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Mudman Burgers in Columbia Falls, MT.
Aaron Bolton / Montana Public Radio

It’s been a little over three months since Whitefish-based Potter’s Field Ministries and its affiliated burger chain closed down amid allegations of psychological and emotional abuse.

For the first time, workers are providing detailed documents outlining how they also worked 240-plus hours per month for as little as $300. The state labor department is now investigating.

Elvin Dog Taking Gun, 22, at the Trapper Creek Job Corps in Darby, June 20, 2019.
Nick Mott / Montana Public Radio

The Trump administration Wednesday reversed course on its May announcement that it would close or privatize a lot of Job Corps centers across the country, including two in Montana. The program focuses on trade skills, wildfire response and education. Nick Mott reports from the Trapper Creek Job Corps in Darby.

Greeting on the road into the Anaconda Job Corps
Nick Mott / Montana Public Radio

UPDATE: This story has been updated, adding comments from Senator Jon Tester and Governor Steve Bullock.

Republican Senator Steve Daines says President Trump will overturn the closure of the Anaconda Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center.

"There were literally some tears shed and cheering. This is some great news for Anaconda and Anaconda needs good news," Daines said on a press call Monday.

Kim Schaub, a graduate of the Anaconda Job Corps, welds at Anaconda's Intercontinental Truck Body.
Nick Mott / Montana Public Radio

The Trump Administration last week announced it’s closing the Anaconda Job Corps, along with eight others across the country. MTPR's Nick Mott reports on what this means for the local community.

Anaconda’s Job Corps training center is closing, the U.S. Department of Labor announced today.

All three members of Montana’s congressional delegation responded by asking the agency to reverse the decision, but in sharply contrasting ways.

Governor Bullock announced a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand Montana's Registered Apprenticeship program.
Corin Cates-Carney

Jobs and job creation were the topics for Montana’s gubernatorial candidates Thursday, Oct. 27.

The Bullock administration announced Montana received $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand apprenticeship programs.

Montana Labor, Non-Profit Groups React to New Federal Overtime Rule
M. Sullivan (CC-BY-NC-ND)

A new federal overtime rule could have profound impacts in Montana.