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Morning Newscast 06-04-15

MTPR Morning Newscast
Josh Burnham

On this morning's newscast: insurance companies are offering plans in Montana under President Barack Obama's health law are requesting double-digit rate increases next year. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana is asking regulators to approve an average increase of about 22 percent over the rates approved in 2015 for its individual plans.

Glacier National Park Officials fielded questions about the condition of the Going-to-the-Sun Road last night at a community meeting in Columbia Falls.

A 92-year-old Seeley man has died after the car he was driving collided with a dump truck south of Seeley Lake.

A 15-member committee has been chosen to help facilitate the closure of the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder over the next two years.

Three men in Montana's Republican Party are vying for the role of party chair.

Prosecutors are seeking 15 years in prison for a man who admitted to dumping the body of a woman murdered on Montana's Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Garrett Sidney Henderson Wadda faces sentencing today in federal court in Billings.

A new strike force will target organized crime that law enforcement says continues to plague the Baaken oil patch.

In the wake of allegations against the American Lands Council, the state legislative panel that embraced its ideas last session has fallen silent on public land jurisdiction. Montana's Environmental Quality Council has no plans to revisit the subject after subsequent legislative proposals failed this year.

The first part of June brought badly-needed rain to Montana, but it's barely making up for a particularly dry month of May.

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