By Tim Leeds 

Gov. to sign bill naming Bardanouve Wing of Capitol


Gov. Brian Schweitzer is scheduled to sign a bill into law Thursday naming a wing of the Capitol after a legendary Hi-Line legislator.

At 11 a. m. Schweitzer will sign a bill sponsored by Sen. Dave Wanzenreid, D-Missoula, naming the first floor of the east wing of the Capitol after Harlem Rep. Francis Bardanouve.

His wife, Venus Bardanouve, said this morning that her husband, who died in 2002, would have downplayed the honor and said that he didn't deserve it.

"Others have felt his contributions were worthy of this, " she said.

Libby Kuntz of Harlem, Bardanouve's daughter, said the 36-y...

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