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 Tuesday, March 17th. Today we have stories about NorthWestern Energy, the elk herd in the Bangtail Mountains testing negative for brucellosis and updates on coronavirus.

It's Monday, March 16th. Today we have stories about how officials are reacting and people are preparing as Montana sees it's first cases of the novel coronavirus.

It's Friday, March 13th. Today we have stories about coronavirus, legal challenges against a new Montana law that limits the number of ballots a person can deliver and the annual Made in Montana tradeshow.

It's Thursday, March 12th. Today we have stories about coronavirus, whether the Montana National Guard has enough funding and the reopening of Mudman Burgers associated with an embattled Whitefish Christian ministry.

It's Wednesday, March 11th. Today we have stories about hemp, surprises from Monday's candidate filings and an interview with Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof about his new book.

It's Tuesday, March 10th. Today we have stories about two women who claim they were detained for speaking Spanish, Governor Steve Bullock's run for Senate and an update on Coronavirus.

It's Monday, March 9th. Today we have stories about managing grizzly bear conflicts on the Rocky Mountain Front, census hiring and how Crow tribal government is preparing for coronavirus.

It's Friday, March 6th. Today we have stories about rural school funding, efforts to learn more about antelope and how Coronavirus is affecting tourism in Montana.

It's Thursday, March 5th. Today we have stories about bipartisan support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, COVID-19 and the likelihood of a future electricity blackout from NorthWestern Energy.

It's Wednesday, March 4th. Today we have stories about red flag weather warnings, an update on the state's response to coronavirus and the revamped superfund site in Anaconda.