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Cupcake shop coming downtown to former Paula's Edibles site

The former home of Paula’s Edibles didn’t stay vacant for long in downtown Billings.

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YelCo 52: Historic Bozeman Trail briefly cut across county’s ‘wildest looking hills’

YelCo 52: Historic Bozeman Trail briefly cut across county’s ‘wildest looking hills’

One of the toughest sections along the historic Bozeman Trail existed in a portion of the 10 to 12 miles between Pryor Creek and the present-d…

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Candidates crisscross state pushing voters to the polls

Candidates crisscross state pushing voters to the polls

There may be no candidate who knows better than Jon Tester the importance of high voter turnout in a nonpresidential election.

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Pedestrian and dog seriously injured in Terry Avenue crash

Pedestrian and dog seriously injured in Terry Avenue crash

A Billings man and his dog suffered serious injuries Halloween night after being mowed over by a pickup as it ricocheted off another vehicle a…

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Feature photos: Downtown treats

Feature photos: Downtown treats

Downtown Billings businesses welcomed crowds of trick-or-treaters on Friday from noon to 5 p.m. Nearly 40 locations handed out treats.   

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With quarantine lifted after reported bite, ZooMontana wolves back on display

With quarantine lifted after reported bite, ZooMontana wolves back on display

The 10-day quarantine placed on ZooMontana’s pair of gray wolves after a report that one of them might have bitten a young child has ended, an…

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Suspects in Hanna Harris death admit roles in her murder

Suspects in Hanna Harris death admit roles in her murder

A couple admitted in U.S. District Court on Friday that they were responsible for the murder of a Lame Deer woman last summer, but details abo…

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Pet of the Week: Rebel and Rindy

Pet of the Week: Rebel and Rindy

Two kittens are available for adoption at Help for Homeless Pets.

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Superintendent candidates seek to move schools forward

Superintendent candidates seek to move schools forward

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming voters will be choosing a new state schools chief Tuesday following years of tumult in the K-12 public education syst…

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Campaign laws give no protection from attack ads

Campaign laws give no protection from attack ads

Tonya Shellnutt was livid. Her son had presented her with a campaign attack ad stating Shellnutt, a first-time candidate for state Legislature…

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5 in Montana being monitored for Ebola; Bullock outlines protocols

5 in Montana being monitored for Ebola; Bullock outlines protocols

HELENA — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday that health officials will monitor people returning to the state from areas of West Africa aff…

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AA soccer: West girls fall to CMR in marathon shootout

AA soccer: West girls fall to CMR in marathon shootout

GREAT FALLS -- The girls from Billings West were on the brink of earning a berth in the championship match, but it was snatched away by Great …

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Man admits choking girlfriend until she passes out, pleads guilty in marijuana operation

Man admits choking girlfriend until she passes out, pleads guilty in marijuana operation

A 29-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday in a 2012 marijuana grow operation case and, in a separate case, to choking his girlfriend until she p…

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Man with 2 previous convictions accused of hitting girlfriend with candle holder

Man with 2 previous convictions accused of hitting girlfriend with candle holder

A man accused of hitting his longtime girlfriend with a candleholder Thursday made an initial court appearance Friday on a felony domestic ass…

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Man pleads guilty to weapons charges for knife incident after comedy routine

Man pleads guilty to weapons charges for knife incident after comedy routine

A man who prosecutors said became drunk on the night of his comedy routine at a West End bar and used a knife to threaten the owner of the est…

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Griz take aim at high-powered Hornets

Griz take aim at high-powered Hornets

MISSOULA -- Home has been a mighty inviting place for the Montana football team.

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Bobcats hope extra preparation gives them an edge vs. Cal Poly

Bobcats hope extra preparation gives them an edge vs. Cal Poly

You hear Cal Poly’s opponents talk all the time about assignments, responsibility and being “gap-sound” on defense.

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Senior High alumni invited to return as students for a day

Senior High alumni invited to return as students for a day

As part of the Diamond Jubilee festivities at Billings Senior High, alumni of Senior are invited back to become students for part of a day on …

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Man sentenced to 25 years for threatening disabled woman with revolver

Man sentenced to 25 years for threatening disabled woman with revolver

A Billings judge handed down a 25-year prison sentence Friday to a man with a violent criminal history dating back to the 1980s, who a jury re…

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In largest-ever donation to athletics, UM receives $7M for new facility

In largest-ever donation to athletics, UM receives $7M for new facility

MISSOULA  — The University of Montana has announced a $7 million donation toward a planned $14 million project to build new football locker ro…

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2 injured in propane explosion in Seeley Lake

MISSOULA — A nicked propane line burst into flames and seriously injured two men in Seeley Lake on Friday morning.

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Woman pleads guilty to stealing from disabled clients at Billings nonprofit

Woman pleads guilty to stealing from disabled clients at Billings nonprofit

A 49-year-old woman accused of slowly stealing thousands of dollars from more than 50 physically or mentally disabled clients at a Billings no…

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Sheriff IDs man found dead in SUV near Glasgow

Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier has identified a 52-year-old man whose body was found Thursday by hunters near Glasgow after more than a mont…

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Elder Grove 2nd-grader gets a 'monster' surprise

Elder Grove 2nd-grader gets a 'monster' surprise

Second-grader Taylon Oak was the envy of his classmates at Elder Grove School when the monster truck "Bigfoot" visited Elder Grove School on F…

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Man, 22, gets 5-year sentence for downtown stabbing

Man, 22, gets 5-year sentence for downtown stabbing

A Billings judge on Friday sentenced a man to five years with the Department of Corrections for stabbing another man and jumping bail in a dom…

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Scams hit newspapers, Gazette subscribers

A scam that is targeting newspaper and magazine subscribers nationwide has hit Billings and Gazette customers.

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Man sentenced to DPHHS custody for assaulting girlfriend with rock

A 22-year-old man was sentenced Friday to six years in custody of the Department of Public Health and Human Services for assaulting his girlfr…

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Man gets 3 years probation for DUI crash into cop car

Man gets 3 years probation for DUI crash into cop car

A man who drove drunk and crashed into a Billings police officer’s patrol car in April was given three years probation Thursday and ordered to…

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Man awaiting trial in home-invasion found not guilty of trying to run over pregnant girlfriend

Man awaiting trial in home-invasion found not guilty of trying to run over pregnant girlfriend

A jury found a man awaiting trial in a separate home-invasion case not guilty Wednesday of trying to run over his pregnant girlfriend, whom he…

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Texas man killed in Montana crash, woman injured

GREAT FALLS — A 30-year-old man from Texas was killed and a woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash on an Interstate 15 exit northwest of Gre…

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Commissioner dismisses GOP complaint over mailers

HELENA — The commissioner of political practices says a Supreme Court campaign mailer sent by a group supporting incumbent Justice Mike Wheat …

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Johnson and Hollenbaugh vie for PSC seat

Johnson and Hollenbaugh vie for PSC seat

HELENA — The race for Public Service Commission Chairman Bill Gallagher's seat on Nov. 4 pits a former secretary of state against a four-term …

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Victims of Somers crash identified

KALISPELL — Flathead County authorities have identified the two men who died in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 93 near Somers.

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Dreaming of a teal Halloween: Project provides treats for kids with allergies

Dreaming of a teal Halloween: Project provides treats for kids with allergies

HELENA — Trick-or-treaters who see teal pumpkins at Helena homes Friday should know that more than just candy and sweets are available there.

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Sidney officer shoots, injures man during traffic incident

A Sidney police officer shot and injured a 59-year-old North Dakota man when the man pulled out a handgun during a traffic incident early Friday.

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Tesla Motors opens Supercharger station in Missoula

Tesla Motors opens Supercharger station in Missoula

Pamela Hill pulled her boss’s electric Tesla sedan up to a futuristic-looking "pump" in the parking lot of the Grant Creek Inn at 1:30 p.m. Th…

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Helena’s 150th celebrated with new mural, poem and ceremony

Helena’s 150th celebrated with new mural, poem and ceremony

Helena was lauded with a new mural, a poem in her honor and a beautiful hand-beaded gift during a ceremony honoring the 150th anniversary of h…

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Dealing with jail crowding to be costly for North Dakota county

MINOT, N.D. — Meeting a state directive to reduce the inmate population at the crowded Ward County jail will be costly, Sheriff Steve Kukowski says.

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A look at Wyoming's biggest, most venomous and strangest spiders

A look at Wyoming's biggest, most venomous and strangest spiders

CASPER, Wyo. — They squeeze under our doors and creep into our bathtubs. They slink under our beds and scurry under desks. They hide in betwee…

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Missoula man accused of brutally raping friend

MISSOULA — The Missoula County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Missoula man accused of brutally raping a friend last April.

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2 men die in 3-vehicle crash near Somers

HELENA — Two Flathead County men died in a three-vehicle crash near Somers.

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Court won't block campaign laws before election

Court won't block campaign laws before election

HELENA — A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a request that would have allowed certain tax-exempt groups to release campaign-related …

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A few more days of nice weather

Warm temperatures and sunshine will continue into the weekend in the Billings area before turning colder on Sunday.

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For Halloween, author shares tales of Billings' paranormal haunts

For Halloween, author shares tales of Billings' paranormal haunts

In the early 1900s, when Billings was still a whistle-stop, the Billings Depot was a gateway for travelers riding the rails, and while many ho…

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In a man's world, women made their mark in Glacier Park

In a man's world, women made their mark in Glacier Park

WEST GLACIER — Part of the history of Glacier National Park is written on maps, where place names aren’t the exclusive territory of men, but t…

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Lockwood school board earns 'Golden Gavel' for 25th straight year

The Lockwood school board earned its 25th consecutive Golden Gavel award from the Montana School Boards Association this month, an achievement…

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Comedian Tom Green makes Montana debut next week

Comedian Tom Green makes Montana debut next week

Remember Tom Green — the comedian who wrote and starred in “Freddy Got Fingered” and was married to Drew Barrymore for a year?

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