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Man given probationary sentence for endangering infant daughter

Man given probationary sentence for endangering infant daughter

A Billings judge Wednesday gave a sentence of four years of probation to a man who admitted he didn't immediately seek medical help for his 5-…

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Grace Montessori students celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday

Grace Montessori students celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday

The large multipurpose space of the new Grace Montessori Academy, 4809 Grand Ave., was transformed into an impromptu Globe Theatre as a tourin…

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Governor supports Barry Beach's bid for parole

Governor supports Barry Beach's bid for parole

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock took the unusual step Wednesday of writing a letter supporting parole for convicted murderer Barry Beach, telling …

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Man charged in crash with police car

Man charged in crash with police car

A man accused of driving drunk and crashing into a Billings police car Tuesday morning made an initial court appearance Wednesday.

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FWP boss announces scaled-back Montana bison plan

FWP boss announces scaled-back Montana bison plan

Expectations for a statewide bison-conservation plan were scaled back by Montana's top wildlife official on Wednesday following backlash from …

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Stillwater Mining lays off 31 salaried employees

Stillwater Mining lays off 31 salaried employees

Stillwater Mining Co. has laid off 31 salaried and administrative employees in south-central Montana, according to union officials.

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Special K honors top ranchers, house parents; rallies support at fundraiser

Special K honors top ranchers, house parents; rallies support at fundraiser

Staff and supporters of the Special K Ranch gathered Tuesday evening to honor the developmentally disabled ranchers who work there and to than…

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Home Equity Loans: The Basics

Home Equity Loans: The Basics

A home equity loan is really very simple. It’s a loan in which the consumer borrows against the equity in their home (the difference between a…

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3rd chancellor finalist offers strategies on recruitment, graduation, fundraising at MSUB

3rd chancellor finalist offers strategies on recruitment, graduation, fundraising at MSUB

The third finalist for Montana State University Billings' chancellor position said on Wednesday that the university is and must continue to be…

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Opal natural gas plant fire forces town evacuation

Opal natural gas plant fire forces town evacuation

Casper, Wyo. — An explosion at a southwestern Wyoming natural gas processing plant Wednesday afternoon forced the evacuation of a nearby town,…

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Griego sentencing scheduled for July

Griego sentencing scheduled for July

A Billings judge has scheduled a sentencing date of July 25 for convicted serial rapist Toby Eugene Griego.

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Man charged with stealing safe from casino, disabling alarm system

Man charged with stealing safe from casino, disabling alarm system

A 46-year-old man who prosecutors said stole a safe from a casino was charged on Wednesday.

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Man charged in connection to multiple high-speed chases

Man charged in connection to multiple high-speed chases

Prosecutors have charged a man with felony counts of DUI and criminal endangerment in connection to a string of high-speed pursuits Monday night.

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High school juniors take ACT for free

High school juniors take ACT for free

Every public high school junior in Billings — and across the state — took the ACT college entrance exam Wednesday free of charge. 

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Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

OPAL, Wyo. — A small town in southwest Wyoming has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a natural gas pipeline hub.

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Leroy Van Dyke show canceled

Leroy Van Dyke and Williams and Ree’s April 27 performance at Rimrock Auto Arena has been canceled.

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Montana man sentenced in Washington cold case killing

HAMILTON — A 60-year-old Montana man has been sentenced to less than 3 ½ years in prison for the 1996 death of a Kirkland, Wash., woman.

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N.D. tribes warn of the environmental impact of oil

NEW TOWN, N.D. — Leaders of North Dakota's Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara nations say that while they are thankful for the money that oil has bro…

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Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

WASHINGTON — Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil…

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Bozeman caretaker sentenced for elder abuse

BOZEMAN — A Bozeman woman has been sentenced to five years' probation for abusing the partially paralyzed 63-year-old man who hired her to car…

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Teapot Dome petroleum reserve for sale

Teapot Dome petroleum reserve for sale

DENVER — Teapot Dome, the Wyoming federal oil reserve that was at the root of a 1920s political scandal, is up for sale, this time to the high…

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Attorney general to defend cap on court awards

Attorney general to defend cap on court awards

HELENA — Montana's attorney general intends to defend the state's $10 million limit on the punitive damages a judge or jury can award an indiv…

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Seven cases of whooping cough confirmed in Helena

HELENA- Seven cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have been confirmed in the Helena area as of Tuesday afternoon.

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CHS Inc. fined $211K for violations at Montana grain facilities

A Minnesota-based agriculture company was fined $211,000 by federal safety regulators who said Wednesday it had repeatedly failed to ensure wo…

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Kalispell police await shooting death lab results

KALISPELL — Kalispell police say they have completed their investigation and are awaiting lab results from evidence gathered in an apparent mu…

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Coroner identifies Sidney man who died in crash

William Bradley Carnduff, 29, has been identified as the Sidney man who died in a motorcycle crash Monday.

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Panel recommends site for MSU engineering school

BOZEMAN — Montana State University's planning board is recommending a new $50 million engineering school be built where a parking lot, tennis …

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3 hotels slated to open in Bozeman over 18 months

BOZEMAN — Three new hotels are slated to open in Bozeman over the next 18 months.

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Billings pre-release center walkaway arrested

Billings pre-release center walkaway arrested

A prisoner walked away from a Billings pre-release center on Tuesday night but was arrested on Wednesday morning.

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Couple seeks damages from Wyoming sheriff's office for horse shooting

Couple seeks damages from Wyoming sheriff's office for horse shooting

A legal battle between a Thermopolis couple and the Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office opened for trial in Casper’s federal courthouse Tuesda…

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Park County chips in for World War I memorial

POWELL, Wyo. — The Park County commissioners have voted to contribute $10,000 toward a memorial in Cody to honor Wyoming soldiers killed in Wo…

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Cabela’s to open Missoula Outpost store on June 12

Cabela’s to open Missoula Outpost store on June 12

MISSOULA — Cabela’s Inc. will celebrate the grand opening of its Missoula Outpost store on Thursday, June 12.

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Wind and rain possible Wednesday in Billings

Wind and rain possible Wednesday in Billings

Make sure things are tied down, because it could be a windy and rainy couple of days in Billings. 

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Support group offers refuge to teens who live with mental illness

Support group offers refuge to teens who live with mental illness

So many Billings-area teenagers who wrestle with mental illness are looking for a place to belong, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness…

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Firefighters called to second-floor blaze at Sage Tower

Firefighters called to second-floor blaze at Sage Tower

Billings Firefighters were called to the scene of a second-floor fire at the Sage Tower Retirement Apartments, 115 N. 24th St., at about 11 p.…

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Man who drove drunk on railroad tracks with son ordered to impaired driving court

Man who drove drunk on railroad tracks with son ordered to impaired driving court

A Billings judge gave a man a deferred sentence Tuesday for endangering his son by driving drunk on railroad tracks in July 2012.

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MSUB chancellor candidate says he'd create a personalized college experience

MSUB chancellor candidate says he'd create a personalized college experience

The second of four finalists for Montana State University Billings' chancellor position said at a Tuesday open forum that one of the most impo…

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Dr. Alan Muskett featured at fundraiser on Thursday

Dr. Alan Muskett will be the featured speaker at Thursday’s Tour of Tables, a fundraiser for Big Sky Senior Services. The title of his talk is…

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48-year-old charged in connection with coffee cup attack

48-year-old charged in connection with coffee cup attack

A 48-year-old man made an initial court appearance Tuesday on a charge that he was involved with assaulting a man who prosecutors say was atta…

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SD2 superintendent earns high marks

SD2 superintendent earns high marks

Superintendent Terry Bouck was given mostly high praise in his first performance evaluation by the Billings School District 2 board at its Mon…

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Rosendale says he's most effective legislator running for U.S. House

Rosendale says he's most effective legislator running for U.S. House

Editor's note: Stories on each of the five Republican candidates for the U.S. House are continuing today. 

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6 defendants deny Montana-California meth ring charges

6 defendants deny Montana-California meth ring charges

Six defendants, including three from Montana, on Tuesday denied federal drug charges accusing them of trafficking methamphetamine from Califor…

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Sex offender who sued Butte for false imprisonment arrested at strip club

Sex offender who sued Butte for false imprisonment arrested at strip club

BUTTE — A registered sex offender is back in jail after police say he took his girlfriend’s car and went to a strip club, which is a violation…

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Earth Day at Good Earth features community projects

Earth Day at Good Earth features community projects

The parking lot at Good Earth Market, 3024 Second Ave. N., was abuzz with activity as regular patrons and new visitors came to check out the E…

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Underwear-only driver charged with felony criminal endangerment

CORVALLIS — A man dressed only in underwear, socks and a sleeveless T-shirt was arrested on Easter evening after nearly causing a head-on coll…

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Montana company lands $1.8M deal with military contractor

Montana company lands $1.8M deal with military contractor

PABLO – American troops and their allies in combat will be a little bit safer in the years ahead, thanks in part to the hard work of the peopl…

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Feature photos: Filling the BBWA canal

Feature photos: Filling the BBWA canal

The BBWA canal slowly fills with water near Meadowlark School on Tuesday. Filling the BBWA ditch system between the Yellowstone River at Laure…

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Man with federal meth conviction sentenced for burglary, theft

Man with federal meth conviction sentenced for burglary, theft

A Billings man sentenced in December to nearly nine years in federal prison for trafficking meth was sentenced Tuesday for felony burglary and theft.

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