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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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Fugitive killed by police outside Billings Clinic; 6 officers on leave

Fugitive killed by police outside Billings Clinic; 6 officers on leave

Six law enforcement officers shot and killed a fugitive in front of Billings Clinic’s downtown campus Friday afternoon after the man fled and …

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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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Woman sentenced for stealing from 54 of 'the most vulnerable people we know'

Woman sentenced for stealing from 54 of 'the most vulnerable people we know'

A woman must pay more than $11,500 in restitution for stealing thousands of dollars from 54 clients at her former employer, a Billings nonprof…

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Man shot outside Billings Clinic dies; six officers on leave

Man shot outside Billings Clinic dies; six officers on leave

UPDATE: At a Billings Police Department press briefing, Billings Police Chief Rich St. John confirmed the wanted man has died after exchanging…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Work on collapsed Butte building stalled before judge

Work on collapsed Butte 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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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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Billings geologist turns trash into tunes

Billings geologist turns trash into tunes

It started with a rusty can in an Idaho backyard.

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Crow sisters to share successes during cultural seminar

Crow sisters to share successes during cultural seminar

A pair of Crow sisters — one a Navy veteran and the other a longtime public health officer — are returning to Montana next month to help Crow …

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Slideshow: Today In History, Jan. 30

Slideshow: Today In History, Jan. 30

Today is Friday, Jan. 30. Today's Highlights in History:

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Montana scientist travels to 29 countries to film new PBS series

Montana scientist travels to 29 countries to film new PBS series

M. Sanjayan has held a 9-foot shark in the Caribbean as it gave birth. He’s paraglided with vultures and held baby pandas in China.

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Skyview's Strong, Manuel thrive in hostile environment at West High

Skyview's Strong, Manuel thrive in hostile environment at West High

Opposing teams aren’t supposed to win at Billings West.

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No. 2 Skyview tops third-ranked West, 71-62

No. 2 Skyview tops third-ranked West, 71-62

Big-time games are made for big-time players. That was only part of the story Thursday night.

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Planning director projects Billings growth, seeks residents' ideas

Planning director projects Billings growth, seeks residents' ideas

If Billings grows at a 3 percent annual clip for the next 20 years, it’ll have a population of more than 250,000 while Yellowstone County woul…

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1 of 4 remaining World War II Doolittle Raiders dies at 94

1 of 4 remaining World War II Doolittle Raiders dies at 94

SEATTLE — Montana native Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credi…

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Ethics Board votes to postpone hearings on 3 city officials

Ethics Board votes to postpone hearings on 3 city officials

The Billings Ethics Board decided Thursday that it needs more time before evaluating ethics complaints against two City Council members and th…

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Scholarships available to help military families with care costs

Scholarships are available to help veteran and active military families pay for child care costs.

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