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A grizzly bear was euthanized roughly 12 miles south of Eureka after it became habituated to people and food conditioned, according to a Tuesday press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

Evening Newscast for June 02, 2020

06/03/20, 5:30 p.m.

Montanans cast a record number of votes for Tuesday's primary election, conducted by an all mail-in ballot. The most recent available data show more than 389,000 ballots have been returned. That blows past the 293,000 votes cast in the 2016 primary election, the last time major executive offices were up for grabs.

Listen to the audio above as MTPR's Corin Cates-Carney and YPR's Nicky Ouellet recap the statewide races.

Evening newscast for June 1, 2020

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May 29, 2020

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May 28, 2020

Evening Newscast for May 28, 2020

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May 27, 2020

Evening Newscast for May 27, 2020

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May 26, 2020

Evening Newscast for May 26, 2020

Billings, Montana
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A Yellowstone County woman in her 80′s has died of COVID-19, the 17th death in Montana due to the respiratory virus.

County health officials announced the death May 26. According to RiverStone Health, the woman, whose name has not been released, died Monday at a Billings hospital.

She is the third person to die from coronavirus in the county.

Montana's last confirmed COVID-19 death happened on Apr. 28, also in Yellowstone County. There have been no new cases among the more than 3,000 tests run in the five days from May 21 through May 26.

Montana Public Radio is gathering information on all statewide primary candidates to publish as a resource for our audience. We asked all the statewide candidates to respond to the following questions via email, limiting their answers to 300 words per question. These are their unedited responses.

Attorney General candidate Roy Davis: