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Evening Newscast 11-29-17

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

State officials say a mining company can do exploration work for silver and copper near the Montana-Idaho border. But they warned its license could be revoked if concerns over the record of the company's president are found valid.

Bison managers expect between 600 and 900 of the animals at Yellowstone National Park will be culled this winter by hunting or slaughter.

Two new elementary schools will be named after Montana native Jeannette Rankin a century after she made history as the first woman elected to Congress. 

Men from Texas and Montana who were convicted of illegally operating a saltwater disposal well in North Dakota have avoided prison time.

2017 was a record year for grizzly bear conflicts, and grizzly bear deaths along the Rocky Mountain front.

The board of the Montana State Fund decided today to drop their lawsuit challenging a new management fee state lawmakers passed during the special legislative session to help pay for the state's record fire season.

After saying earlier this week that he wouldn’t support the GOP’s tax overhaul without changes to protect so-called Main Street businesses, Republican Senator Steve Daines now says the bill has enough tax cuts for that group for him to support it.

A proposed national park fee increase from $30 to $70 for a seven-day pass likely will negatively affect the gateway communities near the parks, according to a new study by the University of Montana.

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