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Lake Co. investigating death of Mineral Co. inmate held by Sanders Co.

An inmate’s death this week has linked three different counties in northwest Montana. On Thursday, the Sanders County Sheriff’s Office announced that the death of an inmate at the Sanders County Detention Center. The 45-year-old person was being held there on behalf of Mineral County.


Montana has poor dental health, but plenty of dentists

When it comes to dental health, Montana has some work to do. An annual report card that looks at the which states have the healthiest teeth and gums in the U.S., ranks Montana 43 overall. On the other hand, the report produced by the personal finance website WalletHub, said the state is third for th


Cats fall to Polson in opening round of district tourney

The Wildcats fourth-quarter comeback bid came up just short against the Pirates Thursday as Columbia Falls fell to Polson in the opening round of the Northwest A Distirct Tournament in Whitefish, 58-49.


Lawmaker says Montana, which is barred from putting prisoners to death, should abolish death penalty

A lawmaker wants to abolish the death penalty in Montana, saying it's financially irresponsible to spend more money on the high-cost cases since prisoners in the state cannot be put to death and end up serving what amounts to life-in-prison sentences.


Subzero temperatures, severe wind chill, and new snowfall for Presidents' Day in Montana

The western side of the state is starting the work week with new snowfall and dangerously low temperatures. Travel is expected to be slick and slow-going. Strong winds continue in east west aligned valleys and canyons today while snow showers are decreasing across the region.


Polson commission approves $40,000 settlement

POLSON – The Polson City Commission will pay B&I Holdings LLC $40,000 over litigation that Interim City Manager Wade Nash said had to do with “suspected trespassing on private property.” The document approved by the commission references disputes over rights to the use of a waterline extension. Acco


Should Montana Get Rid of Columbus Day?

The Montana House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would officially change Columbus Day in the state to Indigenous Peoples Day. Rather than get rid of Columbus Day, the head of an Italian American group known as the Columbus Heritage Coalition says the Montana Legislature should create


Drug dealers, sex traffickers shadow MMIWG issue

RONAN — Drugs and sex trafficking correlate with the issue of missing and murdered Native women and girls, said Jami Pluff, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes policy analyst at the first CSKT community Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women work group meeting last Wednesday.


A pioneering spirit: Remembering Montana native and renowned author Patricia Nell Warren

The Godmother of LGBT sports. A literary legend. A pioneering spirit. These are just a few of the repeated phrases used to describe Patricia Nell Warren, a Montana native, author, and lifelong activist who died on Feb. 9 in Santa Monica, California, after a roughly three-year battle with cancer. She


Conservation group buys ranch, sells it back to Montana landowners

North-central Montana ranchers and an international conservation group have collaborated to acquire a neighbor’s 5,000 acres in a unique partnership. “There was a ranch next to us we wanted to buy and didn’t have the funding to do so … without becoming a financial casualty,” said Dale Veseth, a Malt


Montana Hunter, Investigators Recount November Grizzly Bear Attack

Bears attack people in northwest Montana a few times a year. That’s enough for medical professionals and wildlife managers to have developed a special protocol that’s part treatment, part forensics to ensure both parties recover.


Polson Aquatic Center Ordered To Pay $60,000 Over Workplace Harassment Case

A public pool in Polson has been ordered to pay a former employee nearly $60,000 and develop new policies for identifying and resolving discrimination complaints in response to a case heard last year.


Montana Attorney General Pushes for Opioid Prescription Regulation

McKenna Fromm was a straight-A high school student, basketball player and member of student government in 2011. By 2015, she was living in a spider-infested “drug den,” estranged from her family and deep in addiction.


Black Solidarity Summit at University of Montana explores being a minority on white campuses

Nnamdi Kalu, a Nigerian native and graduate student at Montana State University, said he didn’t fully appreciate how much he stood out from the rest of the student body the first time he came to the state.


S&K Gaming presents dividend check to Tribal Council

PABLO — Members of S&K Gaming met with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council this week to present the tribes with a $715,000 dividend check for 2017’s operations; that’s a $350,000 increase from 2016.


Scoreboard: Girls high school basketball boxscores (Feb. 15)

Editor's note: We publish all box scores we receive. If you don't see yours here, ask your coach or athletic director to input them into our portal at stats.406mtsports.com. Augusta;2;15;16;4;—;46 Heart Butte;5;12;11;9;—;41.


Lakeside Man Pleads No Contest to Holding Pharmacist at Gunpoint

A Lakeside man accused of holding a pharmacist at gunpoint in 2017 pleaded no contest to a single charge of assault with a weapon. Thomas Devine appeared in Flathead County District Court on Feb. 14 and will be sentenced in April. A no-contest plea is entered when defendants acknowledge that prosecu


Morgan Dake: Treat others how you want to be treated

Hometown: Vacaville, California and Charlo, Montana. Morgan Dake spent most of her life training as a professional dancer. Through the joy, comradeship and artistic expression, she found community. Life took some unexpected turns and she soon developed an enthusiasm for law. As the senior deputy cou


Hi-Line Living - Happy Valentine's Day: 63 years and still together

After 63 years of being married, this year Roland and Peggy Joe Gould celebrated another Valentine's Day together. Both born and raised in Havre, the couple first met while going to school together. Peggy Joe laughed, then said she didn't like her husband very much during high school, adding that he


SKC Student Senate hosts Sweetheart Round Dance

PABLO — Friday night the Mission Valley was slammed with snow and high blizzard winds while inside at Salish Kootenai College Joe McDonald Athletic Center a band of hand drum singers from near and far jammed at the SKC student senate Sweetheart Round Dance.