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Community comes together to make Thanksgiving for families at Ronald McDonald House for 32nd straight year

Community comes together to make Thanksgiving for families at Ronald McDonald House for 32nd straight year

For the 32nd year in a row, students and volunteers Wednesday lent a hand at the Ronald McDonald House to help make Thanksgiving possible for …

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Cancer survivor, doctors talk up prevention with Billings hockey team

Cancer survivor, doctors talk up prevention with Billings hockey team

Former Billings Bulls hockey player Ben Gibson is six months cancer-free, and on the day before Thanksgiving, he gratefully spread the message…

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Woman charged with helping man accused in home-invasion attack on retired nuns

Woman charged with helping man accused in home-invasion attack on retired nuns

Prosecutors charged a second person on Wednesday in connection with a pair of August 2013 home invasion robberies that targeted three elderly …

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Father: 'Nothing could prepare you to lose part of your soul'

Father: 'Nothing could prepare you to lose part of your soul'

Having completed five tours of combat duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo, Jonathan Karns, a member of the U.S. Army, bore witness to some of…

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Toys for Tots organizers urge Black Friday shoppers to buy extra gift

Toys for Tots organizers urge Black Friday shoppers to buy extra gift

As shoppers hit those first holiday sales, organizers of the annual Toys for Tots campaign are encouraging shoppers to pick up an extra toy or…

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Snow removal a science at Billings airport; no travel snags reported

Snow removal a science at Billings airport; no travel snags reported

Kary McCartney and her 8-year-old son, Michael, were able to sit and relax on a bench near the Billings airport entrance before heading throug…

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Attorneys for former tribal leader seek exoneration through release of Cebull emails

Attorneys for former tribal leader seek exoneration through release of Cebull emails

Civil rights attorneys have moved to exonerate a former chairman of the Crow Indian Tribe of a bribery conviction by obtaining unreleased emai…

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Collaborative effort helps irrigators and fishery on Sun River

Collaborative effort helps irrigators and fishery on Sun River

When the light hits the water just right, the Sun River looks like a shallow flow of smooth molten gold bubbling over rounded cobble.

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Food Bank Network study: 140,000 Montanans get help from local food banks

Food Bank Network study: 140,000 Montanans get help from local food banks

HELENA — Nearly one of seven Montanans received food through Montana Food Bank agencies in 2013, a new study said.

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Bobcats' priority: Contain SDSU's Zenner

Bobcats' priority: Contain SDSU's Zenner

If South Dakota State puts together a playoff run and Zach Zenner rushes for 358 more yards, he’ll become the all-time leading rusher in Footb…

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Charges: Couple exposed 3 children to meth, mother threatened daughter, 12, with knife

A couple was charged Wednesday with exposing their three children, ages 12, 11 and 6, to methamphetamine use, and the mother faces an addition…

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Jury convicts man on 1 of 2 counts in child sex abuse case

At the end of a two-day trial on Tuesday, a jury convicted a 21-year-old man of sexually assaulting a young girl but acquitted him of raping h…

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Big Sky boasts 16 inches of new snow for T-Day opener

Big Sky boasts 16 inches of new snow for T-Day opener

With 16 inches of new snow on the ground, Big Sky Resort will open for the ski season on Thanksgiving Day with three chairlifts operating.

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Libby man dies in crash Western Montana crash

KALISPELL — A 77-year-old man has died in a two-vehicle crash on icy U.S. Highway 2 southwest of Kalispell.

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Man admits helping attempted rape suspect

Man admits helping attempted rape suspect

BOZEMAN — A 30-year-old Belgrade man has acknowledged helping a suspect in an attempted rape flee Bozeman.

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Toreros 'magical' ride reaches Missoula

Toreros 'magical' ride reaches Missoula

MISSOULA — The San Diego Toreros have been a charmed bunch this season.

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31-year-old snowmobiler from North Dakota dies in avalanche near Cooke City

A 31-year-old snowmobiler from North Dakota died Wednesday after being buried in an avalanche in the Henderson Peak area near Cooke City. 

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Feature photos: Winter wonderland

Feature photos: Winter wonderland

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Incident inflames criticism over Teton elk hunt

Incident inflames criticism over Teton elk hunt

JACKSON, Wyo. — Sportsmen advocates and others are challenging Grand Teton National Park to change its regulations after a coordinated elk dri…

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Roundup woman dies in Wyoming crash

CASPER, Wyo. — A Montana woman has died in a two-vehicle crash on icy Interstate 25 about 10 miles north of Casper.

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Catch all the holiday TV specials this Thanksgiving weekend

Catch all the holiday TV specials this Thanksgiving weekend

There's so much Christmas TV, no one list could contain it all. This list is long, but by no means complete. And television schedules are subj…

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North Dakota officials denounce New York Times report on the Bakken

North Dakota officials denounce New York Times report on the Bakken

BISMARCK, N.D. — State officials Tuesday denounced a monthslong investigative report conducted by The New York Times that ran last weekend as …

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Free app shows Montana road conditions, weather

Free app shows Montana road conditions, weather

The Montana Department of Transportation is making it easier to prepare for holiday travel and winter roads with a free mobile application tha…

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Man gets life sentence for sexual assault

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A Stevensville man who was discharged from the military and later spent 18 months in prison for sex crimes against youn…

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Group: Montana Developmental Center botched rape report

Group: Montana Developmental Center botched rape report

HELENA — Staff members at a Montana facility for developmentally disabled people didn't follow agency protocol or state law and allowed possib…

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Body of 1 missing person pulled from Montana lake

GREAT FALLS — Law enforcement officers say the body of one of three people who failed to return from a weekend fishing trip has been recovered…

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Snow, slick roads arrive for Thanksgiving drive

Snow, slick roads arrive for Thanksgiving drive

Wet snow and slick roads are blanketing southcentral Montana just in time for Thanksgiving travel.

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Suicide prevention productions transformed into videos

Suicide prevention productions transformed into videos

Two original Billings theater productions have become the centerpiece of “Let’s Talk Billings,” a suicide prevention campaign that uses media …

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Center issues avalanche warning in 3 ranges

BOZEMAN — The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center has issued a backcountry avalanche warning for its whole advisory area.

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Montana to provide services for crime victims

Montana to provide services for crime victims

The Montana Board of Crime Control and Legal Services Association say a $300,000 federal grant will help provide victims of crime with no-cost…

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Board of Canvassers certifies election results

Board of Canvassers certifies election results

HELENA — The state Board of Canvassers has certified Montana's general election results.

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With cancer treatment in Billings, 12-year-old with lymphoma doesn't miss a beat

With cancer treatment in Billings, 12-year-old with lymphoma doesn't miss a beat

They knew Dusty was getting better when she started singing again.

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Slideshow: Today In History

Slideshow: Today In History

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 26. Today's Highlights in History:

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Cats, Griz playoff games on pay-per-view

Cats, Griz playoff games on pay-per-view

Saturday’s first-round FCS playoff games for Montana and Montana State will be broadcast via pay-per-view on ESPN Game Plan.

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Man charged with putting camera in ex’s shower says he was filming chickens

Man charged with putting camera in ex’s shower says he was filming chickens

When a woman confronted her 41-year-old live-in ex-boyfriend in early August about a camera hidden in a hole in her shower, he told her he had…

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Staying sharp: Fencing is no bowl of ice cream

Staying sharp: Fencing is no bowl of ice cream

With his back foot planted and turned horizontally, Kole Fosse lunges forward with his right leg, bends at the knee and simultaneously extends…

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Flu, enterovirus have potential to cast pall over Thanksgiving travel, family gatherings

Flu season is settling in across Montana, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, travel and family gatherings.

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Bank of America settles mortgage case with White Sulphur Springs couple

HELENA — A Meagher County couple has reached a confidential settlement with Bank of America in its lawsuit alleging the bank engaged in fraudu…

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Bleskin injury further tangles Bobcats' QB situation

Bleskin injury further tangles Bobcats' QB situation

Dakota Prukop has languished on the shelf with a knee injury, and Montana State’s quarterback situation has been in flux.

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Ice, slush cause Laurel water intake problems; FEMA to help with new intake

Ice, slush cause Laurel water intake problems; FEMA to help with new intake

Ice, slush and lower seasonal flow levels in the Yellowstone River combined last week with a reshaped river channel from 2011 flooding to caus…

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Judge sentences man to 5 years of probation for 4th domestic assault

Judge sentences man to 5 years of probation for 4th domestic assault

A 49-year-old man who has pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife, his fourth domestic-violence offense, was sentenced Monday to five years probation.

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New Meridian store seeks to set itself apart in Billings retail scene

New Meridian store seeks to set itself apart in Billings retail scene

When Lisa Wyss began planning a new Meridian Boutique in the Shops at Shiloh Crossing, she was aiming for a store with a modern, distinctive l…

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Opening times for Billings stores on Thanksgiving, Black Friday

Opening times for Billings stores on Thanksgiving, Black Friday

Here is a listing of when Billings stores open for Black Friday shopping. For a map of locations, visit this story online at billingsgazette.com

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Yellowstone allows online comments on fee hike

Yellowstone allows online comments on fee hike

After receiving criticism from the public and some media, Yellowstone National Park is allowing the public to submit comments online on a prop…

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Grizzlies taking non-scholarship San Diego seriously

Grizzlies taking non-scholarship San Diego seriously

MISSOULA — All signs point to a smooth ride for the Montana football team Saturday when it opens postseason play against heavy underdog San Diego.

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County backs plan for industrial taxing district in Lockwood

The Yellowstone County Commission took the first step on Tuesday toward creating a new rural taxing district to encourage industrial developme…

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After an RV tour of 32 states, Red Lodge entrepreneur returns to offer his thanks

After an RV tour of 32 states, Red Lodge entrepreneur returns to offer his thanks

Keith Lauver’s Cooksimple all-natural mixes are on sale, at $4.99 per box, in about 5,700 stores in all 50 states as well as Australia and Can…

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