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Former West High teacher, coach indicted on 23 counts of exploitation, pornography

Former West High teacher, coach indicted on 23 counts of exploitation, pornography

A former West High teacher and coach was accused of sexually exploiting children and distributing child pornography by computer in federal cou…

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Man hits house, taken to the hospital

Man hits house, taken to the hospital

A 30-year-old man was taken to a Billings hospital Wednesday morning after driving an GMC Envoy into a home at 1315 Governors Blvd.

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Wilks brothers get personal in pitch for land exchange

Wilks brothers get personal in pitch for land exchange

Ending years of speculation, Montana’s largest private landowners announced on a website they built to promote a land exchange that their exte…

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Sunset sessions: Classes combine paddleboard, yoga on Lake Elmo

Sunset sessions: Classes combine paddleboard, yoga on Lake Elmo

A light breeze sent small ripples rolling across Lake Elmo on a recent warm August evening.

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Low wheat prices stress young farmers

Low wheat prices stress young farmers

August cash prices for winter wheat are nearing an eight-year low in Eastern Montana, which could make the 2014 crop unprofitable for some, ob…

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Scheels offers sneak peek of new store

Scheels offers sneak peek of new store

Most of the vests, hunting gear, fishing poles and exercise equipment are in place at the new Scheels Sporting Goods store on Billings’ West End.

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Rocky president accepts ALS ice bucket challenge and challenges MSUB, Carroll

Rocky president accepts ALS ice bucket challenge and challenges MSUB, Carroll

About eight hours after Rocky Mountain College President Robert Wilmouth received an ice bucket challenge from the football team via Facebook,…

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Wyoming governor takes part in ice bucket challenge

Wyoming governor takes part in ice bucket challenge

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead had a bucket of water dumped over his head on Tuesday, but it wasn't in celebration of his primary election victory.

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NorthWestern crews investigate outage that cut power to 10K Missoula customers

MISSOULA — A problem at a northside substation early this morning cut power to roughly 10,000 Missoula electric customers, according to NorthW…

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Search scaled back for man presumed drowned

MISSOULA — Officials in northwestern Montana are scaling back their search for a 62-year-old Missoula man who drowned in Middle Thompson Lake …

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Bounty offered for former billionaire Blixseth's assets

Bounty offered for former billionaire Blixseth's assets

HELENA — The trustee representing Yellowstone Club creditors is looking for bounty hunters who can uncover assets the luxury resort's co-found…

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Trooper arrests man after 20-mile pursuit which never exceeded speed limit

Trooper arrests man after 20-mile pursuit which never exceeded speed limit

Edward Bownes, 60, was booked into the Yellowstone County Detention Facility Wednesday morning, after leading Montana Highway Patrol officials…

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Neighbors petition Carbon County commission for zoning near Belfry well

Neighbors petition Carbon County commission for zoning near Belfry well

Neighbors of an oil well north of Belfry are asking Carbon County Commissioners to protect the community the consequences oil and gas exploration.

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Man injured by East Missoula bridge jumper sues county

Man injured by East Missoula bridge jumper sues county

MISSOULA — A man injured by a bridge jumper while floating the Clark Fork River last summer now alleges Missoula County also was at fault for …

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MontanaFair sets revenue and carnival records

MontanaFair sets revenue and carnival records

Great weather and strong night show entertainment led MontanaFair to record-breaking total revenue and carnival income, MetraPark officials sa…

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7-year-old girl injured by horse on Wild Horse Island

7-year-old girl injured by horse on Wild Horse Island

BIG ARM - A 7-year-old girl was hospitalized Sunday evening after reportedly being kicked or stepped on by a wild horse on Wild Horse Island i…

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Crews working to contain wildfire near Grass Range

Crews working to contain wildfire near Grass Range

Crews are working to contain a wildfire burning on 1,100 acres about seven miles northeast of Grass Range.

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Gazette opinion: Just like the good ol' days of campaigning

Gazette opinion: Just like the good ol' days of campaigning

It sounds a bit odd to get sentimental about policy.

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Gunsight Pass: Cross Continental Divide on Glacier trail

Gunsight Pass: Cross Continental Divide on Glacier trail

If you want to cross the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park and are looking for more adventure than walking past the sign atop Going-…

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Supreme Court rejects Leachman's appeal of cruelty conviction

Supreme Court rejects Leachman's appeal of cruelty conviction

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has rejected a Billings livestock breeder’s appeal of his conviction of animal cruelty.

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Free bikes to get 100 kids for where they want to go — like grandma's house

Free bikes to get 100 kids for where they want to go — like grandma's house

About 50 kids stormed the rows of bicycles lined up outside the Boys & Girls Club of Yellowstone County on Tuesday to try out their new ri…

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Daines: Curtis' entry won't change his campaign

Daines: Curtis' entry won't change his campaign

MONTANA CITY — Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines of Montana said Tuesday the Democrats' recent switch in Senate candidates won't change how he…

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MontanaFair rodeo sets record attendance, payouts

MontanaFair rodeo sets record attendance, payouts

Rodeo at the recently ended MontanaFair set attendance and payout records, MetraPark officials said.

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All Euro Car Show is Saturday at Veterans Park

All Euro Car Show is Saturday at Veterans Park

The Porsche Club of America Absaroka Region is hosting the 7th Annual All Euro Car Show at Veterans Park on Saturday.

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Mom on meth returns to Anaconda this week

Mom on meth returns to Anaconda this week

BUTTE — A Butte mother accused of giving birth in June while high on methamphetamine will return to Montana on Friday to face her felony charges.

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Whitefish man wins $500K in scratch game

HELENA — A Whitefish man has claimed a top prize in the "$500,000 Big Money" scratch lottery game.

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Montana football: Calling on character in the trenches

Montana football: Calling on character in the trenches

Before you go worrying about Jackson Thiebes, realize how far he’s come in a short period of time.

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Suspects charged in Montana campground homicide

Suspects charged in Montana campground homicide

BUTTE — Two suspects in the death of a man at a southwestern Montana campground have been returned to Beaverhead County to face charges.

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Havre man to plead guilty in corruption case

HELENA — A Havre businessman plans to plead guilty to charges that his company overbilled the Chippewa Cree Tribe by $116,000 to recover money…

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Judge gives deferred sentence to man in 3rd domestic assault

Judge gives deferred sentence to man in 3rd domestic assault

A Billings man received a deferred sentence on Tuesday for what court records described as his third domestic assault conviction.

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Arctic grayling won't receive federal protections

Arctic grayling won't receive federal protections

HELENA — The Arctic grayling does not need special protections under the Endangered Species Act, Federal wildlife officials said Tuesday.

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County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

Yellowstone county officials are rolling out the welcome mat for the developers of a proposed $500 million oil refinery being considered for t…

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Yellowstone County Sheriff’s sergeant on leave pending investigation

A Yellowstone County Sheriff’s sergeant who is facing misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges in Deadwood, S.D., has been placed on paid admini…

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Denning gets 100 years in prison for 2012 slayings of 2 sisters

Denning gets 100 years in prison for 2012 slayings of 2 sisters

A 23-year-old man who murdered two sisters in January 2012 — stabbing one of them more than 130 times — was sentenced Tuesday to 100 years in …

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Amtrak's Empire Builder struggles in freight boom

Amtrak's Empire Builder struggles in freight boom

WHITEFISH — About an hour before dawn on a Friday morning, Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder crept into the station, already an hour and one m…

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Great Falls-bound megaload moves into Montana

KALISPELL — A massive piece of refinery equipment bound for Great Falls crossed into Montana from Idaho early Tuesday, state Department of Tra…

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Man dies in crash on Interstate 90 near Alberton

MISSOULA — A 55-year-old Huson man died in a rollover crash on Interstate 90 just west of Alberton.

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Investigation continues into Friday shooting

No arrests have been made in a Friday shooting as the Billings Police Department continues its investigation.

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U.S. agencies build worker housing in North Dakota

DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction is set to begin on temporary housing for federal workers in western North Dakota.

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Oregon agency rejects Columbia River terminal for shipping Powder River Basin coal

Oregon agency rejects Columbia River terminal for shipping Powder River Basin coal

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon state regulators rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting m…

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Hot on Tuesday but a cooler day Wednesday

Another hot and sunny day is expected in Billings Tuesday, but relief is on the way. The National Weather Service predicts that cooler tempera…

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Gazette opinion: Be careful what (football) you ask for

Gazette opinion: Be careful what (football) you ask for

For a group of dedicated football supporters and folks at Montana State University Billings who are considering whether to bring football back…

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FWP seeks to poison brook trout in Yellowstone tributary

FWP seeks to poison brook trout in Yellowstone tributary

Concerned that 10 years of work to remove brook trout from Soda Butte Creek has been ineffective, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials a…

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Crescent Lake: Good fishing, goats found in Pioneers

Crescent Lake: Good fishing, goats found in Pioneers

MELROSE — Mountain goats, three crystal-clear lakes filled with trout, and a short side trip to see historic charcoal kilns are waiting for th…

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Wilks brothers take land exchange offer public on website

Wilks brothers take land exchange offer public on website

In an unusual tactic, Montana’s largest private landowners have taken their proposal for a land exchange with the Bureau of Land Management di…

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Cody Wild West River Fest celebrates role of Shoshone River in local life

Cody Wild West River Fest celebrates role of Shoshone River in local life

CODY, Wyo. — After an inaugural 2013 program that organizers said was “wildly successful,” Cody’s Wild West River Fest returns this weekend wi…

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