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Uncommon Ground

Uncommon Ground

Put Kids First

As I talk to locals in the Flathead, they seem mad as hell about what happened at the state Capitol over the past few years

By Mike Jopek
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Small Town Grit

Rural Montanans have that perseverance, courage, tenacity, fortitude, and determination to face unfathomable odds in our changing landscape

By Mike Jopek
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Rainmaker

If the two running for election win, it will make three millionaires from Bozeman representing working Montanans

By Mike Jopek
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Take Time

He told tales of his younger days, when lots on Whitefish Lake sold for $3,000

By Mike Jopek
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Rural Life

The henchmen running Helena are making life much more expensive for working locals

By Mike Jopek
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Welcome Spring

A lot has changed over the decades and many grow increasingly concerned that too many working people, the elderly, and children are getting left behind

By Mike Jopek
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Off to the Races

Basic accountability and decency would be welcome additions to democracy

By Mike Jopek
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Hunger for Change

Not since the transformational days of Brian Schweitzer have we seen locals this excited about state politics

By Mike Jopek
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Migrating Geese

Newcomers are flocking to Montana as the state Legislature is doing everything it can to cater to migrating Americans seeking shelter in our state

By Mike Jopek
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Speak Up for Locals

Book-banners and self-anointed obscenity police are now local candidates to the state Legislature

By Mike Jopek
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Chaos or Change

Campaign season has arrived and newcomer candidates offer locals plenty of choice, for anyone willing to take notice

By Mike Jopek
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Weird Winter

Some snow is welcome while we wait for a long, wet spring and cooler summer

By Mike Jopek
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Provocative 2023

The fringe waited years for an ideological revolution to remake Montana in their own image, a promise of salvation to a select few

By Mike Jopek
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Us

Here in the Flathead, we’ve got good strong people willing to help make it better

By Mike Jopek
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Kind and Good

From numerous school boards to hundreds of non-profit organizations to countless local governing boards, people who volunteer time make lives better

By Mike Jopek