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Senator Jon Tester Thursday introduced the Flathead Water Compact in Congress.
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Flathead Water Compact Fight Moves To U.S. Senate

Senator Jon Tester Thursday introduced the Flathead water compact in Congress. This is Montana’s final tribal water rights agreement, and has proven the most contentious.
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Fiddling With Effects: Electric Violinist Tracy Silverman

Lauded as “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin,” Tracy Silverman’s groundbreaking work with the 6-string electric violin defies musical boundaries. Silverman joins John Floridis in the Musicians' Spotlight this week.
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Four Hours Of Dylan Only On Your Radio, Friday, May 27 At 8:00 p.m.

Bob Dylan turned 75 on Tuesday. For six decades, he’s followed his own muse and carved a unique path through popular music in this country and the world. From folk singer to crooner, Dylan has mastered, defined, and dominated diverse musical genres and styles, telegraphing changes in the musical landscape before they occur, while constantly referring to the roots that underlie the American music canon.
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Thousands Turnout for Trump Rally in Billings

3 hours ago

  Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump flew into Montana on the news he has sewn up the GOP nomination.

The New York businessman says he wanted to campaign in Montana, in part because his son is a regular visitor to go hunting. He used that news to affirm his support of gun rights.

“We’re going to protect your 2nd Amendment 100%,” he said.

Coal with the town of Colstrip in the background
Amy Martin

On Monday the operator of the Colstrip power plant said it wants out of its contract to run the coal-burning facility. Pennsylvania-based Talen Energy owns part of the plant and operates the entire facility. The company says it is losing millions of dollars there. Governor Bullock talked with MTPR’s Corin Cates Carney Wednesday.

Senator Jon Tester Thursday introduced the Flathead Water Compact in Congress.
Flickr user Brad Smith (CC-BY-NC-2.0)

Senator Jon Tester Thursday introduced the Flathead water compact in Congress. This is Montana’s final tribal water rights agreement, and has proven the most contentious.

Mark Grotbo, general manager of Ravalli Electric Co-op stands in front of the solar panels that now line the side of Highway 93 near Victor.
Bree Zender

Governor Steve Bullock was in Victor Thursday to help open a new private solar energy facility.

A stretch of solar panels now line the side of Highway 93 near Victor. The new facility, Valley Solar, is the third community solar energy project to open in Montana. Gov. Steve Bullock spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Bob Dylan turned 75 on Tuesday. For six decades, he’s followed his own muse and carved a unique path through popular music in this country and the world. From folk singer to crooner, Dylan has mastered, defined, and dominated diverse musical genres and styles, telegraphing changes in the musical landscape before they occur, while constantly referring to the roots that underlie the American music canon.

Lauded as “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin,” Tracy Silverman’s groundbreaking work with the 6-string electric violin defies musical boundaries. Silverman joins John Floridis in the Musicians' Spotlight this week.

MTPR Flathead-area Reporter Nicky Ouellet.
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We're excited to welcome Nicky Ouellet as our new Flathead-area reporter.

Gov. Steve Bullock (file photo)
Josh Burnham

Governor Steve Bullock is stepping up his attack on his Republican opponent Greg Gianforte over a lawsuit involving stream access filed in 2009. In this interview, MTPR’s Corin Cates-Carney presses Bullock on whether he’s making a mountain out of a molehill.

Insurers, Air Ambulances Would Consider Rate Negotiation

May 25, 2016
Air ambulance bills often have a price tag in the five figure range. Patients' shock over the cost of emergency medical transport has recently turned into complaints filed to the auditor’s office.
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana health insurance providers and representatives of air ambulance companies said Wednesday they would at least consider negotiations and possibly binding arbitration as a way to set acceptable rates and prevent air ambulance patients from being shocked by their bills.

In 2013, the City of Missoula signed an agreement with the Justice Department to improve its policies and practices related to sexual assault prosecutions.
Cheri Trusler

Tell me about your last sexual encounter, describe it in detail, and if you could, please recall it all in chronological order.

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