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Bison sculpture installed near Billings airport to honor former director

Bison sculpture installed near Billings airport to honor former director

When Joliet sculptor Charlie Ringer says he’ll ride his newest creation, that’s no bull.

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Lincoln Center has shaped education in Billings for 130 years

Lincoln Center has shaped education in Billings for 130 years

Not long after Billings popped up as a bustling railroad town in 1882, a single downtown site has been, in one way or another, a hub for the c…

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Bohlinger, Adams condemn Walsh’s plagiarism

Bohlinger, Adams condemn Walsh’s plagiarism

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh’s two opponents in the Democratic primary in June were critical of Walsh’s plagiarism of a paper written at the U.S. …

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120 Appaloosa riders retrace the Nez Perce trail

120 Appaloosa riders retrace the Nez Perce trail

Taprisha Seifert, a storyteller from New Forest, England, will return home with a few new stories — stories she often tells to English childre…

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Tornado touches down near Wibaux on Thursday

Tornado touches down near Wibaux on Thursday

A violent Eastern Montana storm front launched a tornado in Wibaux and delivered large hail and 80 mph winds to a more-than-100-mile area Thur…

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Montana State Prison short 65 guards

Montana State Prison short 65 guards

HELENA — Department of Corrections officials are searching for creative ways to cover guard shifts at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge w…

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Jewel Basin Hiking Area: Drive the climb to high mountain lakes

BIGFORK — The “high” part of high mountain lakes can discourage some hikers, so that’s where the Jewel Basin comes in handy.

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Pets of the week: Maynard, Mulligan and Matilda

Pets of the week: Maynard, Mulligan and Matilda

Maynard, Mulligan and Matilda are three brown-and-white finches available at Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter. These itty-bitty birdies make …

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Wyoming insurance companies refunding customers under ACA rule

Wyoming consumers are receiving more than $1.4 million in health insurance refunds with a new rule of the Affordable Care Act.

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State pensions register 17% return for year

HELENA — State investments showed a return of 17.17 percent on all pension investments in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

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Draft Schweitzer committee forms

HELENA — A Connecticut man has filed papers with the Federal Election Commission to form a committee called “Draft Brian Schweitzer,” but he d…

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Ex-Outlaws QB Dixon retires, in talks to coach Wolves

Ex-Outlaws QB Dixon retires, in talks to coach Wolves

Chris Dixon has ended one indoor football career and appears set to begin another – back in Billings.

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Firefighters working to douse a grass fire in Roscoe

Firefighters from Absarokee and Red Lodge battled a slow-moving grass fire that broke out Thursday afternoon at around 4 p.m. in Roscoe off Ea…

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Body of missing Polson physician found in Flathead Lake

Body of missing Polson physician found in Flathead Lake

POLSON — At 2:45 p.m. Friday, the body of a Polson doctor missing since last Saturday was located in Flathead Lake just south of Big Bull Isla…

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Coroner identifies man found in Clark Fork River

MISSOULA — Missoula County officials have identified the 60-year-old man whose body was found in the Clark Fork River in Missoula.

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Court upholds 12-day 'sell-by' rule for milk

Court upholds 12-day 'sell-by' rule for milk

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Friday unanimously upheld a lower-court decision supporting the state Board of Livestock’s decision to k…

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Crews dismantling Boeing fuselages pulled from Clark Fork

Crews dismantling Boeing fuselages pulled from Clark Fork

RIVULET – Forgotten but not gone, those airplane fuselages so unceremoniously dumped onto the side of the Clark Fork River west of Alberton on…

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State 3D archery shoot on Saturday at Rod, Gun Club

The Montana State 3-D will be held at the Billings Rod and Gun Club on Saturday.

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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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Balloons take flight at Magic City Hot Air Balloon Rally

Balloons take flight at Magic City Hot Air Balloon Rally

As the sun started to peek over the horizon Friday, a group of people gathered at Amend Park to exchange stories and make a plan. The crowd qu…

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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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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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North Dakota oil refinery about 3/4 constructed

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MHP gets 1st class of drug-detection dogs to fight 'growing' drug problem

MHP gets 1st class of drug-detection dogs to fight 'growing' drug problem

For the first time in the state’s history, six K-9 narcotics units are bolstering the force of the Montana Highway Patrol to guard the I-90 an…

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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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