The confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers lies near an oil and gas development near the North Dakota/Montana border, May 31, 2014.
Chris Boyer of Kestrel Aerial Services, Inc./NPCA / FLICKR (CC BY-ND 2.0)

The State of Montana last week finalized its first set of comprehensive rules for disposal of oil and gas production waste.

It’s been six weeks since the coronavirus pandemic shifted Montana’s public school districts to remote and online learning, and some school counselors are struggling to check in with students. Counselors say the lack of daily face-to-face interactions may prevent some from getting the help they need.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service released data on Friday confirming that September was a very wet, snowy month for Montana. 

(Photo by Marina Starr)

Declaring today as a "great day for American jobs," President Trump reversed an Obama administration decision and issued a permit to continue building the $8-billion-dollar Keystone XL pipeline

Some Eastern Montanan farmers and Fort Peck Reservation residents near the pipeline's route don't agree. They believe the environmental and social risk the pipeline poses is greater than a potentially short-lived economic boost for the state.

About two-dozen water protectors are walking across the Fort Peck Reservation this weekend to pray and demonstrate opposition of the pipeline's construction in the state.