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Balloons take flight at Magic City Hot Air Balloon Rally

Balloons take flight at Magic City Hot Air Balloon Rally

Five balloons launched from Centennial Park for the Magic City Hot Air Balloon Rally on Friday morning. 

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Montana wheat nears harvest in good shape, but with declining prices

Montana wheat nears harvest in good shape, but with declining prices

Montana’s wheat crop looks great, insiders say, but the sale price as harvest approaches is another story.

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Demolition of old library encounters another hang-up

Demolition of old library encounters another hang-up

The half-demolished Billings Parmly Library will stand a few more weeks as crews wait for equipment to access the building’s basement.

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Former Reds' 1st-round picks who have played in Billings

Former Reds' 1st-round picks who have played in Billings

The Cincinnati Reds have assigned former first-round draft picks to the Billings Mustangs in recent years.

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War College to investigate Walsh plagiarism allegations

War College to investigate Walsh plagiarism allegations

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a maste…

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For sale: Most of the town of Luther. Inquire in Red Lodge

For sale: Most of the town of Luther. Inquire in Red Lodge

Dan Scilley’s grandmother, Buelah Scilley, was once postmaster of unincorporated Luther, a place about 15 miles from Red Lodge. His grandfathe…

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Victim of Great Falls fatal identified

GREAT FALLS — Cascade County officials have released the name of a 22-year-old man who died in a rollover crash on Fox Farm Road just south of…

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Sex offender gets 10 years for false registration

MISSOULA — A Level 3 sex offender who has spent 20 of the last 22 years in prison faces another 10 years for using two false addresses when re…

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Powell mourns Stringer's death, celebrates his life

Powell mourns Stringer's death, celebrates his life

POWELL, Wyo. – The Powell community came together Thursday to pay tribute to Powell High School football head coach Jim Stringer, who died Jul…

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North Dakota oil refinery about 3/4 constructed

DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction of an oil refinery near Dickinson is about three-fourths complete, and most of the jobs that will be created th…

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Montana man accused of impregnating 11-year-old

HAMILTON — A 55-year-old man is charged with four felony sex crimes, including an allegation that he raped and 11-year-old girl and got her pregnant.

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Former Outlaws QB Chris Dixon calling it a career, moving to Billings

Former Outlaws QB Chris Dixon calling it a career, moving to Billings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A man widely considered one of the greatest Indoor Football League quarterbacks in history is calling it a career.

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Sawtooth Lake: Spectacular views, family-friendly hiking

Sawtooth Lake: Spectacular views, family-friendly hiking

DILLON — The abundance of high mountain lakes in southwestern Montana presents innumerable great opportunities to get into the wild.

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2 downtown Billings art galleries have new spaces to show off

2 downtown Billings art galleries have new spaces to show off

Moving is never easy. And for art galleries, the complications are two-fold. First, you have artwork to move, then you have to move your clien…

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Country matchup: Tim McGraw, Kip Moore at Rimrock Auto Arena

Country matchup: Tim McGraw, Kip Moore at Rimrock Auto Arena

With “Somethin’ Bout a Truck” and “Beer Money” his two biggest hits, you’d think life would be all tailgate parties and pickup lines for count…

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Gazette opinion: That's not what the NDO would do

Gazette opinion: That's not what the NDO would do

In a future editorial, we'll discuss the need for the Billings City Council to pass the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance.

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After almost a half century in coaching, UM's Delaney as enthusiastic as ever

After almost a half century in coaching, UM's Delaney as enthusiastic as ever

MISSOULA — He’s quick to smile, with a mid-summer golfer’s tan that makes him look 10 years younger.

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Construction to straighten curves on Lipp Road

Construction to straighten curves on Lipp Road

Construction work is ongoing to address dangerous curves along Lipp Road, north of Laurel.

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Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient…

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Walsh case shows how candidates risk 'oppo-research' revelations

Walsh case shows how candidates risk 'oppo-research' revelations

WASHINGTON — It’s one thing to be Montana’s lieutenant governor. It’s another to be a U.S. Senate candidate in one of the states that will det…

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Poets team up for community event

DEAN — Nationally known Montana cowboy poet Wally McRae and rodeo poet Paul Zarzyski will be featured at Stillwater Protective Association’s A…

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Jury convicts man for threatening disabled ex-girlfriend with revolver

Jury convicts man for threatening disabled ex-girlfriend with revolver

A jury on Thursday found a 52-year-old man guilty of threatening to kill his disabled and injured ex-girlfriend with a .22-caliber revolver la…

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Feature video: Billings thief caught on camera stealing flowers

Feature video: Billings thief caught on camera stealing flowers

The owners of Top Line Family Hair Care, 1331 Central Ave., shared this video of what they describe as a woman stealing several hanging pots o…

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Grass fire burns 25 acres between Billings and Roundup

Grass fire burns 25 acres between Billings and Roundup

Conditions ripe for fire quickly spread a grass fire that started between Billings and Roundup on Thursday afternoon and damaged a mobile home…

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Human remains found on Crow Reservation sent to FBI lab

Federal officials are continuing their investigation into human remains found earlier this month on the Crow Reservation. 

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Cats rescued from hoarder are spayed and neutered at shelter; not ready for adoption

Cats rescued from hoarder are spayed and neutered at shelter; not ready for adoption

BUTTE — Dewey, an adorable black cat, attempted to lift his head from a blanket but was still too groggy.

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Man admits tying nooses on son's, ex-wife's necks, pulling them behind SUV

Man admits tying nooses on son's, ex-wife's necks, pulling them behind SUV

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Williston man accused of tying a noose around the necks of his ex-wife and son and pulling them behind an SUV has pleaded …

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'I won’t be so forgiving the next time': No prison for man in fatal DUI

A Hardin man who questioned whether he was the driver will spend five years on federal probation for a drunken driving crash on the Crow Reser…

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Man's body found in Clark Fork River in Missoula

MISSOULA — Police and the Missoula County sheriff's office are investigating after a man's body was found in the Clark Fork River in Missoula.

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2 men killed in crash near Rocky Boy

HELENA — Two men were killed in a single-vehicle crash near Rocky Boy on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.

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Lottery jackpots escape midweek drawings

HELENA — Here are results of Tuesday and Wednesday's Montana Lottery drawings:

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MADCO sets audition date

Motion Arts Dance Co. is holding auditions for young, experienced dancers on Aug. 10.

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Parking advisory group to meet the public Aug. 6-7

The public is invited to a series of meetings set for next month that will help shape the Billings Parking Strategic Plan.

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Husband, wife comedy show is July 31 at the Red Door

Husband, wife comedy show is July 31 at the Red Door

The He & She Show: A Live Stand Up Comedy Date Night is being presenting by the Red Door Lounge on July 31.

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Bullock emphasizes early childhood education at breakfast

Bullock emphasizes early childhood education at breakfast

When Gov. Steve Bullock spoke to the United Way of Yellowstone County’s annual breakfast Thursday morning, he thanked volunteers for their ser…

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Coroner names Miles City man who died in Thursday morning crash

Coroner names Miles City man who died in Thursday morning crash

A 27-year-old Miles City man died early Thursday near Worden at milepost 21 on Highway 312.

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'He is a sociopath': State seeking 23 consecutive life sentences for rapist

'He is a sociopath': State seeking 23 consecutive life sentences for rapist

Prosecutors are asking that convicted serial rapist Toby Eugene Griego — a "sociopath" and "sadistic stalker" — be given 23 consecutive life s…

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Valier man charged in child prostitution sting

GREAT FALLS — A 59-year-old Valier man is charged with attempting to solicit child prostitution after police say he responded to an online ad …

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Bakken oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill

SEATTLE — Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard early Thursday, but it alarmed envi…

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Memorial service held for Powell football coach

Memorial service held for Powell football coach

POWELL, Wyo. — One of Wyoming's top high school football coaches is being remembered in Powell.

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Storms cut search for missing Flathead Lake kayaker Wednesday

Storms cut search for missing Flathead Lake kayaker Wednesday

POLSON – Expected severe thunderstorms cut short Wednesday’s search efforts on Flathead Lake for a Polson doctor missing since Saturday.

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3 Ravalli County men charged with baiting, killing 9 black bears

HAMILTON — In what’s being called one of the largest illegal bear cases in state history, three Ravalli County men have been charged with ille…

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Cooler weather expected over the weekend

Cooler weather expected over the weekend

A strong cold front moving across the Billings region Thursday should cool temperatures over the weekend, but will create favorable conditions…

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Public wasn't alerted of industrial fire for 6 hours; concerns raised

Public wasn't alerted of industrial fire for 6 hours; concerns raised

WILLISTON, N.D. — A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency m…

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Triple Divide: Centerpiece jewel in the Crown

Triple Divide: Centerpiece jewel in the Crown

ST. MARY — Glacier National Park’s Triple Divide area holds the centerpiece jewel in the Crown of the Continent. What it lacks in tourist atte…

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Miles City man dies in rollover near Worden

Miles City man dies in rollover near Worden

A 27-year-old Miles City died after his vehicle rolled near Worden early Thursday.

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