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Montana Public Radio's evening newscasts bring you headlines from across Montana.

Evening Newscast 03-17-20

Mar 17, 2020

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will send $4.5 million to Montana to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The Irish flag is flying over the Montana Capitol for St. Patrick's Day, but celebrations were subdued Tuesday to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Crews in northwestern Montana are still restoring services to customers and clearing hundreds of trees downed by a storm last week.

Evening Newscast 03-16-20

Mar 16, 2020

Governor Steve Bullock says disruptions of day-to-day life in Montana are adding up as part of ongoing efforts to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

In Butte, Silver Bow health officials said bars, restaurants, casinos and gyms in the city and county will close down for a week starting Monday.

The Montana High School Association has suspended all spring extracurricular activities until further notice, including contests, meets and festivals.

Evening Newscast 03-13-20

Mar 13, 2020

The proposed Black Butte Copper Mine, located along a Smith-River tributary near White Sulphur Springs, is moving towards permitting.

Montana Democratic Senator Jon Tester says rural America is now one step closer to better broadband coverage.

The Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls declared a public health emergency Friday. Base officials say the base does not have any confirmed cases of the COVID-19 illness.

Evening Newscast 03-12-20

Mar 12, 2020

Montana Public Radio evening newscast for March 12, 2020.

Evening Newscast 03-11-20

Mar 11, 2020

Two women were killed and one man was shot near Stevensville Tuesday evening.

A Canadian company starting work on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline anticipates construction at a northern Montana border crossing will start next month.

There are no confirmed cases of the COVID-19 illness in Montana. However, a Montana resident from Lake County visiting Maryland has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Evening Newscast 03-10-20

Mar 10, 2020

Montana Public Radio evening newscast for March 10, 2020.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has filed to run for the U.S. Senate. 

It didn't take long for the fallout to begin after Gov. Bullock announced he was going to seek the Democratic nomination in Montana's U.S. Senate race.

The U.S. District Court in Great Falls will allow a lawsuit from two women who claim they were detained for speaking Spanish to proceed against U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

A Bozeman fishing guide who announced his bid for the Democratic nomination in Montana's U.S. Senate race late last month is dropping out.

A report released today says 81 employees with the federal Bureau of Reclamation are declining national relocation or leaving their positions after the Trump administration reorganized the bureau’s workforce.

A landslide is blocking a BNSF Railway freight line in eastern Montana, just west of Miles City.

Whitefish Mountain Resort will begin work this spring to add an additional ski lift and several new runs in the Hellroaring Basin area.

The U.S. Department of Education has agreed to delay a new rule that could pull significant funding from rural and low-income schools in Montana.

February delivered another round of normal to record-setting snowfall in mountain ranges supplying water to Montana’s rivers and streams.

The New York Times is reporting Governor Steve Bullock is poised to run for the U.S. Senate in Montana.

A blockage in a sewer pipe led to an overflow of raw sewage near a ski run at Big Sky Resort in southern Montana.

Full funding for a federal purse that supports local conservation projects seems a step closer to reality.