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(MetroCreative) Halloween is a unique day each year when people gather together for parties, parades and of course, trick-or-treating. October 31 is a day that most children eagerly await each year because it means an opportunity to don a costume and come home with bags full of sweet treats.

O’Fallon Historical Museum has been taking all the necessary precautions in regard to COVID-19 and we are open! During this time we are happy to be able to display some local students’ artwork while the schools remain closed to the public in a prudent effort to keep students and staff safe. …

(MetroCreative) Many images associated with Halloween feature a cloud-draped full moon in the background.

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The drive from Big Sandy to Great Falls is awfully familiar to our family. Jon drives those 70-some miles twice a week as he travels between our farm and the Senate. Often we drive together - for farm parts, haircuts, you name it. The drive is second nature. But lately, it has taken on a new…

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On a brisk October morning, two of the five children of Stacey and Eloise Stewart, Jr. made a two-hour drive to Billings to see their parents, who both are hospitalized with COVID-19, at Billings Clinic, Montana’s largest hospital and trauma center.

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The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Montana has set a Nov. 17, 2020, application cutoff for agricultural operators to be considered for the next conservation program funding cycle. The cutoff date applies to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservat…

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After filing a lawsuit against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the United States Postal Service for making unlawful changes to postal services that directly harmed the timeliness and reliability of mail in Montana, Governor Steve Bullock today announced the United States Postal Service ag…

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Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Sheila Hogan announced today that Montana has submitted its draft COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for review.

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Montana State University released the results of its Treasure State poll today weighing Montana attitudes for the 2020 general election set for Nov 3. The poll, one of the most extensive publicly available polls on the state’s voter preferences for the upcoming election, is administered by m…

The rapidly increasing number of new COVID-19 cases in Montana and Wyoming is resulting in more people requiring inpatient hospital care. To allow Billings Clinic to open additional hospital bed space as inpatient volumes surge, St. John’s United is making available to the health care system…

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U.S. Senator Steve Daines urged U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert Kadlec to ensure Montana has the medical supplies and medicines needed as the state is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases.

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The Montana Farm Bureau is now accepting applications for its 2021 ACE (Advocate. Communicate. Educate.) program. The ACE program is designed to empower Farm Bureau members to actively advocate on key industry issues and be confident, effective leaders in their County Farm Bureau and local c…

Ed worked for a national park in the summers. One summer, when he was twenty-one, he was assigned to have the park superintendent’s son, David, a rebellious seventeen-year-old, work with him. On the first job, David brought little food, so Ed had to share his, and they were both hungry. Ed s…

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Sady Harbaugh and Kyler Afrank crowned as this year’s Homecoming Queen and King.

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The Baker Beautification Committee is a volunteer committee that provides some community-based services to the broader Baker community. One service the Baker Beautification Committee takes immense pride in is the Flag Service, which for years entailed posting flags on federally-recognized ho…

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“So let me tell you how I got here,” the fellow tells us. I was camped with several friends at a little reservoir near Baker, and we had just returned from hiking for sharptailed grouse. This fellow from Bozeman came walking by our camp, trailed by his two dogs, one a young pointer, the othe…

The Fallon County 4-H Fall Livestock Judging contest was held Sept. 20, 2020 in the Fallon County indoor livestock arena. Thirty youth judged seven different animal classes and gave three sets of reasons. Participants included:

There were 46 units of blood donated at the Vitalant Blood drive which was held Sept. 22.

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Ed worked for a national park in the summers. One summer, he was assigned to have the park superintendent’s son, David, work with him. On the first job, deep in the woods, David had not brought the food he was told to take, so Ed had to share his, and they were both hungry. David had decided…

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View the online version of our 2020 Daktana publication here!