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Newspaper group: Regulators wrongly charging for public info

Dec. 06, 2021 19:20 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Public Service Commission is requiring hefty payments for legal reviews before releasing information that should be public record, a newspaper group alleges in a court petition against the agency. Lee Enterprises filed the petition in District Court...

Montana seeks to end protections for Glacier-area grizzlies

Dec. 06, 2021 18:33 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana is asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to lift threatened species protections for grizzly bears in the northern portion of the state, including areas in and around Glacier National Park, officials said Monday. The request, if granted, would...

New Veterans Affairs clinic opening in Miles City this week

Dec. 06, 2021 14:28 PM EST

MILES CITY, Mont. (AP) — A new Veterans Affairs clinic is opening in Miles City this week, VA officials said. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Dec. 2 at the 4,500-square-foot (418-square-meter) Miles City VA Clinic. It will see its first patients on Tuesday, the 80th...

Pandemic relief to help health care workers with child care

Dec. 06, 2021 14:15 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is using $5.5 million in pandemic relief money to help health care workers pay for licensed child care over the next year, the health department and the governor announced Monday. Funds will be available for parents and guardians who work in health...

Missoula woman pleads not guilty to killing her 2 children

Dec. 06, 2021 12:50 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A western Montana woman pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts of deliberate homicide alleging that she killed her young children last month by cutting their throats. Leannah J. Gardipe, 34, of Missoula appeared in District Court with her defense attorney,...

Flathead forest still has two places with derogatory names

Dec. 05, 2021 16:55 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — In 1999, the Montana Legislature enacted a law, H.B. 412, requiring state agencies that own or manage public land to rename any sites or geographic locations that contain the derogatory word “squaw.” By doing so, Montana became the second...

Montana man arrested after woman fatally stabbed

Dec. 05, 2021 13:15 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was arrested on suspicion of deliberate homicide in connection to the weekend stabbing death of a 67-year-old female relative, police said. Police responding to a complaint about a man trespassing Saturday morning at a hotel in...

Kountz lifts N. Colorado past Montana 77-75 in OT

Dec. 04, 2021 22:48 PM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Daylen Kountz had 21 points as Northern Colorado narrowly beat Montana 77-75 in overtime on Thursday night. The game marked the first Big Sky Conference matchup of the season for both teams. Matt Johnson II had 14 points for...

Montana State runs over UT Martin, into FCS quarterfinals

Dec. 04, 2021 20:09 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Freshman quarterback Tommy Mellott ran for 183 yards, Isaiah Infanse added 176 yards, and Montana State dominated UT Martin on Saturday, defeating the Skyhawks 26-7 in a second-round game of the FCS playoffs. Montana State outgained UT Martin 438...

Mohamed carries Montana St. over Sacramento St. 68-66

Dec. 04, 2021 19:13 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Abdul Mohamed scored 16 points and 11 rebounds to carry Montana State to a 68-66 win over Sacramento State on Saturday. Jubrile Belo made 1 of 2 foul shots with four seconds left for a 68-66 Montana State lead, and Bryce Fowler missed a heave...