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U.S. delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

U.S. delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, t…

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Interim chancellor named for MSU Billings

Interim chancellor named for MSU Billings

Sheila Stearns, Montana's former commissioner of higher education, will serve as interim chancellor at Montana State University Billings.

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Formerly homeless vet saves up to cook for caring nurses

Formerly homeless vet saves up to cook for caring nurses

Paying the bills is a delicate balancing act.

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Woman sentenced for burglary connected to 2013 fatal shooting

Woman sentenced for burglary connected to 2013 fatal shooting

A Billings woman was sentenced on Friday after twice skipping sentencing hearings for a felony burglary conviction stemming from a 2013 incide…

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Stillwater Mining production up, but VP resigns

Stillwater Mining production up, but VP resigns

Montana's largest mining company says its precious metals production rose modestly while recycled metal volumes dropped sharply in the first q…

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Buffalo Bill museum acquires Lone Ranger’s pistol

Buffalo Bill museum acquires Lone Ranger’s pistol

It’s been a long time since John Hart galloped a horse into the sunset after the cry of “Hi-yo Silver! Away!,” but the pistol he carried durin…

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Sexual assault nurse examiners at Billings Clinic help cement Griego's conviction

Sexual assault nurse examiners at Billings Clinic help cement Griego's conviction

Three of the women Toby Eugene Griego raped and assaulted last year were assessed by nurses at Billings Clinic who are specially trained in ex…

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Home Equity Loans: The Basics

Home Equity Loans: The Basics

A home equity loan is really very simple. It’s a loan in which the consumer borrows against the equity in their home (the difference between a…

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Bullock names Billings attorney Michael Moses to state judgeship

Gov. Steve Bullock has appointed Michael Glen Moses, of Billings, to the state district judge seat formerly held by Susan Watters, who now is …

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Canadian railroad says its committed to hauling fertilizer

BISMARCK, N.D. — Canadian Pacific Railway has told a federal oversight board that moving fertilizer for spring planting does not present a "si…

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12-year-old shoots teen girl in North Dakota

WILLISTON, N.D. — A 12-year-old boy is in the custody of juvenile authorities after a shooting in Williams County that injured a 15-year-old girl.

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Police: Wyoming woman shot attacking pit bull

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Authorities say a Laramie County woman shot and wounded a pit bull that attacked her golden retriever as she was walking it.

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Montana unemployment rate holds at 5.1%

HELENA — Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 5.1 percent in March as both the number of available jobs and the work…

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Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, causing a huge uplift in a road a…

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Bozeman man sentenced for employee benefit theft

BOZEMAN — A 61-year-old Bozeman businessman has been sentenced to five years on probation and ordered to repay just over $74,000 for failing t…

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Man convicted in DUI death of 2-year-old returned to prison

GREAT FALLS — A Browning-area man who has served federal prison time for involuntary manslaughter in a DUI case is being returned to prison fo…

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3 accused of altering gambling receipts

BUTTE — Authorities allege three people bilked Anaconda casinos out of $2,100 by doctoring receipts.

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NorthWestern says Consumer Counsel changes would nix $900M dam deal

NorthWestern says Consumer Counsel changes would nix $900M dam deal

NorthWestern Energy would have to walk away from a $900 million deal to buy 11 hydroelectric dams in Montana if forced to make changes recomme…

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Ravalli County spends $70K investigating embattled treasurer

Ravalli County spends $70K investigating embattled treasurer

HAMILTON – Following the advice of the county attorney, Ravalli County commissioners made no moves Thursday to change the status of the county…

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Weekly Webb: Portraits beyond the 'selfie'

Weekly Webb: Portraits beyond the 'selfie'

Having a portrait painted of you or a family member used to be commonplace. Who does that anymore?

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Man taken to hospital after rollover on I-90

Man taken to hospital after rollover on I-90

A Billings man was taken to St. Vincent Healthcare after rolling his white Oldsmobile on I-90 Thursday night.

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Missoula Democrats: Reprioritize funding for sexual assault cases over lawsuits

Missoula Democrats: Reprioritize funding for sexual assault cases over lawsuits

MISSOULA — The Missoula Democratic Central Committee adopted a resolution this month calling on the Missoula County attorney and Board of Coun…

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Sentence revoked for Level 3 sex offender who stalked girls at mall

Sentence revoked for Level 3 sex offender who stalked girls at mall

A judge sentenced a level 3 sex offender on Thursday to the Montana State Prison for following young girls at the Rimrock Mall.

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Lindeen discusses Affordable Care Act with Obama

Lindeen discusses Affordable Care Act with Obama

HELENA — Meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday, state Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen said she discussed Montana’s collaborati…

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Billings will celebrate Arbor Day with the governor April 25

Billings will celebrate Arbor Day with the governor April 25

Billings’ Arbor Day celebration April 25 in Pioneer Park will begin with cleanup and beautification and end with education about trees.

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Bullock's Bakken aid proposal needs approval from Legislature

Bullock's Bakken aid proposal needs approval from Legislature

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has a $45-million plan to help communities overwhelmed by the oil boom, but it will take significant buy-in from le…

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Lady in Red: Pranksters give statue a brief makeover

Lady in Red: Pranksters give statue a brief makeover

BUTTE — Residents peering up at Our Lady of the Rockies on Wednesday night were seeing red.

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BNSF outlines fertilizer shipment plan for Montana, Dakotas, Minnesota

BISMARCK, N.D. — BNSF Railway Co. will add trains in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana solely for transporting fertilizer for spring crop pla…

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Closed aluminum plant could be Superfund site

COLUMBIA FALLS — Pollution at the closed Columbia Falls aluminum plant qualifies it as a Superfund site, but the U.S. Environmental Protection…

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Montana Supreme Court rejects attempt to alter initiative wording

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an attempt by opponents of Medicaid expansion and Attorney General Tim Fox to rewrite …

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Billings man reported missing

Billings man reported missing

Police are requesting the public's help in locating Joseph Kelly, a 59-year-old man from Billings, who has been reported missing.  

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Saturday events at Pictograph Caves, Four Dances mark Archaeology Month

Saturday events at Pictograph Caves, Four Dances mark Archaeology Month

In celebration of Archaeology Month the Bureau of Land Management is teaming up with Montana State Parks to host an Archaeology Day at the Fou…

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Officer in Monday shooting also shot, killed man in 2013

Officer in Monday shooting also shot, killed man in 2013

Billings Police Chief Rich St. John has identified the officer involved in a fatal shooting Monday as the same officer who shot and killed a m…

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Candidates try to stand out in crowded GOP field

HELENA — Most of the money funneling into the Republican primary for Montana's open U.S. House seat is going to one candidate, leaving the oth…

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Man denies murder charge in assisted-living death

Man denies murder charge in assisted-living death

BUTTE — A 72-year-old Butte man accused in the knifing death of a fellow resident at a senior-living complex denied charges in district court …

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Deer Lodge man sentenced for helping shooting suspect escape

BUTTE — A Deer Lodge man who pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence in a Butte homicide case has been sentenced to five years with the Depa…

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Deputies will see 5% raise under tentative contract deal

Deputies will see 5% raise under tentative contract deal

Negotiators have agreed on a three-year deal for Yellowstone County Sheriff's deputies that will include a 5.13 percent wage increase for the …

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Veterans’ files removed from center have been returned

HAMILTON — About 200 veterans’ files removed by an employee of the Valley Veterans Service Center just before his arrest for allegedly making …

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President declares Montana disaster after flooding

President declares Montana disaster after flooding

HELENA — The president has signed a disaster declaration for Montana over damage caused by widespread flooding and ice jams early last month.

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Police: Wyoming college student ate more pot than recommended

DENVER — A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a se…

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Mining company meets with Smith River outfitters on its exploration plans

Mining company meets with Smith River outfitters on its exploration plans

HELENA — The company exploring near the headwaters of the Smith River for a potential copper mine met with river outfitters in Helena on Wednesday.

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Stillwater County investigates string of Park City break-ins

The Stillwater County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a string of seven break-ins reported in Park City between Feb. 1 and March 26.

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Rescue Mission seeks volunteers to help with Easter meal

The Montana Rescue Mission is seeking volunteers to help with its Easter meal.

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OSHA to cite Missoula roofing company after worker's death

MISSOULA — A Missoula contractor may face a federal citation for failing to report in a timely manner a roofing accident that killed a Bonner man.

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First Easter egg hunt is Friday morning

First Easter egg hunt is Friday morning

Grab the kids and some baskets and get ready to find those eggs.

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Meetings set to get insight on Montana State Parks

Montana State Parks is holding eight meetings around the state beginning on Monday to devise a strategic plan for the agency.

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Sex trafficking easy to find in Montana, speakers at UM say

Sex trafficking easy to find in Montana, speakers at UM say

MISSOULA — Melissa Farley hadn’t been in Montana for more than a day, but she’d already done her homework, dropping into a Missoula strip club…

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