5:45 p.m., 9/26/21: Gov. Gianforte says three people have died, five people remain hospitalized in stable condition and the rest of the roughly 150 passengers have been treated and released from area medical centers.
The closure began around 3:30 p.m. and was lifted around 4:45 p.m. The fire is east of Homestake Pass, directly south of the rest area along the Interstate-90 at mile marker 235.
A Democratic state lawmaker Wednesday questioned the head of the state health department about whether medical experts were involved in making a controversial emergency rule issued last month regarding masking in schools.
There are over 10,000 active COVID-19 cases in Montana. The state reached that milestone Wednesday. Public health officials and experts say the latest outbreak is fueled by the Delta variant. MTPR’s Freddy Monares and Aaron Bolton looked into what Montana can expect to come next.
The law in question gave vaccine status protection under the Montana Human Rights Act, which in effect prohibits government agencies and businesses from requiring employee vaccinations.
To incentivize COVID-19 vaccinations among students the Blackfeet Nation is now offering to pay tribal members.
2021 is the 50th anniversary of NPR. As part of the year-long efforts to look back at 1971, MTPR DJs will be spinning tracks from that monumental year in music. Join us all week as we feature more than 38 hours of special music and documentary programs put together by Montana Public Radio’s music producers.
We're celebrating NPR's 50th anniversary by revisiting cultural milestones from 1971. On this day, 51 years ago, John Lennon's album Imagine — along with its utopian title track — was released.
As part of NPR's 50th anniversary, we're looking back at other cultural milestones of 1971. That year The Doors released their final album L.A. Woman — and the band's lead singer Jim Morrison died.
Industry groups and property owners are wary of mandating fire-resistant materials in new construction. There's also controversy over exactly where the new rules should be required.
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