Beau Baker

Beau is UM School of Journalism reporter. He reads the news on Montana Public Radio two nights a week.

At least 96 bison attempting to migrate from Yellowstone National Park into Montana have been captured for potential slaughter under a program meant to shield livestock from disease.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the state of Wyoming to pay Montana over $38,000 in damages and $67,000 in court costs in a long-running dispute over water rights that affect farmers and ranchers on both sides of the border.

Search and rescue teams are still looking for a man who went missing Saturday night after skiing into the backcountry outside of Whitefish Mountain Resort.

On Tuesday night controversial right-wing speaker Mike Adams gave a lecture at the University of Montana.

Adams, a professor of criminal justice at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, was brought to Missoula by a conservative donor to UM’s School of Journalism. Maria Cole supports the Jeff Cole Distinguished Lecture Series, named for her late husband, who was a journalist.

A 19-year-old Broadwater County detention officer was killed in a head-on collision between his pickup truck and a tractor trailer on Interstate 90 about 40 miles east of Missoula.

Two people were found dead after a house fire near the southern Montana town of Emigrant. A western Montana school district is asking that a federal lawsuit be thrown out, saying district officials did not know about many allegations that a student was being sexually harassed by a music teacher.

A Montana man was sentenced yesterday to a year and a day in federal prison for his participation in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

State budget cuts mean that ranchers, recreation businesses and conservationists who rely on accurate information about water in Montana are facing new challenges.

The Montana Department of Health launched a new program today aimed at reducing child deaths, along with abuse and neglect among vulnerable families. The First Years Initiative will provide services and resources to new mothers and their children. It’s funded through a federal grant and will be rolled out in stages.

Government watchdog groups are challenging the Trump administration in court over its move to suspend methane emission rules for oil and gas production on federal lands.

The Montana Veterans Administration says more of the state’s veterans are getting access to rehab services for drugs, alcohol and PTSD thanks to a simplified admissions process.  

Montana Governor Steve Bullock and 11 other governors from both parties are urging Congress to re-authorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as possible.

Norovirus outbreaks are on the rise in Montana.

When you think of winter in Montana, you think lots of snow… not wildfires. But today the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for the eastern part of the state.

Wearing safety goggles and a hard hat, Sylvianne Wright, a Missoula high school student, is racing to pound nails into a beam in the main woodshop of Missoula College’s Department of Industrial Technology.

Wright, who goes to Willard Alternative High School, is part of a Missoula YWCA program called GRIT, or Girls Representing In Trades.

The Alberta-based livestock company Friesen Foods is proposing a 3,000 acre slaughterhouse and food processing facility outside of Great Falls.

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