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Governor Gianforte urges university system to Ban TikTok

HELENA – After banning TikTok on state devices, for state business, and while connected to the state network, Governor Greg Gianforte today urged the Board of Regents to support efforts by Commissioner of Higher Education Clay Christian to take similar action within the university system. “The ability of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to spy on Americans using TikTok is well documented. Using or even downloading TikTok poses a massive security threat,” Governor Gianforte wrote in a letter to the Board of Regents. “Given the risk use of TikTok poses to our public universities and our students, I request the Board of Regents support efforts by the Commissioner of...


Governor Gianforte urges university system to Ban TikTok

HELENA – After banning TikTok on state devices, for state business, and while connected to the state network, Governor Greg Gianforte today urged the Board of Regents to support efforts by Commissioner of Higher Education Clay Christian to take similar action within the university system. “The...


Montana will receive $1.1M plus to expand meat processing capacity

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — As part of his continued push to support small business in rural America, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $1.109 million to support and expand meat processing operations across Montana. The funding comes from U.S. Department of Agriculture (...


Lake County Dispatch receives upgrades Lake County Dispatch receives upgrades

POLSON — Mark Clary, the director for Lake County’s Office of Emergency Management, couldn’t be more pleased with the recent improvements made to the County’s emergency dispatch center. He says “miles of old wire” were removed from the ceiling. Now each of the four worksta...


Legislative Notes

The 68th Montana Legislature is officially in session. As Senate leadership, we’re excited to see Senate Republicans getting to work on enacting conservative policy for our state.  The last time the Legislature met, we successfully passed a conservative balanced budget, cut taxes for individual...


Polson Running group warms up cold season with fun run Polson Running group warms up cold season with fun run

POLSON — Polson Running will be defying the cold later this month with the Sorry ‘Bout That half marathon and team relay on Jan. 21 at 9:30 a.m.  The 10th anniversary of Sorry ‘Bout That race will run clockwise on the route this year, meaning there will be both an uphill start and a...


Polson schools builds new programs

News from Polson Schools POLSON — Polson High School is focusing efforts to build a Computer Science Program to provide exposure and skill development opportunities for students. The new program is in partnership with Project Lead The Way (PLTW). PLTW is a National STEM Curriculum Provider. This y...


Library hosts local author book signing Library hosts local author book signing

News from North Lake County Library POLSON —  On Monday, Jan. 23, at 5:30 p.m., the North Lake County Public Library will host a book signing for Milana Marsenich whose latest release is “Beautiful Ghost,” the sequel to “Copper Sky.” The new book is about the fall of 1...


Scholarships available for PHS seniors, graduates

News from the Polson Scholarship and Education Foundation POLSON — Scholarships applications are currently available for Polson High School graduates. Any student who is currently enrolled as a senior at Polson High School or as a previous PHS graduate are eligible for these scholarships; provi...


19 key wins for veterans, veteran families

News from the office of Senator Tester  U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Jon Tester successfully introduced, spearheaded, and sent 19 veterans bills to the President’s desk in his second year as Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. These new laws are part of Tester’...


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