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USDA inspects wolf enclosure after bite reported at ZooMontana

USDA inspects wolf enclosure after bite reported at ZooMontana

The United States Department of Agriculture inspected ZooMontana's wolf enclosure on Tuesday as the investigation continued into a report of a…

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3rd-graders among 156,433 Montanans taking shelter, 'covering their noggins'

3rd-graders among 156,433 Montanans taking shelter, 'covering their noggins'

In the unlikely event that an earthquake rumbles its way through Billings, 8-year-old Graycie Dague and her classmates at Lockwood Elementary …

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Californians found with 6 pounds of meth in motel room deny federal charges

Californians found with 6 pounds of meth in motel room deny federal charges

Two California men suspected of trafficking methamphetamine after law enforcement officers found about six pounds of the drug in their downtow…

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Colorado man pleads guilty to Sidney teacher's killing

Colorado man pleads guilty to Sidney teacher's killing

SIDNEY — A Colorado man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of a Montana teacher in an oil boom town where residents say their lives were f…

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'Man Up' panel speaks during a conference on preventing sexual, domestic violence

'Man Up' panel speaks during a conference on preventing sexual, domestic violence

It was the men who took center stage during the opening of a two-day conference on ending sexual and domestic violence Wednesday morning.

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Man admits trying to kill officer, restaurant worker in Heights shooting

Man admits trying to kill officer, restaurant worker in Heights shooting

A man who shot at a Billings police officer and a worker at a fast food restaurant early on a Sunday morning in July pleaded guilty Wednesday …

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Dirt roads of Montana

Dirt roads of Montana

Readers of the Montana Mint shared their favorite photos of dirt roads in Montana.

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Montana applies for $40 million pre-K grant

Montana has applied for a $40 million federal grant to increase preschool opportunities in high-needs communities.

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Bobcats not wasting time during bye week

Bobcats not wasting time during bye week

Montana State coach Rob Ash hopes to get out and play a little golf on Saturday before settling in to watch his team’s next opponent, Cal Poly…

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Man accused of assaulting girlfriend in front of their 4-year-old daughter

Man accused of assaulting girlfriend in front of their 4-year-old daughter

Prosecutors say a 24-year-old man repeatedly hit his girlfriend in the head and face while they were in a vehicle together with their 4-year-o…

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Blackfeet consultant sentenced for kickbacks

GREAT FALLS — A consultant for the Blackfeet Indian tribe who was convicted in a multimillion-dollar fraud case as well as bankruptcy fraud ha…

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Montana Supreme Court race takes on partisan edge

Montana Supreme Court race takes on partisan edge

HELENA — A nonpartisan race for Montana Supreme Court is taking on a distinctly partisan edge.

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Suspected meth user charged with breaking into grandmother’s property

Suspected meth user charged with breaking into grandmother’s property

A 23-year-old suspected meth user is facing a felony burglary charge after police found him squatting Tuesday in a Broadwater Avenue residence…

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Laurel man gets 12 years in meth case

Laurel man gets 12 years in meth case

A Laurel man who was at the lower end of a large methamphetamine ring but had a long criminal record will spend 12 years in federal prison.

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Acting VA director schedules town hall meeting for veterans

Acting VA director schedules town hall meeting for veterans

Veterans will have an opportunity to ask questions of Johnny Ginnity, acting director of VA Montana Health Care System, during a town hall mee…

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Transient accused of murder under bridge returns to Missoula

Transient accused of murder under bridge returns to Missoula

MISSOULA — Kevin Lino, who is accused of murdering a local homeless man in July, was booked into the Missoula County jail Wednesday morning an…

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Lawyer sues over money he says he's owed by Copper King heiress' estate

Lawyer sues over money he says he's owed by Copper King heiress' estate

BUTTE — At least one lawyer has sued his former law firm over money he says is owed him since he helped settle Huguette Clark’s $300 million estate.

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Doctor fights to save his medical license over sanctions on narcotic prescriptions

Doctor fights to save his medical license over sanctions on narcotic prescriptions

HELENA — The Montana State Board of Medical Examiners continued with the prosecution of Helena physician Mark Ibsen yesterday with an appeal h…

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Nebraska woman dies in crash near Plentywood

A 34-year-old woman died Tuesday night after the car she was driving collided with another vehicle on Highway 5 near Plentywood. 

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Man gets probation for forcing girlfriend to cut tattoo

Man gets probation for forcing girlfriend to cut tattoo

MISSOULA — A Missoula man who beat his girlfriend and forced her to try to cut a tattoo of his name off her chest will spend the next three ye…

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Sexual orientation harassment proposed addition to anti-bullying policy

Sexual orientation harassment proposed addition to anti-bullying policy

BUTTE — The Butte school district is updating its anti-bullying policy to include harassment because of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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8-year-old Helena boy struck by car, injured

HELENA — Police in Helena say an 8-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk and the driver was cited for failure to yield.

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Alcohol, sex assault tutorials to gauge attitudes of Montana college students

Alcohol, sex assault tutorials to gauge attitudes of Montana college students

MISSOULA — Students attending any one of Montana’s public colleges or universities this fall are finding more than philosophy homework and ess…

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$28.2 million CO poisoning jury decision not a 'runaway verdict,' judge rules

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge on Tuesday upheld a jury’s decision to award $28.2 million to a Casper woman who suffered carbon monoxide poiso…

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Former tribal health director sentenced to 1 year

HELENA — A federal judge has sentenced the former head of the Rocky Boy's Reservation's health-care system to a year in prison for using triba…

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Tobacco products stolen from shipping company

MISSOULA — A Missoula-area shipping company has reported the theft of about $30,000 in tobacco products.

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Sunny day, but cooler highs expected Wednesday

Another sunny day is likely in Billings on Wednesday, but temperatures are expected to be a little cooler than they were Tuesday.

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Billings hospitals, RiverStone Health begin regular screening for Ebola

Billings hospitals, RiverStone Health begin regular screening for Ebola

Billings Clinic, RiverStone Health and St. Vincent Healthcare have implemented new guidelines to prevent the spread of Ebola in the United States.

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VA Montana named a 'Leaders in Healthcare Equality'

FORT HARRISON — VA Montana Health Care System was one of two healthcare systems in Montana and one of 426 nationally to be recognized by Human…

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Bighorn Valley receives $254,678 grant to improve depression care

Bighorn Valley Health Center in Hardin has received a $254,678 grant to improve care for depression.

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Mims sets Broncs' career kills record in sweep of West

Mims sets Broncs' career kills record in sweep of West

As a three-year back-row starter for Billings West, Tatum Meyer has probably stared at the business end of more Taylor Mims’ kill attempts tha…

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SD2 trustees set new goals for Bouck

Gradual improvement in student graduation rates and math scores, and preparing to operate new middle schools are among the goals set Tuesday e…

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Daines goes after Curtis’ oil infrastructure votes; bashes federal government

Daines goes after Curtis’ oil infrastructure votes; bashes federal government

SIDNEY – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines, debating Democratic rival Amanda Curtis Tuesday night in the heart of eastern Montana’…

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In final debate, House candidates spar on health care, military records

In final debate, House candidates spar on health care, military records

GREAT FALLS — Democratic House candidate John Lewis denied helping write the Affordable Care Act as an aide to Sen. Max Baucus, while Republic…

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Changes in latitude, attitude make West's Luce a star

Changes in latitude, attitude make West's Luce a star

Redemption has come to Billings West’s Donovan Luce in distinct and defining ways.

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Granite Peak Development unveils new $60 million crude-to-rail facility

Granite Peak Development unveils new $60 million crude-to-rail facility

CASPER, Wyo. — Granite Peak Development unveiled a $60 million crude-to-rail facility on Tuesday.

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Longtime Columbus coach John Smith retiring after season

Longtime Columbus coach John Smith retiring after season

The list of Montana high school football coaches with more than 175 wins doesn’t include many names.

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Half of Yellowstone County's absentee ballots should be in this week

Half of Yellowstone County's absentee ballots should be in this week

Officially, the record shows that 20,000 Yellowstone County residents had already voted by Tuesday. But County Elections Administrator Bret Ru…

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Runkle wins national award for work with SD2's homeless

Runkle wins national award for work with SD2's homeless

The homeless education liaison for School District 2 earned national recognition this week for her advocacy efforts.

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6th-graders get game faces on for Pack the Place in Pink

6th-graders get game faces on for Pack the Place in Pink

When it comes to tie-dyeing T-shirts, there's a special technique to getting adequate color into the tightly twisted fabric.

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Mike and Marvin, together for 30 years, married Tuesday in Wyoming

Mike and Marvin, together for 30 years, married Tuesday in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — The groom wore olive shorts and tennis shoes. The other groom wore a navy golf shirt with a Walt Disney World logo.

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Cal Poly eager to face Grizzlies after 2013 heartbreak

Cal Poly eager to face Grizzlies after 2013 heartbreak

MISSOULA -- There’s no hiding the emotional scars of the past for Cal Poly’s football team.

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Man plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing of teacher Sherry Arnold

Man plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing of teacher Sherry Arnold

SIDNEY — A Colorado man is set to plead guilty to killing a popular high school teacher in a slaying that shone a harsh light on the darker si…

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Conference seeks ways to end domestic, sexual violence

Conference seeks ways to end domestic, sexual violence

More than 100 people — an equal mix of American Indians and others from around the state — are in Billings on Wednesday and Thursday to attend…

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Tonight's Senate debate streamed live

Tonight's Senate debate streamed live

SIDNEY — Tonight’s second and final debate tonight between U.S. Senate candidates Amanda Curtis and Steve Daines, in Sidney, can be watched li…

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Man admits assaulting elderly mother

Man admits assaulting elderly mother

A 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to elder abuse on Tuesday for assaulting his mother, who is in her 70s, in May.

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$30,000 of tobacco products stolen from shipping company

MISSOULA — A Missoula-area shipping company has reported the theft of about $30,000 in tobacco products.

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