Worker shortage curtails production in Bakken oil fields
Not even high-paying jobs in the Bakken oil fields of eastern Montana and North Dakota have been enough to fend off a growing shortage of skilled workers. The problem has reached the point where North Dakota state officials are worried that workers who lost their jobs during the pandemic slowdown won't be returning.
Montana’s U.S. House race about to see big spending in final months
The silence that has marked this close campaign so far, is about to be broken. The Club for Growth, a conservative Washington, D.C., think tank, has made a million-dollar ad buy in support of Rosendale, with those ads scheduled to hit the airwaves soon.
Race for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat heating up as November nears
With the race for governor and U.S. Senate topping the Montana ballot this fall, the contest for Montana's lone seat in the House of Representatives has been flying under the political radar. But that's about to change.
Conservation groups sue to block Black Butte copper mine near Smith River
A coalition of conservation groups is suing the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) over its approval of a permit for the Black Butte Copper Project near White Sulphur Springs.
Gubernatorial endorsements split top Montana Democrats
Just days away from the votes being tallied, the outcome for the Democratic nomination between Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney and political newcomer Whitney Williams is anyone's guess.
Democratic primary: Montana governor’s race too close to call
With virtually no public polling in the Democratic race for Montana governor between newcomer Whitney Williams and political veteran Mike Cooney, even the experts don't know what to expect. Both in terms of spending and fundraising, the Cooney-Williams race is tight.
Montana race for governor heating up between Cooney and Williams
So far, the Cooney-Williams race has been rather tame, but it looks like that's about to change. This week, Emily's List Super PAC, Women VOTE, dropped nearly $700,000 into the race in support of Williams. Observers take that as a sign the race is tightening.
Montana oil producers struggling with low prices
It's been tough times in the oil patch, as the industry has dealt with the double whammy of the COVID-19 pandemic and a collapse in the price of oil. Monday brought news that some of the nation's biggest lenders will begin to seize the assets of struggling shale oil companies in the U.S.
Democrats Williams, Cooney in tight fundraising battle for governor’s race
Two Democrats are vying for their party's nomination: Lt. Gov Mike Cooney and newcomer Whitney Williams, and both are locked in a tight race when it comes to fund raising.
3 GOP candidates for Montana governor take stage for debate
A crowd of 300 people squeezed in to watch Congressman Greg Gianforte, Attorney General Tim Fox and state Sen. Al Olszewski on the stage. The Yellowstone County Republicans sponsored the debate.