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The bipartisan advocacy group Farmers For Free Trade has spent the past two weeks driving across the midwest rallying farmers behind the new trade plan between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. They’re pushing for Congress to pass the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, replacement.

On Friday, almost 20 people shared a meal of meat, rolls, beans, and pasta at the 11th and final stop of Broadview, just north of Billings. They were on the property of Michelle Erickson-Jones, farmer and past president of the Montana Grain Growers Association.

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Montana’s Congressional delegates are drawing a range of conclusions from the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection will follow through on its proposal to cut back hours of operation at the Port of Raymond starting April 14. The proposal, along with a series of listening sessions last week, is drawing criticism from Montana’s Washington, D.C. delegation.

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A Bozeman company has been awarded one of the first border wall construction contracts to use funds under President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration. The Army Corps of Engineers gave Barnard Construction a $187 million contract for pedestrian fencing at the US-Mexico border Tuesday.

A second Democrat has tossed her hat in the ring in the run for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat.

Former state lawmaker Kathleen Williams announced her 2020 bid today on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn in Billings.

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Tom Winter Campaign

A state representative from Missoula announced his 2020 bid for Montana’s lone Congressional seat Tuesday.

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The US border with Mexico draws much of the nation’s attention. But for residents in northeast Montana it’s the border with Saskatchewan that has them concerned.

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During the mid-term election, Montana voters re-elected their incumbents – a Democrat and  a Republican - for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House, respectively. Political scientist David Parker was asked to look at his proverbial “tea leaves” to explain the outcome.

 


Over the past few months, President Trump campaigned hard against Montana’s Democratic U.S. Senator Jon Tester. Tester drew the ire of the president after he blocked Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

President Donald Trump said he returned to Montana for a record 4th campaign swing to defeat U.S. Senator Jon Tester. He told the crowd in Belgrade that it's personal.

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