Wednesday: Pit Bull Shooting, Pig Wrestling, Wolf Hunt

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; on the Beacon today, Kalispell police are defending the actions of an officer who shot and killed a pit bull last week, marking the fourth time in 13 months a pit bull has been shot by law enforcement. The trial of three brothers accused of beating a Glacier County commissioner was postponed because the lead prosecutor in the case was hospitalized. Lido’s slide show of pig wrestling at the Northwest Montana Fair is a must see. And business columnist Mark Riffey offers up just two sentences that can help your business.

The top story across the country is the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy at the age of 77. Gov. Brian Schweitzer says he doesn’t want a federal judge to side with environmental and animal rights groups who want to halt upcoming wolf hunts. Jim Elliott of Trout Creek is the only candidate for chairman of the Montana Democratic Party, as they head into their convention. Sen. Jon Tester was grilled by health care executives and doctors in Missoula over what, exactly, the final health care bill in Congress will look like. And a new study puts Montana at the second spot in that nation for wind power potential, tied with Kansas and behind only Texas.

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