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Senator Tester holds public meeting in Kalispell

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Posted at 4:37 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 16:31:27-05

KALISPELL — Senator Jon Tester held a public forum at Flathead Valley Community College on Friday to answer questions from people in Kalispell.

Montana's senator US Senator answered questions on various topics like mental health resources, robo calls and resources for veterans.

MTN News talked with Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) about his thoughts about US Attorney General William Barr visiting Kalispell.

He says it's good that Attorney General Barr is addressing important topics in the state like the Confederate Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water compact, the meth crisis and missing and murdered indigenous women.

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Sen. Tester speaking at a public forum at FVCC on 11.22.19.

"I think it's great. I think there's a lot of challenges in Montana. It's good that he got here to see the rural areas, I wish he had gotten here quicker, but it's better late than never," Sen. Tester said.

"I think if he's able to do some things to get the Water Compact moving, because it needs to move. We're running out of time and we're running out of time fast. We need to get Senator Daines on board with that, if he's able to do that, that's a very, very good thing," he added.

Sen. Tester told MTN News that he now plans on spending some time at his ranch here in Montana.

Prior to his visit to Kalispell, Sen. Tester stopped by Montana This Morning where he talked with MTN's Justine Stewart. You can watch the full interview below.

MTM Interview: Sen. Jon Tester