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'Focus on the individual student': New chancellor sets high expectations for MSUB

'Focus on the individual student': New chancellor sets high expectations for MSUB

Mark Nook, Montana State University Billings’ newly hired chancellor, laid out on Thursday morning his vision and goals for the upcoming schoo…

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VA 'intimidates' decorated war veteran for being photographed on VA property

VA 'intimidates' decorated war veteran for being photographed on VA property

A man who helps disabled veterans with transportation to Montana’s VA facilities has been threatened with a $50 fine for appearing in a photo …

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Charging documents: Twin sisters fend off home invader accused of meth use

Charging documents: Twin sisters fend off home invader accused of meth use

A 31-year-old man is facing charges that he forced his way into a Billings home Wednesday morning and attacked his ex-girlfriend, who, with he…

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Billings Catholic Schools bring more iPads to classrooms this year

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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Judge follows recommendation, gives Bakken meth conspirator 'tremendous break'

Judge follows recommendation, gives Bakken meth conspirator 'tremendous break'

A Big Timber man will spend more than five years in federal prison for his role in a large drug trafficking case that brought nearly pure meth…

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Great Old Broads hike with a purpose

Great Old Broads hike with a purpose

It was a little jarring at first when the group of tanned, dusty, “women of a certain age” cheerfully referred to themselves as “broads” as th…

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$3,000 worth of tools stolen from Habitat for Humanity

$3,000 worth of tools stolen from Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Construction Supervisor Steve Coldiron had just left the MontanaFair on Tuesday -- where he was showcasing a house the or…

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Second investigation launched into Lame Deer schools superintendent

Second investigation launched into Lame Deer schools superintendent

The Lame Deer school board is investigating a bullying complaint against superintendent Bill Parker.

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Teacher fired for pregnancy sues Butte Catholic schools

Teacher fired for pregnancy sues Butte Catholic schools

BUTTE — A former teacher fired for being pregnant filed a lawsuit in Butte federal court Thursday against Butte Central Catholic Schools.

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Curtis names campaign manager, picks up PAC endorsements

Curtis names campaign manager, picks up PAC endorsements

HELENA — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis has named her campaign manager and also picked up a key endorsement Thursday from a na…

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Chessman Reservoir project starts despite request for injunction

HELENA — Two conservation groups have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to stop the Red Mountain Flume Chessman Reservoir timber project that offi…

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Fichtner Chevrolet sells to Rimrock Auto Group

Fichtner Chevrolet sells to Rimrock Auto Group

LAUREL — In 1961, 21-year-old Leonard Fichtner became the youngest General Motors franchise owner in history after acquiring the family busine…

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Show to benefit horse enthusiast Sunday at MetraPark

Show to benefit horse enthusiast Sunday at MetraPark

A horse show to benefit Sunni Hecht, a 21-year-old rider who suffered a traumatic brain injury in March, will be held Sunday in the Super Barn…

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Flying high: Rocky receiver Cattelan also has a passion for aviation

Flying high: Rocky receiver Cattelan also has a passion for aviation

As a wide receiver and student pilot at Rocky Mountain College, Cole Cattelan can't wait for this football season and school year to take off.

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Searchers look for Russian man in Grand Teton area

MOOSE, Wyo. — Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand…

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Authorities: 2 deaths appear to be murder-suicide

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County Coroner determined that a man involved in a murder-suicide in June in Casper killed his girlfriend. 

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Former Montana federal prosecutor honored by ATF

Former Montana federal prosecutor honored by ATF

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Thursday honored a former Montana federal prosecutor for her work in prosec…

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Punishing Griz fullback delivers with selfless approach

Punishing Griz fullback delivers with selfless approach

Jamal Wilson’s coach calls him “the irreplaceable guy.”

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Frac Daddy to run in $1 million race

DEL MAR, Calif. -- Frac Daddy, owned by Magic City Thoroughbred Partners of Billings, will be running in the $1 million Pacific Classic on Sun…

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Charge: Georgia man skipped sentencing in Billings check-cashing scheme

Charge: Georgia man skipped sentencing in Billings check-cashing scheme

A Georgia man pleaded not guilty Thursday to a bail-jumping charge alleging he skipped out on a sentencing hearing for his role in an elaborat…

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Great Falls man charged as funeral for deputy held

Great Falls man charged as funeral for deputy held

GREAT FALLS — A Great Falls man was on a “drug-fueled rampage” when he deliberately swerved his vehicle to strike and kill a sheriff’s deputy,…

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Man pleads guilty to helping Bozeman rape suspect escape

Man pleads guilty to helping Bozeman rape suspect escape

BOZEMAN — A 22-year-old Bozeman man has admitted violating his probation by cutting the shackles off a rape suspect who escaped police custody.

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Box Elder woman gets 13 years in prison for child's death

HAVRE — A Box Elder woman has been sentenced to just more than 13 years in prison for her role in the death of her boyfriend's 11-month-old son.

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Evening Under the Big Sky benefits new programs at Audubon Center

Evening Under the Big Sky benefits new programs at Audubon Center

Things are buzzing over at the Audubon Conservation Education Center and it’s not just the flying insects.

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Har Mar Superstar, Pizza Underground play Pub Station in November

Har Mar Superstar, Pizza Underground play Pub Station in November

Har Mar Superstar and Pizza Underground are playing the new Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N., on Nov. 25 in a show co-presented by Jade Present…

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Ex-Cody councilman gets prison in sex abuse case

CODY, Wyo. — A former Cody City Council member has been sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl.

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1 dead, 2 seriously injured in Highway 93 crash

WHITEFISH — A two-vehicle crash north of Whitefish on U.S. Highway 93 has left two people in serious condition and a 23-year-old woman from we…

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Secretary of state race highlights counties' differing election equipment

Secretary of state race highlights counties' differing election equipment

CASPER, Wyo. — As primary election results poured in late Tuesday night, the seesaw battle in the secretary of state race became the main event.

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Man with history of assaulting girlfriend charged with biting her; bond set at $100,000

Man with history of assaulting girlfriend charged with biting her; bond set at $100,000

A man with a history of assaulting his girlfriend — and who has a pending case in which he is charged with assaulting the same woman in Decemb…

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2 face charges in Missoula pipe bomb incident

2 face charges in Missoula pipe bomb incident

MISSOULA — Missoula police arrested three people after a bomb sighting at a residence near Playfair Park on Tuesday prompted the evacuation of…

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Man faces backlash over proposed Missouri River fishing dock

CASCADE — A man's plan to build a retractable fishing dock along the Missouri River south of Cascade faces backlash from his neighbors who say…

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Wild Horse Island: Injured girl was feeding fruit to wild horse

Wild Horse Island: Injured girl was feeding fruit to wild horse

POLSON — A young girl injured by a wild horse at Wild Horse Island State Park on Sunday was treated and released at a Polson hospital.

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Rain likely into the weekend

Rain and thunderstorms are likely for the next several days in Billings.

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Star Peak: Lookout sits atop proposed wilderness

Star Peak: Lookout sits atop proposed wilderness

HERON – A wannabe wilderness in Montana’s northwest corner has plenty of real wild country for those wishing a remote experience.

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Gazette opinion: Do something about the rail traffic and our traffic

Gazette opinion: Do something about the rail traffic and our traffic

Have you noticed the traffic in downtown seems to be a bit more congested?

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What's next for Riverside, other parks? Laurel ponders next move after levy defeat

What's next for Riverside, other parks? Laurel ponders next move after levy defeat

City of Laurel officials are starting to discuss what to do with city parks in the wake of voters rejecting in June a citywide parks district …

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Rappellers getting ready to go Over the Edge

Rappellers getting ready to go Over the Edge

Wearing a gorilla suit, John Parkes rappelled off the First Interstate Bank Tower in Billings with his 83-year-old mother Mimi in 2012. And th…

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Highway 212 project on schedule

Highway 212 project on schedule

The first of three phases in an overhaul of Highway 212/310 between Laurel and Rockvale is on schedule.

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IHS interim director says agency needs 'skeleton of quality'

IHS interim director says agency needs 'skeleton of quality'

The Billings Area Indian Health Service can’t offer a full range of services, its new interim director says. But the services it does provide …

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2014 Big Sky position rankings: Quarterbacks

2014 Big Sky position rankings: Quarterbacks

NOTE: This is the ninth (and final) installment of a summer-long series projecting the Top 10 players at each position for the 2014 Big Sky Co…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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