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Montana Lowdown

Montana Free Press founder and editor John S. Adams interviews newsmakers on the hottest topics and issues in American's Last Best Place. 

Mar 25, 2019

SB 331 is only three pages long, but is widely seen as one of the most significant and far-reaching pieces of legislation state lawmakers are considering this session. 

The bill would allow NorthWestern Energy to purchase an additional 150 megawatts of power from Colstrip Units 3 & 4 at a cost of no more than $1 and...

Mar 25, 2019

Senate Bill 331 has emerged as one of the most significant and controversial bills of the 2019 Legislative session.

Backers of the proposal say it shores-up baseload electricity generation for the state's largest utility, NorthWestern Energy, while giving some hope to the community and workers in Colstrip, where the...

Mar 12, 2019

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock remained noncommittal about his presidential aspirations, but continued to express interest in potentially joining the ever-growing list of 2020 Democratic hopefuls. Bullock said for the time being he has more pressing priorities to address before he makes a decision.  

Bullock, who is more...