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Grizzly bear mother and cub, stock photo.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) moved three grizzly bears from the Bigfork and Libby areas after the animals attempted to access human food.

Evening Newscast 10-18-19

Oct 18, 2019

State officials say Montana's unemployment rate held at 3.3% in September, the same 10-year low recorded in August.

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comment over the next month on the mitigation of Colstrip groundwater contamination.

A man who pled guilty to strangling a 31-year-old woman to death on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Walleye are invasive species in western Montana.
Eric Engbretson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (PD).

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved an emergency order Thursday requiring anglers in Upper, Middle and Lower Thompson lakes to kill any walleye caught in those bodies of water and turn the fish over to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP).

This comes just a week after FWP discovered two non-native female walleyes in Upper Thompson Lake during a routine fishery survey. The fish are thought to be illegally introduced and can severely alter ecosystems.

Evening Newscast 10-17-19

Oct 17, 2019

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration's attempt to ease some rules on mining, drilling and grazing across millions of acres in seven U.S. Western states.

The Johnson & Johnson company has agreed to pay nearly $117 million in a multistate settlement, including Montana, over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products.

Montana Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney is asking his opponents in the Democratic primary race for governor to sign a pledge to limit outside spending and self-funding in their campaigns.

Evening Newscast 10-16-19

Oct 16, 2019

Montana’s political leaders are overwhelmingly male.

A former Blackfeet tribal chairman has made a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to reduced charges connected to allegations that he stole from the Montana tribe's Head Start program.

State health officials say a teenager has died related to a vaping-associated illness.

Evening Newscast 10-15-19

Oct 15, 2019

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will not share the debate stage with the twelve remaining Democratic presidential candidates Tuesday in Westerville, Ohio.

The state is considering five sites for a new Montana history museum. 

Evening Newscast 10-14-19

Oct 14, 2019

Montana Public Radio evening newscast for 10/14/19.

Evening Newscast 10-11-19

Oct 11, 2019

Montana’s Mining City inches closer and closer to having a final Superfund deal for the cleanup of the Butte Hill and urban creek corridors, but the ink still isn’t quite dry. Nora Saks reports.

The Montana Historical Society is interested in the cabin where the Unabomber lived after a Washington, D.C. museum announced plans to return it to the FBI next year, its current owner.

 Access to medication-assisted treatments for opioid addiction is expanding in Montana.

Evening Newscast 10-10-19

Oct 10, 2019

Leaders of three more tribes have signed a treaty guiding restoration of buffalo populations in the U.S. and Canada.

Cleanup requirements are holding up the sale of a bankrupt coal company's mines in Wyoming and Appalachia. 

Two tribal leaders have resigned from a Montana task force in protest of the state attorney general's support of a proposed oil pipeline from Canada.

A Montana judge must once again decide whether to block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline or side with U.S. government attorneys who want him to uphold President Donald Trump's permit to cross the U.S.-Canada border.

A majority of Montana voters do not think President Donald Trump should be impeached, according to a poll from the University of Montana released this week.