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Site chosen in Helena for Montana Heritage Center

The new Montana Heritage Center will be built on state-owned land within the Capitol complex at a site long eyed by the project's backers.

Site chosen in Helena for Montana Heritage Center

The new Montana Heritage Center will be built on state-owned land within the Capitol complex at a site long eyed by the project's backers. Read more

Lawmaker retreat comes under question, faces delay

Legislators discussed the ethics of attending professional development activities sponsored by outside groups. Read more

NorthWestern to make Colstrip pitch to PSC in 2020 after avoiding Montana regulators this year

One year after attempting to buy a larger share of Colstrip Power Plant while circumventing Montana Public Service Commission approval, NorthWestern Energy will approach regulators directly in 2020. Read more

Senate OK's appeals court judge over home-state opposition

WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed a top Justice Department lawyer as a federal appeals court judge despite a “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association and sharp opposition from his home-state senators. Read more

Montana attorney general elected president of national org

HELENA — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox was elected the 2020 president of the National Association of Attorneys General during its meeting this week in Washington. Read more

Gianforte responds to U.S. House's plan to vote on trade deal

In response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) announcement the U.S. House of Representatives will consider the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Republican Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte issued the following statement Tuesday: Read more

Group files brief in defense of North Dakota abortion law

BISMARCK, N.D. — An anti-abortion group has filed a brief in defense of a North Dakota law that requires doctors to inform women that they can reverse the procedure when it is carried out with medication, even though the science behind that claim is… Read more

Montana tribe's quest for recognition advances in Congress

Congress is on the cusp of approving legislation to recognize the state's Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Montana's congressional delegation said. Read more

North Dakota county OKs refugee resettlement after passionate testimony

Burleigh County commissioners in a 3-2 vote on Monday gave their consent to continuing to resettle refugees in the county, culminating a week of intense public debate in Bismarck. Read more

Commissioner Jim Peluso on refugee resettlement proposal

Burleigh County Commissioner Jim Peluso explains why he voted against refugee resettlement. Read more

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