Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
Voting on reservations: Satellite offices will open on the Crow, Northern Cheyenne and Fort Belknap reservations in October to allow late registration and absentee voting for the Nov. 4 general election. Montana agreed to open the offices as part of a settlement in a federal voting-rights lawsuit brought by 12 Indian plaintiffs who said they were at a disadvantage because they had to drive long distances to cast absentee ballots or register late.
Sexual harassment complaint: The Montana Human Rights Bureau will hear a sexual harassment complaint filed by a Montana State University-Northern dean against the school's former provost. Randy Bachmeier, dean of extended studies, says former provost Rosalyn Templeton inappropriately touched his leg, arm, shoulder and back several times over three years, an allegation Templeton denies.
Corruption case: The former director of the Blackfeet tribe's welfare program has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for taking kickbacks Prosecutors say 58-year-old Sandra Sanderville of Browning overpaid Temporary Aid to Needy Families recipients, who kicked back a portion of the money to her. She was ordered to pay more than $297,000 in restitution.
"Serial rapist" gets 60 years: A judge has sentenced an 18-year-old Great Falls man accused of raping six girls to 60 years in prison. The judge disregard a plea agreement in which prosecutors recommended 10 years in prison and 35 years' probation for Kristian Underdahl. The judge called Underdahl a "serial rapist."
ExpoPark manager deal: Cascade County Commissioners have voted to accept a settlement in a lawsuit over the firing of the manager of Montana ExpoPark. The terms of the settlement with Lisa Bracco call for keeping the reasons for her termination confidential. She was fired during an investigation into the finances of the facility.