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Kalispell woman indicted on 'murder for hire' charges
A 66-year-old woman pleaded not guilty this week to a federal "murder for hire" charge in U.S. District Court. Judith Johanna Cossette, of Kalispell, was indicted on the charge April 4. Charging documents filed in federal court allege she promised payment to someone to kill another person, between t
Standoff at Woodland Park in Kalispell ends with one dead
KALISPELL - Police say a man died of a self-inflicted gunshot after a standoff at Woodland Park. A release from the Kalispell Police Department says the call came in a little before noon of a 58-year-old man making suicidal statements.
Wildfire reported in Southwest Montana
Madison County, Mont. - Crews are responding to a wildfire in Southwest Montana. A Facebook post from Madison County Emergency Management/ Fire Warden indicates crews from Madison County, Jefferson County and the forest service are battling a fire in the area of South Boulder Road.
Police arrest boyfriend after security footage shows him carrying heavy object consistent with body out of Montana home
After a six-month investigation, police have arrested a Nevada man for the murder of his girlfriend Laura Johnson. According to the affidavit, security footage shows Laura, 49, arriving at the Billings, Montana home she shared with boyfriend Gregg Green around 7:00 p.m. on September 13, 2018. While
A Children’s Museum for the Flathead
Before they got the idea to shake up their worlds and start the effort to establish the Glacier Children’s Museum in the Flathead, Corrie Holloway and Savanna Andrasko knew two things to be true.
Northeastern Montana receives first Red Flag warning of the year
GLASGOW - The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning Friday for Northeastern Montana, meaning there is potential for wildfires in the area. According to NWS, the warning is meant for the Glasgow area due to low humidity and hot temperatures, with winds reaching a speed of up to 40 mph. O
Meeting scheduled for May 4 on reducing wolf numbers
There will be a meeting next month similar to one held in Kalispell in January sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Foundation for Wildlife Management and Montana Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife.
Green Box Sites Get Upgraded Security
Due to a “significant amount” of vandalism and other alleged criminal activity, the Flathead County Commission announced last week that there is now added security at the county’s green box disposal sites.
Hi-Line Living - Watching the border in northern Montana
The presence of the U.S. Border Patrol in north-central Montana has changed since the Spokane District established a sub-office in Havre July 31, 1924, and since it became the Havre Sector Headquarters in 1933, but its role is the same - protecting the U.S. border.
Bill signed criminalizing sex between students, staff at teen treatment programs in Montana
Gov. Steve Bullock added a layer of protection for students in alternative residential treatment programs on Thursday when he signed a bill criminalizing sexual relationships between students and staff, regardless of the student’s age.
Montana wants public input on how to improve downtown Billings' busiest railroad crossing
The Montana Department of Transportation wants to hear about all those times you were stuck in traffic downtown on South 27th Street while a freight train rumbled by for what felt like an hour.
University of Montana makes headway on budget shortfall
The University of Montana has shrunk a $10 million shortfall, and with prudent spending, the flagship may not need to dip as deeply into reserves as planned this fiscal year. Paul Lasiter, vice president of operations and finance, said he projects UM will close out the 2019 fiscal year in better sha
PBR photographer Andy Watson balances life away from Montana home
BILLINGS — Like many bull riding events, the Professional Bull Riders Billings Invitational features a “shark cage” — a covered area in the center of the arena where photographers and camera people can shoot the rides behind bull-proof bars.
California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison
The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.
Why Are Legislators Considering Such a Harmful State Bill?
As a community manager for two homeowner associations (HOAs) in Whitefish, I am shocked that SB 300 legislation is being considered by our state legislators. SB 300 will negatively affect the residents of my communities. There are 375 property owners in the communities I manage, and I expect them to
Can Do: How Pat LaPointe Helps Montana's Early-Stage Tech Companies Grow
Today on Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs, angel funder Pat LaPointe drills into the details of accelerating the growth of early-stage tech companies in Montana, and why it matters.
Angler Jason Mahlen takes lead in 2019 Spring Mack Days
POLSON — Kalispell angler and five time Spring Mack Days top angler Jason Mahlen is expanding his lake trout lead by a slim margin in the 2019 Spring Mack Days Fishing Event. Jason turned in two perfect 100 limits on Friday and Saturday for a total of five perfect 100 days so far and then added 60 e
Montana Legislature passes key student safety bills
HELENA— The Montana Senate concurred with House amendments to Senate Bill 132 today, sending the bill to the Governor. SB 132, the Student Safety Accountability Act, is sponsored by Senator Keith Regier of Kalispell. It recognizes that educators are in a position of trust and authority over students
A Local Option for ‘Craft Beef’
In his office overlooking downtown Kalispell’s Main Street, John Wagner looks the picture of a lawyer in his jacket and tie. The walls feature photographs of wide-open spaces and cattle, not unusual for décor in Northwest Montana.
A state preview? Here's a couple things to watch for at the 2019 Swede Dahlberg track meet
BUTTE — The first track meet held in the Mining City this year will also be one of the biggest of the season. All 14 Class AA teams will bring their boys squads to Charlie Merrifield track as the 2019 Swede Dahlberg Invitational gets rolling at 11 a.m. on Friday. It will be the only time this season