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Tester hopes mix of D.C. politics, Montana authenticity will win re-election Tester hopes mix of D.C. politics, Montana authenticity will win re-election

Jon Tester worked his way down a row of eager union members, shaking hands as he went. His battered pair of dusty cowboy boots was a sharp contrast with the button-up dress shirt. Even his outfit sends the message that he is both a politician and a farmer. He’s counting on his homesteader history to set him apart from his opponent, Matt Rosendale, in the 2018 elections. “I was born and raised here,” Tester said after the Great Falls event. “I’ve made a living in rural America. From the time I got out of college until today, I’ve been in some form of public service.” It’s a difference he hopes will earn him a third term in the U.S. Senate...


Clerk’s job emerges as unlikely Supreme Court fight

Decisions about the U.S. Supreme Court have turned into an intense partisan battle in Washington, but in Montana the only contested race for the state’s high court is for the job of clerk. Three candidates are in the running for the seat. Rex Renk is a Democrat who has worked as the deputy clerk for...


Rosendale makes Senate run as 'Trump conservative' Rosendale makes Senate run as 'Trump conservative'

In a small room at the back of a historic hotel in Whitehall, Mont., Republican Matt Rosendale told a crowd of about 30 people he’s not worried about a Democratic groundswell this election cycle. “I keep telling folks, the only blue wave I think is going to blow ashore is going to be in Hawaii...


Polson NRA bull riding champ qualifies for unique upcoming event Polson NRA bull riding champ qualifies for unique upcoming event

POLSON – Payton Fitzpatrick was named to the four-man squad representing Montana in the Battle of the States bull riding event. The competition will be held at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center in Reno, Nevada, on Nov. 10. According to the Rodeo USA website, “the Battle of the States is a...


Symbol of Excellence winners announced Symbol of Excellence winners announced

MONTANA – The Montana Pork Producers Council and MSU Extension collect hog carcass data across the state for the Symbol of Excellence program annually. The Symbol of Excellence program was initiated in 1984 as a joint effort between the Montana Pork Producers Council and MSU Extension as a means of rec...


Grant supports Hot Springs library

HOT SPRINGS – Fiction allows readers to connect with far-away places and unfamiliar characters, but in Hot Springs it also builds bridges within the community. The Preston Hot Springs Library book club brings people together to talk about a designated book. “It’s a chance for people to g...


Museum schedules shared

ARLEE Arlee/Jocko Valley Museum Although our museum is closed until Summer 2019, please drive by and see our beautiful outdoor Veteran’s Memorial. ST. IGNATIUS St. Ignatius Mission Church St. Ignatius Mission Church winter hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. The Church is known fo...


St. Ignatius senior news for Oct. 31, 2018

ST. IGNATIUS — O give me the life of a bat, when the shades of night come down. I fly with my little black cat to dear ol’ witches’ town. On Thursday, Nov. 15, the ladies from Area VI Agency on Aging will be here to help you with open enrollment Medicare part D prescription plans from 9:...


Polson senior news for Oct. 31, 2018

I have clothes that no longer fit. I keep telling myself I’m going to slim down. I accidentally selected a pair of trousers from that group and when I couldn’t get them buttoned around my waist, I told Fran that I think the dryer is shrinking my clothes. She replied, “No, Dave, it’s t...


Arlee senior news for Oct. 31, 2018

Happy November to all. We are excited to announce some new things going on at the center. We now have internet on our computers so if you need to be online you can come on down when we are open. We’ve also set up a Facebook page. We will put our monthly menu online and update you to anything that is...


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