Mark Johnson

From left: Kalispell Mayor Mark Johnson, state auditor Matt Rosendale and Dr. Albert Olszewski participate in the Flathead County Republican Senate forum in Kalispell on April 15.
Nicky Ouellet

Flathead County Republicans hosted their annual Lincoln Reagan Brunch at the county fairgrounds on Sunday.

Amid old-timey camp songs, against a backdrop of a swimming pool-sized American flag, half of the men hoping to win the Republican nomination to challenge Senator Jon Tester in the upcoming midterm primaries sat down for a candidate forum.

Eric Whitney

High school students are used to being told how important education is, and that hard work brings success. Those messages don’t always resonate when they’re delivered by teachers and parents, but today hundreds of Montana students heard about hard work and suffering from a different source.