Montana Public Radio

Evening Newscast 04-10-20

Apr 10, 2020

The Montana Landlord Association is asking Gov. Steve Bullock to end a directive barring landlords from evicting or imposing fees on tenants who don’t pay rent while the stay-at-home order is in place.

The superintendent of Montana schools told districts to expect to finish out the academic year with distance learning amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The spring weather that brought Montana plenty of sunshine and afternoon highs in the upper 60s this week is about to be replaced with something very different.

Montana’s largest electric utility says another company is hedging in on its plan to purchase a greater share of the Colstrip coal fired power plant.

Montana has received 15 machines capable of rapidly returning COVID-19 test results, though state health officials say it will be several weeks before they can be used meaningfully.