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  • Third annual MOtoberfest benefits downtown Great Falls

    Third annual MOtoberfest benefits downtown Great Falls

    Friday, September 21 2018 9:30 AM EDT2018-09-21 13:30:39 GMT

    MOtoberfest is two events in one, with the Mighty Mo street party and a benefit fun run for the Great Falls Downtown Association. The event kicks off Saturday, September 22nd, and is a great way to support the Great Falls community while enjoying the first day of Autumn with family and friends. The event will last from 4-10pm and will be at the Mighty Mo Brewing Company.  Tickets will cost $28- $45 and will cover the fun run and admission to the Mighty Mo street part...

    MOtoberfest is two events in one, with the Mighty Mo street party and a benefit fun run for the Great Falls Downtown Association. The event kicks off Saturday, September 22nd, and is a great way to support the Great Falls community while enjoying the first day of Autumn with family and friends. The event will last from 4-10pm and will be at the Mighty Mo Brewing Company.  Tickets will cost $28- $45 and will cover the fun run and admission to the Mighty Mo street part...

  • Montana Leading the Nation in Median Income Growth

    Montana Leading the Nation in Median Income Growth

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-09-18 13:36:27 GMT
    According to the Census Bureau, the middle class has stopped shrinking for the first time in decades. Montana is ranked as the top state in the nation for the biggest jump in median household income, with an annual median income of $53,386 dollars. This is a 4.7% jump since the last report.  Missoula also made the top five cities to have the biggest metro growth; with a 15% increase to $54,000. Overall, the U.S. increased 1.8%, making a new record for the average median ...
    According to the Census Bureau, the middle class has stopped shrinking for the first time in decades. Montana is ranked as the top state in the nation for the biggest jump in median household income, with an annual median income of $53,386 dollars. This is a 4.7% jump since the last report.  Missoula also made the top five cities to have the biggest metro growth; with a 15% increase to $54,000. Overall, the U.S. increased 1.8%, making a new record for the average median ...
  • This Year's Cost to Fight the Wildfires

    This Year's Cost to Fight the Wildfires

    Monday, September 17 2018 9:46 AM EDT2018-09-17 13:46:29 GMT
    Wildfire season is continuing to burn throughout the state, and with it, our state’s budget. In 2017, Montana had $32.5 million in the fire suppression fund.  However, being one of the worst wildfires seasons in history, Governor Steve Bullock held a special session in November, asking for an additional $40 million for the fire suppression funds.  At the end of the 2017 wildfire season, a total of $70 million was spent from the state budget and $400 million fr...
    Wildfire season is continuing to burn throughout the state, and with it, our state’s budget. In 2017, Montana had $32.5 million in the fire suppression fund.  However, being one of the worst wildfires seasons in history, Governor Steve Bullock held a special session in November, asking for an additional $40 million for the fire suppression funds.  At the end of the 2017 wildfire season, a total of $70 million was spent from the state budget and $400 million fr...
  • First Response Personnel Braving Hurricane Florence

    First Response Personnel Braving Hurricane Florence

    Friday, September 14 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-09-14 14:24:34 GMT
    Hurricane Florence has reached the Carolinas and has brought with it historic rainfall and flooding. Several areas have been ordered to evacuate, but first responders will be staying behind to brave the storm and help those in need.  One such responder is Danielle Oxendine's mother, who is a paramedic in South Carolina.  For Danielle, the idea of her mom staying behind is a scary, but admirable thought. While first responders are required to stay in times of em...
    Hurricane Florence has reached the Carolinas and has brought with it historic rainfall and flooding. Several areas have been ordered to evacuate, but first responders will be staying behind to brave the storm and help those in need.  One such responder is Danielle Oxendine's mother, who is a paramedic in South Carolina.  For Danielle, the idea of her mom staying behind is a scary, but admirable thought. While first responders are required to stay in times of em...
  • High School Students Use Bikes to Make a Difference

    High School Students Use Bikes to Make a Difference

    Friday, September 14 2018 9:39 AM EDT2018-09-14 13:39:27 GMT
    C.M.Russell high school students played an important role in the final product of Giant Springs Elementary School; one that could even be used by their kids and generations to come. Roughly 30 C.M.Russell high schoolers worked together on welding the bike racks and benches for the new Giant Springs Elementary School. Taking less than a combined total of 24 hours, the bike racks were completed in just a few short weeks.  However, the benches took about a year of hard-work, tot...
    C.M.Russell high school students played an important role in the final product of Giant Springs Elementary School; one that could even be used by their kids and generations to come. Roughly 30 C.M.Russell high schoolers worked together on welding the bike racks and benches for the new Giant Springs Elementary School. Taking less than a combined total of 24 hours, the bike racks were completed in just a few short weeks.  However, the benches took about a year of hard-work, tot...
  • Hurricane Florence's Impact Reaches Farther Than the Carolina's

    Hurricane Florence's Impact Reaches Farther Than the Carolina's

    Thursday, September 13 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-09-13 13:24:30 GMT
    Hurricane Florence is not only impacting the Carolina's but causing people in Montana to walk on eggshells; as they wait to hear of their friends and families safety. One such person is Cathie Blalock, whose family lives in North and South Carolina. While her family has lived through plenty of hurricanes before, this one has them a little bit concerned; especially when it comes to having enough food and water. In fact, one of Cathie's sons has actually had to fill his bathtu...
    Hurricane Florence is not only impacting the Carolina's but causing people in Montana to walk on eggshells; as they wait to hear of their friends and families safety. One such person is Cathie Blalock, whose family lives in North and South Carolina. While her family has lived through plenty of hurricanes before, this one has them a little bit concerned; especially when it comes to having enough food and water. In fact, one of Cathie's sons has actually had to fill his bathtu...
  • Parent's Solution to"Stranger Danger" Isn't Just for Kids

    Parent's Solution to"Stranger Danger" Isn't Just for Kids

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-09-12 13:31:16 GMT
    Tanya Waid was scrolling through her Facebook when she noticed posts of mom's and their kids being followed by strangers. Being a mother herself, Tanya took to social media, asking people how they would feel about taking Krav Maga lessons from her husband Andrew; who was a Krav Maga instructor in Alaska and has been involved in the art of self defense for over seven years now. The response they received took both of them by surprise, with over one hundred comments supporting h...
    Tanya Waid was scrolling through her Facebook when she noticed posts of mom's and their kids being followed by strangers. Being a mother herself, Tanya took to social media, asking people how they would feel about taking Krav Maga lessons from her husband Andrew; who was a Krav Maga instructor in Alaska and has been involved in the art of self defense for over seven years now. The response they received took both of them by surprise, with over one hundred comments supporting h...
  • MDT says York Road Roundabout in Helena could save lives

    MDT says York Road Roundabout in Helena could save lives

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-09-06 03:32:13 GMT
    Thursday, September 6 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-09-06 20:05:38 GMT

    The Montana Department of Transportation is working to stop deaths and accidents on one dangerous intersection in Helena. MDT hosted a public meeting tonight to explain how a roundabout could fix issues on York Road.   Many folks were concerned the new installation would cost taxpayers millions of dollars. However, MDT assured citizens that only federal dollars would be used for the project.   The department says they modeled the York Roundabout after a similar installatio...

    The Montana Department of Transportation is working to stop deaths and accidents on one dangerous intersection in Helena. MDT hosted a public meeting tonight to explain how a roundabout could fix issues on York Road.   Many folks were concerned the new installation would cost taxpayers millions of dollars. However, MDT assured citizens that only federal dollars would be used for the project.   The department says they modeled the York Roundabout after a similar installatio...

  • The dirtiest place in an airport might not be what you think

    The dirtiest place in an airport might not be what you think

    Thursday, September 6 2018 11:35 AM EDT2018-09-06 15:35:33 GMT

    You might be reaching for the hand sanitizer on your next trip.  A new study unveils the dirtiest place in an airport and it might not be what you think.

    You might be reaching for the hand sanitizer on your next trip.  A new study unveils the dirtiest place in an airport and it might not be what you think.

  • Claims of Animal Cruelty Under Investigation in Great Falls

    Claims of Animal Cruelty Under Investigation in Great Falls

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 9:49 AM EDT2018-09-05 13:49:16 GMT
    Great Falls Animal Control is currently investigating a string of animal shootings involving an air soft gun. People have taken to Facebook, claiming their pets have been severely injured or even killed by acts of violence. Community members have commented saying their pets have fallen victim to being shot by air soft or pellet guns in the past; while others have claimed their pets have been poisoned by rat poison. The problem is, no one is reporting it to the authorities. In...
    Great Falls Animal Control is currently investigating a string of animal shootings involving an air soft gun. People have taken to Facebook, claiming their pets have been severely injured or even killed by acts of violence. Community members have commented saying their pets have fallen victim to being shot by air soft or pellet guns in the past; while others have claimed their pets have been poisoned by rat poison. The problem is, no one is reporting it to the authorities. In...
  • 818 Million Hot Dogs are Eaten Every Second Between Memorial Day and Labor Day! How Many Have You Eaten?

    818 Million Hot Dogs are Eaten Every Second Between Memorial Day and Labor Day! How Many Have You Eaten?

    Monday, September 3 2018 9:26 AM EDT2018-09-03 13:26:27 GMT
    A great way to celebrate Labor Day is by firing up the grill and enjoying a nice backyard BBQ with friends and family.  According to a report by the National Hotdog and Sausage Council, 818 million hot dogs are eaten every second between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  With all of this grilling, it's important to keep safety in mind.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2012 to 2016, over sixteen thousand people went to the emergency ro...
    A great way to celebrate Labor Day is by firing up the grill and enjoying a nice backyard BBQ with friends and family.  According to a report by the National Hotdog and Sausage Council, 818 million hot dogs are eaten every second between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  With all of this grilling, it's important to keep safety in mind.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2012 to 2016, over sixteen thousand people went to the emergency ro...
  • "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
    Friday, July 27 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-07-27 17:06:57 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.