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Montana Supreme Court quashes subpoena of judicial emails

Apr. 12, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has temporarily quashed a legislative subpoena for the state court administrator's emails, which are believed to contain responses to a poll of District Court judges on legislation to give the governor more power in filling judicial vacancies...

Montana Tech will study ground at collapsed mine

Apr. 12, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) — Experts from Montana Technological University will soon begin to analyze the what lies underground in Black Hawk neighborhood where homes have been evacuated because ground over an abandoned mine collapsed. A law firm representing some of the...

University system seeking input in implementing campus carry

Apr. 11, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — In an era marred by gun violence, the Montana University System is looking to neighboring states and public input as it prepares to allow concealed carry of firearms on campus. The new firearm carry law, signed by Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte on...

Montana faith groups, advocates show LGBTQ support

Apr. 11, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Shortly after the deadly 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Courtney VonLindern, who is gay and non-binary, was walking through downtown Missoula in a state of dejection when they spotted a pride flag displayed in the window of the United...

New Wyoming law will allow people to take road kill to eat

Apr. 11, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Thousands of times a year, motorists inadvertently smash into Wyoming wildlife like mule deer, elk and pronghorn antelope, littering highway right-of-ways with carcasses that sometimes include dozens or hundreds of pounds of fresh, lean, edible meat. ...

Blackfeet Nation reopens after strict pandemic closures

Apr. 11, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — On March 15, 2020, just two days after COVID-19 entered Montana, the Blackfeet Nation declared a state of emergency. Like many places in Montana, the tribe’s schools adopted remote learning and businesses, bars and restaurants closed. But unlike...

Montana wallops D-II C. Washington 59-3 in spring opener

Apr. 10, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Cam Humphrey passed for 235 yards and three touchdowns, Montana had a stretch of eight straight possessions ending in scores and the Grizzlies clobbered Division II Central Washington 59-3 on Saturday. The game, played in a mix of snow flurries...

Legislation allows lottery winners to remain anonymous

Apr. 09, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Lottery sent out its first news release Friday listing major lottery prizes won this week without including the names of the winners, following a new law allowing prize winners to remain anonymous. The Legislature passed the bill last...

Officials: Yellowstone-area grizzly bear deaths up from 2019

Apr. 09, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana state report made public this week showed that grizzly bear deaths in parts of Yellowstone National Park increased last year and were higher than the 10-year average, wildlife officials said. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear...

David Armstrong, co-founder of Race to the Sky, dies at 100

Apr. 08, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — David Armstrong, who trained and worked with Army sled dogs during World War II and co-founded the Race to the Sky sled dog race, has died. He was 100. Armstrong died Tuesday night, retired Maj. Gen. Gene Prendergast said in asking for a moment of...