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Buffalo, eagle parts found at ex-sheriff's residence

Searches of a former Big Horn County sheriff’s residence have uncovered body parts from a buffalo and bald eagle believed to be illegally killed.

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100 families get Christmas dinners from Boys and Girls Clubs, Rib and Chop House

100 families get Christmas dinners from Boys and Girls Clubs, Rib and Chop House

One hundred Billings families in need were assured a full Christmas dinner with all the fixings on Monday thanks to an ongoing combined effort…

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‘Drug deal gone bad’ ends in shooting; suspect's bond set at $125,000

A man accused of shooting another man in the leg during a “drug deal gone bad” made an initial appearance Monday in Yellowstone County Justice…

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Cloud Peak donates new oven to Crow senior center

Cloud Peak donates new oven to Crow senior center

CROW AGENCY — Cloud Peak Energy is helping to turn up the heat at the Absaalooke Elders Program — the senior center on the Crow Reservation — …

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Santa brings Christmas to tiniest tots at St. Vincent Healthcare

Santa brings Christmas to tiniest tots at St. Vincent Healthcare

Little Ethan Waterfall dozed peacefully as Santa Claus held the infant close, a new white teddy bear next to him as Santa's thick white beard …

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Wolf hunters missing south of Dillon; search resumes Monday

Wolf hunters missing south of Dillon; search resumes Monday

DILLON — Beaverhead County authorities are searching for a father and son who were hunting wolves and have not been seen since Saturday mornin…

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A new Limber Tree location to move into space vacated by Sage

A new Limber Tree location to move into space vacated by Sage

Yoga enthusiasts in Billings will soon have a new place to practice the ancient art, purchase apparel and get a massage or pedicure after thei…

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Prep basketball: The 30-point club

Prep basketball: The 30-point club

UPDATE (12/22): Forget the 30-point club. Let's talk about the 40-point club. Chase Comings of Philipsurg and Lando Stewart of Plenty Coups ea…

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Sentence revoked for man convicted of promoting prostitution

Sentence revoked for man convicted of promoting prostitution

A man convicted last year of promoting prostitution — for telling his girlfriend to sell her body to raise money to bail him out of jail — had…

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Man facing 10th DUI after collision ends with car in resident’s yard

Man facing 10th DUI after collision ends with car in resident’s yard

A man accused of causing a collision Sunday that ended with an another driver’s car in a yard at the corner of Fifth Street West and Yellowsto…

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Departed Parole Board chair says he resigned to avoid reappointment controversy

Departed Parole Board chair says he resigned to avoid reappointment controversy

HELENA — Mike McKee, who resigned last week as chairman of the state Board of Pardons and Parole, says he stepped down to avoid any controvers…

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Judge says ex-billionaire can stay in jail for now

Judge says ex-billionaire can stay in jail for now

A federal judge on Monday denied real estate mogul Tim Blixseth’s request to get out of a Montana jail after the Yellowstone Club founder was …

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Havre man denies attempted deliberate homicide charge

HAVRE — A 46-year-old Havre man has denied charges that he fired a shot into the rear window of a passing car, narrowly missing the driver.

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Offender walks away from Passages pre-release center

Offender walks away from Passages pre-release center

An offender walked away from the Passages community correction program at about 11 a.m. Monday.

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Pub Station books country and club DJ shows

Pub Station books country and club DJ shows

You know you’re in Montana when the newest live music venue in Billings announced a country show and a club DJ show on the same day.

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Baker ticket wins $50,000 Powerball prizes

Baker ticket wins $50,000 Powerball prizes

HELENA — Here are the results of Friday and Saturday's Montana Lottery drawings:

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Avalanche danger high, Sylvan Pass closed then opened

Avalanche danger high, Sylvan Pass closed then opened

On the day it was supposed to open to oversnow travel, Sylvan Pass between Cody, Wyo., and Yellowstone National Park was temporarily closed be…

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Oil patch towns may get chance to catch up with housing, infrastructure demands

Oil patch towns may get chance to catch up with housing, infrastructure demands

BISMARCK, N.D. — As oil drilling is forecast to see a downturn in the Bakken in 2015, the mayor of Watford City concedes people want to know w…

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Montana police officer recovers, retires after being shot working undercover

Montana police officer recovers, retires after being shot working undercover

MISSOULA — Geoff Curtis was in so much pain from the bullet that ripped through his left leg, at one point the undercover cop told his doctor …

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Interior says Chippewa Cree wrong to fire leader

HAVRE — The U.S. Interior Department has ordered the Chippewa Cree Business Committee to reinstate Ken Blatt St. Marks as it chairman, saying …

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Whitefish woman dies, children injured in crash

KALISPELL — A 27-year-old Whitefish woman was killed in a single-vehicle rollover on icy roads near Columbia Falls.

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State drops charges, but federal indictment for man accused of credit card fraud

State drops charges, but federal indictment for man accused of credit card fraud

A California man first charged in state court recently denied federal charges accusing him of conspiring to commit access device fraud.

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Montana boy dies after being pulled from pool

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — A 7-year-old Montana boy has died after being pulled from a northern Idaho hotel swimming pool.

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Wyoming man gets 8-12 years for stealing guns, killing cow

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A 32-year-old Wyoming man has been sentenced to eight to 12 years in prison for shooting a cow with a stolen rifle, disposing…

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Best holiday memory winners revealed!

Best holiday memory winners revealed!

The holidays remind us that we can take our sense of home with us, wherever we go—ever so preciously tucked in our hearts, protected in the ha…

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Big Sky homeowners get bear-proof trash cans

Big Sky homeowners get bear-proof trash cans

BOZEMAN — More homeowners in Big Sky are receiving bear-proof garbage containers.

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Gallatin County doesn't plan paving along Madison

BOZEMAN — The Gallatin County Road Department has no plans to finish paving Buffalo Jump Road from Logan to the south, along the east bank of …

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Police kill man in Deer Lodge

MISSOULA — A police officer in Deer Lodge has killed a man after responding to a report of suicide threat at a residence.

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As Air Force fixes nuke flaws, future debated

As Air Force fixes nuke flaws, future debated

WASHINGTON — Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years — repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps — the Air Force has taken an impor…

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Winter weather headed toward Billings by Christmas

A winter storm is expected to move into Eastern Montana on Monday, bringing high winds and cooler temperatures.

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Planners seek to improve Laramie County water

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Planners looking at how to improve the supply of groundwater in Laramie County.

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Slideshow: Today In History, Dec. 22

Slideshow: Today In History, Dec. 22

Today is Monday, Dec. 22. Today's Highlight in History:

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Victims in Frontage crash remain hospitalized

Victims in Frontage crash remain hospitalized

All three occupants riding in a Saab when it crashed into a pickup on South Frontage Road near Zoo Drive on Saturday remain hospitalized Sunda…

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Great Falls man killed near Winnett identified

A 48-year-old Great Falls man who died Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on Montana Highway 200 has been identified as Buster L. Ross.

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No injuries in crash into 5th St. home

No injuries in crash into 5th St. home

No one was injured in a crash that sent a car into the side of a home at the corner of Fifth St. W. and Yellowstone Avenue on Sunday.

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Rare pops Christmas concert packs the ABT Saturday night

Rare pops Christmas concert packs the ABT Saturday night

The Alberta Bair Theater was packed Saturday night for a rare Christmas pops concert featuring the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale a…

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How oil's decline could spatter North Dakota

How oil's decline could spatter North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — The abrupt decline in oil prices stands to be bad news in North Dakota, a state that has reaped billions in tax revenue as ne…

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Poised for growth: Helena's economy remains slow, but leaders optimistic

Poised for growth: Helena's economy remains slow, but leaders optimistic

In the long term, Helena’s stable economy was not as heavily impacted by the recession as other areas of Montana, said Director of the Univers…

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Government spending down in Montana

Government spending down in Montana

HELENA — Montana’s economy has not grown as fast in 2014 as was predicted and the reasons seem to be drops in commodity prices and lower feder…

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Me too: I think being a mom is hard.

Me too: I think being a mom is hard.

Yesterday I was looking out the window on an unseasonably warm December afternoon. The way it looked outside, with sun shining brightly and sn…

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Trio documenting Bakken boom through blog, book, documentary

Trio documenting Bakken boom through blog, book, documentary

WILLISTON, N.D. — It was in her senior year of college that Blaire Briody fell in love.

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Montana's latest natural resource -- booze

Montana's latest natural resource -- booze

BUTTE — Craft distilleries are beginning to scatter across Montana like shot glasses across a bar, and it turns out Montanans have a taste for…

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What's wilderness worth? Montanans explore spiritual significance of wild places

What's wilderness worth? Montanans explore spiritual significance of wild places

MISSOULA — You’ve talked your friend/spouse/child into shouldering a heavy pack, enduring a painful blister, incurring dozens of mosquito bite…

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Back to growing: Industrial growth boosts Great Falls economy

Back to growing: Industrial growth boosts Great Falls economy

HELENA — The Great Falls area is enjoying some industrial and other growth that is helping spur the local economy.

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Malmstrom AFB remains economic anchor for Great Falls — and Montana

Malmstrom AFB remains economic anchor for Great Falls — and Montana

GREAT FALLS — While manufacturing and other industrial developments are making a comeback here, city leaders say they still strive to maintain…

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2015 bill could change Montana breweries

2015 bill could change Montana breweries

The Montana Beer and Wine Distributors recently withdrew from the Alcohol Beverage Coalition as a statement of opposition to a bill set for in…

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