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Farmers should support financial tools to fight climate change

Montana Sen. Jon Tester, the only active farmer in the U.S. Senate, identified the problem when he said, “I just came off the worst year ever on my farm. We need to do something on climate change. I think we spent $144 billion... — Updated 6/30/2022


Tester livestock bills pass out of committee

Staff and wire During a press call last week, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said a committee advanced two of his bills intended to improve prices and fairness for agricultural producers and consumers, putting them one step closer to a... — Updated 6/28/2022

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Liberty County Commissioner Wicks appointed state FSA executive director

People are praising the appointment of a Hi-Line county commissioner to a state-level federal position to help Montana agricultural producers. Liberty County Commissioner Maureen “Morb” Wicks is being appointed by President... — Updated 6/27/2022


Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

by MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its... — Updated 6/24/2022


Letter to the Editor - A wakeup call for climate action now

Editor, There’s no doubt about it; Montana summers are getting hotter and our winters are not producing the consistent levels of snowpack we need to avoid record-breaking fire seasons. And it’s not going unnoticed, over 90% of... — Updated 6/16/2022


Governor declares disaster for flooding

Gov. Greg Gianforte today declared a statewide disaster due to severe flooding in Carbon, Park, and Stillwater counties, as well as flood warnings in other parts of the state. “With rapid snowmelt and recent heavy rains,... — Updated 6/14/2022


Letter to the editor - Support closing pharmacy benefit manager loophole

Editor, Last week, Sen. Jon Tester announced he was able to help patients save costs by working with the Biden administration to close a loophole allowing Pharmacy Benefit Managers to charge excessive fees. Sen. Tester noted,... — Updated 5/31/2022


Against all enemies, foreign and domestic

There have been 27 school shootings in America so far this year. In 2020 there were 612 shootings involving three or more people. In 2020 America experienced 45,222-gun deaths. The U.S. averages more than 20 shootings involving 10... — Updated 5/31/2022


Mansfield, guns and statesmanship

I think the difference between a politician and a statesman is that the people believe a statesman will do what he or she believes is the right thing regardless of the political consequences. When it gets down to it, a statesman... — Updated 5/31/2022

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Veterans toxic exposure bill coming to the Senate floor

A compromise, bipartisan bill decades in the making set to help veterans exposed to toxic substances while in service finally looks to be headed to the floor of the Senate. Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., the... — Updated 5/27/2022

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Senators push for action on St. Mary Diversion bill

Montana's U.S. senators continue to push for funding for - and changes on how to fund - the system that provides much of the water in the Milk River each year, likely almost all of... — Updated 5/26/2022


A Bison Range homecoming

by Sarah Mosquera Montana Free Press MOIESE - The sound of drumming filled the rolling hills of the National Bison Range. Members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes and... — Updated 5/25/2022


Tester announces $13.6 million for 19 Montana airports

This was provided by the office of Sen. Jon Tester  (U.S. Senate) — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., announced Thursday the U.S. Department of Transportation is providing $13,602,102 in funding for 19 Montana airports, including... — Updated 5/20/2022


Bear Paw, Fort Belknap awarded for brownfields programs

Staff and wire report The local economic development agency and Fort Belknap Indian Community have received more than $2.5 million to add to their programs used to assess and clean up contaminated property. Fort Belknap Indian... — Updated 5/18/2022

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Empire Builder back to seven days a week

After several months of shortened service, Amtrak’s Empire Builder soon will be running along the Hi-Line twice a day seven days a week. Amtrak announced Monday that four of its seven long-distance trains including the Empire... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Tester talks meat packing in press call

Montana Sen. Jon Tester held a rural press call Thursday primarily about his and his colleagues' recent efforts to curtail anticompetitive practices and consolidation in the meat... — Updated 5/6/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Democratic congressional candidates debate at Northern

Montana Farmers Union hosted a debate between democratic candidates for the new eastern congressional district of Montana at Montana State University-Northern Thursday, where candid... — Updated 5/2/2022


Thivierge accepted to U.S. Naval Academy

from the Office of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester congratulated Havre’s Orion Thivierge Wednesday on his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Thivierge is the captain of the foot... — Updated 4/21/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Havre infrastructure projects outlined

The Havre area may see quite a few infrastructure projects coming its way in the next few years, in part because of recent federal legislation and programs meant to shore up the U.S. infrastructure, a subject of disscussion at the... — Updated 4/11/2022

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Major funding coming to regional water system

Another major water project is receiving a large chunk of funding courtesy of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. U.S. Sen. Jon Tester announced in a press release that Rocky Boy’s/North Central Montana Regional Water System... — Updated 4/6/2022

 By Tim Leeds    Local

St. Mary Diversion sees $85M more on the way

A project more than two decades in the making finally has some significant funding, with Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., announcing Wednesday that $85 million is going to repairs and... — Updated 4/4/2022


Local ag and meat processing businesses receiving $1 million for expansions

Note: This was provided by the office of Sen. Jon Tester As part of his ongoing push to support Montana small businesses and agriculture producers, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., secured $1,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding... — Updated 3/31/2022

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Tester: Support Ukraine, hold Putin responsible

Montana's senior U.S. senator said during a press conference last week he will continue to work to support Ukraine as it fights invading Russian forces and that Russia's president... — Updated 3/29/2022

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Hill County department credit card policy drafted

County officials discussed updates on the departments’ recent activities at their monthly meeting Wednesday including progress on the long-requested county credit cards officials have been asking for. Hill County Commissioner Dia... — Updated 3/17/2022


Reforming pole access rules could mean $1.7 billion for Montana

According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 1 in 3 Montanans still lack access to reliable, high-speed broadband, and along with it the wide range of educational, commerce, health, and social opportunities critical... — Updated 3/11/2022


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