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New community center gives homeless more options

New community center gives homeless more options

The Montana Rescue Mission has the building. Harvest Church has the band of willing volunteers.

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Standoff suspect charged with probation violation

Standoff suspect charged with probation violation

The convicted felon involved in a four-hour standoff with Billings police on the South Side on Dec. 15 was charged Wednesday with violating hi…

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Markus Kaarma guilty in German exchange student's killing

Markus Kaarma guilty in German exchange student's killing

MISSOULA — A jury of eight women and four men found Markus Kaarma guilty Wednesday of deliberate homicide in the April shooting death of Diren…

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Rocky's food delivery brings holiday meals to Rose Park families

Rocky's food delivery brings holiday meals to Rose Park families

Two pickups driven by staff members from Rocky Mountain College pulled up to their partner school, Rose Park Elementary, just after 9 a.m. on …

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Parks board rejects bear-proof requirements for Smith River floaters

Parks board rejects bear-proof requirements for Smith River floaters

Recommendations by Montana State Parks staff to put the onus on bear-proofing Smith River campgrounds on floaters was unanimously rejected by …

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Montana student exchange program carries on despite Dede's death

Montana student exchange program carries on despite Dede's death

MISSOULA — The killing in Missoula of Diren Dede is on the radar of exchange programs in Montana and the foreign students they would court.

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Microbiologist examines ways to improve refuge’s contaminated soil

Microbiologist examines ways to improve refuge’s contaminated soil

What does the human microbiome have in common with the 2,000-acre Hailstone National Wildlife Refuge on the prairie northwest of Billings?

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Helena Cuban-American overjoyed that U.S. will resume relations with Cuba

Helena Cuban-American overjoyed that U.S. will resume relations with Cuba

HELENA — A Cuban-American man living in Helena was overcome with joy Wednesday by President Barack Obama's announcement that the U.S. is re-es…

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Charter planning to hire 100 new workers in Billings

Charter Communications is seeking to hire 100 new employees in Billings, primarily in sales and customer retention, company officials announce…

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Ex-University of Great Falls student sentenced to prison for student aid fraud

A former University of Great Falls student will spend six months in federal prison for his role in a fraud involving his parents to get student aid.

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Oregon allows Wyoming, Montana into coal hearing

Oregon allows Wyoming, Montana into coal hearing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state of Oregon is allowing Wyoming and Montana to participate in an appeal over a proposed coal terminal on the Columbia River.

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Pilot killed in plane crash near Pablo identified

POLSON — Authorities have identified the pilot killed in a plane crash in northwest Montana as 33-year-old Brett Thoft, of Wasilla, Alaska.

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Inmate dies at Montana State Prison of illness

DEER LODGE — The Montana Department of Corrections says a 74-year-old inmate has died after an extended illness.

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Community Medical Center to donate $10M as part of sale to Billings Clinic

Community Medical Center to donate $10M as part of sale to Billings Clinic

MISSOULA — The Community Medical Center Board of Directors has decided how it will distribute proceeds from the sale of the hospital, estimate…

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Fatal crash on I-15 in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS — One man is dead after a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 15 in Great Falls.

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Homeowners sue Bozeman over leaking landfill

Homeowners sue Bozeman over leaking landfill

BOZEMAN — A group of Bozeman homeowners are suing the city for negligence in the operation of a landfill near their properties.

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Hanukkah menorah lighting set for Thursday at state Capitol

Hanukkah menorah lighting set for Thursday at state Capitol

HELENA — Hanukkah, or the Jewish Festival of Lights, will be celebrated at the state Capitol rotunda at noon Thursday with the lighting of menorahs.

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North Dakota could lose billions in oil tax revenue if low oil prices persist

North Dakota could lose billions in oil tax revenue if low oil prices persist

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota stands to lose billions in revenue if oil prices continue to slip, Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley said Tuesday at a me…

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Protections blocked, but sage grouse work goes on

Protections blocked, but sage grouse work goes on

U.S. wildlife officials will decide next year whether a wide-ranging Western bird species needs protections even though Congress has blocked s…

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U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama abruptly announced the U.S. is re-establishing long-broken diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday, de…

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Butte mom awaits trial while others in meth ring take plea deals

Butte mom awaits trial while others in meth ring take plea deals

BUTTE — About half of the co-conspirators in a $2 million methamphetamine ring throughout Montana have accepted plea deals.

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Conservation group to sue over water quality rule

A conservation group has filed notice that it plans to sue federal regulators for failing to make a decision on proposed water quality rules i…

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Foggy morning expected, but a sunny day is likely

Another foggy morning is expected on Wednesday in Billings, but the sun could poke out from behind clouds by late morning.

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Slideshow: Today In History, Dec. 17

Slideshow: Today In History, Dec. 17

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 17. Today's Highlight in History:

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Montana researchers aim to crack mysteries of prion-caused diseases

Montana researchers aim to crack mysteries of prion-caused diseases

GREAT FALLS — An illness that strikes family members in their 50s, affecting their behavior and keeping them from sleeping. A disease that str…

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Public scrutinizes latest SD2 school boundary options at forum

Lines being drawn by 24 volunteers and a consultant will change where more than 1,000 Billings students go to school.

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Stitt's high-octane offense finds a home in the Big Sky

Stitt's high-octane offense finds a home in the Big Sky

MISSOULA — Bob Stitt has made his place in college football coaching by thinking outside the tackle box.

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Prep basketball: The 30-point club

Prep basketball: The 30-point club

There were a whopping 137 individual 30-point games during the 2013-14 high school basketball season — 106 for the boys and 31 for the girls. …

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Bullock taps Republican lawmaker from Dillon to sponsor infrastructure bill

Bullock taps Republican lawmaker from Dillon to sponsor infrastructure bill

HELENA — Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock has turned to Republican State Rep. Jeff Welborn of Dillon to sponsor his nearly $400-million-plus infr…

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Bullock, critic of big corporate money, now in charge of raising it for DGA

Bullock, critic of big corporate money, now in charge of raising it for DGA

HELENA — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a vocal critic of corporate money in politics, now heads up the Democratic Governors Association, which r…

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'Serving the youth of this community': Bank gives $20,000 to boost Boys, Girls Clubs

'Serving the youth of this community': Bank gives $20,000 to boost Boys, Girls Clubs

The sound of “Thank you” being yelled by two-dozen kids bounced around the gymnasium at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County’s Bair …

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Stitt colleague: New Griz coach is extraordinarily driven

Stitt colleague: New Griz coach is extraordinarily driven

In Bob Stitt, Montana is getting a football coach with a reputation as a confident offensive trendsetter.

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App contains Yellowstone geyser eruption times

App contains Yellowstone geyser eruption times

A new app will help visitors to Yellowstone National Park find out when Old Faithful and five other predictable geysers may erupt.

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Email outage hits Charter customers

Email outage hits Charter customers

Officials at Charter Communications say they are working to fix problems with the email system for customers with Bresnan.net addresses in Montana.

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Man who shot at officer, restaurant worker to be sentenced in February

Man who shot at officer, restaurant worker to be sentenced in February

A man who admitted he attempted to kill a Billings police officer and a restaurant worker in a shooting outside a Heights restaurant in July i…

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Man sentenced to almost 9 years facing new domestic assault charge

Man sentenced to almost 9 years facing new domestic assault charge

A man sentenced last week to almost nine years with the Montana Department of Corrections is facing a felony domestic-assault charge accusing …

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Department of Labor sues hotel owner over back pay

FARGO, N.D. — The U.S. Department of Labor is suing a Fargo-based hotel owner for allegedly failing to pay minimum wage and overtime rates in …

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Billings Police Department announces 2014 employee awards

The Billings Police Department on Monday named recipients of the officer, supervisor and employee of the year awards, as well as three other o…

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State gets $1 million grant to examine state’s health care system

State gets $1 million grant to examine state’s health care system

HELENA — The federal government has awarded Montana $1 million to design new models of paying for and delivering health care, with an eye towa…

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Jury convicts man of felony domestic assault

Jury convicts man of felony domestic assault

After less than an hour of deliberation, a 12-person jury on Tuesday convicted a 30-year-old man of felony domestic assault for choking his gi…

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Man pleads to reduced charge in criminal endangerment case

Man pleads to reduced charge in criminal endangerment case

A 26-year-old man initially accused of trying to run over a contractor after being fired from a roofing job pleaded guilty Tuesday to a reduce…

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Stitt bringing fluid offense to Montana

Stitt bringing fluid offense to Montana

MISSOULA — No. 37 has a special place in Grizzly football lore. It's the designation of a true Montanan, the heart of the defense.

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Map: Take a tour of holiday lights displays in Billings

Map: Take a tour of holiday lights displays in Billings

Several Billings neighborhoods welcome holiday visitors with themed displays or special lighting events:

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Stitt hired as Griz football coach

Stitt hired as Griz football coach

Bob Stitt has been hired as the next head football coach at the University of Montana.

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Jury deliberations begin in exchange student shooting trial

Jury deliberations begin in exchange student shooting trial

MISSOULA — A jury of four men and eight women have been sent to determine the fate of Markus Kaarma, the Missoula man accused of killing an un…

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Clerk of court defends position over warning letter from commissioners

Clerk of court defends position over warning letter from commissioners

Yellowstone County Clerk of Court Kristie Boelter fired back Tuesday over a warning letter from the county commissioners advising her to follo…

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Jury begins deliberations in Markus Kaarma murder trial

Jury begins deliberations in Markus Kaarma murder trial

MISSOULA — A jury of four men and eight women have been sent to determine the fate of Markus Kaarma, the Missoula man accused of killing an un…

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