Featured Articles in Montana News

Cruzado defends $32 million Romney renovation

Montana State University’s president says renovating Romney Hall isn’t sexy, it’s mundane deferred maintenance. At the Montana Board of Regents meeting Wednesday in Havre, MSU President Waded Cruzado defended the Bozeman campus’ request to the governor and 2019 Legislature for $32 million to modernize the historic building and turn it into classrooms. Given the huge Read More…

Grandma sues government for $1M for taking grandsons ‘BIA gave tribal council the middle finger,’ attorney says

A Glendive woman who claims the Bureau of Indian Affairs violated a tribal order when it handcuffed her and removed her two grandsons from the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in 2015 filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday in which she is seeking $1 million in damages. BIA agents used an “invalid Minnesota warrant” to seize Patsy Read More…

All in: Montana News

Democratic U.S. House candidates see harm in GOP food stamp changes

There were conservatives, including Montana congressman Greg Gianforte, who last week attempted to tighten rules for poor people participating in the nation’s food stamp program. The response from Montana’s Democratic candidates for U.S. House? Thank goodness. Three candidates in the Democrats’ five-person primary say the Republican plan to refigure the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better Read More…

Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

Trump administration attorneys defended the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline in federal court on Thursday against environmentalists and Native American groups that want to derail the project. President Barack Obama rejected the 1,179-mile line proposed by TransCanada Corporation in 2015 because of its potential to exacerbate climate change. +2  This Nov. 3, 2015 file Read More…

Montana lawmakers gather to draft new policy for handling discrimination, harassment in the Legislature

State legislators gathered in the Montana Tech Student Union Thursday morning to work through a draft policy designed to clarify and improve the Legislature’s procedures for handling discrimination and harassment claims.  According to Rep. Jenny Eck, a Helena Democrat who helped draw up the draft policy, the need to create such a document arose in Read More…

Cruzado defends $32 million Romney renovation

Montana State University’s president says renovating Romney Hall isn’t sexy, it’s mundane deferred maintenance. At the Montana Board of Regents meeting Wednesday in Havre, MSU President Waded Cruzado defended the Bozeman campus’ request to the governor and 2019 Legislature for $32 million to modernize the historic building and turn it into classrooms. Given the huge Read More…

Grandma sues government for $1M for taking grandsons ‘BIA gave tribal council the middle finger,’ attorney says

A Glendive woman who claims the Bureau of Indian Affairs violated a tribal order when it handcuffed her and removed her two grandsons from the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in 2015 filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday in which she is seeking $1 million in damages. BIA agents used an “invalid Minnesota warrant” to seize Patsy Read More…

Campsites open Memorial Day weekend

For many people Memorial Day weekend — come rain or shine — marks their “kick-off” for a fun-filled summer of camping, backpacking and other outdoor activities; and the good news is that some places across the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest are already open for the summer season. Not all campgrounds are accessible yet due Read More…

High water causing stream closures

Medicine River Fishing Access Site on the Sun River just downstream of the town of Sun River has been closed due to high water. Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced the closure effective May 16 because water has flooded the FAS. Medicine River FAS will remain closed until the Sun River recedes, the area can be Read More…

Heavy rains cause flooding in south-central Montana

A system of heavy rain storms moving through the region has caused flooding in portions of south-central Montana, as runoff flows into rivers and creeks already swollen with mountain snowmelt. Storms that began west of Billings Wednesday arrived in the city by mid afternoon and continued east. Rainfall in Billings totaled out to 1.54 inches, breaking Read More…