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Fire season in West expected to get more intense

Fire season in West expected to get more intense

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less th…

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Thousands of rail cars would be phased out under crude oil rules

Thousands of rail cars would be phased out under crude oil rules

WASHINGTON — Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday …

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Distraught mother: 'All they were doing was overmedicating him'

Distraught mother: 'All they were doing was overmedicating him'

A 36-year-old Iraq war veteran was being treated for traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and back injuries with more than 2…

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World champion auctioneer moves beef in Billings

World champion auctioneer moves beef in Billings

It takes a pro to move 60,000 cattle across the auction block in less than 14 hours. It’s a black blur of brands and fur that leaves even good…

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Gazette's Cooking Columnist Challenge tackles watermelon

Gazette's Cooking Columnist Challenge tackles watermelon

The hunt for the next cooking columnist is on at The Billings Gazette.

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Hobby Lobby ruling sparks protest in Billings over contraceptives

Hobby Lobby ruling sparks protest in Billings over contraceptives

On Tuesday, people lined the sidewalks of North 27th Street, expressing their frustration over a recent Supreme Court decision that extended r…

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Montana, Xerox resolve Medicaid contract problems

HELENA — State officials say they've resolved a breach of contract issue with Xerox Corp. over developing a new computer program for Medicaid …

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Copper mine project near White Sulphur Springs draws hundreds of comments

BOZEMAN — Montana environmental regulators intend to review about 940 public comments and decide within three weeks whether to approve a propo…

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Montana Supreme Court upholds firing of tourism director

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the 2010 dismissal of a former state tourism director who was fired because the agency said she …

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Blues musician Scott Holt to play fundraiser Monday at the Garage

Scott Holt, who played guitar with Buddy Guy for 10 years, will be showcased Monday at the Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.'s Garage Pub.

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Film screening set for Thursday at YAM is canceled

The screening of Robin Starbuck’s film, "Iichiilish Daik: Going to the Horses," has been canceled.

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Lawyers: Media portrayed exchange student's shooter as 'cold-blooded killer'

Lawyers: Media portrayed exchange student's shooter as 'cold-blooded killer'

MISSOULA — Attorneys representing Markus Kaarma, the Missoula man accused of killing a German exchange student in Kaarma’s garage last April, …

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Glacier National Park visitors add $179 million to Montana economy

Glacier National Park visitors add $179 million to Montana economy

Last year, 2.2 million people visited Glacier National Park and they spent nearly $179 million in the area, according to a new National Park S…

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VanDyke starts out behind in court fundraising

HELENA — Lawrence VanDyke is back on the ballot for Supreme Court justice, but he starts out at a big disadvantage in campaign fundraising in …

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Wolf Creek voters to decide on resort tax

HELENA — Voters in Wolf Creek could decide late this summer whether to implement a 3 percent seasonal resort tax to help pay for a new wastewa…

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Man denies charge he tried to kidnap 10-year-old

MISSOULA — A man accused of grabbing a 10-year-old girl as she played with her brother in a Missoula park has pleaded not guilty to attempted …

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Lame Deer man denies chainsaw assault

Lame Deer man denies chainsaw assault

A Lame Deer man denied federal charges this week that he assaulted two people with a chainsaw on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

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Federal judge won't reduce bison protester's fine

Federal judge won't reduce bison protester's fine

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A judge has refused to reduce a fine against a man who chained himself to a concrete-filled drum to protest the slaughter of …

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Missing worker from Wyoming found in ND oil patch

DICKINSON, N.D. — A Wyoming man who went missing in the western North Dakota oil patch has been found.

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Fire truck overturns while responding to blaze

GREAT FALLS — Authorities say a fire truck overturned after colliding with another vehicle as they were headed to a grass fire near Vaughn.

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Authorities identify man killed in ATV crash

HAMILTON — Ravalli County authorities have identified the 20-year-old Stevensville man who died when his all-terrain vehicle collided with a p…

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Man found dead after apparent fall in Grand Teton

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — A 36-year-old man was found dead after he apparently fell from a cliff in Grand Teton National Park.

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Large industrial fire out; officials begin investigating

Large industrial fire out; officials begin investigating

WILLISTON, N.D. — Federal and state investigators are at a Williston oil supply and logistics company where a massive fire erupted and disrupt…

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Triple-digit temperatures possible Wednesday

Triple-digit temperatures possible Wednesday

After 733 days without a day above 100 degrees - the eighth-longest stretch in Billings history - The National Weather Service predicts temper…

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Buffalo Lakes: Mountain wetland flush with wildlife

Buffalo Lakes: Mountain wetland flush with wildlife

EAST GLACIER — If you hike to Buffalo Lakes and beyond in the Badger-Two Medicine area, you’ll probably spend as much time staring across the …

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Walk planned to raise awareness for children with apraxia of speech

Walk planned to raise awareness for children with apraxia of speech

Nicholas Ramage and Braylon Brown cruise around the room playing with trucks, tractors and other toys. They play just like any other 2- and 3-…

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Billings Clinic meets neighbors wondering about the future of 80 acres on the West End

Billings Clinic meets neighbors wondering about the future of 80 acres on the West End

An 80-acre parcel owned by Billings Clinic and located at the southwest corner of Shiloh Road and Broadwater Avenue is going to be — well, som…

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Rice, teammates draw crowd during visit to China

Rice, teammates draw crowd during visit to China

Most were surreptitious, mixing in among the gathered crowd, their presence given away only by a quick flash of light.

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'Obamacare' court ruling has no impact on Montana

HELENA — For nearly 31,500 Montanans who bought subsidized health insurance on the new, online “marketplace” this year, Tuesday’s federal appe…

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Lockwood pedestrian safety board recommends projects

The newly formed Lockwood Pedestrian Safety District Advisory Board has identified priority sidewalk and lighting projects to make the communi…

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County gets bids for new MetraPark agricultural building

Yellowstone County received several bids Tuesday for a proposed new multipurpose agricultural building at MetraPark, but all of them exceeded …

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Yellowstone County imposes Stage 1 fire restrictions

Yellowstone County commissioners on Tuesday imposed Stage 1 fire restrictions because of recent hot and dry weather conditions.

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St. Vincent Healthcare updates logo

St. Vincent Healthcare updates logo

St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings revealed its new logo Tuesday. The new logo is part of the hospital’s effort to reflect the growth and deve…

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Jury convicts man, 76, of felony DUI

Jury convicts man, 76, of felony DUI

In less than 30 minutes Tuesday morning, a jury reached a unanimous verdict and convicted a 76-year-old man of felony DUI for drunkenly causin…

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VanDyke back on ballot for Montana Supreme Court

VanDyke back on ballot for Montana Supreme Court

HELENA—In a 4-3 decision on Tuesday, the Montana Supreme Court overturned a lower-court ruling and put Lawrence VanDyke back on the November b…

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Glacier Park rangers kill black bear that frightened picnickers

Glacier Park rangers kill black bear that frightened picnickers

WEST GLACIER — Glacier National Park rangers had to kill a black bear that had become too accustomed to raiding picnic areas.

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Former Sidney pharmacist admits causing drug death

A former pharmacist in Sidney admitted federal allegations Tuesday that he distributed a prescription painkiller that caused the death of a lo…

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Pharmacist pleads guilty in overdose death

A former eastern Montana pharmacist has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the overdose death of a 24-year-old Sidney woman.

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Mother of 'Ninja' Dorian pleads not guilty to felony fraud

Mother of 'Ninja' Dorian pleads not guilty to felony fraud

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper mother who allegedly exaggerated her son’s medical condition to collect thousands of dollars from the community pleade…

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Judge Baugh censured over rape comments

Judge Baugh censured over rape comments

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday publicly reprimanded a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist after suggesting the 14-yea…

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Kayak found in Flathead Lake; crews narrow search for missing Polson doctor

Kayak found in Flathead Lake; crews narrow search for missing Polson doctor

POLSON – The kayak of a Polson doctor missing on Flathead Lake since Saturday may have been found as early as Saturday afternoon, and new info…

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Semi crash pours industrial soap into Blackfoot River

Semi crash pours industrial soap into Blackfoot River

BONNER - A semi tractor-trailer truck wrecked on Highway 200 about two miles east of Bonner and spilled industrial soap into the Blackfoot Riv…

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Man gets 5 years probation for robbing Wal-Mart, meth possession

Man gets 5 years probation for robbing Wal-Mart, meth possession

A man who has pleaded guilty to robbing the Heights Wal-Mart in June 2013 and admitted methamphetamine possession is facing five years of probation.

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'Longmire' helps put Buffalo, Wyo., on the map

'Longmire' helps put Buffalo, Wyo., on the map

BUFFALO, Wyo. — Toes were tapping, two-steppers were dusting the dance floor and Rainier beer was flowing freely at the Occidental Hotel, as s…

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Bozeman man pleads guilty, helped escaped suspect

Bozeman man pleads guilty, helped escaped suspect

BOZEMAN — A Bozeman man has pleaded guilty to his role in helping an attempted rape suspect after the man fled police custody.

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Park City man dies from injuries sustained in Highway 212 crash

A 59-year-old Park City man died from injuries sustained in a crash on Monday near Roberts. 

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