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Sisters dispute 'lengthy criminal history' claim of man ID'd in Friday shooting

Sisters dispute 'lengthy criminal history' claim of man ID'd in Friday shooting

Two sisters of the man who was shot and killed Friday by six law enforcement officers outside Billings Clinic are disputing the characterizati…

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Cold-weather birding often a hot pursuit

Cold-weather birding often a hot pursuit

BOZEMAN — In the treetops high above Gardner Park, an uncommon visitor is flying about. Its short curved bill is built for feeding on seeds an…

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Billings to see a quarter-billion in city improvements over five years

Over the next five years, city officials envision $255,111,276 in capital improvements — everything from a $5.5 million Fire/911 Communication…

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ND oil workers see hours cut as oil prices slump

ND oil workers see hours cut as oil prices slump

WILLISTON, N.D. — Ahmed Osman recently worked 16-hour days hauling water and sand used to frack oil and gas wells in western North Dakota.

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Prosecutors: New Kaarma trial would be 'miscarriage of justice'

Prosecutors: New Kaarma trial would be 'miscarriage of justice'

MISSOULA — Prosecutors said Friday it would be a miscarriage of justice to set aside the guilty verdict in the December homicide trial of Mark…

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Oil spill near Glendive latest in string of Casper company's pipeline breaks

Oil spill near Glendive latest in string of Casper company's pipeline breaks

The Casper, Wyo., operator responsible for a pipeline that spilled 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River on Jan. 17 has a che…

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PAYS dirt: Public Auction Yards a mainstay of Montana's livestock industry

PAYS dirt: Public Auction Yards a mainstay of Montana's livestock industry

It’s Wednesday at the iconic Public Auction Yards of Billings. There are 350 head of mostly Angus cattle standing in the maze of pens outside,…

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Military, veterans' families can take advantage of new scholarship program

Working together with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1634, Erica Zutz, a member of the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America Billings…

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Great Falls man gets 10 years for threatening police officer

GREAT FALLS — A 50-year-old Great Falls man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for threatening a police officer and his pregnant wife af…

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Old school rock triple bill packs the Pub Station

Old school rock triple bill packs the Pub Station

Powerman 5000, (HED)pe and Knee High Fox had the Pub Station in downtown Billings bouncing Friday night.

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Downtown Missoula rampage preceded head-on crash

Downtown Missoula rampage preceded head-on crash

MISSOULA — A woman rear-ended a pickup truck twice and backed into another vehicle in downtown Missoula on Thursday in the minutes before she …

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Trial date sent in Montana grizzly bear poaching case

MISSOULA — A Montana man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed three protected grizzly bears.

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Weekend bringing change in weather

A cold front will bring colder weather and a good chance of snow on Saturday to central, south central and southeast Montana and north central…

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City Council gives city administrator high marks

City Council gives city administrator high marks

City Administrator Tina Volek received marks that were generally well above satisfactory during her closed-door performance review held last N…

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Bill pushed by SD2 would bolster career, technical education

Bill pushed by SD2 would bolster career, technical education

Kenzie Mulconery, a Billings high school student, has felt at home since finding her way into the shop.

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Offender walks out of Billings Pre-Release Center

Offender walks out of Billings Pre-Release Center

A violent offender walked out of the Billings Pre-Release Center Friday.

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Hong Kong businessman charged with damaging Montana house

POLSON — A Hong Kong businessman is charged with breaking into a northwestern Montana home after getting drunk at a wedding and causing extens…

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House passes bill to allow governor clemency powers

House passes bill to allow governor clemency powers

HELENA — The House has passed a bill that would allow the governor of Montana to grant clemency to prisoners even if the state parole board re…

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Hardin man charged with assault, child abuse

A Hardin man suspected of assaulting and abusing a child denied federal charges during an arraignment Friday in Billings.

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U.S. Rep. Zinke: It's time to take a stand on public lands

U.S. Rep. Zinke: It's time to take a stand on public lands

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke told state lawmakers that while Montana's public lands are sacred, federal mismanagement is such that it's time …

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Lame Deer man accused of sexual abuse

A Lame Deer man accused of sexually abusing a person denied federal charges on Friday.

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Judge defers sentence for woman who drunkenly drove wrong way on interstate

A Billings judge on Friday gave a three-year deferred sentence to a woman who previously admitted to driving drunk the wrong way on Interstate…

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Woman denies assault charges

A Crow Agency woman this week denied federal charges accusing her of assaulting another person.

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Billings man gets prison for dealing meth from prerelease center

Billings man gets prison for dealing meth from prerelease center

A Billings man who admitted trafficking methamphetamine while serving a state sentence at a prerelease center will spend eight years in federa…

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ATM taken from Polson bank

POLSON — Police in Polson are investigating the theft of an automated teller machine from a bank on U.S. Highway 93.

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Big Sky woman suing over state law governing taxi services

BOZEMAN — A Big Sky woman is challenging a state law that allows taxi companies to protest new competition.

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Montana lawmakers consider deleting law banning gay marriage

Montana lawmakers consider deleting law banning gay marriage

HELENA — On the heels of a district judge's ruling against the law, legislators considered on Friday whether to strike a voter-enacted ban on …

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Senate panel tables bill adding gay protections to law

Senate panel tables bill adding gay protections to law

HELENA — All in one day, Montana lawmakers heard testimony, voted against and then tabled a bill that would provide protections for gay, lesbi…

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Trial scheduled for parents charged in death of 10-week-old son

Trial scheduled for parents charged in death of 10-week-old son

A trial date has been set for a couple arrested Christmas Day on suspicion of abusing their twin 10-week-old children, one of whom later died …

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Reformed Kind of Like Spitting to play free Pub Station show April 14

Reformed Kind of Like Spitting to play free Pub Station show April 14

Portland indie-rockers Kind Of Like Spitting will play a free show Tuesday, April 14 at the Pub Station in downtown billings.

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Tupac's former rap collective to play Pub Station show April 18

Tupac's former rap collective to play Pub Station show April 18

Tupac Shakur’s former rap collective, the Oakland, Calif-based group Digital Underground, is set to play the Pub Station in downtown Billings …

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Lame Deer man admits child sex abuse

Lame Deer man admits child sex abuse

A Lame Deer man accused of molesting a child admitted federal charges Friday.

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Man pleads guilty in crash that seriously injured 1-year-old

Man pleads guilty in crash that seriously injured 1-year-old

A 29-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from a rollover crash that seriously injured his 1-year-old daughter in August.

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Cattle truck overturns near Jamestown; no animals killed

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Authorities say no animals died when a cattle truck overturned heading east on Interstate 94.

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N.D. lawmakers worry over reduced revenue forecast due to dropping oil prices

N.D. lawmakers worry over reduced revenue forecast due to dropping oil prices

BISMARCK, N.D. — Staring down a revised state revenue forecast Thursday projecting oil revenues to be half of what was projected just a month …

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Troop 373 recovers last of stolen items in time for weekend outing

Troop 373 recovers last of stolen items in time for weekend outing

The last few items from a trailer that was stolen from and then returned to a Billings Boy Scout troop were found on the West End on Friday morning.

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Off the charts: The Decemberists make a change with their new album

Off the charts: The Decemberists make a change with their new album

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Newly launched project aims at breaking down stigmas of mental health issues

Newly launched project aims at breaking down stigmas of mental health issues

BUTTE — Breaking down the social stigma of mental health issues in Butte is high on the list of the new Project Aware case managers.

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Winter carnivore tracking open to Helena-area vets

HELENA — The Helena National Forest invites all veterans in the Helena community to take part in a winter carnivore tracking expedition Feb. 6-8.

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Work on collapsed building stalled before judge

Work on collapsed building stalled before judge

BUTTE — District Judge Loren Tucker said Thursday that another ruling on disputes between Butte-Silver Bow and the owner of a collapsed buildi…

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Montana woman charged with hitting husband and stepson with bamboo baton

HELENA — A Helena woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of hitting her 11-year-old stepson and husband with a bamboo baton.

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Prosecutors: Graham knew a life sentence in husband's murder was possible

Prosecutors: Graham knew a life sentence in husband's murder was possible

KALISPELL — Federal prosecutors have responded to a Montana woman's motion to appeal her conviction for pushing her newlywed husband to his de…

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Teen transient could face 100 years for raping unconscious woman

HELENA — A 19-year-old Helena transient could face 100 years at the Montana State Prison after pleading guilty Thursday to raping a woman whil…

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Darby man sentenced to 14 days in jail in bear poaching case

Darby man sentenced to 14 days in jail in bear poaching case

HAMILTON — A Darby man will serve 14 days in jail for his part in what’s been called the largest bear poaching case in state history.

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Mild weather coming to an end; wintry weather ahead

The recent stretch of mild and dry weather will be ending this weekend in the Billings area as colder temperatures and the chance of snow return.

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Gazette opinion: Landowners deserve protection before drilling starts

Most Montanans support responsible energy development, valuing clean air, water and land as well as the oil and gas that powers our travel and…

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