Washington Prime Group, the owners of Missoula's Southgate Mall announced on Sunday that the corporation is seeking bankruptcy protection due to losses over the pandemic.

The Missoula City County Health Department is participating in the National Month of Action to get 70 percent of Montanans with at least one COVID 19 vaccination.

Flag Day 2021 brought over 500 tattered American Flags to be reverently lowered into the flames for retirement, attended by veterans and Boy Scouts.

A slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms in western Montana today and cooler, with highs in the mid to upper 70's.

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.

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