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Pod Where Riot Occurred in Cascade County Jail was Nearly Double Capacity

BY JENN ROWELL, The Electric Officials are still investigating Saturday’s riot at the Cascade County Adult Detention Center that involved 43 inmates. Sheriff Bob Edwards said in a Monday release that multiple felony charges are expected at the end of the initial investigation. Riot at Cascade County jail involved 43 inmates The facility lock down has been lifted except for…

Riot at Cascade County Jail Involved 43 Inmates

BY JENN ROWELL, The Electric  There was a riot at the Cascade County Adult Detention Center around 11 a.m. Saturday, according to Sheriff Bob Edwards. The riot occurred in the N pod where 43 inmates were housed at the time. Members from the Cascade County Sheriff’s SWAT Team and the Detention Center’s Cell Extraction Team were used to gain control…

Montana’s Manufacturing Sector Adding Jobs Faster than Rest of the Nation

BY MSU SERVICE BOZEMAN — Employment in Montana’s manufacturing economy has grown much faster than in the rest of the U.S., according to a new report commissioned by the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center at Montana State University. The 2018 State of Montana Manufacturing report, prepared by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana, indicates that Montana added 3,500 manufacturing jobs…

Tester: Tariffs Hurting Montana Farmers and Ranchers, Forcing Tough Choices

BY MARTIN KIDSTON/ Missoula Current  Sen. Jon Tester cautioned Tuesday that tariffs imposed by the Trump administration could have negative effects on Montana agriculture, as well as other businesses in the state, possibly reversing generational efforts to access outside markets. In a media call, Tester said Montana’s farmers and ranchers are being used in a trade war they didn’t ask for and…

Filming Begins in Great Falls for Featuring 1951 Shelby Murder

BY JENN ROWELL/ The Electric Watching a film crew re-enact the events of April 4, 1951 in downtown Great Falls on Tuesday was an odd feeling for Clem Pellett. “This is just so poignant,” he said. “I’ve just got this feeling inside of me. It’s happy, it’s sad, it’s reenacting the day my grandfather was murdered.” Pellet’s grandfather, Clarence Pellett,…

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