Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton is defending his decision to award a $265,000 contract to a friend, saying his office did what was right for the voters.
State environmental regulators have given the OK to expanding a coal mine in southeastern Montana and set a $13.7 million cleanup bond.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told the Associated Press today that the federal government plans to appeal a federal court ruling allowing oil and gas drilling in the Badger-Two Medicine area outside Glacier National Park.
A lawsuit alleging a Montana school discriminated against Native Americans goes to trial in Columbus Wednesday.
Hunters in northwest Montana improved their success rate last weekend. Hunters harvested 64 buck mule deer last weekend, compared to the 26 harvested this time last year.