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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...

The Latest: N Korea says it still has no coronavirus cases

Apr. 06, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea continues to claim a perfect record in keeping out the coronavirus in its latest report to the World Health Organization. In an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday, the WHO says North Korea has reported that it tested 23,121...

Montana governor catches COVID-19, shows mild symptoms

Apr. 06, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte and first lady Susan Gianforte have tested positive for COVID-19, the governor's office announced. Gianforte's office disclosed Monday evening that he had been tested after experiencing unspecified symptoms a day...

VA Secretary McDonough tours Montana with Sen. Tester

Apr. 05, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Veteran Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough heard frustrations over high turnover rates among health care providers at the agency as he began a three-day tour of Montana on Monday — his first official trip since being confirmed in February. The...

The Latest: Montana governor tests positive for COVID-19

Apr. 05, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has tested positive for COVID-19 a few days after receiving his first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. The governor’s office released a statement Monday evening saying that after experiencing mild symptoms a day earlier,...

Montana governor tests positive for COVID-19

Apr. 05, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has tested positive for COVID-19. The Republican governor's office released a statement Monday evening saying that after experiencing mild symptoms a day earlier, Gianforte was tested “out of an abundance of...

Fort Belknap Indian Community sues to stop mine work

Apr. 03, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

MALTA, Mont. (AP) — The Fort Belknap Indian Community has sued to halt a Bozeman-based mining company from assessing whether rock at an old mine in the Little Rocky Mountains contains gold. The lawsuit filed in Phillips County District Court claims the Montana...

Texas man dies in Montana skiing accident

Mar. 10, 2021 10:31 AM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Texas man died in a skiing accident in southwest Montana last week, Gallatin County officials said. Kirby Smith, 60, of Dallas died of blunt force injuries to the head at Big Sky Resort southwest of Bozeman on March 5, the sheriff's office said....

School crossing guard uses variety of hats for visibility

Mar. 06, 2021 10:15 AM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — For Katherine Erickson, it all started with a wolf hat she bought from Yellowstone. Erickson is a paraprofessional at Hawthorne Elementary School who has served as the school’s crossing guard for the last 12 years. She’s become famous among her...

Montana House committee tables bill to abolish death penalty

Feb. 23, 2021 16:15 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana House committee tabled a bill to abolish the death penalty Tuesday shortly after hearing testimony, as the legislature closes in on next week's transmittal deadline. Democratic Rep. Ed Stafman of Bozeman told members of the House Judiciary...