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FOI hotline available to public

For years news organizations have relied upon an organization called the Montana Freedom of Information Hotline to provide legal advice and assistance when confronted with closed or improperly advertised meetings or sealed documents. The service also is available to individual citizens who believe they, t...

Man accused of assaulting child enters Alford plea Man accused of  assaulting child  enters Alford plea

POLSON – A 32-year-old Polson man accused of exposing two small children, ages 11 months and 5 years, to methamphetamine and assaulting the 11-month-old, entered a plea agreement with Lake County prosecutors that could result in no more jail other than time served, about two weeks. Joseph Matthew Fa...

Polson teen races in Junior Iditarod Polson teen races in Junior Iditarod

POLSON – With the 2018 Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race in full racing mode, Polson teen and junior musher Charmayne Morrison is enjoying some down time after finishing the Junior Iditarod back on Feb. 25. Although Morrison didn’t win the race, she was proud and honored to be able to represent Mon...

Montana’s unemployment rate at 4.1 percent

News from the Governor’s Office MONTANA – Montana’s unemployment rate remained level at 4.1 percent for the month of January. The U.S. unemployment rate also remained at 4.1 percent. “Montana’s economy remains strong and we’re working directly with businesses ...

Montana 4-H seeks families to host Japanese youth and chaperones

MSU News Service BOZEMAN – Montana State University Extension is seeking host families for 25 Japanese youth and two adult chaperones from July 22-Aug. 17. The youth and their chaperones are part of an international exchange program with the Labo Language and Cultural Institute and with LEX, or La...

Arlee Warriors shine spotlight on suicide prevention Arlee Warriors shine spotlight on suicide prevention

ARLEE – After pushing play on the new Arlee Warrior Basketball video, you’d expect to see some amazing ball skills from the two-time state champions, but this time it was what the team said that made people misty eyed with pride. In the video, the team gathered to ask people to join them in a ...

Handmade bread shop opens in quiet town Handmade bread shop opens in quiet town

DIXON – A charming little bread shop opened last weekend at 147 A Street in a building built in 1912. With an exterior the color of cotton candy, colorful art decorating the interior walls, and a wheelbarrow full of wood waiting next to the stove, Backerei Provincial (German for Provincial Bakery) offi...

CSKT help Blackfeet Reservation residents

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO – In an effort to help our tribal neighbors to the east, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will contribute $5,000 for food and water for residents of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.   Relentless blizzard conditions, pu...

Misconduct at state crime lab affects local drug cases

As many as 68 drug cases may have been affected by misconduct at the Montana State Crime Lab. Lake County officials confirm recently dismissing 10 criminal drug possession cases due to a former chemist at the Montana state crime lab being charged with using drugs taken from the lab.  Lake County Chie...

New resource opens for veterans, families in Polson New resource opens for veterans, families in Polson

POLSON – Veterans are working on a mission to help prevent suicide among their comrades and support families with a new innovative resource called RIVER or the Rural Institute for Veterans Education and Research. RIVER opened in Polson at 50183 U.S. Highway 93 about six months ago across from Flathe...

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