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Boo at the Zoo brings out crowds of trick-or-treaters

Boo at the Zoo brings out crowds of trick-or-treaters

A mouse, a bumblebee and a ladybug had an appointment with a possum, a lizard, a hedgehog and a few other creatures Saturday at ZooMontana.

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HBO's 'Lewis and Clark' to seek Sacajawea actress in Montana

HBO's 'Lewis and Clark' to seek Sacajawea actress in Montana

MISSOULA — A casting team will visit Montana early next month seeking to fill the lead role of Sacajawea in the upcoming six-hour HBO miniseri…

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Crow land buyback program reaches halfway mark

Crow land buyback program reaches halfway mark

The clock is ticking on the federal government’s offer to buy back Crow Indian reservation land and return the property to the tribe.

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Big game season fuels economy and traditions

Big game season fuels economy and traditions

Imagine that every week for five weeks the entire population of Bozeman left home and spread out across Montana’s mountains and prairies to go…

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Boothill Cemetery holds onto tales of area's early days

Boothill Cemetery holds onto tales of area's early days

Just in time for Halloween, it seems appropriate to put the spotlight on Boothill Cemetery, the first graveyard established in Coulson.

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Fall brews

Fall brews

Fall is a particularly important time for brewers and beer aficionados. In a city known for having a large number of both, there is no shortag…

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Group teaches residents how to lobby for climate issues

Group teaches residents how to lobby for climate issues

It was part civics lesson, part how-to and can-do training Saturday morning as a group of nearly 20 residents learned how they can form a Citi…

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Several hundred tires catch fire in Paradise Valley, sending toxic smoke into the air

Several hundred tires caught fire Saturday afternoon in Paradise Valley, sending noxious smoke into the air, according to Park County Sheriff'…

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Big Goose Creek getting a face lift

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Big Goose Creek in Sheridan is getting a face lift to fight erosion, with renovation work that includes building pathways to …

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Columbia Falls topples Rams in semifinals, ends Central's 6-year run atop Class A soccer

Columbia Falls topples Rams in semifinals, ends Central's 6-year run atop Class A soccer

The Columbia Falls girls soccer team ended a big piece of Class A history on Saturday, and all they’ll get for it is free drinks at Starbucks.

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Money pouring into Wheat-VanDyke Montana Supreme Court race

Money pouring into Wheat-VanDyke Montana Supreme Court race

HELENA — Outside money has been pouring in to influence Montana’s Supreme Court race between Justice Mike Wheat and challenger Lawrence VanDyk…

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Teen pleads not guilty in fatal shooting

Teen pleads not guilty in fatal shooting

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A 16-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty to charges that he fatally shot another teen in the head at close range, and his att…

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Community colleges seek help in curbing remediation

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming community college officials asked legislators Friday for better cooperation from the state Department of Education in t…

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Blackfeet urge government to cancel energy leases

Blackfeet urge government to cancel energy leases

HELENA — Blackfoot tribal leaders from Montana and Canada are calling on the U.S. government to cancel oil and gas leases on land near Glacier…

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Colleague questions candidate's skills for Montana Supreme Court

Colleague questions candidate's skills for Montana Supreme Court

HELENA — A former co-worker of Montana Supreme Court candidate Lawrence VanDyke is questioning whether the ex-solicitor general has the experi…

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Man charged in shooting death of 3-year-old Lake County boy

RONAN — Lake County authorities on Friday filed a negligent homicide allegation in the case of a 3-year-old boy who was shot to death Wednesday night.

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Associate professor at MSUB set to lead archaeological trip in Israel next spring

Associate professor at MSUB set to lead archaeological trip in Israel next spring

Ask Tom Rust what he likes about archaeology, and his thoughts naturally turn to the cinema.

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Nice weather Saturday, possible showers ahead

A nice day Saturday in the Billings area will turn into a slightly cooler Sunday with a chance of showers.

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MSU-Northern gets $3.15M for new automotive and diesel center

Montana State University Northern in Havre has received $3.15 million in donations for its new Automotive/Diesel Technology Center.

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Wyoming conservationist, naturalist and bird healer dies

Wyoming conservationist, naturalist and bird healer dies

CASPER, Wyo. — The first time Diane Morse met Lois Layton, a game warden had brought a wounded golden eagle to Layton’s home in Casper.

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Sugar Beet harvest wraps up

Sugar Beet harvest wraps up

Montana’s sugar beet harvest is wrapping up, and locals say the crop is above average.

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Pet of the Week: Reeses

Pet of the Week: Reeses

Reeses is an Australian shepherd mix puppy available for adoption at BARK.

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Fire at Bozeman Christian school suspicious

BOZEMAN — The Gallatin County sheriff’s office says a fire at Heritage Christian School in Bozeman is suspicious, and investigators aren’t rul…

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Ex-governors endorse Ceballos for schools chief

Ex-governors endorse Ceballos for schools chief

CASPER, Wyo. — Popular Democratic former Wyoming Govs. Mike Sullivan and Dave Freudenthal on Friday endorsed their party’s candidate for super…

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Senior boys, Skyview girls off to state

Senior boys, Skyview girls off to state

Diminutive freshman Charlie Klepps is listed at 5-foot-3 on the roster, but Billing Senior soccer coach Zach Robbins knows better.

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Former federal judge Brimmer dies at 92

Former federal judge Brimmer dies at 92

Retired U.S. District Judge Clarence A. Brimmer, widely regarded as a pillar of the Wyoming legal profession, died Thursday at Boulder Communi…

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Surging Grizzlies, Mustangs on collision course

Surging Grizzlies, Mustangs on collision course

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The plush patch of grass Cal Poly calls home was rough on Montana’s football team the last time it visited.

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Zinke out-raises Lewis in first half of October

Zinke out-raises Lewis in first half of October

HELENA — House Republican Ryan Zinke raised more than three times as much money as his Democratic opponent, John Lewis, from Oct. 1-15, the la…

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Man convicted of domestic assault pleads guilty to stabbing, jumping bail

Man convicted of domestic assault pleads guilty to stabbing, jumping bail

A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to stabbing another man in July and to skipping out on a June sentencing hearing for choking the mothe…

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State Senate races in Bozeman, north-central Montana most expensive in state

State Senate races in Bozeman, north-central Montana most expensive in state

HELENA — State Senate races in Bozeman and north-central Montana are the most expensive legislative contests in the state, with candidates rai…

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Tester accuses Stanford, Dartmouth of 'voter manipulation'; demands funding disclosure

Tester accuses Stanford, Dartmouth of 'voter manipulation'; demands funding disclosure

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Friday accused two prominent colleges of “voter manipulation” for their role in a mailer sent this week to 10…

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Remains found in S.D. are of Buffalo, Wyo., man missing 14 years

RAPID CITY, S.D. — With the identification of human remains found a week ago in Lawrence County, a 14-year-old mystery has been solved.

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Charges: Man stole pickup, attempted to escape police custody

Charges: Man stole pickup, attempted to escape police custody

A man accused of stealing a pickup on Thursday and then speeding near a school where children and construction workers were present has also b…

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Man, 53, accused of raping 13-year-old shouts at judge during video arraignment

Man, 53, accused of raping 13-year-old shouts at judge during video arraignment

A 53-year-old man is facing charges that he gave cocaine to a 13-year-old girl and raped her in June 2012.

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Downtown passers-by share sentiments on what makes for a better community

Downtown passers-by share sentiments on what makes for a better community

Folks on foot over the lunch hour Friday were invited by 20-somethings wearing green T-shirts to write all over a downtown building.

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Wyoming US District Judge Brimmer dies at age 92

Wyoming US District Judge Brimmer dies at age 92

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Retired U.S. District Judge Clarence A. Brimmer, widely regarded as a pillar of the Wyoming legal profession, has died. He was 92.

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Man arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide in 3-year-old's death

RONAN — A resident of the Lake County house where a 3-year-old boy was fatally injured by a gunshot to the abdomen has been arrested on suspic…

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Montana secretary of state files complaint over fake mailers

Montana secretary of state files complaint over fake mailers

HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch filed a complaint Friday alleging that Stanford University and Dartmouth College researche…

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Task force, deputies arrest man wanted for beating, burning girlfriend

Task force, deputies arrest man wanted for beating, burning girlfriend

Authorities arrested a man on Thursday night on a warrant accusing him of beating his girlfriend and burning her on a hot furnace in 2013.

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Barry Beach attorneys ask Supreme Court for resentencing

Barry Beach attorneys ask Supreme Court for resentencing

GREAT FALLS — Attorneys for Barry Beach, who is serving 100 years without the possibility of parole for the 1979 beating death of a high schoo…

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Female at state women’s prison charged with assaulting fellow inmate

Female at state women’s prison charged with assaulting fellow inmate

An inmate at the Montana Women’s Prison was charged Friday with felony aggravated assault for allegedly knocking another inmate to the ground …

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Man denies driving drunk with 2 children in connection to hit-and-run crash

Man denies driving drunk with 2 children in connection to hit-and-run crash

A 36-year-old man pleaded not guilty Friday to accusations that he drove drunk and endangered his two children, who were his passengers, durin…

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Montana producer casts net for Native American actors

Montana producer casts net for Native American actors

BUTTE — A Great Falls casting director is looking for Native American actors and speakers for a six-hour HBO miniseries about the Lewis and Cl…

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Transient accused of Missoula murder held on six-figure bail

Transient accused of Missoula murder held on six-figure bail

MISSOULA — Several months after he allegedly murdered a local homeless man, transient Kevin Joseph Lino has been brought back to Missoula and …

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Newlywed appeals conviction in husband's death

Newlywed appeals conviction in husband's death

KALISPELL — A Montana woman has appealed her murder conviction for killing her husband of eight days by pushing him off a cliff in Glacier Nat…

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Williston to screen N.D. oil boom documentary

Williston to screen N.D. oil boom documentary

WILLISTON, N.D. — A documentary portraying the gritty side of the North Dakota oil boom is coming to Williston.

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