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  • Hi- Line Flooding

    Hi- Line Flooding

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:04 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:04:19 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:04 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:04:19 GMT
    Small streams hug the side of roadways across the hi-line as flooding continues to plague the surrounding areas. New bodies of water seemed to have formed overnight in fields as warmer temperatures melt the remnants of this record-breaking winter.  However, the recent flooding has had a major impact on local farmers for a variety of reasons; one of which is the delaying of their seeding.  The hi-line community here in Montana isn't used to seeing such devastating floo...
    Small streams hug the side of roadways across the hi-line as flooding continues to plague the surrounding areas. New bodies of water seemed to have formed overnight in fields as warmer temperatures melt the remnants of this record-breaking winter.  However, the recent flooding has had a major impact on local farmers for a variety of reasons; one of which is the delaying of their seeding.  The hi-line community here in Montana isn't used to seeing such devastating floo...
  • Pinwheels for Prevention

    Pinwheels for Prevention

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:35 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:35:55 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:43:30 GMT

    The Montana Children's Trust Fund in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana are planting pinwheels to support national Strengthening Families Month. 

    The Montana Children's Trust Fund in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana are planting pinwheels to support national Strengthening Families Month. 

  • Solar Panel Plant

    Solar Panel Plant

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:30:37 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:30:37 GMT
    If you live in the Electric City, you might be seeing a few changes not only to the landscape, but possibly your electric bill. 30 of the 112 acre land along Bootlegger Trail has just been approved by the Cascade County Zoning Board to be made into a photovoltaic solar power generation facility. Otherwise known as a solar power plant. The new source of energy will be contracted through Pacific Northwest Solar Company and produce as much as 3 megawatts of alternating curren...
    If you live in the Electric City, you might be seeing a few changes not only to the landscape, but possibly your electric bill. 30 of the 112 acre land along Bootlegger Trail has just been approved by the Cascade County Zoning Board to be made into a photovoltaic solar power generation facility. Otherwise known as a solar power plant. The new source of energy will be contracted through Pacific Northwest Solar Company and produce as much as 3 megawatts of alternating curren...
  • Crime and Safety

    Crime and Safety

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:07:42 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:07:42 GMT

    Crime has been on the rise over the past few weeks in Great Falls and has caused many of us to ask the same question, "How do I stay safe?" Whether you’re simply walking to your car or taking your kids to the park, you want to have that feeling of security.  And that feeling starts…with you. According to Sheriff Bob Edwards, community involvement is key to having a safe neighborhood. Reporting any suspicious activity, even if you’re unsure...

    Crime has been on the rise over the past few weeks in Great Falls and has caused many of us to ask the same question, "How do I stay safe?" Whether you’re simply walking to your car or taking your kids to the park, you want to have that feeling of security.  And that feeling starts…with you. According to Sheriff Bob Edwards, community involvement is key to having a safe neighborhood. Reporting any suspicious activity, even if you’re unsure...

  • May in Montana is New Awareness Month for Rare Disease

    May in Montana is New Awareness Month for Rare Disease

    Monday, April 16 2018 7:58 AM EDT2018-04-16 11:58:42 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 8:10 AM EDT2018-04-16 12:10:46 GMT

    Dandy-Walker Syndrome is a rare illness with little known about it, which has inspired a Helena mom to spread awareness in Montana.

    Dandy-Walker Syndrome is a rare illness with little known about it, which has inspired a Helena mom to spread awareness in Montana.

  • Man killed in crash north of Polson identified

    Man killed in crash north of Polson identified

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-04-04 14:15:53 GMT

    A man killed in a car cash north of Polson has been identified. According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, 22-year-old Olijah Nathaniel James, of Elmo, died from injuries from that crash, which happened five miles north of Polson on US 93. 

    A man killed in a car cash north of Polson has been identified. According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, 22-year-old Olijah Nathaniel James, of Elmo, died from injuries from that crash, which happened five miles north of Polson on US 93. 

  • City Brew celebrates 20 years, expands to more Montana towns

    City Brew celebrates 20 years, expands to more Montana towns

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-04-13 15:21:42 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-04-13 16:02:35 GMT

    Employees say the company has come a long way since their first Billings location at 17th and Grand Avenue in 1998.  

    Employees say the company has come a long way since their first Billings location at 17th and Grand Avenue in 1998.  

  • Snow Plow Damage

    Snow Plow Damage

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-04-13 14:27:53 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-04-13 14:27:53 GMT

    As of April 1st, Montana has spent $29 million dollars in snow plowing expenses out of its $135 million dollar maintenance budget. This is roughly a 30% increase compared to last year's total of $2.3 million.  While this number may seem high, this doesn't even include the amount that is going toward snow plow repairs.  40 plows have been hit by other drivers this year alone, while last year the accidents remained in the low 30’s. Here in Great Falls...

    As of April 1st, Montana has spent $29 million dollars in snow plowing expenses out of its $135 million dollar maintenance budget. This is roughly a 30% increase compared to last year's total of $2.3 million.  While this number may seem high, this doesn't even include the amount that is going toward snow plow repairs.  40 plows have been hit by other drivers this year alone, while last year the accidents remained in the low 30’s. Here in Great Falls...

  • UPDATE: Man killed in casino shooting identified

    UPDATE: Man killed in casino shooting identified

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:35 AM EDT2018-04-10 11:35:09 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-04-11 15:02:06 GMT

    A 44-year old Billings man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Billings early Tuesday morning.

    A 44-year old Billings man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Billings early Tuesday morning.

  • Man found dead in Sweet Grass County

    Man found dead in Sweet Grass County

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:39 AM EDT2018-04-11 14:39:53 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 10:39 AM EDT2018-04-11 14:39:53 GMT

    A  man has been found dead near Greycliff, according to the Sweet Grass County Sheriff's Office. 

    A  man has been found dead near Greycliff, according to the Sweet Grass County Sheriff's Office. 

  • New Preschool Opens in Helena

    New Preschool Opens in Helena

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:05 AM EDT2018-04-11 13:05:49 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-04-11 13:24:19 GMT

    A ribbon cutting ceremony will happen later today for the grand opening of the Florence Crittenton preschool.  The preschool is piloting the Montana Early Childhood Care Model. 

    A ribbon cutting ceremony will happen later today for the grand opening of the Florence Crittenton preschool.  The preschool is piloting the Montana Early Childhood Care Model. 

  • April Showers Bring May...Potholes

    April Showers Bring May...Potholes

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-04-10 15:25:32 GMT
    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-04-10 15:25:32 GMT

    With snow moving out and warmer temperatures moving in, pesky potholes are on the horizon. Potholes not only come with a lot of frustration, but the potential for car damage as well.  These craters in our streets form when moisture seeps into the pavement from snow melting due to a rise in temperature. However, once it refreezes it expands, causing the pavement to crack. This cycle continuously repeats until a pothole blossoms...

    With snow moving out and warmer temperatures moving in, pesky potholes are on the horizon. Potholes not only come with a lot of frustration, but the potential for car damage as well.  These craters in our streets form when moisture seeps into the pavement from snow melting due to a rise in temperature. However, once it refreezes it expands, causing the pavement to crack. This cycle continuously repeats until a pothole blossoms...

  • Swing Back Into Shape

    Swing Back Into Shape

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:47 AM EDT2018-04-10 14:47:36 GMT
    Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:47 AM EDT2018-04-10 14:47:36 GMT

    It’s time to get those golf clubs out and start practicing that follow through because golfing season is here!  Golf courses are gearing up for the golf season as warmer temperatures are on the horizon. However, it's important you get a couple things done before you hit the green...

    It’s time to get those golf clubs out and start practicing that follow through because golfing season is here!  Golf courses are gearing up for the golf season as warmer temperatures are on the horizon. However, it's important you get a couple things done before you hit the green...

  • Dad Honors Late Daughter with Special Coffee Blend

    Dad Honors Late Daughter with Special Coffee Blend

    Monday, April 9 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-04-09 14:35:00 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 11:06 AM EDT2018-04-09 15:06:36 GMT

    Mariah Swingley died in a car crash in two-thousand-fifteen at the age of 17. Now at Fire Tower coffee, they're brewing Mariah's Blend in support of continuing her anti-bullying campaign. 

    Mariah Swingley died in a car crash in two-thousand-fifteen at the age of 17. Now at Fire Tower coffee, they're brewing Mariah's Blend in support of continuing her anti-bullying campaign. 

  • Malmstrom AFB Award

    Malmstrom AFB Award

    Monday, April 9 2018 10:28 AM EDT2018-04-09 14:28:02 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 10:28 AM EDT2018-04-09 14:28:02 GMT

    Malmstrom Air Force Base just recognized 3 service members on winning the 2017 nuclear deterrence operations award. The award recognizes the accomplishments of airmen who make the greatest contribution and difference to the nuclear and missile operations field.  This annual award is highly competitive...

    Malmstrom Air Force Base just recognized 3 service members on winning the 2017 nuclear deterrence operations award. The award recognizes the accomplishments of airmen who make the greatest contribution and difference to the nuclear and missile operations field.  This annual award is highly competitive...

  • Nightmare Bacteria: What you need to know about drug-resistant bacteria

    Nightmare Bacteria: What you need to know about drug-resistant bacteria

    Friday, April 6 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-04-06 16:02:52 GMT
    Friday, April 6 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-04-06 21:52:56 GMT

    Superbugs have not only concerned scientists for several years but has also plagued the public as well. These antibacterial strains have been found in 27 states so far, but concerns are growing and scientists are now referring to them as “nightmare bacteria”.  Antibacterial strains are killing 23,000 Americans each and every year.  Roughly 10% of the people tested carry this bacteria, and of that 10%, none showed any signs or symptoms. The CDC warned this...

    Superbugs have not only concerned scientists for several years but has also plagued the public as well. These antibacterial strains have been found in 27 states so far, but concerns are growing and scientists are now referring to them as “nightmare bacteria”.  Antibacterial strains are killing 23,000 Americans each and every year.  Roughly 10% of the people tested carry this bacteria, and of that 10%, none showed any signs or symptoms. The CDC warned this...

  • Helping Veterans Through Horse Therapy

    Helping Veterans Through Horse Therapy

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 10:53 AM EDT2018-04-04 14:53:02 GMT
    Thursday, April 5 2018 6:25 AM EDT2018-04-05 10:25:27 GMT

    For the past five years the VA hospital at Fort Harrison has been providing equine therapy for veterans.  Carl Cossitt runs the program, which follows the EAGALA method of psychotherapy. 

    For the past five years the VA hospital at Fort Harrison has been providing equine therapy for veterans.  Carl Cossitt runs the program, which follows the EAGALA method of psychotherapy. 

  • Man reported missing in the Mission Valley found dead

    Man reported missing in the Mission Valley found dead

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 9:58 AM EDT2018-04-04 13:58:49 GMT

    A man reported missing in the Mission Valley has been found dead. 

    A man reported missing in the Mission Valley has been found dead. 

  • Working Your Age Off

    Working Your Age Off

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-04-03 14:58:36 GMT
    Tuesday, April 3 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-04-03 14:58:36 GMT

    We all wish we could reverse the clock and go back to a younger time. But what if this was possible?  According to a new study, HIIT (high-intensity interval training) could be the key to the Fountain of Youth!  Researchers took young (18-30) and old (65-80) people alike and split them into 3 categories to perform different types of workouts. While all 3 showed increased signs of insulin sensitivity and their level of fitness, those performing the HIIT workouts showed...

    We all wish we could reverse the clock and go back to a younger time. But what if this was possible?  According to a new study, HIIT (high-intensity interval training) could be the key to the Fountain of Youth!  Researchers took young (18-30) and old (65-80) people alike and split them into 3 categories to perform different types of workouts. While all 3 showed increased signs of insulin sensitivity and their level of fitness, those performing the HIIT workouts showed...

  • Sun River Flood Meeting

    Sun River Flood Meeting

    Monday, April 2 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-04-02 15:15:29 GMT
    Monday, April 2 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-04-02 15:15:29 GMT

    With all of the snow we've gotten this season, flooding is a definite possibility with the warmer temperatures approaching. This is especially true for those in Cascade County.  The town of Sun River, 30 min west Great Falls is preparing for this by holding a town meeting...

    With all of the snow we've gotten this season, flooding is a definite possibility with the warmer temperatures approaching. This is especially true for those in Cascade County.  The town of Sun River, 30 min west Great Falls is preparing for this by holding a town meeting...

  • Best Main Street in the Nation?

    Best Main Street in the Nation?

    Friday, March 30 2018 11:01 AM EDT2018-03-30 15:01:06 GMT
    Friday, March 30 2018 11:01 AM EDT2018-03-30 15:01:06 GMT

    Two major cities in Big Sky Country have entered the running for the best Main street in the nation. Can you guess where they are? 

    Two major cities in Big Sky Country have entered the running for the best Main street in the nation. Can you guess where they are? 

  • "Hunting" for Easter Egg Prices

    "Hunting" for Easter Egg Prices

    Thursday, March 29 2018 11:01 AM EDT2018-03-29 15:01:37 GMT
    Thursday, March 29 2018 11:01 AM EDT2018-03-29 15:01:37 GMT

    According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, 16 common foods have raised in retail price. These foods include:...

    According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, 16 common foods have raised in retail price. These foods include:...

  • "Shoot it!" Heart Butte and Great Falls Central Catholic going viral for special show of sportsmanship

    "Shoot it!" Heart Butte and Great Falls Central Catholic going viral for special show of sportsmanship

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 1:21 PM EST2017-02-15 18:21:47 GMT
    Wednesday, February 15 2017 1:21 PM EST2017-02-15 18:21:47 GMT

    Two North Central Montana high school basketball teams are going viral for a very good reason.

    Two North Central Montana high school basketball teams are going viral for a very good reason.

  • Gov. Bullock addresses state emails on private account, transparency in gubernatorial campaign

    Gov. Bullock addresses state emails on private account, transparency in gubernatorial campaign

    Thursday, August 25 2016 7:35 PM EDT2016-08-25 23:35:45 GMT
    Thursday, August 25 2016 7:35 PM EDT2016-08-25 23:35:45 GMT

    Governor Bullock was joins Wake Up Montana to discuss campaign related issues...

    Governor Bullock was joins Wake Up Montana to discuss campaign related issues...

  • One on One with Gianforte: the 'current administration is failing Montanans'

    One on One with Gianforte: the 'current administration is failing Montanans'

    Thursday, August 25 2016 4:54 PM EDT2016-08-25 20:54:37 GMT
    Thursday, August 25 2016 4:54 PM EDT2016-08-25 20:54:37 GMT
    Greg Gianforte in studioGreg Gianforte in studio

    Republican gubernatorial candidate, Greg Gianforte, says Governor Steve Bullock is "waving the white flag" when it comes to fighting for Montana energy. 

    Republican gubernatorial candidate, Greg Gianforte, says Governor Steve Bullock is "waving the white flag" when it comes to fighting for Montana energy. 

  • Senator Daines: Gianforte is "about the smartest guy I've ever worked for"

    Senator Daines: Gianforte is "about the smartest guy I've ever worked for"

    Friday, February 12 2016 1:50 PM EST2016-02-12 18:50:52 GMT
    Friday, February 12 2016 1:50 PM EST2016-02-12 18:50:52 GMT
    Senator Daines discusses his history with Republican governor candidate, Greg Gianforte.

    Senator Daines discusses his history with Republican governor candidate, Greg Gianforte.

  • Greg Gianforte: "We need more transparency in government"

    Greg Gianforte: "We need more transparency in government"

    Friday, February 12 2016 1:50 PM EST2016-02-12 18:50:48 GMT
    Friday, February 12 2016 1:50 PM EST2016-02-12 18:50:48 GMT
    Gianforte sat down with Wake Up Montana to discuss the findings of his exploratory committee that began working in August 2015.

    Gianforte sat down with Wake Up Montana to discuss the findings of his exploratory committee that began working in August 2015.

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