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As winter roars, MDT navigates a plow driver shortage
As yet another winter storm wallops western Montana, the Montana Department of Transportation is trying its best to keep the 12,923 miles of road in its care clear of snow and ice. But this year,... Full story
Medical Marijuana Users Brace for Shortages as Montana's Recreational Market Opens
More than a year after voters approved legalizing marijuana for recreational use in Montana, anyone older than 21 can now walk into a dispensary and buy cannabis. That has medical marijuana user Joylynn Mane Wright worried. Wright lives in Prairie... Full story
Cities grapple with what legal weed will mean
With five months until Montana's adult-use marijuana market opens up, municipalities from Kalispell to Billings are figuring out what legal cannabis will look like in their communities. Voters legalized general-use cannabis for adults last...
'This Summer is different'
Firefighters working on the east shore of Flathead Lake thought they had the Boulder 2700 Fire in check as the sun set on Saturday afternoon. The fire started the night before - the cause is unknown...
Six months before adult-use marijuana market opens, supply worries loom
A few times a day, someone from out of town will walk into one of Paulson Palmer's three dispensaries in northwest Montana asking if they can buy marijuana. The answer is almost always no. While Palmer's Fruit Factory can sell cannabis to Montana...
Realtors report out-of-state rush on Montana real estate
Lydia Seely has wanted to move to Montana ever since her son came here five years ago. The California woman, who works in health care, had eyed properties in the Bozeman area in the past - initially...