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St. Ignatius Montana

A poster for Darlene Billie, who went missing in October 2017.
LuCinda Marie Michel, Facebook


The remains of a woman from the Flathead Reservation who’s been missing since last October have been identified by a North Dakota sheriff’s office. 

The Salish and Pend d’Orielle Tribes on the Flathead Reservation are trying something new to save their language — an app. The Tribes’ Culture Committee released the app last month.

St. Ignatius Police Chief Matt Connelly does laps around town as he patrols the streets. Police Chiefs in St. Ignatius have a history of not lasting very long, but Connelly says he wants to work in the town for the rest of his career.
Corin Cates-Carney

The position of Chief of Police in St. Ignatius is a revolving door of officers who never stay in town for long.

Down the road from the police station at the Old Timer’s Café, St. Ignatius mayor Charles Gariepy sits at the end of the counter. He’s wearing a Harley Davidson t-shirt, a camo Lynyrd Skynyrd hat, and drinking a large glass of iced tea.

Grizzly bears showing up on prairies north of Great Falls.
Courtesy CSKT Natural Resources Department

Tribal wildlife biologists lethally removed two female yearling grizzly bears from the St. Ignatius area on Tuesday.

Biologists saw one of the yearlings chasing livestock. Similar reports have been noted around St. Ignatius.