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Daines announces Montana on the rise at economic summit

News from the Office of Senator Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that registration is now open for the Montana “On The Rise” Economic Summit on Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2 in Bozeman. The summit will highlight Montana’s emerging and existing industries from high-tech and photonics to crypto and bioscience. “We already know Montana is the best place to live, but it’s also the best place to work and grow a business. From finance and high-tech to energy and manufacturing, Montana businesses are driving job creation and innovation,” Daines said. “The Montana on the Rise Economic Summit will bring to...

New Hyundai in Bozeman creates more than 50 jobs New Hyundai in Bozeman creates more than 50 jobs

News from the Office of Greg Gianforte BOZEMAN — On May 5 Governor Greg Gianforte welcomed Hyundai Motor Group to Montana after the company announced it will locate its New Horizons Studio headquarters in Bozeman. Hyundai’s NHS is a unit focused on the development of Ultimate Mobility Vehicl...

Lake City Bakery featured in ‘Baked by Grace’ documentary Lake City Bakery featured in ‘Baked by Grace’ documentary

POLSON — Local filmmakers David and Jessica King of the FLIC Film Festival have a new documentary premiering May 13. “Baked by Grace,” tells the story about the folks who make Polson’s Lake City Bakery so special. The idea came to the couple after a particularly good experience at ...

Flathead Reservation Water Management Board needs a logo

News from the CSKT LAKE COUNTY — The five-member board is now meeting regularly as the governing and regulatory body over water users on the Flathead Reservation. As a developing body, the board needs a logo for the office, web page, and letterhead. The board is asking for artistic submissions ...

Montana’s economy 7th strongest in nation

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte today announced Montana’s economy grew an inflation-adjusted 6.7% in 2021, the seventh largest rate of growth in the country. It also marks the sharpest rate growth in Montana in more than 40 years. Montanans’ ...

2021 a record year for local economic development 2021 a record year for local economic development

RONAN — Mission West Community Development Partners recently released their 2021 Community Impact Statement, revealing what they call a record-breaking year of success. With a mission of “community focused economic development,” MWCDP serves Lake, Mineral, and Sanders Counties as a local...

Make SNAP, TANF purchases online at

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced recently that Montanans eligible for food and cash assistance can now make purchases online through as part of a federal nationwide initiative to increase access. “We...

Local woodworking business gets involved in community Local woodworking business gets involved in community

RONAN — A local woodworking business is working to become more involved in the community, starting with the Boys and Girls Club later this month.  Tech Woods USA of Ronan specializes in thermally modified wood, which is wood that’s cooked to a degree that makes it harder, lighter, more du...

Valley Bank expands in new location Valley Bank expands in new location

POLSON — Valley Bank, which recently moved its Polson branch into the former First Citizens/Unity Bank building near the intersection of Highway 93 and First St. W., is bucking the banking industry’s downsizing trends with its new home.  The spacious new digs, directly across the street f...

Mission Valley Power explains rate changes Mission Valley Power explains rate changes

PABLO — Consumer rates at Mission Valley Power have changed as of April 1. What that means for different groups of consumers has left some confused. Jean Matt of Mission Valley Power explained the changes, and the ways in which they impact everyone.  The power company had a rate study conducted...

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