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Evening Newscast 02-28-20

Feb 28, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak will likely reduce Chinese travel to Yellowstone National Park, according to tourism officials.

The Montana Democratic Party primary race for governor has its first ticket pairing. Mike Cooney named House Minority Leader Casey Schreiner as his Lieutenant Governor running mate Friday in Helena.

Glacier National Park is searching for a new shuttle service operator after their partnership with Flathead County ended in December.

Evening Newscast 02-27-20

Feb 27, 2020

A change in the way the U.S. Department of Education is determining how schools qualify for rural low-income grants could cost 220 Montana schools a total of $400,000.

Montana will receive more than 3 million dollars from the federal government to improve state elections.

One of the last and largest wild bison populations in North America has begun its migration out of Yellowstone National Park.

Evening Newscast 02-26-20

Feb 26, 2020

A federal judge in Missoula has ruled a shareholder of the state’s largest utility cannot compel the company to consider his clean energy proposal at an upcoming annual meeting.

The Montana Supreme Court heard arguments over how the Public Service Commission should set the rates NorthWestern Energy has to pay for power generated by small solar projects.

The new owner of three coal mines in the Powder River Basin has signed an agreement with the U.S. government, giving federal regulators the authority to enforce laws on its mines in Wyoming and Montana.

Evening Newscast 02-25-20

Feb 25, 2020

Missoula police still have no conclusive evidence that a city patrol car was actually shot last week.

Montana’s Attorney General Office is joining a multi-state investigation into the vaping product manufacturer JUUL Labs.

The National Park Service has announced plans to build cell towers and install other communications gear throughout Glacier National Park. 

Evening Newscast 02-24-20

Feb 24, 2020

A second Montana city is considering a goal to run off 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030.

A mental health counselor from Butte has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid by billing the federal program for services she did not provide.

An independent review of NorthWestern Energy says the utility company failed to sufficiently factor renewable energy into how it could meet customer demand in the future.

Evening Newscast 02-21-20

Feb 21, 2020

Sports betting will soon be available in Montana, and this week, the Montana Lottery Commission approved the types of bets people can make on professional and collegiate sporting events.

The Hardin City Council approved a new city police department on Tuesday, voting 5-1 for the proposal.

U.S. Interior Department officials released a new set of environmental studies Friday. They hope the studies will bolster their case for easing restrictions on energy development, mining and grazing in seven Western states around, but not including, Montana.

Evening Newscast 02-20-20

Feb 20, 2020

Health officials have conducted a report evaluating air quality in a southwest Montana neighborhood to determine if material in the air exceeded permitted quality standards.

The parent company of Montana’s largest utility appeared in federal court in Missoula today fighting claims it blocked a shareholder’s proposal to withdraw from coal-fired power.

Yellowstone National Park has unveiled a major initiative to upgrade employee housing, which park officials say is long overdue. 

Evening Newscast 02-19-20

Feb 19, 2020

Two of the state's Veterans Affairs clinics were renamed to honor prominent local World War II veterans.

Utility regulators have agreed to shield details of a coal supply contract for the Colstrip Power Plant for now.

A Billings police officer who suffered a leg injury when struck by a car during a traffic stop has been released from the hospital.

Evening Newscast 02-18-20

Feb 18, 2020

The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission has rejected a proposal by wildlife managers to extend the wolf hunting and trapping seasons in northwestern Montana.

A Montana reservoir that had a suspicious result in testing for invasive mussels in 2016 has been cleared.

Bozeman fly fishing guide Josh Sec-kin-ger has announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination in Montana's U.S. Senate race. 

Evening Newscast 02-14-20

Feb 14, 2020

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast for Feb. 14, 2020.