Montana Public Radio

Evening Newscast 11-04-19

Nov 4, 2019

Five Montana hospitals are settling a lawsuit that claimed they made a deal with an insurer to inflate employee health coverage prices in return for $26 million.

Evidence is mounting that wild North American bison are gradually shedding their genetic diversity, meaning many of the isolated herds overseen by the U.S. government could eventually disappear.

The city of Helena has reached a $100,000 settlement with a teacher who suffered hearing damage during an active shooter drill.

Despite the challenges of managing visitors in Yellowstone National Park, the number of conflicts involving humans and bears was low in 2018, according to the park's annual bear report.

The speed limit on a deadly, 167-mile stretch of U.S. 212 in southeast Montana has been reduced to 65 mph.

Elouise Cobell, the Blackfeet woman who spearheaded a lawsuit alleging rampant federal mismanagement of Indian trust funds, would have been 74 years old Tuesday.

In an earlier report, we mistakenly identified the age of a recently elected Fort Peck tribal executive board member. Alexander Smith is actually younger than 24, making his recent election to the tribal executive board a record-breaking win.