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Crow post office busy as Cobell settlement checks arrive

Crow post office busy as Cobell settlement checks arrive

CROW AGENCY — A steady stream of Crow Indians filed into the Crow Agency post office Wednesday morning to retrieve checks of at least $800.

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Barber organizes kickball league for noncompetitive players

Barber organizes kickball league for noncompetitive players

Even though the weather was rainy and temperatures approached freezing this past Wednesday, a brave group of kickballers made it to North Park…

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New cinema, pub to open in downtown Billings

New cinema, pub to open in downtown Billings

The sledgehammers will start swinging Saturday in a community effort to convert a former downtown bowling alley into an independent movie house.

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Group works to support families of children with chromosomal disorders

Group works to support families of children with chromosomal disorders

It wasn’t easy for Mandy Barnes as her daughter, Sam, struggled to learn to walk.

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Van collides with cyclist on 6th street west; cyclist sent to hospital with head injury

Van collides with cyclist on 6th street west; cyclist sent to hospital with head injury

A bicyclist in his 50s was sent to the hospital Tuesday night after he collided with a van near Domino's Pizza on Broadwater Avenue.  

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Governor's office releases price tag, details of pre-K proposal

Governor's office releases price tag, details of pre-K proposal

Gov. Steve Bullock’s plan to expand access to preschool will cost an estimated $37 million over the next two years, officials said Tuesday.

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Brian Laird arrested in connection with wife's 1999 death

Brian Laird arrested in connection with wife's 1999 death

Fifteen years after Kathryn Laird drowned in Big Horn County, Montana state and federal law enforcement agents have arrested her husband, Bria…

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Former Big Sky basketball coach denies rape charges

Former Big Sky basketball coach denies rape charges

BOZEMAN — The former girls' basketball coach at Lone Peak High School in Big Sky has denied raping two of his players.

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VA psychologist reprimanded over evaluation

HELENA — A Department of Veterans Affairs psychologist whose evaluation minimized the disabling effects of a veteran's brain injury has been p…

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Polson man gets 50 years for rape

POLSON — A Polson man who was charged with trying to hire someone to kill his former girlfriend so she couldn't testify against him in a rape …

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So You Think You Can Dance coming live to Alberta Bair Theater

So You Think You Can Dance Live, the 11-time Emmy Award-winning television show, is coming to the Alberta Bair Theater Sunday, Feb. 15.

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Williston budget funds more police, firefighters

WILLISTON, N.D. — The police and fire departments in Williston will expand under the 2015 budget approved by city commissioners.

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5 vehicles stolen in Stevensville/Florence areas; cars recovered, but thieves at large

HAMILTON — The Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office received five separate reports of stolen vehicles in the Stevensville/Florence area on Monday.

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The Used, Dropkick Murphy shows move to Babcock Theatre

The Used, Dropkick Murphy shows move to Babcock Theatre

Concerts by The Used and Taking Back Sunday, and the Dropkick Murphys, have been moved to the Babcock Theatre in downtown Billings at 2812 Sec…

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Railway wants to build second bridge in Idaho

SANDPOINT, Idaho — Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad wants to build a second bridge in northern Idaho to handle an expected increase in tr…

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Sheriff's office now says murder suspect is fighting return to Missoula

Sheriff's office now says murder suspect is fighting return to Missoula

The transient accused of murdering a Missoula homeless man is not waiving extradition and is not on his way back to Missoula, as previously re…

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Man charged with murder for hire in two North Dakota deaths

Man charged with murder for hire in two North Dakota deaths

FARGO, N.D. — A felon linked to fraud and terror in the North Dakota oil patch has been indicted on charges he hired people to gun down a form…

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State's tourism continues rebound

State's tourism continues rebound

BUTTE — Tourism across the state of Montana continued its rebound since the recession, said representatives at a tourism conference on Tuesday…

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Students, faculty ask UM to divest from fossil fuels

Students, faculty ask UM to divest from fossil fuels

MISSOULA — Advocates for renewable energy gathered outside Main Hall at the University of Montana on Tuesday to call on school administrators …

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Fracking absolved of blame elsewhere, but in Pavillion it's not so simple

Fracking absolved of blame elsewhere, but in Pavillion it's not so simple

CASPER, Wyo. — A pair of national studies concluding fracking did not contaminate drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania and Texas have littl…

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4 arrested in Williston theft of $42K worth of firearms

WILLISTON, N.D. — Police in Williston have arrested four people on charges that include possession of stolen property in connection with a gun…

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Anonymous donor rescues mobile homes from auction at Missoula courthouse

Anonymous donor rescues mobile homes from auction at Missoula courthouse

MISSOULA — Most of the mobile homes due to go on the Missoula County auction block Wednesday morning for delinquent taxes were bailed out Tuesday.

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New MSU fundraiser begins work

New MSU fundraiser begins work

BOZEMAN — The new president and CEO of the Montana State University Alumni Foundation says he'll be traveling over the next few months to meet…

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Did you see it? Mystery fireball over Montana skies was Russian satellite

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward across the night sky. Witnes…

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Dog struck, killed in Anaconda leads to charges for two men

BUTTE — An Anaconda pet owner has been charged with assaulting the drunken driver who struck and killed his dog, police said.

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More tech jobs come to Helena in the form of software developers

More tech jobs come to Helena in the form of software developers

HELENA — A San Francisco-based startup opened an office for software developers in Helena this spring and is now looking to hire 25 to 35 new …

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Missoula man killed in Glacier quit job for life of BASE jumping

Missoula man killed in Glacier quit job for life of BASE jumping

WEST GLACIER – The man who was killed over the weekend while apparently attempting an illegal BASE jump in Glacier National Park had quit his …

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Mountain lion kittens rescued from Bitterroot wildfire heading to Ohio zoo

Mountain lion kittens rescued from Bitterroot wildfire heading to Ohio zoo

HELENA — A pair of mountain lion kittens rescued from a wildfire in the Bitterroot National Forest will soon have a new home at the Columbus Z…

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Hot weather Wednesday, cooler Thursday

Hot weather Wednesday, cooler Thursday

Hot temperatures are expected in Billings Wednesday, but relief is expected Thursday when cool air and a chance for rain enter the forecast.

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Gazette opinion: VA Montana needs to reach out further

Gazette opinion: VA Montana needs to reach out further

Three dozen Montana veterans spent a couple of hours in Helena last week voicing health care concerns to Johnny Ginnity, acting director of th…

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Whitewater Falls: Short hike offers a small taste of Front

Whitewater Falls: Short hike offers a small taste of Front

AUGUSTA – As appetizers go, Whitewater Falls makes a great introduction to the banquet of backcountry behind it.

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Registration still open for conference on sexual assault

The third annual Not In Our State summit is set for Friday and Saturday at MSUB, bringing together leading experts on sexual assault to provid…

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$15K reward offered in Sheridan fire investigation

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Authorities have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set fire to the Sherida…

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Group: State should increase drilling setbacks

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A landowners’ group is calling on Wyoming oil and gas regulators to strengthen proposed rules to increase the minimum distanc…

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New car fitting reward for cancer survivor who co-chaired annual fundraiser

New car fitting reward for cancer survivor who co-chaired annual fundraiser

Rod Wilson seems like the perfect person to go home in a 2014 Chevy Spark given away after July’s Relay for Life. Wilson survived a battle wit…

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Wyoming school district coalition grows

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two more school districts have joined a coalition that says the state Legislature has shortchanged Wyoming K-12 funding by $1…

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Natrona County schools release offensive skit video, transcript

CASPER, Wyo. — A video of a skit that triggered disciplinary action for some Natrona County High School staff shows school personnel hazing ne…

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Man charged with assaulting police officer

Man charged with assaulting police officer

A man accused of slamming a door on a Billings police officer’s arm has been charged with felony assault on a peace officer.

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Property tax bills could go down slightly in reappraisal cycle

Property tax bills could go down slightly in reappraisal cycle

While officials with the Montana Department of Revenue threw a lot of numbers around during a presentation on the state’s upcoming reappraisal…

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Police investigate vandalism in Heights over the weekend

Billings Police detectives are investigating 18 incidents of vandalism to windows and mailboxes in the Heights and on the West End. 

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Tribal president issues statement that he won't comment

Tribal president issues statement that he won't comment

After declining to comment on Fort Belknap tribal officials’ detention of a Montana game warden for 5 ½ hours on Saturday, tribal president Ma…

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Bobcats search for ways to slow Adams, Eastern Washington

Bobcats search for ways to slow Adams, Eastern Washington

BOZEMAN — When it was over and the dust from a 54-29 loss to Eastern Washington had settled, Montana State defensive coordinator Jamie Marshal…

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Man admits using beer mug in bar assault

Man admits using beer mug in bar assault

A 35-year-old man admitted Tuesday that in February he assaulted another man with a glass beer mug at a West End bar.

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Man pleads guilty to robbery for stealing from sporting goods store, hitting clerk

Man pleads guilty to robbery for stealing from sporting goods store, hitting clerk

A 23-year-old who prosecutors say stole several items from a sporting goods store in November and then hit a store clerk with a sport-utility …

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Man shot by deputy pleads guilty in connection to 2 high-speed chases

Man shot by deputy pleads guilty in connection to 2 high-speed chases

A 20-year-old man who was shot in the hand by a deputy in February pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple felonies in connection to the theft of t…

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U.S. senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales

U.S. senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales

A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration o…

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Beef 'O' Brady's closed for remodel

Beef 'O' Brady's closed for remodel

The Beef ‘O’Brady’s sports pub has closed a little more than a year after it opened at 1223 Grand Ave. in Billings.

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