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Montana’s Most Searched Modern Marvel
Next week marks the release of Avengers: Infinity War and in talking with people there seems to be a lot of excitement for the show. It's set to hit theaters around Billings starting next Thursday April 26th...But is it Montana's favorite?
Teamsters Back Kier
The Montana Teamsters Union has endorsed Democratic congressional hopeful Grant Kier, in a somewhat uncharacteristic show of support by the union in a crowded primary field. It’s the first time the union has picked sides in a primary since 2006, when it endorsed Jon Tester for the U.…
Tester Drug and Crime Bill
Q2 reports that Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has introduced a bill he believes will help cut down on illegal drug use and crime in Montana. He is sponsoring the Assisting Narcotics and Trafficking Officers in Interdicting Drugs Act also known as the ANTI-Drugs Act...
Montana Lost It’s Freedom Of Speech?
If you hang out in Montana for any period of time, you quickly realize that we have our beliefs and we stand by them no matter what. Our freedom is cherished. It's hard to believe, but there was a time that if you spoke your mind in this state, you wound up behind bars.
Bullock Rejects CoreCivic
Gov. Steve Bullock rejected an offer from CoreCivic to extend its contract to manage Montana’s only private prison, because the company asked for a 15 percent increase in payments.
Bullock told MTN News that “It doesn’t make sense for Montanans...
Mining Co. Considering Bankruptcy
The Billings Gazette reports that Westmoreland Coal Company stock fell to 26 cents a share on Tuesday after the company– which owns three Montana mines– indicated it would consider bankruptcy.
The Colorado-based company, which feeds the Colstrip power plant from the Rosebud Mine, and whose Absaloka M…
Power Outage in Missoula
Some 2,000 customers were without power Saturday morning after wind reportedly blew a tree into a power pole. NorthWestern Energy said that streets traffic lights, business and residential areas were hit by the outage in Missoula. Noon’s gas station had to shut down pumps until power was restored, w…

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