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Report: Bird needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:20 AM

A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects. Full Story

Early tests don't find tainted water from oil boom

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday. Full Story

USDA: Genetically modified wheat found in Montana

posted on October 3, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up in a second location in the United States, this time in Montana, the Agriculture Department said Friday. Full Story

Fertilizer Shipping Commitment Exceeded

posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:59 AM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — BNSF Railway Co. says it has exceeded its commitment to additional trains hauling fertilizer in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana. The Surface Transportation Board last month ordered BNSF and Canadian Pacific Railway... Full Story

North Dakota Oil Train Explosion

posted on January 3, 2014 at 6:09 PM

North Dakota Oil Train Explosion
Residents of the southeastern North Dakota town of Casselton are back home this weekend after a massive explosion following a crash involving two trains – one carrying grain and the other loaded with oil from the state’s oil patch. The... Full Story

Oil Railcars Cause for Concern to Small Town Montana Residents

posted on December 20, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Oil Railcars Cause for Concern to Small Town Montana Residents
Big Sky Country exudes natural beauty, and provides a home to wildlife which can elude other parts of the country. But recent sightings have some small town Montana residents worried about the potential of man-made disasters. Full Story

Bison transferred to reservation from Yellowstone

posted on August 23, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Bison once helped sustain Native Americans on the plains of Montana. Now, Indians on the Fort Belknap Reservation say it's time they returned the favor. Full Story

Montana Looks At Allowing Roadkill For Dinner

posted on March 22, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Cattle ranchers question how roadkill could be harvested for food when the cattle industry must follow strict federal regulations Full Story

Election Sends Familiar Faces Back to Washington

posted on November 9, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Election Sends Familiar Faces Back to Washington
More than 115 million Americans cast their ballots in the 2012 election this week, setting the stage for some familiar faces in Washington. President Barack Obama was swiftly reelected with wins in battleground states like Ohio, Virginia, Iowa,... Full Story

Drought Holds Its Grip As Growers Pivot To Wheat

posted on October 26, 2012 at 12:45 PM

USDA in its weekly crop report says that while 81 percent of the crop had been planted, only half of it has broken through the soil to show signs of life. Full Story

Farm State Debates Involve Farm Bill

posted on October 12, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Farm State Debates Involve Farm Bill
Over the past few years, U.S. agriculture has been a bright spot in dismal economic times. But that doesn’t mean the farm sector is above the fray of campaign rhetoric. Full Story

Asian energy boom threatens Montana ranches

posted on September 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Rising U.S. coal exports that the industry hopes can offset flagging domestic demand have Montana ranchers facing the possibility that their way of life could be sacrificed to feed Asian energy demands. Full Story

Panel: Corps not to blame for Missouri River flood

posted on December 20, 2011 at 4:13 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did what it could with the record flooding on the Missouri River this year although proposed changes could help avoid a disastrous repeat, especially since such floods could become more frequent, an expert panel... Full Story

MT governor backs out of flood meeting

posted on August 19, 2011 at 11:56 AM

Governors from several states affected by this year's historic overflowing of the Missouri River were gathering Friday to discuss ways to avoid a repeat of the destructive floodwaters that submerged thousands of acres of farmland and forced... Full Story

Agreement to let Yellowstone bison roam in Montana

posted on April 8, 2011 at 3:04 PM

BILLINGS, Mont (AP) - Bison from Yellowstone National Park will roam freely across 75,000 acres in southern Montana where for years the animals were shipped to slaughter by the hundreds, under a breakthrough agreement expected to be adopted this... Full Story
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