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Two men die after truck hauling radioactive materials collides with oncoming train in Eastern Montana

Two men driving a commercial truck hauling radioactive materials died Saturday night after colliding with a train near Culbertson. The collision occurred near Road 1013 and U.S. Highway 2 East in Roosevelt County on Saturday around 5:15 p.m. According to Montana Highway Patrol trooper David Moon, the truck, traveling southbound, failed to yield to a Read More…

Yellowstone County's opioid 'stewardship' to credit for lower ranking for use in state, pharmacist says

When county-level data was released in July on per capita opioid shipments to Montana pharmacies, Yellowstone County wasn’t in the top 10. “I was pleasantly surprised about that,” said Dr. Sharon Mulvehill, of RiverStone Health. Although Yellowstone is the state’s most populous county, data collected by the Drug Enforcement Administration and released by The Washington Read More…

Montana's unemployment rate drops to 3.4% in July

Montana officials say the state’s unemployment rate reached a new 10-year low of 3.4% last month. That’s a tenth of a percentage point lower than June’s unemployment rate, which was also a 10-year record. The national unemployment rate remained at 3.7% in July. State labor officials say total employment gained 1,371 jobs, which includes agricultural, Read More…

Multiple earthquakes felt in Western Montana

Two earthquakes — a 4.2 magnitude and a 3.3 magnitude — hit near Manhattan, about 66 miles east of Butte, around 6 p.m. Thursday. Paul Laustsen, spokesperson for the U.S. Geological Survey, which tracks earthquakes around the world, said via text message that 74 people reported feeling the first Manhattan earthquake within a few minutes of its Read More…

Anaconda man dies in rollover

A 38-year-old Anaconda man died after the pickup truck he was driving rolled on Highway 1 near the Town Pump just on the outskirts of town around 1:25 a.m. Friday, authorities said. He was the only one in the truck and speed and alcohol were believed to be factors. The name of the victim was Read More…