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Railroad crossing.
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In a year when news of railroad crashes and train derailments from around the country have jumped into headlines, new data show railroad accidents in Montana are declining at a faster pace than most of the Northwest region.

Electric vehicle charging station.
Flathead Electric Co-Op

The Flathead Electric Co-op Monday announced a new pilot program to bring electric vehicle charging stations to the Flathead Valley.

The Co-op installed the Valley’s first electric vehicle charging stations at its headquarters in Kalispell in 2015. Now it’s hoping to partner with a few local business to install about dozen more.

Montana Vehicle Registration Fees Rise In 2018

Jan 3, 2018

Montanans are required to pay a little more to register their vehicles starting in 2018.

State lawmakers approved the fee hikes in their last session. Basically it means a 3 percent hike for all transactions involving all motor vehicles starting in the New Year. The cost depends on the age of your car or truck. 

American Airlines and the Missioula International Airport announced Monday that direct service will begin in June: a seasonal route from Chicago and a year-round direct connection with Dallas.
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Missoula is getting more direct flights next summer. American Airlines and the Missoula International Airport announced Monday that direct service will begin in June: a seasonal route from Chicago and a year-round direct connection with Dallas.

Airport deputy director Brian Ellestad says that this has been a long time coming.

Due to budget cuts, some state park roads that are normally plowed in winter will only be accessible by foot this season.
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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has closed vehicle access to some state parks in northwest Montana this winter due to state budget cuts.

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