BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT
Aug. 09, 2018
Montana at 1 p.m.
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HELENA, Mont. — Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk will speak about his imminent departure from the National Park Service after previously saying he was forced out by the Trump administration. Wenk will retire Sept. 29 after 43 years with the park service. He is scheduled to speak with reporters Thursday. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana wildlife commissioners have endorsed a plan to manage the largest grizzly bear population in the Lower 48 states at current levels as federal officials consider lifting protections on the animals. Thursday's decision sets a population objective of at least 800 bears across a 16,000-square mile (42,000-square kilometer) area of northwestern Montana. SENT: 130 words. Will be expanded. AP Photos planned.
FATAL HOUSE FIRE— A woman died in a fire at a trailer house in the northwestern Montana town of Hungry Horse. Hungry Horse Fire Capt.
SECURITIES FRAUD-CONVICTION — A northwestern Montana man has been convicted of stealing nearly $2 million from investors.
STUDENT LOAN DEBT— Recent data shows students from Montana's largest universities are graduating with a little less debt.
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