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Montana man gets 2 months in a federal prison for evidence tampering after killing grizzly bear

Jun. 11, 2024 18:46 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — An 80-year-old northwestern Montana man was sentenced Tuesday to two months in a federal prison, fined $10,000 and ordered to forfeit a rifle and scope he used to kill a female grizzly bear on his property in November 2020, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. ...

Reported birth of rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone park fulfills Lakota prophecy

Jun. 11, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The reported birth of a rare white buffalo in Yellowstone National Park fulfills a Lakota prophecy that portends better times, according to members of the American Indian tribe who cautioned that it’s also a signal that more must be done to protect the earth and its...

Republican challenger to Tester leans into his outsider status in Montana US Senate debate

Jun. 09, 2024 19:41 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tim Sheehy embraced his status as an outsider who came to Montana to start a business as he sought on Sunday to fend off concerns over wealthy newcomers driving up property taxes during the first debate in a contest that could tip the...

One-third of Montana municipalities to review local governments after primary vote

Jun. 07, 2024 16:57 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Over the next two years, dozens of cities and counties across Montana will review their local governments as called for by a voter initiative in Tuesday’s primary elections. Once a decade, Montana’s Constitution offers voters the chance to study and...

Experimental student testing model slated for statewide rollout

Jun. 07, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — This spring marked a departure from the usual end-of-year testing regime at Missoula’s Hellgate Elementary School District. Gone were the back-to-back weeks of summative assessments students and teachers had grown accustomed to. Instead, the nine months leading up to this...

Montana US Sen. Jon Tester to face GOP newcomer Tim Sheehy in election key to Senate control

Jun. 05, 2024 08:26 AM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and Republican newcomer Tim Sheehy cruised to victory in Montana’s primary election Tuesday, setting up a contentious November election that could tip the balance of power in the closely divided U.S. Senate. ...

John Driscoll wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Montana's 2nd Congressional District

Jun. 05, 2024 01:58 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Driscoll wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Montana's 2nd Congressional District.

Troy Downing wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Montana's 2nd Congressional District

Jun. 04, 2024 23:28 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Troy Downing wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Montana's 2nd Congressional District.

Greg Gianforte wins Republican nomination for governor in Montana primary election

Jun. 04, 2024 23:17 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Greg Gianforte wins Republican nomination for governor in Montana primary election.

Ryan Busse wins Democratic nomination for governor in Montana primary election

Jun. 04, 2024 23:09 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Busse wins Democratic nomination for governor in Montana primary election.