the prosecution. While prosecutors say probable cause existed at the time they filed the charge, they no longer believe they...

‘The heart of the hospital’: St. Peter’s unveils new, improved sterilization room

HELENA – Keeping patients at a hospital safe and healthy is not an easy task, but for the eleven member team of St. Peter’s Hospital Central Sterilization Room in Helena, it’s their most important...

MT Senate advances lower fuel-tax increase for the state

HELENA - A Senate committee Tuesday evening advanced what could be the Legislature’s final version of a bill increasing state motor-fuel taxes to bolster road construction in Montana, but not before scaling back its...

Military judge in Bergdahl case worries about Trump impact

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The judge deciding Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's punishment said Monday he is concerned that President Donald Trump's comments about the case could impact the public's perception of the military...

April 14 marks 136 years of Helena’s City Council

HELENA - April 14 marks 136 years since the City of Helena held its first City Council meeting. This is the first page of the first minutes book for the City reads, "The first regular business meeting of...

Red Ribbon Week starts in Cascade County

GREAT FALLS- Students across Great Falls are celebrating being drug-free during "Red Ribbon Week." During Tuesday morning's, Cascade County commissioner meeting, Jane Weber read a proclamation declaring October 23 trough the 27 as Red Ribbon...

Helena’s Guardian Apartments showcase results of full renovation

(HELENA) 118 affordable apartments in downtown Helena will remain available for people in need, thanks to a partnership between public and private organizations. The managers of the Guardian Apartments recently completed a full renovation of...

Carroll College cancels Guadalupe Hall Trick-or-Treat

HELENA- Carroll College announced Thursday it was canceling the annual Guadalupe Hall trick-or-treat. Organizers say in a news release that while Carroll enjoyed hosting the event, it is unable to continue because of fire safety...

DC court bars Trump from reversing transgender troops policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court in Washington is barring President Donald Trump from changing the government's policy on military service by transgender people. Trump announced in an August memo that he intended to reverse...

Butte man pleads guilty to multiple charges in connection with killing the trophy buck

BOZEMAN - A poaching case that caused community outrage is now closed. A 20-year-old Butte man pled guilty this week to killing the trophy mule deer buck that was left mortally wounded on North Main Street...

Special Report: Stories from the Old Montana State Prison

DEER LODGE - Deer Lodge, Mont. has been home to some of the state's most dangerous criminals for the last 100 years. Many were housed in the old Montana State Prison, built in the...

Drug Task Force busts meth house near East Helena elementary school

HELENA - The Missouri River Drug Task Force arrested an East Helena man for three felony charges of criminal distribution of drugs, all for methamphetamine. Alan Eliot St. Germaine,55, was arrested Saturday, April 22 around 5:40...

Two suspects charged with assault after fight at Helena apartment

HELENA - Two suspects are both charged with felony assault after a fight early Wednesday morning at the Guardian Apartments. Helena Police say John Paul Warner, 35, hit another individual in the head with a flashlight...