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 By Tim Leeds    Local

Calls again go out for inquiry, action on meatpacking industry

Montana political leaders are again joining others around the country asking the U.S. Department of Justice to take action on allegations that the “stranglehold” large meatpackers have over the beef processing market violate... — Updated 6/3/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Tester provides update to Hi-Line on bills

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont. held a rural press call Thursday where he talked about the return of full Amtrak Service to the Hi-Line, a bill to provide benefits to veterans... — Updated 5/29/2021


Tester: return of full, daily Amtrak service a win for Montana's Hi-Line

This past week brought some much-needed good news for the folks who live and work in Havre and across the Hi-Line. On May 24th, full, daily Amtrak service returned to the Northern tier of our state after painful, short-sighted... — Updated 5/28/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Local ARPA planning on hold for lack of federal guidance

In the wake of announcements about the dispersal of over $28 million in American Rescue Plan funds to counties and cities across north-central Montana little guidance has been issued by the federal government about how these funds... — Updated 5/26/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Empire Builder back to seven days a week

After seven months of running only three days a week, the Hi-Line is again seeing the Empire Builder run twice a day across the railroad tracks. Amtrak — which had its 50th anniversary this month — had cut long-distance servic... — Updated 5/25/2021

 By Dane McGuire    Local

Tester introduces ANTI Drugs Act to Senate

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., held a press call Thursday to discuss the introduction of his bipartisan Assisting Narcotics and Trafficking Officers in Interdicting - ANTI - Drugs Act.... — Updated 5/21/2021

 By Dane McGuire    Local

Farmers Union to host Havre food resiliency workshop May 18

Montana Farmers Union will be hosting a free event in Havre May 18, “Rebuilding Food Resiliency,” as part of the union’s spring workshop series. “The American Rescue Plan, when you read about it, one of the goals is to... — Updated 5/6/2021


Bear Paw Development receives $1.7M in CARES Act money to help COVID-impacted businesses

Staff and wire report Havre-based Bear Paw Development Corp. is getting some help from the federal government to help businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Thursday its Economic... — Updated 4/9/2021


Tester praises USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers program that will open up billions for Montana ag producers

Note: This was provided by the office of Sen. Jon Teter WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture announced that billions of dollars in coronavirus... — Updated 3/31/2021


Senators introduce bipartisan bill to increase transparency in cattle market

Press release WASHINGTON — Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Jon Tester, D-Mont., along with their colleagues Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, John Hoeven, R-N.D., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Mike Rounds, R-S.D., Ron... — Updated 3/31/2021


Tester's bipartisan bill provides ag and livestock haulers critical relief from burdensome red tape

Note: This was provided by the office of Sen. Jon Tester U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is fighting to ensure Montana ag and livestock haulers have the flexibility they need to safely deliver their products to market with the reintroduction... — Updated 3/31/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Tester talks about local effects of the American Rescue Plan

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., held a press call Thursday with Glendive Mayor Jerry Jimison, Bear Paw Development Corp. Executive Director Paul Tuss, Montana Farmers Union President... — Updated 3/26/2021


Targeted COVID package will reopen our economy

One year into this pandemic, Montanans are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Our vaccines are safe and effective, COVID-19 cases are falling thanks to the tireless efforts of our front line health care... — Updated 3/26/2021


Legislative Efforts Coming in Waves to Support Milk River Project Rehabilitation

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the collapse of Drop Structure #5 of the St. Mary’s Diversion, the spotlight remains on the unaffordability of critical repairs to the Milk River Project’s aged infrastructure. From... — Updated 3/17/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Tester, Daines, Rosendale introduce funding for St. Mary Diversion rehabilitation

The three members of Montana's congressional delegation have introduced a bill to pay for work starting to rehabilitate the system that provides much of the water that runs through... — Updated 3/12/2021


Letter to the editor - Tester not a friend to working Montanans

Editor: With his rumpled suit, his old-school haircut, and his folksy ways, Sen. Jon Tester would have us believe he is a friend of working Montanans.  Do not be fooled. When Sen. Tester had a chance to vote to raise the minimum... — Updated 3/11/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Tester provides details on American Rescue plan to Montana mayors

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., held a call for Montana's mayors about the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package - American Rescue Plan - that recently passed the U.S. Senate and how it w... — Updated 3/10/2021


K-12 teachers in Montana now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

by Chris Aadland Montana Free Press Montana teachers will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine thanks to a federal order.  Already, several independent pharmacies across Montana have announced upcoming vaccination clinics f... — Updated 3/9/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Amtrak restoral part of COVID relief bill passed by Senate

Part of the COVID-19 relief package passed on party lines by the Senate last weekend including something directly impacting the Hi-Line — restoration of full service to Amtrak’s long-distance trains, including the Empire Builde... — Updated 3/8/2021


St. Mary working group approves ability-to-pay study

The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group met Thursday and decided to use state funds they received to pay for an ability-to-pay study to be conducted by the Bureau of Reclamation in preparation for legislation that may change the... — Updated 3/5/2021 Full story

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Tester discusses Keystone XL, vaccine roll-out, and Amtrak in rural press call

Sen. Jon Tester D-Mont. held a press conference Thursday to provide an update on his efforts on the national- and state-levels to address rural Montana issues, including the... — Updated 2/27/2021

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Tester leads hearing on VA vaccine roll-out

The U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, led by it’s recently appointed chair Jon Tester, D-Mont., held a hearing Wednesday to take stock of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’s vaccine roll-out and address concerns... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Resolution supporting St. Mary Diversion repair passes Montana House

The Montana House of Representatives unanimously sent to the Senate a resolution urging authorization of funding and work to repair "the lifeline of the Hi-Line." The bill, with... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Tester pushes to restore Amtrak furloughed employees, full service to Hi-Line

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester announced Tuesday that he has introduced legislation to restore cut service and furloughed employees that Amtrak cut last year after the pandemic hit, saying it would bring people back to work and restore Amtra... — Updated 2/24/2021


To vaccinate veterans, health care workers must cross mountains, plains and tundra

By Patricia Kime Kaiser Health News A Learjet 31 took off before daybreak from Helena Regional Airport in Montana, carrying six Veterans Affairs medical providers and 250 doses of historic cargo cradled in a plug-in cooler designe... — Updated 2/19/2021


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