YPR Newscasts

  • Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Montana, where he will visit a coal mine on the Crow Indian Reservation before headlining an evening rally in support of Republican Greg Gianforte, who is seeking the state's only congressional seat
  • Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is scheduled to visit Montana next weekend to campaign for Democrat Rob Quist as he seeks a seat in the U.S. House
  • Montana beef producers say they can’t wait to regain access to the enormous Chinese market after a 13-year hiatus

  • Gov. Steve Bullock has signed a two-year, $10.3 billion budget that was a source of tension throughout the legislative session as he and lawmakers looked to close a revenue shortfall
  • U.S. Department of Justice officials say a new audit has uncovered problems with how the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation managed $2.3 million in federal grants intended to address violence against women, substance abuse and tribal justice.
  • Scientists in Toronto have named a newly identified dinosaur excavated from the Judith River Formation in Montana after a monster from the original Ghostbusters film


  • Idaho Power has announced its intention to close a Nevada coal plant it co-owns with NV Energy 10 years sooner than planned, a move that would shutter both units at Nevada's last utility-owned, coal-burning power plant by 2025
  • A South African gold mining company has completed a $2.2 billion acquisition of the only U.S. producer of platinum and palladium
  • A Canadian uranium mining company says it has taken steps to prevent
    radioactive sludge from leaking during shipment again and shouldn't be fined