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August 31, 2021 7 a.m.

Flathead COVID-19 surge strains hospital, health department

Flathead County continues to see an uptick in Covid-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths. The county had 690 active cases on Wednesday — the highest number the area has seen since February, according to local health officials.

August 17, 2021 7 a.m.

Logan Health exceeds adult acute-care bed capacity

Logan Health Medical Center surpassed its adult acute-care bed capacity this week after the hospital experienced a surge in both emergency-room activity and patients suffering from COVID-19.

August 3, 2021 7 a.m.

Logan Health reopens COVID-19 unit

In preparation for what experts believe will be a large and lingering wave of COVID-19-related hospitalizations, Logan Health Medical Center in Kalispell has reopened an area of the hospital reserved for patients who test positive for the virus.

June 29, 2021 7 a.m.

Blood shortage prompts widespread call for donations

Facing a critical blood shortage, the nonprofit transfusion medicine organization that supplies dozens of hospitals and clinics throughout Montana, Idaho and Washington with blood products recently urged individuals to donate blood as soon as possible to their local clinic.

June 15, 2021 7 a.m.

Statistics show domestic violence on the rise in Montana

Montana law enforcement officers responded to a domestic violence call every 1.75 hours in 2020 — and experts say that's likely a significant underrepresentation of the problem.

Feds steer clear of BNSF suit against CARD clinic
March 2, 2021 7 a.m.

Feds steer clear of BNSF suit against CARD clinic

The federal government decided last week it will not intervene in a lawsuit against the Center for Asbestos Related Disease in Libby that alleges the nonprofit clinic committed Medicare fraud by using federal monies to perform “unnecessary” screenings and treatments on its patients.

February 23, 2021 7 a.m.

Supreme Court rules permit for Rock Creek Mine is valid

In a recent ruling, the Montana Supreme Court determined the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation jumped through its proper review hoops prior to granting a mining company a water permit for the proposed Rock Creek Mine Project situated near Noxon in Sanders County.

February 12, 2021 7 a.m.

Southern Pine sells huge tract to wealthy Texas couple

An affluent couple from Texas recently purchased nearly 126,000 contiguous acres west of Kalispell from Southern Pine Plantations, the Georgia-based company that bought roughly 630,000 acres of timberlands in Northwest Montana from Weyerhaeuser in early 2020.

January 5, 2021 7 a.m.

State distribution plan details vaccine rollout

As Montana rounds into the new year, state and local officials are focused on transitioning into the next phase of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan after nearly 17,000 high-risk health-care personnel received their first doses of the vaccine in December.

December 8, 2020 7 a.m.

Hospital overflow site set up to receive patients

An alternative care site on the vacant third floor of Montana Children’s that had been prepared for a potential surge in COVID-19 patients is now being set up to begin receiving patients.

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