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Podcast: A Fair Without a Ferris Wheel

The Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo is still a go, so Micah Drew tells us why and what it's going to look like; plus the latest local news

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This week, as fairs around Montana scale back or are canceled in their entirety, the Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo in Kalispell is pressing on, scheduled to being on Aug. 19. Staff Writer Micah Drew has been covering all the developments for weeks and he joins the show to talk about what the fair’s going to look like and why organizers are still moving forward. Later, host Andy Viano runs through the biggest stories from the last week, including a roundup of COVID-19 cases, news on a potential mail-ballot election this fall, a good-news wildfire update and a complex saga unfolding in Whitefish.

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The music in this this episode is “Thinking Music” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.