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Retrospective: 20 Years of Chase Hawks

Retrospective: 20 Years of Chase Hawks

On Sept. 4, 1994, 6-year-old Chase Hawks was killed after being struck by a vehicle east of Billings while riding his bicycle. His family and …

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Deciphering rock art sites provides window into olden times

Deciphering rock art sites provides window into olden times

The sunken VW-sized boulder stood alone on the prairie, plunked down by a retreating glacier thousands of years ago miles from its birthplace.

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Rockslide damages power poles Wednesday night

Rockslide damages power poles Wednesday night

A rockslide sent boulders the size of cars tumbling down from the Rims on Wednesday night, damaging power lines on Mountain View Boulevard and…

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Montana Cuban-Americans overjoyed that U.S. will resume relations with Cuba

Montana Cuban-Americans overjoyed that U.S. will resume relations with Cuba

Miriam Avery drives a black Cadillac CTS-V with a license plate that reads “Cubana” and another vehicle with a license plate that reads “Havana1.”

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Charter planning to hire 100 new workers in Billings

Charter planning to hire 100 new workers in Billings

Charter Communications is seeking to hire 100 new employees in Billings, primarily in sales and customer retention, company officials announce…

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2 hit while crossing street in front of downtown YMCA

2 hit while crossing street in front of downtown YMCA

Medical crews treated two people who were hit while trying to cross the street in front of the Billings Family YMCA, 402 N. 32nd St.

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TEDxBillings is back for Jan. 10 event

TEDxBillings is back for Jan. 10 event

Half of the 100 tickets are already gone to the TEDxBillings 2015 event on Jan. 10 at the Billings Public Library.

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New brewery: Home-brewers lease space for Helena taproom

New brewery: Home-brewers lease space for Helena taproom

HELENA — Three recent college graduates' plans for a new Helena brewery made a significant stride last week.

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Authorities plead with public to stop stealing road signs

Authorities plead with public to stop stealing road signs

BUTTE — Stealing a sign for Sesame Street or Easy Street may seem like a harmless act, but local officials say the crime could be deadly.

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Chippewa Cree must pay up front for pipeline

GREAT FALLS — A federal investigator says the Chippewa Cree Tribe is being required to pay up front for work on a 50-mile water pipeline after…

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Ex-billionaire due before judge for contempt hearing

Ex-billionaire due before judge for contempt hearing

BUTTE — One-time billionaire Tim Blixseth is due in federal court to explain why failed to comply with an order to pay $13.8 million to the cr…

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Agencies look to Montana corruption probe as model

GREAT FALLS — An aggressive anti-corruption campaign in Montana that has targeted the theft of federal funds from American Indian reservations…

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Billings man sentenced for fatal Fort Benton stabbing

GREAT FALLS — A Billings man who acknowledged stabbing another man to death during a fight at a Fort Benton bar has been sentenced to 20 years…

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Warmer temperatures expected on Thursday

A warm up is expected to keep daytime temperatures in the Billings area above freezing on Thursday, and the trend will likely continue through…

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Veterinary program's future on the table at 2015 Legislature

Everything one needs to know about veterinarians can be gleaned from the back of a convention hall when veterinarians meet.

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Slideshow: Today In History, Dec. 18

Slideshow: Today In History, Dec. 18

Today is Thursday, Dec. 18. Today's Highlight in History:

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Failure at its extreme

The case of 10-week-old Ethan Henderson — whose family in Arundel, Maine, had been the subject of at least 13 calls to child protective servic…

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Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

BUTTE — At least 760 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of …

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Lawyers for Dale Eaton oppose new death hearing

Lawyers for Dale Eaton oppose new death hearing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Lawyers for a convicted murderer want a judge to block Wyoming prosecutors from holding a new hearing on whether to reinstate…

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House leaders OK simple dress code, drop stricter one

House leaders OK simple dress code, drop stricter one

HELENA — The controversy over a dress code for the Montana House of Representatives is over.

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One on one: A conversation with basketball coaching legend Gordon Real Bird Sr.

One on one: A conversation with basketball coaching legend Gordon Real Bird Sr.

On any list of Montana’s greatest high school basketball coaches, Gordon Real Bird Sr. ranks near the top. He coached run-and-gun Lodge Grass …

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Normalized relations with Cuba could be a plus for Montana farmers

Normalized relations with Cuba could be a plus for Montana farmers

Montana farmers were watching closely as President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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Ex-University of Great Falls student sentenced to prison for student aid fraud

A former University of Great Falls student will spend six months in federal prison for his role in a fraud involving his parents to get student aid.

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Oregon allows Wyoming, Montana into coal hearing

Oregon allows Wyoming, Montana into coal hearing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state of Oregon is allowing Wyoming and Montana to participate in an appeal over a proposed coal terminal on the Columbia River.

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Inmate dies at Montana State Prison of illness

DEER LODGE — The Montana Department of Corrections says a 74-year-old inmate has died after an extended illness.

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Pilot killed in plane crash near Pablo identified

POLSON — Authorities have identified the pilot killed in a plane crash in northwest Montana as 33-year-old Brett Thoft, of Wasilla, Alaska.

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Kaarma guilty of German student's homicide; parents will address court Thursday

Kaarma guilty of German student's homicide; parents will address court Thursday

MISSOULA — A collective cry erupted on the third floor of the Missoula County Courthouse Wednesday as a jury of eight women and four men found…

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Rocky's food delivery brings holiday meals to Rose Park families

Rocky's food delivery brings holiday meals to Rose Park families

Two pickups driven by staff members from Rocky Mountain College pulled up to their partner school, Rose Park Elementary, just after 9 a.m. on …

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Community Medical Center to donate $10M as part of sale to Billings Clinic

Community Medical Center to donate $10M as part of sale to Billings Clinic

MISSOULA — The Community Medical Center Board of Directors has decided how it will distribute proceeds from the sale of the hospital, estimate…

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Parks board rejects bear-proof requirements for Smith River floaters

Parks board rejects bear-proof requirements for Smith River floaters

Recommendations by Montana State Parks staff to put the onus on bear-proofing Smith River campgrounds on floaters was unanimously rejected by …

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Fatal crash on I-15 in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS — One man is dead after a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 15 in Great Falls.

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Homeowners sue Bozeman over leaking landfill

Homeowners sue Bozeman over leaking landfill

BOZEMAN — A group of Bozeman homeowners are suing the city for negligence in the operation of a landfill near their properties.

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Hanukkah menorah lighting set for Thursday at state Capitol

Hanukkah menorah lighting set for Thursday at state Capitol

HELENA — Hanukkah, or the Jewish Festival of Lights, will be celebrated at the state Capitol rotunda at noon Thursday with the lighting of menorahs.

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North Dakota could lose billions in oil tax revenue if low oil prices persist

North Dakota could lose billions in oil tax revenue if low oil prices persist

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota stands to lose billions in revenue if oil prices continue to slip, Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley said Tuesday at a me…

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Protections blocked, but sage grouse work goes on

Protections blocked, but sage grouse work goes on

U.S. wildlife officials will decide next year whether a wide-ranging Western bird species needs protections even though Congress has blocked s…

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U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama abruptly announced the U.S. is re-establishing long-broken diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday, de…

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Butte mom awaits trial while others in meth ring take plea deals

Butte mom awaits trial while others in meth ring take plea deals

BUTTE — About half of the co-conspirators in a $2 million methamphetamine ring throughout Montana have accepted plea deals.

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Montana student exchange program carries on despite Dede's death

Montana student exchange program carries on despite Dede's death

MISSOULA — The killing in Missoula of Diren Dede is on the radar of exchange programs in Montana and the foreign students they would court.

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Foggy morning expected, but a sunny day is likely

Another foggy morning is expected on Wednesday in Billings, but the sun could poke out from behind clouds by late morning.

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Conservation group to sue over water quality rule

A conservation group has filed notice that it plans to sue federal regulators for failing to make a decision on proposed water quality rules i…

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Slideshow: Today In History, Dec. 17

Slideshow: Today In History, Dec. 17

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 17. Today's Highlight in History:

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Montana researchers aim to crack mysteries of prion-caused diseases

Montana researchers aim to crack mysteries of prion-caused diseases

GREAT FALLS — An illness that strikes family members in their 50s, affecting their behavior and keeping them from sleeping. A disease that str…

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Microbiologist examines ways to improve refuge’s contaminated soil

Microbiologist examines ways to improve refuge’s contaminated soil

What does the human microbiome have in common with the 2,000-acre Hailstone National Wildlife Refuge on the prairie northwest of Billings?

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Public scrutinizes latest SD2 school boundary options at forum

Lines being drawn by 24 volunteers and a consultant will change where more than 1,000 Billings students go to school.

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