Here's my top 10 Montana stories for 2021. These are based off of your local pageviews here in Montana.

  1. Sheriff’s Photo Shows Devastating Fire in Denton, Montana:

    A devastating fire swept through Denton, Montana. Here's the photo of the grain elevators that were destroyed along with several homes. Read More: Sheriff's Photo Shows Devastating Fire in Denton, Montana |

  2. Explosive Piece by Former NYT Editor Points Finger at Fauci

  3. BREAKING: Missoula Rape Suspect is an Afghan “Parolee”

    The "Afghan visitor" who authorities reported has been arrested for allegedly raping a young woman in Missoula was placed in the state by the US State Department. Read More: BREAKING: Missoula Rape Suspect is an Afghan "Parolee"                                                                                                                   

  4. “Prom Night in Montana,” And They Know How To Shoot

  5. Mom of Fallen Wyoming Marine Sounds Off on Biden

  6. Billings Lawmaker’s Epic Response to Complainer from California

    If you vote in support of these bills, "my friends and I will stay away from your state." That was the threat sent to Rep. Kerri Seekins-Crowe (R-Billings). Crowe had a great response: "Without even looking up the texts of the bills, you’ve given me enough incentive to vote yes." Read More: Billings Lawmaker's Epic Response to Complainer from California |

  7. SD2 Superintendent Confronted for Not Wearing a Mask at Gym

  8. Daines: It Only Takes One Dem Senator to Stop “The Squad”

    "It only takes one brave Democrat senator to stop this nonsense." - Senator Steve Daines (R-MT). And we all know exactly who he was talking about, right? Read More: Daines: It Only Takes One Dem Senator to Stop "The Squad" |

  9.  Aw Shucks: California Bans Travel to Montana

    Some of you wanted to build a wall to keep the Californians out of Montana. Turns out all we had to do was pass a bill protecting women's sports, and now California is banning travel to Montana. Read More: Aw Shucks: California Bans Travel to Montana |                                                                                                              

  10. Montana State Students Chant “F” Joe Biden at Football Game

    Read More: Montana State Students Chant "F" Joe Biden at Football Game |

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.