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Evening Newscast 08-14-19

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham
Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast

An Army veteran pleaded not guilty to assaulting a 13-year-old boy who the suspect said refused to remove his hat during the national anthem at a rodeo in Superior earlier this month.

The University of Montana is expecting freshmen enrollment to increase this year, possibly marking a turning point away from years of decline. 

Yellowstone National Park recorded just more than 936,000 visits last month as the busy summer tourist season ramped up.

Officials in Phillips County have released the name of a man who died when a semi hauling hay on a flatbed trailer overturned while making a turn and caught fire.

Earthquake Lake, also known in Montana as Quake Lake, formed 60 years ago Saturday when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake caused massive landslide that blocked the Madison River west of Yellowstone National Park.

Montana Senator and Wheat Farmer Jon Tester is firing back after President Trump mocked the role of wheat in trade with Japan.

A Montana Republican running for governor in 2020 is calling for 10 debates ahead of the June 2nd primary.

Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing fishing tackle restrictions on certain sections of the Flathead River.

Cassidy Alexander is a UM Journalism School student and MTPR reporter.
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