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 By UM News    News    April 24, 2013

Study: Air Pollution Exposure Harms Children's Brains

The brains of healthy children respond to long-term air pollution exposure with landmarks akin to those of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, according to a new paper co-written by University of Montana Associate Professor Dr. Lilian...

 
 By Justin Post    News    April 24, 2013

Montanans Responding to PSC Broadband Survey

Public Service Commission Chairman Bill Gallagher reminds Montanans about the opportunity to complete a short survey and help identify areas without high-speed internet. Since launching the effort earlier this month, the PSC has received more than...

 

PSC Cuts Rate Request in MDU Interim Gas Approval

The Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday approved interim natural gas rates for Montana-Dakota Utilities, a decision expected to have little immediate impact on consumers as the winter heating season winds down, regulators said. The...

 

Boyd Joins Independence Bank

Independence Bank is pleased to announce Suzanne Boyd was recently hired as a Lender Trainee. Her new duties will include assisting customers with their consumer lending needs. Suzanne grew up in Poplar, Montana. She graduated from University of...

 

Sen. Anders Blewett Introduces Resolution Urging International Olympic Committee to Reinstate Olympic Wrestling

Senator Anders Blewett (D-Great Falls) has introduced SR 55, a Senate resolution urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reconsider its decision to drop the sport of wrestling from the Olympic games. The decision to remove wrestling from...

 

Itinerary Requirements for 6-Month Equine Passports to be Enforced

The Montana Department of Livestock says it will be more stringently enforcing requirements for six-month equine travel passports. Those rules (ARM 32.3.216) include: Six-month passports cannot be used for sale of horses, breeding or stays of longer...

 

Don't Let Snow Stop Your Spring Start

For those who like to plant and grow their own vegetables, the current conditions may be causing a late planting. With this decreasing the amount of growing time, some gardeners may choose to get...

 

Paddlefish Season Coming Up in May

Although it doesn’t feel like it, May is just around the corner which means so is paddlefishing season. People flock from all over the country to ‘fish’ for this unique species. Paddlefish, whic...

 

MSU Ext. Offers Online Courses In Weed Identification & Pesticide Application

Montana State University Extension and the Schutter Diagnostic Lab are offering new online courses covering plant anatomy and the diagnostic features of 32 state-listed noxious weeds. The free courses are offered to assist early detection of noxious...

 

PSC Encourages Montanans to Call 811 Before Digging

State regulators are reminding Montanans to call 811 before beginning outdoor digging projects this spring. April is recognized as national “Safe Digging Month” and Public Service Commission Chairman Bill Gallagher said a quick call to 811 two...

 

Summer Is Getting Close

According to the US Coast Guard, half of all recreation boating fatalities happen in calm water and almost three-fourths of fatal boating accident victims drowned ~ 84% were not wearing a life jacket. For more information go to: h...

 

Tips for Establishing a Lawn

Spring must be coming. Anyway, the thought of green grass is on the minds of many people. When is a good time to plant grass to establish a new lawn? What should I seed and should it be fortified?...

 

Pets Get Cabin Fever Too

As the number of people in the area rises, so does the number of family pets. With spring slowly setting in, pets of all sizes are getting cabin fever. On an average, High Plains Vet Clinic in Sidney...

 

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