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MTPR Is Adding New Reporters In Great Falls & Butte

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Montana Public Radio has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust to expand news coverage across western and central Montana over the next two years. The grant will allow MTPR to add a news reporter in Great Falls for the first time, and to fill the current vacancy in Butte.

“We’re excited to better serve our listeners with more news stories from southwest Montana and the Golden Triangle,” MTPR News Director Corin Cates-Carney said. “Our news team will be able to do additional reporting on the environment, agriculture, Indigenous affairs and more.”

MTPR’s award-winning journalists present daily Montana news updates and stories on-air during “Morning Edition” from 7 to 9 a.m. and “All Things Considered” from 5 to 7 p.m. They also feature long-form and investigative reporting and analysis through programs and podcasts such as “Fireline,” “Shared State,” “Richest Hill,” “Subsurface,” “Capitol Talk” and “Campaign Beat.”

“We’re proud to have been selected by the Otto Bremer Trust for this grant,” said Anne Hosler, MTPR interim development director. “Expanded news coverage helps fulfill the MTPR mission of enriching the mind and spirit and inspiring a lifetime of learning.”

The Otto Bremer Trust is a bank holding company and a private charitable trust based in St. Paul, Minnesota, that works at the intersection of finance and philanthropy. Created in 1944 by Otto Bremer, it is today one of the nation’s largest philanthropic organizations and is committed to supporting a better quality of life for residents of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Visit https://ottobremer.org for more information.

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