Fort Peck Tribes, Montana state to host mass testing in wake of rodeo

Wild Horse Stampede was held over tribes’ objections

WOLF POINT, Mont. (AP) — Cowboys lined the metal chutes that released bucking horses and their riders into the arena, Miss Rodeo Montana signed autographs for fans, and coronavirus warning signs ended with “Face mask usage is of personal choice.”

Most of the rodeo riders and audience at the Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede appeared to skip masks, despite public health recommendations and increasing pressure to stem the spread of COVID-19 cases spiking across Montana and much of the United States.

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