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A Campaign Finance Reform Group Calls On Rosendale To Return Donations Or Give Money To Charity

A campaign finance reform group has called out a move by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale for allegedly moving money around to skirt campaign finance laws. They said it’s another sign Rosendale is trying to hide who is donating to his campaign.

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The Original Stage at the Montana Folk Festival in Butte, July 14, 2018.
Josh Burnham

Watch: 2018 Montana Folk Festival Highlights

Butte, Montana is known as the "Richest Hill on Earth," and this weekend its cultural riches were on display at the Montana Folk Festival. Miss the fun? Listen to the archives of MTPR's live broadcast from the original stage [ Friday , Saturday ] and see videos and pics from this weekend.

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Greek Yogurt And Chili Peppers: A Surprising Twist On Cornbread

The Food Guys create a bold and delicious cornbread recipe, great to accompany a good chili dish .

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Neptune Aviation air tanker drops retardant on a fire.
Steve Whitby/Neptune Aviation

Summer’s barely a month old, but a Missoula aviation and air tanker company is already running at full tilt.

“Neptune Aviation is incredibly busy right now,” says Neptune Aviation spokesman Kevin Condit. “We’re really flying a lot of fires in a lot of different states. We’re everywhere from Colorado to California and in between. It’s been a busy fire season so far.”

The Montana Board of Investments is searching for a new executive director to lead the management of roughly $18 billion in pension funds, state insurance reserves, and other government assets. The four finalists for the job are being interviewed this week.

The investment board’s current Executive Director David Ewer is retiring this September, after taking on the position in 2011.

Voters in Clinton, MT cast ballots during the 2016 elections.
Rebekah Welch

Montana’s Secretary of State plans to ask the state Supreme Court to overrule a lower court’s decision this week ordering the Green Party off this fall's ballots.

Fire Season Information

Jul 11, 2018
Firefighter in front of a wildfire.
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Here are links and phone numbers for up-to-date information about fire season in the Northern Rockies, including restrictions and closures and local air quality.

Mosquito.
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Hi! I’m Dr. Jamison Starbuck, a naturopathic family physician. I’m here with health tips for kids about bug bites.

It's insect time again here in Montana, and I mean the flying, buzzing, biting sorts of insects like mosquitoes, flies, bees and wasps. Here are a few things that are cool to know about bug bites.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposal to remove a deteriorating fishing pier from the bank of the Flathead River at Old Steel Bridge Fishing Access Site in Evergreen.

A 5-month old baby boy rescued after being left for hours in the woods near Lolo Hot Springs.
Missoula County Sheriff's Office

We learned more Tuesday about the extraordinary details surrounding last weekend’s rescue of a baby boy from under a debris pile in the forest near Lolo Hot Springs. Some credit the infant’s rescue to remarkable police work. Others chalk it up to a one-in-a-million lucky shot. To Missoula County Sheriff’s Deputy, Ross Jessop, it was nothing less than an act of God.

Anaconda smelter stack as seen in 2007.
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This week, federal, state and local public health officials will be in Anaconda to update residents on their plan for studying health concerns related to the Anaconda Smelter Superfund site.

Democratic Party Attorney Kevin Hamilton arguing a case challenging Green Party access to the ballot at the Lewis and Clark County courthouse Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
Corin Cates-Carney

A state district judge has ordered the Montana Green Party off November ballots.

Helena Judge James Reynolds ruled Monday night that around 80 signatures gathered in the petition to put the Green Party on the ballot shouldn’t have been counted.

You need three key ingredients for a proper chilli dish: meat, beer, and of course, chilli peppers. Our Food Guys, Jon Jackson and Greg Patent are passionate that Chili powder IS NOT CHILI.

Chunks of meat, beer and fresh ingredients are essential for a good chili. Chili powder is not chili folks! So don't go to the grocery store and buy a pack of powder when you can easily make a great chili by using fresh peppers! "The Food Guys" explain how.

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