Thursday, January 20, 2022

Year in Review: Sparking Resistance and ADUs

Despite causing the worst damage the state has seen in 100 years, wildfires may be helping Montana. The western United States endured one of the...

Local Food, Local People: Q&A with Emily Wendler

By Megan Petersen, photos by Mandy Tippett Montana graduate student Emily Wendler spent four weeks with a family struggling to eat all local, only to...

Year in Review: Sherry Arnold and Bakken Boom

North Dakota’s McDonald’s jobs start at $11 per hour By Jackson Bolstad In our last issue, “Boom: Reporting on natural resources in Montana,” we debunked the...

Uniting Native American Tribes in Canada and Montana

By  Kelly Conde On a cold January day, Bryson Myers played the flute beneath a cottonwood tree on the edge of the Fort Peck Indian...

Lucky To Be Alive

By Dillon Kato When his foot sunk deep into the snowfield, Toby van Amerongen thought he had just stepped in a stream. A second later,...

Comic: Glacial Majesty

DUI Fashion: Meet the Alcohol Monitoring Anklet

By Michael Beall If only Kayla Pedersen had remembered to turn on her headlights. She was so close to home, so close to keeping her...

With Mothers in Prison, Roommates Support Each Other

By Matt Hudson The last time Sara Palagi called her mother, a federal agent answered the phone. He said her mother was in jail. In an...

Bridging the Gap Between Sports and News

When the NCAA announced they would be investigating the University of Montana, Jayme Fraser, now reporting at the Houston Chronicle, was the editor of...

Hungry Horse News Strives to Keep Community Close

By Megan Petersen In 1965, Mel Ruder won a Pulitzer Prize for his almost-solo coverage of a 500-year flood in the small town of Columbia...

Standing Rock: Native journalists torn between passion and neutrality

Story by Jason Begay, photos by Olivia Vanni See more of MJR's Standing Rock Coverage with this interactive web documentary. Even if it weren’t for that...

Montana Gets Its Reality TV Closeup

By Dustin Nelson From dates under the big sky with “The Bachelor" to a restaurant makeover at the Rising Sun Bistro in Kalispell, Montana made a...