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Brucellosis concerns worry some Montana ranchers (Part 1)

(HELENA) For years the battle to keep Montana’s brucellosis-free status has centered on bison migrating in and out of Yellowstone National Park, but new science shows elk can also carry the disease, which has forced state...

Special Report: How Beer is Made Part 2

https://youtu.be/Gf_z2OmjFkU (MTN News-HELENA) Crafts beers are becoming more and more popular across the country and Montana is no different with Helena alone boasting three breweries. To the beginner looking to enter the world of IPA's and...

Behind The Badge – Women Who Serve

(HELENA) The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office is looking for more full-time female deputies. "There are no pre-requisites to become a Peace Officer or Detention Officer. What we do require though is that you are...

Fire Ops 101: Day in a Life as a Firefighter

(MTN News-HELENA) MTN's Sara Stinson was invited to attend Fire Ops 101 in Washington State with a Helena Firefighter to see firsthand the physical demands these men and woman deal with. The chaos comes with much...

The Legacy of Yellowstone National Park continues to inspire millions

(YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK) Spanning 2.1 million acres of natural beauty, Yellowstone National Park is one of America’s most beautiful landmarks. “It’s just absolutely gorgeous here, it’s a privilege to be here,” says Betsy Desroche as...

Explore Glacier National Park & celebrate the National Park Service’s Centennial Anniversary

(GLACIER NATIONAL PARK) Hearing the powerful sound of rushing water melting from glaciers on mountains could soon be a thing of the past. “It very well could be that you come to Glacier National Park...

How Beer is Made Part 1

https://youtu.be/6FF66BfExdo (MTN News-HELENA) Beer is as old as mankind itself and part of the reason the drink has stood the test of time is because of the simple ingredients. The process of making beer is really...

Inside the Montana State Capitol (Part 1)

HELENA -Montana's State Capitol in Helena is 115 years old. Over the course of more than a century some things have changed.  But as it stands now, it is...

Charitable Giving: Beware Of Scams

(HELENA) The holiday season is full of family, friends, cheer and charitable giving. From dropping change in Salvation Army Red Kettles while out shopping, to writing a check your favorite charity, the options are endless....

Resurgence of meth in Montana

HELENA  - Two decades ago, Montanans were making methamphetamine in their homes, using items they could buy at any store. “It’s not a war; we will always be battling this. It’s just a matter of...

Special Report: Klepps and the Pursuit of Four

BILLINGS - In more than 60 years of Billings Senior High School wrestling, there has been only one four-time state champion. Charlie Klepps came into his senior year hoping to become the second. "He’s worked so...

Private contractors a key part of correctional reforms

This story is the final installment of a four-part series examining extensive sentencing and correctional reforms passed by the 2017 Legislature, aimed at reducing Montana’s prison populations. BILLINGS – As Montana launches an ambitious push...

CSKT working to keep Salish language alive

SAINT IGNATIUS - The Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribe is working hard to keep its traditional Salish language alive through college classes and immersion schools that teach the ancient words. Students at one Mission Valley High School are...

Living life after meth

HELENA – Methamphetamine has the ability to grab a hold of users both physically and emotionally. The cycle of addiction and use can tear families apart and possibly, lead to a life of crime. Shane...

Special Report: Eddie the Eagle comes to Whitefish

WHITEFISH - The town of Whitefish has spent a lot of time this winter cheering on Maggie Voisin in her preparation leading up to the 2018 winter games. But the town also hosted a...

New professional parole board aims to ensure inmates succeed after prison

This story is the second part of a four-part series examining broad criminal justice and correctional reforms passed by the 2017 Legislature, aimed at reducing Montana’s prison population. HELENA - For the first time in...

Preview of Montana’s Missing: Nyleen Marshall

We continue to preview a story on the 1983 disappearance of four-year-old Nyleen Marshall. Derek VanLuchene, a former Division of Criminal Investigations agent, worked with the case in the late 1990’s and talks about...

Meyers fire may be out, but work continues near Philipsburg

PHILIPSBURG - Hundreds of people who were living in the woods dealt with Montana's worst fire season in decades, but now that the fires are out what happens in those forests? MTN's Chet Layman went...

Meth’s impact on Montana’s foster care system

HELENA - Brenda and Jason Crawford are one of Montana’s many adoptive and foster parents; in 2014 baby Kailer entered their life.   Kailer was born with significant amounts of heroin in his body. "When Kailer...

Special Report: New Yellowstone County smoking proximity rule

 BILLINGS - A new rule prohibiting smoking within 20 feet of public entryways, windows or ventilation systems will take effect in Yellowstone County on March 1. Rule 7, as it’s called, was voted in by...

School resource officers: Building a community among students, staff and law enforcement

HELENA - The Helena Police Department has had officers working in local schools for almost 20 years. The current school resource officers are now eight weeks into the new school year. One is returning for his...

Montana’s Missing – Nyleen Marshall

MONTANA - When you walk in to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, you walk past a three decade old mystery. “My gut tells me she is deceased,” said a somber Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle. Rewind to...

Full Story: Rural Education in Montana; charm, challenges and uncertainties

HELENA – Education in rural Montana has charm, but also challenges that educators and students face every day. We traveled around western Montana this fall to sit in classrooms, visit with students and listen...

Meth in Montana’s communities

HELENA - Montana is known for its natural beauty and close-knit communities, but in the Treasure State's sparse population and expansive landscapes hides a growing problems with drugs, including methamphetamine. When people think of drug...

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...