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Ronan Co-op Brewery celebrates first year, new brews on tap for fall Ronan Co-op Brewery celebrates first year, new brews on tap for fall

A year ago the Ronan Co-op Brewery, one of the City of Ronan’s more unique downtown businesses, officially opened its doors and poured its first frosty glass of beer.  This past weekend, the brewery celebrated their one-year anniversary, a business milestone that about 22% of all new U.S. small...

Arlee teacher among four state finalists

News from the Montana Office of Public Instruction HELENA — State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 Montana Teacher of the Year. The selected candidate will go on to represent Montana in the 2022 National Teacher of the Year competition in Washington, D...

Bears seek food sources with arrival of fall Bears seek food sources with arrival of fall

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — With the arrival of fall, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff are busy responding to bear conflicts and working with the public to prevent conflicts. To date, most of the reported conflicts in northwest Montana have involved bears ge...

AIS inspectors encounter unusual situation at Wibaux

News from Montana   Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Watercraft inspectors at the Wibaux inspection station intercepted a motorboat entering Montana with mussels attached. The Wibaux inspection station, located on the Montana-North Dakota border on Interstate 94, has intercepted 12 of the ...

Montana sees strong recovery from COVID-19 recession

News from MT Dept. of Labor and Industry HELENA — Montana’s Department of Labor & Industry released the state’s 2021 Labor Day report, which shows Montana is in the midst of a strong recovery from the 2020 recession and is poised to enjoy robust economic growth in the future. Th...

Gov. Gianforte invests $6M to strengthen Montana’s workforce

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced the investment of $6 million to strengthen Montana’s workforce and provide job training to Montanans, particularly to individuals with disabilities and those who have become unemployed since the on...

Montana to modernize old Drought Management Plan

News from the office of Governor Greg Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced efforts to improve Montana drought and water supply planning last week. This planning effort was discussed during the Governor’s Drought and Water Supply Committee meeting. Approved in 1995, the existi...

Youth coalition files lawsuit to challenge voter suppressio

By Rylee Sommers-Flanagan, Upper Seven Law BILLINGS — Montana Youth Action, Forward Montana Foundation, and Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG) have filed a lawsuit challenging three recently passed laws that restrict young Montanans’ access to voting. The challenged bills i...

ARPA’s $7M funding helps lower Montanans’ health insurance costs

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — Following his continued push for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to support Montana reinsurance programs and lower the cost of health insurance for Montanans, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced $7,129,995 in additional ...

Fyant elected state Tribal Economic Development chair Fyant elected state Tribal Economic Development chair

News from the Montana Department of Commerce MONTANA — Shelly R. Fyant was elected last week as the new chair of the Montana State Tribal Economic Development Commission (STEDC). The newly elected chairwoman is currently in her second three-year term with STEDC. “I look forward to serving...

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