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Man brags on Facebook about running over wolves with a van; officials investigate

Man brags on Facebook about running over wolves with a van; officials investigate

HELENA — Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say they are investigating a Missoula man's anti-wolf claim that he purposefully ran down…

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Gas leak forces evacuation of 25 Livingston homes; goose causes another power outage

Within about 20 minutes Monday afternoon in Livingston, a gas leak forced the evacuation of about 25 homes and 600 NorthWestern Energy custome…

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Yellowstone ponders upgrades to Grand Canyon trails after child dies

Yellowstone ponders upgrades to Grand Canyon trails after child dies

Yellowstone National Park is considering a proposal to update and repair many of the overlooks and trails on the North and South rims of the G…

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19-year-old admits to assaulting officer, attempting theft of patrol car

19-year-old admits to assaulting officer, attempting theft of patrol car

Late on a frigid day in February, two men in a stolen pickup tumbled 50 feet down a cliff in Stillwater County and walked away relatively unsc…

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Two dead, one injured in crash at Wyoming Medical Center

Two dead, one injured in crash at Wyoming Medical Center

Two people were killed Sunday night when a sedan crashed into the northeast section of Wyoming Medical Center. A third person was in critical …

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Emergency response adapts to remote ND oil patch

Emergency response adapts to remote ND oil patch

MANDAREE, N.D. — Troy Easton traded his career as a flight paramedic for a drilling rig job in Wyoming six years ago, pulling in three times w…

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Scaled-back park maintenance district projects to move forward

The Billings City Council voted 9-1 on a scaled-back plan for 2014-15 park maintenance district projects.

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Overheated muffler sparks 152-acre fire near Missoula

Overheated muffler sparks 152-acre fire near Missoula

The grass fire that raced up Upper Miller Creek Road’s northside hill blackened more than 152 acres and reminded Missoulians the 2014 fire sea…

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Dizzying day: Bobcats, Eagles went wild in 52-51 thriller

Dizzying day: Bobcats, Eagles went wild in 52-51 thriller

Montana State and Eastern Washington played an instant classic. It was two prolific offenses piling up yards and points, racing up and down th…

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$3M in fed grants will help low-income health clinics expand in Montana

HELENA — Fourteen community health centers across Montana are receiving $3 million in federal grants this year to expand their services for lo…

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Feds again funding 'navigators' to encourage signups for subsidized health insurance

Feds again funding 'navigators' to encourage signups for subsidized health insurance

HELENA — The federal government is again funding “navigators” in Montana to help the uninsured buy private, subsidized health coverage this fa…

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Search for missing hunter being scaled back

The search for a hunter missing in the Crazy Mountains since Sept. 7 is being scaled back.

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Billings Senior science teacher named Teacher of the Year

Billings Senior science teacher named Teacher of the Year

Craig Beals, a teacher at Billings Senior High with a knack for making science relevant, was selected Monday as the 2015 Montana Teacher of the Year.

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Bighorn dam operations subject of Nov. 12 meeting

Bighorn dam operations subject of Nov. 12 meeting

The Bureau of Reclamation will discuss water supply conditions in the Bighorn Basin and the agency's proposed fall/winter operating plan for Y…

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Like pumpkins? This night is for you

Like pumpkins? This night is for you

Get a jump on Halloween with the Brewtoberfest at on Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. at Montana Brewing Company.

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Jury clears man charged in check-cashing scheme

At the end of a two-day trial last week, a jury found a man charged with taking part in an elaborate check-cashing scheme not guilty of forgery.

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Families from 2 reservations charged with theft

HELENA — A federal investigation into corruption on Montana’s Indian reservations has led to the indictments of members of two families.

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UM posts 3.9 percent enrollment dip, but freshmen up 6.4 percent

UM posts 3.9 percent enrollment dip, but freshmen up 6.4 percent

MISSOULA — University of Montana enrollment numbers show a 6.4 percent increase in freshmen students on the Mountain Campus for fall semester …

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Bomb squad detonates pipe bomb inside a Montana post office

SUPERIOR – An eyewitness said a Missoula bomb squad detonated a pipe bomb inside the Superior post office shortly before 11:30 a.m. Monday.

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Man tries to kidnap Montana girl, flees after her dog barks

A barking dog halted the attempted kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl on Saturday.

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Decapitated headlines 5-band bill at Babcock Nov. 9

Decapitated headlines 5-band bill at Babcock Nov. 9

A five-band bill headlined by Decapitated is set for Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Babcock Theatre in downtown Billings.

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Upland bird council to visit Billings-area projects

Upland bird council to visit Billings-area projects

The advisory council that developed recommendations for upland game bird habitat enhancements will meet in Billings Oct. 6-7 for an open house…

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1 person killed in helicopter crash near Cascade

CASCADE — A Massachusetts man died in a weekend helicopter crash in Montana.

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Temps gradually getting warmer this week

Temperatures will continue their slow march upward until they peak at 90 degrees on Thursday. 

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Cold Lakes is too easy to love too much

Cold Lakes is too easy to love too much

CONDON – It’s easy to find Cold Lakes on the U.S. Forest Service’s Mission Mountains Wilderness map: They’re the ones rimmed with reddish-pink…

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A dozen opportunities to tell the Billings City Council what's on your mind

If the public has a mind to, residents could keep the members of the Billings City Council up well past their bedtime Monday.

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Mentoring program will aid youth at the Billings Library TECH Lab

Mentoring program will aid youth at the Billings Library TECH Lab

An experienced mentor herself, Kersey Voss knows how much one-on-one attention can help a teenager.

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Artist uses humor, bead work to express cultural identify

Artist uses humor, bead work to express cultural identify

Former Montana artist Molly Murphy-Adams once described humor as tragedy survived.

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Billings Clinic's 105 patient financial services employees have a new home downtown

Billings Clinic's 105 patient financial services employees have a new home downtown

The 105 Billings Clinic employees who submit bills to insurance companies on patients’ behalf didn’t miss a beat after they moved recently int…

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Small helicopter crashes near Cascade

CASCADE — A small helicopter crashed Sunday afternoon southwest of Cascade.

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Rescued mountain lion kittens find new home

Rescued mountain lion kittens find new home

MISSOULA — Two mountain lion cubs rescued by firefighters in Western Montana in August have a new home in Ohio.

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Decision on bison quarantine expected mid-2015

Decision on bison quarantine expected mid-2015

A decision is expected in mid-2015 on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison from Yellowstone National Park so disease-free animals c…

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No criminal charges for fired West Yellowstone police chief

BOZEMAN — A West Yellowstone police chief who was fired after a state investigation found he selectively enforced the law and violated court o…

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Marathoners make quick work of the annual trek from Molt

Marathoners make quick work of the annual trek from Molt

People from all over the U.S. ran from Molt to Daylis Stadium on Sunday morning to compete in the Montana Marathon.

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Montana-made malt: Booming barley business supplies local brews

Montana-made malt: Booming barley business supplies local brews

HELENA — Montana is a grain-growing mecca, but with wheat prices falling, some farmers in the Helena Valley and elsewhere across the state are…

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Apple season in full swing at Bitterroot Valley orchards

Apple season in full swing at Bitterroot Valley orchards

CORVALLIS — It’s high season for apples and Bitterroot Valley orchards are feeling the push. For Swanson’s Mountain View Orchards and Distilla…

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100 years later, UM's J-School remains true to its origin

100 years later, UM's J-School remains true to its origin

MISSOULA — The third-floor hallway in the University of Montana’s School of Journalism reads like a museum, a who’s who of Montana reporters, …

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Report: Snowmobilers big contributors to Montana's winter economy

Report: Snowmobilers big contributors to Montana's winter economy

MISSOULA — A recent report by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana indicates that about 8 percent of the …

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Cool temps Sunday and Monday in Billings

Billings residents will be treated to near-perfect fall weather Sunday and Monday, but temperatures could heat up by week's end.

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Casper group nears deadline to raise funds for Alzheimer's nursing home

CASPER, Wyo. — A group seeking to build an Alzheimer’s nursing home is running out of time to begin construction at a 17-acre site in east Casper.

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Analysis: Wyoming gas prices didn't jump 10 cents after tax increase

CASPER, Wyo. — Although an analysis shows that Wyoming gas and diesel prices haven’t jumped 10 cents a gallon since last year’s tax increase, …

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Days of the milkman aren't bygone in Wyoming

Days of the milkman aren't bygone in Wyoming

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — In much of the nation, it’s been a couple generations since those “remember when” days of the milkman bringing fresh milk to …

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Sphinx Mountain and The Helmet: Two very distinctive landmarks

Sphinx Mountain and The Helmet: Two very distinctive landmarks

ENNIS – There’s nothing quite like Sphinx Mountain in all of the Madison Range.

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Tribal injunction leaves hundreds of people without water near Lodge Grass

Tribal injunction leaves hundreds of people without water near Lodge Grass

At 80 years old, Pansy Hugs has lived in the same home in the Johnny Wilson Acres subdivision near Lodge Grass for the past three decades.

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'Time for a change': Lewis presents himself as something different in race for House seat

'Time for a change': Lewis presents himself as something different in race for House seat

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of stories about statewide candidates. A profile of Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke will ru…

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Yellowstone River study heading into home stretch

Yellowstone River study heading into home stretch

After more than a decade of work, a comprehensive study of the Yellowstone River is in the home stretch.

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