MONTANA

Montana Man Dies In New Year’s Eve Crash In Wilkin County

He has been identified as 69-year-old David Mccoy

WILKIN CO., Minn. — A Whitehall, Montana man died after colliding head-on with a car on Highway 9 in Wilkin County. He has been identified as 69-year-old David Mccoy. The crash happened around 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The state patrol says Mccoy was heading south in his pickup when he veered into an oncoming car. Five people in…

Pope Francis Appoints North Dakota Native Bishop of the Diocese of Helena

Father Vetter is only the second Diocese of Bismarck priest to be named bishop, the first native of North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Pope Francis has appointed Father Austin Vetter of the Diocese of Bismarck as the Bishop of the Diocese of Helena, the Catholic diocese for western Montana. The appointment was announced in Rome and at a news conference in Bismarck. Father Vetter is only the second Diocese of Bismarck priest to be named bishop, the first native of…

Moorhead Man Dies While Skydiving in Northwest Montana

The Lost Prairie Boogie is one of the largest gatherings of skydivers in the West.

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) _ Authorities say an experienced skydiver died after his parachute malfunctioned during a gathering in northwest Montana. The Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell reports 81-year-old Gerald Fischer, of Moorhead, Minnesota, was participating in the Lost Prairie Boogie near Marion on Saturday morning when he had a hard opening and started to spin counter-clockwise. Fischer, who has completed…

Northern Ambassadors of Music Leave American Impact Abroad

From Fargo to France, homegrown talent is getting a global stage.

FARGO, N.D. – Every other year, some of the best musical talents in the Heartland gather for a once–in–a–lifetime trip. Among them is Cameron Bitz. He does electrical work in Williston, North Dakota, but it isn’t his work with currents that grabs your attention. It’s his electrifying voice. “It’s something I’ve been doing since I was about 4 years old,…

St. Thomas Teen Injured in Four-Wheeler Crash

The crash happened on Pembina County Road 11, three miles east of St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS, N.D. — A 17-year-old from St. Thomas, North Dakota is injured after crashing his four-wheeler into a moving vehicle. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened on Pembina County Road 11, three miles east of St. Thomas shortly after 1:00 this afternoon. The teen failed to yield at an intersection and hit the back end of…

Vice President Pence To Visit Grand Forks Air Force Base & Attend Rep. Cramer Fundraiser

Mike Pence will be in Billings on Tuesday and Grand Forks on Wednesday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Vice President Mike Pence’s office has released details about his trip this week to Grand Forks and Billings. The vice president will make two campaign stops on behalf of Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota and Matt Rosendale of Montana. Both men are running for Senate. Pence will be in Billings on Tuesday and Grand Forks…

Man Killed After Getting Pinned Between Trailer And Fence Post

He Was Helping Load Cattle At The Time

ALEXANDER, N.D. — Authorities have identified an 89-year-old man who was killed after he was pinned between a livestock trailer and a fence post in Alexander, North Dakota. North Dakota Highway Patrol says Arne Skedsvold was taken to a Montana hospital, where he died because of injuries from the accident. Officials say a 33-year-old man was backing up a tractor…

College Softball: UND Sweeps Montana Inside Alerus Center

VanDomelen records 500th career strikeout at UND.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics) — A pair of superb pitching performances propelled host North Dakota to a doubleheader sweep over Montana Friday. UND, playing in the Alerus Center for the first time, put on a good show for the crowd on hand, winning 3-0 and 3-1 to move into first place in the Big Sky Conference standings. “The setting was…

Keystone Opponents Want Access to Documents Related to Project’s Approval

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline want to see emails and other documents related to President Trump’s approval of the project. Canadian environmentalists who have sued to stop the nearly 1200 mile TransCanada pipeline say the documents could bolster their case that Trump’s decision was arbitrary and therefore illegal. Government attorneys say the disputed documents…