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Matt Baldwin is regional editor for Hagadone Media Montana. He is a graduate of the University of Montana's School of Journalism. He can be reached at 406-758-4447 or

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Tracks set to reopen following Paradise train derailment
April 6, 2023 7 a.m.

Tracks set to reopen following Paradise train derailment

According to Montana Rail Link spokesperson Andy Garland, train traffic was expected to resume Thursday afternoon.

June 7, 2022 7 a.m.

Funding secured for Libby redevelopment projects

A portion of $2 million in federal funding will go toward a pair of potential redevelopment projects in Libby.

GOP contenders debate in Whitefish, sans Zinke
May 24, 2022 7 a.m.

GOP contenders debate in Whitefish, sans Zinke

Four Republican candidates for Montana’s new western U.S. House seat debated in Whitefish on Friday, generally finding agreement on a number of points related to the state’s agricultural challenges and preserving the rural Montana lifestyle.

March 11, 2022 7 a.m.

Kalispell man gets 100 years for killing wife

Family and friends of Amanda Hillious exhaled with relief Tuesday afternoon as her convicted killer and husband was handed the maximum sentence for deliberate homicide.

Montana to ‘keep up the good fight’ against aquatic invaders, wasting disease
January 7, 2022 7 a.m.

Montana to ‘keep up the good fight’ against aquatic invaders, wasting disease

Local fish and game officials can consider 2021 a success in the effort to combat the threat of aquatic invaders and chronic wasting disease, and will look to stay on a similar course in the year ahead.

December 14, 2021 7 a.m.

Montana senators vote to block vaccine rule for private businesses

Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester crossed party lines Wednesday to support a resolution that blocks a federal rule requiring vaccines or weekly testing for workers at private businesses with 100 or more employees.

December 3, 2021 7 a.m.

Logan Health pauses vaccine requirement

Logan Health has suspended its plan to require employees receive the Covid-19 vaccine following a court’s ruling that temporarily pauses a federal vaccine order for health-care workers.

November 26, 2021 7 a.m.

Logan Health to require COVID-19 vaccine of all staff

Logan Health is requiring its entire staff to have received at least once dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Dec. 6 in order to comply with a federal rule announced earlier this month.

October 1, 2021 7 a.m.

COVID-19 cases stress Logan Health bed capacity

Logan Health Medical Center continues to be challenged by an influx of mostly unvaccinated COVID-19 patients, with the Kalispell hospital routinely approaching or exceeding its bed capacity over the last month.

October 3, 2014 12:31 p.m.

Bears, attracted by garbage, roaming Whitefish

Sean Lohr was heading to town for a crepe Saturday when he came across the unexpected. On the corner of Central Avenue and Railway Street was a black bear casually strolling past the Great Northern Brewing Co. building, making its way toward the Oktoberfest tent in Depot Park.

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