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Yellowstone Park Chief Blames Bison Politics For His Departure

Yellowstone National Park’s departing superintendent says he can’t quite shake the feeling that he is being punished for disagreeing with Interior …

Yellowstone National Park

We’ve been talking about a national grid for years. It might be time to do it.

A massive new study confirms a national energy grid would pay for itself.<p>The US does not have a national energy grid.<p>Instead, functionally speaking, it has three grids: the Eastern Interconnection, ERCOT (a Texas grid, basically), and the Western Interconnection. Though there are a few small ties …

Electrical Grid

Official: Russian hackers targeted 2016 Montana election

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's top elections official said Friday that Russian hackers unsuccessfully probed the state's election systems for weaknesses in 2016, an acknowledgment that contradicts his staff's previous comments that Montana was not among the 21 or more states targeted.<p>Secretary of …

Homeland Security

Wildlife Services searches for feral pigs in northeastern Montana

CLOSE<p>The species was illegally introduced.<p>Flights were conducted over northeastern Montana this winter in search of feral pigs after sightings were …

Can non-tribal cops chase alleged criminals onto the Crow Reservation? Some law enforcement say yes

Some area law enforcement officials are pushing back against the belief that tribal members fleeing police can reach a “safe haven” by traveling to …

Hung Up

Montana Counties Requiring Brucellosis Vaccine Could Double

The Montana Department of Livestock is moving forward with a plan to more than double the number of counties that require vaccinating cattle against …

What would Elizabeth Warren's bipartisan marijuana bill actually do?

"Thanks to the attorney general, more people feel the urgency of the moment in changing federal law."

Yellowstone bison could be shipped to Fort Peck tribes by end of 2018

Disease-free male bison quarantined in Yellowstone National Park could be shipped to the Fort Peck Reservation as early as November or December.

Yellowstone fisheries chief suspects ‘invaders’ got to lake on their own

A new culprit is under suspicion in the unsolved case of who “stocked” Yellowstone Lake with nonnative trout, an ecological disaster now costing the …

AG Fox Cheers Federal Ruling On West Coast Coal Terminal

Attorney General Tim Fox’s office is cheering a ruling by a federal judge yesterday.

After a yearlong battle, Helena Valley hemp farmer gets rights to federal water

After a year of battling federal regulations, Helena Valley hemp farmer Kim Phillips has been granted a contract that will allow her to use federally …

Boat carrying zebra mussels stopped at Wibaux inspection station

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wibaux watercraft inspection station intercepted a boat carrying zebra mussels Thursday. The owner purchased the …

Glendive woman sues over child custody dispute that put tribal, Minnesota courts at odds

A Glendive woman is suing the Bureau of Indian Affairs for $1 million over a 2015 child custody dispute that pitted state and tribal courts against …

Plane crashes on I-90 at Lookout Pass, highway cleared

An eastbound lane of Interstate 90 at Lookout Pass was closed for a time Tuesday afternoon after what a witness said what appeared to be a glider …

Inside the Massive U.S. 'Border Zone'

All of Michigan, D.C., and a large chunk of Pennsylvania are part of the area where Border Patrol has expanded search and seizure rights. Here's what it means to live or travel there.<p>Arivaca is a small, unincorporated community in Pima County, Arizona, around 11 miles north of the Mexican border. …

Immigration

Golis: Border to border, a rush of landscapes and people

In Arizona, we saw a double rainbow framed against the red rocks of Sedona.<p>In Wyoming, we drove out of Jackson and got our first view of the Grand …

Fugitive caught sneaking into US allowed to stay with son

HELENA — A fugitive who was arrested walking across a remote part of the U.S.-Canada border will face charges dating back to 1989 that he was a …

Tester Visits Flathead to Talk Border Security with Law Enforcement

Despite only being a few dozen miles from the Canadian border, local law enforcement told U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on April 20 that one of their primary …

Blackfeet legislator proposes creating new Montana county, the first in 94 years

The Blackfeet Reservation may become its own county — and the first new county in Montana in 94 years — under a proposal that will be discussed with …

Charges laid after 24 guns seized at Alberta border crossing

Two American residents were arrested and charged after 24 undeclared guns were seized at an Alberta border crossing.<p>The Canada Border Services Agency …

Canadian pharmacy to be fined millions for importing counterfeit cancer drugs after guilty plea in Montana

HELENA — An online pharmacy that bills itself as Canada's largest was fined $34 million Friday for importing counterfeit cancer drugs and other …

Concerns about high water releases from Yellowtail Dam into Bighorn River prompt meeting

Concerns about high water releases from Yellowtail Dam into the Bighorn River has prompted the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission to hold a …

Not all Montana airports fit their names

Montana’s five busiest airports all call themselves “International.”<p>So why can’t you fly the friendly skies straight to, say, Canada from any of them?<p>…

Montana FWP wants to hold off on a Yellowstone-area grizzly hunt this year

Unlike Wyoming, which is moving ahead with plans for hunting grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem this fall, Montana's wildlife …

Wolf wandering from Wyoming to Montana caught on video, later shot by hunter

A group of five wolves that wandered north from Wyoming into Carbon County last Tuesday acquired local video fame before one was shot.<p>A black male …

Wildlife

2 Canadians indicted in 2012 Montana oil plant explosion

CLOSE<p>The oil pipeline at the center of an environmental controversy has started transporting oil. Video provided by Newsy<p>BILLINGS (AP)—A federal …

Tractor-Trailer

Montana Public Service Commission candidate has to move to the district where he's filed to run

Republican Rob Cook, a candidate for northeast Montana’s Public Service Commission, isn’t living in the district and needs to move to be …

Shelby

Rural areas short on workers turn to overseas professionals

Montana has a shortage of nurses, teachers and other workers.

Zinke proposal to reorganize Interior regions would divide Montana in two

All of the Department of the Interior agencies operating in Montana would see their regional headquarters shift under a reorganization proposal by …

National Parks

State Department Pledges Action on Montana’s Polluted Transboundary Watersheds

The U.S. Department of State is spearheading a plan to tackle the decade-long problem brewing in the transboundary Kootenai River watershed, where …