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A hallway in Willow Creek Elementary School.
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Some small public schools reopened their doors to students Thursday, although with new guidelines. Montana is still in the first phase of its reopening plans as the number of confirmed active cases of COVID-19 declines in the state.

Locked-out Imerys America employees at the talc mill in Three Forks, MT. August 24, 2018.
Montana AFL-CIO

A nearly three-month-long lockout involving 35 workers at a Three Forks-area talc milling plant is over. The union employees of the French-owned Imerys Talc America will be back on the job Monday.

The talc-mill lockout may be over, but according to Randy Tocci, divisions in Three Forks continue and run deep. 

Locked-out Imerys America employees at the talc mill in Three Forks, MT. August 24, 2018.
Montana AFL-CIO

Democrat Jon Tester is making his second appearance at the picket line of locked-out union workers in Three Forks this Saturday. They’ve been in an ongoing contract dispute since early August. 

Montana Flood News Roundup For May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018
The Clark Fork River above flood stage in Missoula, May 7, 2018.
Josh Burnham

Flood waters remain a concern across Montana today and into next week.

Students fill sandbags in Missoula's flooded Orchard Homes area, Monday, May 7, 2018.
Josh Burnham

Cooler, wet weather is expected to start moving into Montana. MTPR's Edward O’Brien has more on how this could factor into the state’s unfolding flood crisis.