Jess Sheldahl

Morning Edition Host

Jess Sheldahl is a reporter and host for Morning Edition at Yellowstone Public Radio. She fell in love with public radio after becoming a DJ at the University of Montana’s college station KBGA. Since then, she’s worked at MTPR and graduated with a BA in Journalism from the University of Montana. Born and raised in Montana, Jess understands the importance of reporting on local news and issues that matter to the people who live here. She also enjoys a cold beer and a good book under the Big Sky.

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It's Friday, October 18th. Today we have stories about prescribed burns across the state and a final cleanup deal for the Butte Superfund.

It's Thursday, October 17th. Today we have stories about walleye, Montana's first vaping related death and homeownership roadblocks in Fort Belknap.

It's Wednesday, October 16th. Today we have stories about two new full-time agents to investigate human trafficking cases in Montana, an update on why Rossiter school in Helena evacuated yesterday and roadkill research.

It's Tuesday, October 15th. Today we have stories about Bureau of Land Management fees, Going to the Sun Road and Indigenous People's Day.

Oil Well
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The Bureau of Land Management last week announced an increase to drilling permit fees on public lands. The fee increases directed by the U.S. Congress also apply to some mineral cost recovery for oil and gas developers.

It's Monday, October 14th. Today we have stories about Republican Representative Greg Gianforte, a final Superfund deal for Butte and 4-H climate change curriculum.

It's Friday, October 11th. Today we have stories about invasive zebra mussels, a controversial trail in the Crazy Mountains and a hemp lawsuit.

It's Thursday, October 10th. Today we have stories about a Billings police-involved shooting, what a majority of Montanans think about the impeachment inquiry and wildfire resistance.

Chief St. John addresses the shooting at a press conference  on October 8
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The Billings Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened early the morning of October 9. 

Two men stand waving the pride flag
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As the U.S. Supreme Court hears a case on LGBT discrimination protection this week, the Billings City Council canceled plans to introduce a nondiscrimination ordinance this month because of uncertainty surrounding its passage.