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Edward O'Brien is Montana Public Radio's Associate News Director.

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The Lowdown on How to Prevent STDs
CDC

Public health officials in Montana are hopeful that a rise in one sexually transmitted disease linked to the Bakken oil boom is starting to go back down.

University of Montana head football coach Bobby Hauck at a press conference at UM, Dec. 1, 2017.
Courtesy University of Montana

The University of Montana has its new head football coach. As widely speculated, UM went back to the future with its selection.

The Public Service Commission announced today that Montana will use the 406 area code through at least 2031.
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Montana is one of only twelve states with a single area code.

The Public Service Commission announced today Montana will stay in that exclusive club through at least 2031.

The deadline for getting a health plan under the Affordable Care Act is fast approaching.

Open enrollment under the health care law passed by the Obama administration started November 1.

According to the Montana Primary Care Association’s Olivia Riutta, there’s a strong local demand for enrollment assistance. 

A very strong cold front will affect western Montana on Thursday evening. The main impact will be from the strong gusty winds along the cold front late Thursday afternoon through Thursday night.
National Weather Service Missoula, MT.

The National Weather Service predicts fairly tame weather across Montana through Thursday evening, when we could see some dramatic changes.

Traveling for Thanksgiving? If so, don’t stress out about the weather, at least not until Friday.

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