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Hill County landowners protest Milk River ranch purchase

Hill County landowners protest Milk River ranch purchase

GREAT FALLS — More than a dozen Hill County landowners say they are closing about 50,000 acres of private land to public recreation to protest the state's purchase of a ranch along the Milk River in north-central Montana.

December 20, 2012 9:32 amLoading…

Land board approves Keystone lease

HELENA — Montana on Monday approved easements to let the Keystone XL pipeline cross state-owned land, including the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers.

December 17, 2012 10:41 amLoading…
Land Board approves Milk River Ranch purchase

Land Board approves Milk River Ranch purchase

HELENA -- Montana’s Land Board on Monday unanimously approved the purchase of the 4,505-acre Milk River Ranch for $5.7 million.

November 19, 2012 3:22 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Attorney general has worked to protect kids, public safety

Guest opinion: Attorney general has worked to protect kids, public safety

As a native Montanan and father of three young children, I believe our state is at a crossroads. The next governor will not only help set our course for the next four years, but also determine the opportunities our state holds for the next generation.

May 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Most GOP secretary of state candidates oppose same-day voter registration, voting

Most GOP secretary of state candidates oppose same-day voter registration, voting

HELENA — Three of the four Republicans running for secretary of state want to repeal the law that allows people to register to vote on Election Day and cast their votes then.

May 02, 2012 4:55 pm Photos

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McCulloch files for 2nd term as secretary of state

McCulloch files for 2nd term as secretary of state

HELENA — Secretary of State Linda McCulloch filed Thursday for re-election and vowed to keep fighting for fair, honest, open and accurate elections for all eligible Montana voters.

March 01, 2012 5:00 pmLoading…
State considers sale of 7,300 acres in Daniels County

State considers sale of 7,300 acres in Daniels County

The state is considering the sale of 7,280 acres of land in northeastern Montana’s Daniels County.

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Idaho names Montana's Schultz as new lands chief

BOISE, Idaho  - A Montana natural resources official was selected Tuesday to take over the Idaho Department of Lands, which is grappling with increased interest in natural gas drilling and pressure to boost investment returns.

August 23, 2011 4:44 pmLoading…

Montana cabin site lease issue could head to court

HELENA - Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Monday blasted legislation that reshapes the way the state leases cabin sites, saying it is sending the state toward a certain lawsuit.

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Engineer running for secretary of state

Engineer running for secretary of state

HELENA — Scott Aspenlieder, an engineer from Helena, announced Monday he will be a Republican candidate for secretary of state, saying it’s time that “a businessman, not a bureaucrat” held that office.

June 13, 2011 5:30 pmLoading…

Montana FWP details plans for public lands near Milltown Dam site

MISSOULA — Plans for four new public areas around the former Milltown Dam river confluence are up for public input this month.

November 06, 2010 7:43 pmLoading…

Land Board OKs plan to salvage submerged logs in Flathead Lake

HELENA — The state Land Board has given its approval to a company's plan to salvage submerged logs from Flathead Lake.

September 20, 2010 12:06 pmLoading…

Legislature attorneys question Land Board’s authority to spend $40m in PPL damage funds

HELENA – Attorneys for the Legislature say the state Land Board is overstepping its authority by deciding how to spend some $40 million in damages owed the state by PPL Montana – DASH – but lawmakers Monday took no steps to halt the board’s action.

June 14, 2010 6:25 pmLoading…

Land Board accepts resolution to protect North Fork of Flathead River

HELENA - The Montana Land Board is accepting a resolution that is part of a bigger plan to protect the North Fork of the Flathead River from oil and gas development.

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Republican lawmakers from Eastern Montana urge leasing of Otter Creek coal tracts

Republican lawmakers from Eastern Montana urge leasing of Otter Creek coal tracts

HELENA — Fourteen state legislators from Eastern Montana, all Republicans, sent a letter Tuesday to the state Land Board, urging it to vote next week to lease 570 million tons of state-owned coal in the Otter Creek Valley, for possible development.

December 15, 2009 6:10 pmLoading…

Montana Land Board to weigh leasing state-owned coal

HELENA — The state Land Board on Monday will have the chance to offer up for lease a vast tract of coal in the southeastern corner of the state. Opponents of development are expected to call for a delay so they can further review the proposal. The state controls more than a half-billion ton…

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Board to revisit leasing Otter Creek coal tracts

Board to revisit leasing Otter Creek coal tracts

HELENA — Arch Coal Inc., one the nation’s largest coal firms, announced Thursday that it has agreed to lease tracts with 730 million tons of Otter Creek coal from Great Northern Properties.

November 13, 2009 5:25 pmLoading…

State Land Board to tackle Otter Creek coal-leasing issue Monday

HELENA - The state's top officials will be talking Monday about developing vast tracts of state-owned coal in southeastern Montana - but any decisions on the long-discussed issue are unlikely to come soon.

September 20, 2009 11:30 pmLoading…

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