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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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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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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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County, union tentatively agree to 3-year deal with sheriff's deputies

County, union tentatively agree to 3-year deal with sheriff's deputies

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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15 more Billings restaurants you'll never eat at again

15 more Billings restaurants you'll never eat at again

Take a look at some Billings eateries that have closed over the years, including some reader favorites.

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Auto Loans: Myths and Facts

Auto Loans: Myths and Facts

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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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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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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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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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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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1 killed in Bozeman traffic accident

BOZEMAN — Authorities say one person has died and another has been taken to a hospital after a two-vehicle collision in Bozeman.

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Jefferson jailer faces charges of sex with inmate

Jefferson jailer faces charges of sex with inmate

BOULDER — A part-time Jefferson County jailer has been arrested on charges of having sex with an inmate and taking contraband into the jail.

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Warm weather expected this weekend

Warm weather expected this weekend

After a chilly Wednesday, warmer weather is expected to remain in the Billings area through the weekend.

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Irony: More water leaves Bighorn boat launch dry

Irony: More water leaves Bighorn boat launch dry

There’s so much mountain runoff predicted this spring that Bighorn Reservoir’s Horseshoe Bend Marina, just north of Lovell, Wyo., could be lef…

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Gazette opinion: The terribly underreported violent crime

The series of home-invasion rapes that occurred last year in Billings put our entire community on alert. People started locking doors — all th…

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28-year-old man killed in wreck near Harlem, two others injured

A 28-year-old man was killed and his two passengers were injured in a rollover near Harlem on Tuesday around 8:30 p.m., a Montana Highway Patr…

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30-year-old Missoula woman dies in two-car collision near Bozeman Wednesday

A 30-year-old woman from Missoula died Wednesday afternoon near Bozeman after the car she was driving in was broadsided by a truck, Montana Hi…

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SD2 unveils plans to offer college-credit classes to students in the fall

SD2 unveils plans to offer college-credit classes to students in the fall

School District 2’s struggles to launch a successful college credit dual-enrollment program for high school students may be a thing of the past.

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Zinke tops fundraising in U.S. House race

Zinke tops fundraising in U.S. House race

HELENA — Republican Ryan Zinke leads the chase for money so far in U.S. House race, reports filed this week showed.

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Stapleton ad: Montanans are upset

Stapleton ad: Montanans are upset

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Corey Stapleton on Wednesday began running his first campaign television ad.

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Officer-involved fatal shootings in 2013

There were nearly as many fatal officer-involved shootings in Yellowstone County in 2013 as the previous eight years combined. Dating back to …

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Professor pulls back curtain on unsung heroes of Civil War

Professor pulls back curtain on unsung heroes of Civil War

The Civil War had its giants — President Abraham Lincoln and generals Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and Stonewall Jackson among them.

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Education foundation awards $90,000 across 28 Billings schools

Education foundation awards $90,000 across 28 Billings schools

Wednesday was a busy day of delivering good news all over School District 2 for Krista Hertz.

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Family of man shot and killed by BPD officer protests outside courthouse

Family of man shot and killed by BPD officer protests outside courthouse

Seven grieving members of the Ramirez family stood in solidarity in front of City Hall and the Yellowstone County Courthouse on Wednesday afte…

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Bullock to unveil $45 million Bakken communities aid package

Bullock to unveil $45 million Bakken communities aid package

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is expected to announce a $45 million aid package for Eastern Montana communities overwhelmed by the Bakken oil boom.

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Daines, Walsh are big-bucks boys in Senate race

Daines, Walsh are big-bucks boys in Senate race

HELENA — As expected, Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., and Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., are the big-money boys when it comes to drumming up cash for t…

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Job-seekers stream into Hardin prison

Job-seekers stream into Hardin prison

HARDIN — Doyle Jones brought 200 blank applications for job-seekers at the Two Rivers Detention Facility.

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3 arrested in home invasion robbery

3 arrested in home invasion robbery

Billings police arrested three people in a Tuesday night home invasion robbery.

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Wyoming woman faces murder charge in newborn's death

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An Ethete woman has been charged with killing her newborn baby after delivering it at home on the Wind River Reservation.

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BLM criticized for selling horses for slaughter

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management rounded up a horse herd that roamed for decades on federal land in northwest Wyoming and handed…

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