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Quest for the Best: No. 2 -- Great Falls' Memorial Stadium

Quest for the Best: No. 2 -- Great Falls' Memorial Stadium

In the 1960s and ‘70s Great Falls was widely considered the football capital of Montana.

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Kids: 1, Magic City Blues: 0 in game of tug-of-war

Kids: 1, Magic City Blues: 0 in game of tug-of-war

It took 10 kids to beat Magic City Blues founder Tim Goodridge and his teammate Erin Hatzell of Cape Air at tug-of-war.

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One-third of Daines’ campaign funds from Montanans – a relatively high percentage

One-third of Daines’ campaign funds from Montanans – a relatively high percentage

HELENA — Only one-third of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines’ $5 million in campaign funds has come from Montanans — yet that perc…

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Montana sees ACT score drop as more students take exam

Montana sees ACT score drop as more students take exam

About 40 percent of all high school graduates last spring were eligible for admission to one of the state’s four-year universities, results fr…

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Former West High teacher, coach indicted on 23 counts of exploitation, pornography

Former West High teacher, coach indicted on 23 counts of exploitation, pornography

A former West High teacher and coach accused of sexually exploiting children and distributing child pornography by computer denied charges in …

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Trooper arrests man after 20-mile pursuit that never exceeded speed limit

Trooper arrests man after 20-mile pursuit that never exceeded speed limit

Edward Bownes, 60, was booked into the Yellowstone County Detention Facility Wednesday morning, after leading Montana Highway Patrol officials…

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Man hits house, taken to the hospital

Man hits house, taken to the hospital

A 30-year-old man was taken to a Billings hospital Wednesday morning after driving a GMC Envoy into a home at 1315 Governors Blvd.

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Environmental group threatens to sue over grayling decision

Environmental group threatens to sue over grayling decision

BUTTE — While people are applauding the decision not to list Arctic grayling as an endangered species, others have resolved to sue for a diffe…

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Natrona County moves forward with recount despite loser's request

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County Clerk’s Office is recounting votes in the all of the county’s primary races after the Republican race for th…

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Voters at Rock Springs church got wrong ballots

CASPER, Wyo. — Voters in two precincts in Rock Springs received the wrong primary ballots for at least seven hours Tuesday, said Dale Davis, S…

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Wyoming trails national marks in ACT test

CASPER, Wyo. — New scores from national testing company ACT show that Wyoming students performed better on the standardized test this year tha…

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Former Belfry School District clerk denies fraud

A former clerk for the Belfry School District on Wednesday denied federal charges that she defrauded the district and filed false tax returns.

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Butte man denies charge for calling 911 after lap dance ends unhappily

Butte man denies charge for calling 911 after lap dance ends unhappily

BUTTE — A Butte man who called 911 unhappy his exotic dancer did not fulfill his request for sex has denied a charge of prostitution.

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Tribe official: Tests not shared on brine spill

Tribe official: Tests not shared on brine spill

WHITE SHIELD, N.D. — The environmental director of an American Indian tribe said he’s been shut out of the tribe’s response to a massive saltw…

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Montana football: Griz tight ends finding niche

Montana football: Griz tight ends finding niche

One major area of concern for Montana’s football team heading into preseason workouts was the tight end position.

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Wyoming governor takes part in ice bucket challenge

Wyoming governor takes part in ice bucket challenge

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead had a bucket of water dumped over his head on Tuesday, but it wasn't in celebration of his primary election victory.

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NorthWestern crews investigate outage that cut power to 10K Missoula customers

MISSOULA — A problem at a north side substation early this morning cut power to roughly 10,000 Missoula electric customers, according to North…

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Search scaled back for man presumed drowned

MISSOULA — Officials in northwestern Montana are scaling back their search for a 62-year-old Missoula man who drowned in Middle Thompson Lake …

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Bounty offered for former billionaire Blixseth's assets

Bounty offered for former billionaire Blixseth's assets

HELENA — The trustee representing Yellowstone Club creditors offered a reward Wednesday to anyone who can help uncover property or bank accoun…

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Neighbors petition Carbon County commission for zoning near Belfry well

Neighbors petition Carbon County commission for zoning near Belfry well

Neighbors of an oil well north of Belfry are asking Carbon County Commissioners to protect the community the consequences oil and gas exploration.

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Man injured by East Missoula bridge jumper sues county

Man injured by East Missoula bridge jumper sues county

MISSOULA — A man injured by a bridge jumper while floating the Clark Fork River last summer now alleges Missoula County also was at fault for …

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MontanaFair sets revenue and carnival records

MontanaFair sets revenue and carnival records

Great weather and strong night show entertainment led MontanaFair to record-breaking total revenue and carnival income, MetraPark officials sa…

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7-year-old girl injured by horse on Wild Horse Island

7-year-old girl injured by horse on Wild Horse Island

BIG ARM - A 7-year-old girl was hospitalized Sunday evening after reportedly being kicked or stepped on by a wild horse on Wild Horse Island i…

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Crews working to contain wildfire near Grass Range

Crews working to contain wildfire near Grass Range

Crews are working to contain a wildfire burning on 1,100 acres about seven miles northeast of Grass Range.

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Gazette opinion: Just like the good ol' days of campaigning

Gazette opinion: Just like the good ol' days of campaigning

It sounds a bit odd to get sentimental about policy.

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Sunset sessions: Classes combine paddleboard, yoga on Lake Elmo

Sunset sessions: Classes combine paddleboard, yoga on Lake Elmo

A light breeze sent small ripples rolling across Lake Elmo on a recent warm August evening.

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Gunsight Pass: Cross Continental Divide on Glacier trail

Gunsight Pass: Cross Continental Divide on Glacier trail

If you want to cross the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park and are looking for more adventure than walking past the sign atop Going-…

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Supreme Court rejects Leachman's appeal of cruelty conviction

Supreme Court rejects Leachman's appeal of cruelty conviction

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has rejected a Billings livestock breeder’s appeal of his conviction of animal cruelty.

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Billings Catholic Schools bring more iPads to classrooms this year

This year marks the second year that iPads will be used in classrooms across Billings Catholic Schools as the school system continues to march…

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Wyoming primary sets up governor's race between Mead, Gosar

Wyoming primary sets up governor's race between Mead, Gosar

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead's victory in Tuesday's Republican primary set the stage for a general election against Pete Gosar, a scrappy D…

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Free bikes to get 100 kids for where they want to go — like grandma's house

Free bikes to get 100 kids for where they want to go — like grandma's house

About 50 kids stormed the rows of bicycles lined up outside the Boys & Girls Club of Yellowstone County on Tuesday to try out their new ri…

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Low wheat prices stress young farmers

Low wheat prices stress young farmers

August cash prices for winter wheat are nearing an eight-year low in Eastern Montana, which could make the 2014 crop unprofitable for some, ob…

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Rocky president accepts ALS ice bucket challenge and challenges MSUB, Carroll

Rocky president accepts ALS ice bucket challenge and challenges MSUB, Carroll

About eight hours after Rocky Mountain College President Robert Wilmouth received an ice bucket challenge from the football team via Facebook,…

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Scheels offers sneak peek of new store

Scheels offers sneak peek of new store

Most of the vests, hunting gear, fishing poles and exercise equipment are in place at the new Scheels Sporting Goods store on Billings’ West End.

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Daines: Curtis' entry won't change his campaign

Daines: Curtis' entry won't change his campaign

MONTANA CITY — Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines of Montana said Tuesday the Democrats' recent switch in Senate candidates won't change how he…

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MontanaFair rodeo sets record attendance, payouts

MontanaFair rodeo sets record attendance, payouts

Rodeo at the recently ended MontanaFair set attendance and payout records, MetraPark officials said.

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All Euro Car Show is Saturday at Veterans Park

All Euro Car Show is Saturday at Veterans Park

The Porsche Club of America Absaroka Region is hosting the 7th Annual All Euro Car Show at Veterans Park on Saturday.

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Mom on meth returns to Anaconda this week

Mom on meth returns to Anaconda this week

BUTTE — A Butte mother accused of giving birth in June while high on methamphetamine will return to Montana on Friday to face her felony charges.

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Whitefish man wins $500K in scratch game

HELENA — A Whitefish man has claimed a top prize in the "$500,000 Big Money" scratch lottery game.

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Montana football: Calling on character in the trenches

Montana football: Calling on character in the trenches

Before you go worrying about Jackson Thiebes, realize how far he’s come in a short period of time.

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Suspects charged in Montana campground homicide

Suspects charged in Montana campground homicide

BUTTE — Two suspects in the death of a man at a southwestern Montana campground have been returned to Beaverhead County to face charges.

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Havre man to plead guilty in corruption case

HELENA — A Havre businessman plans to plead guilty to charges that his company overbilled the Chippewa Cree Tribe by $116,000 to recover money…

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Judge gives deferred sentence to man in 3rd domestic assault

Judge gives deferred sentence to man in 3rd domestic assault

A Billings man received a deferred sentence on Tuesday for what court records described as his third domestic assault conviction.

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Arctic grayling won't receive federal protections

Arctic grayling won't receive federal protections

HELENA — The Arctic grayling does not need special protections under the Endangered Species Act, Federal wildlife officials said Tuesday.

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County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

Yellowstone county officials are rolling out the welcome mat for the developers of a proposed $500 million oil refinery being considered for t…

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Yellowstone County Sheriff’s sergeant on leave pending investigation

A Yellowstone County Sheriff’s sergeant who is facing misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges in Deadwood, S.D., has been placed on paid admini…

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Denning gets 100 years in prison for 2012 slayings of 2 sisters

Denning gets 100 years in prison for 2012 slayings of 2 sisters

A 23-year-old man who murdered two sisters in January 2012 — stabbing one of them more than 130 times — was sentenced Tuesday to 100 years in …

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