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Retrospective: Black Friday deals

Retrospective: Black Friday deals

The day after Thanksgiving has long been known to shoppers and retailers as Black Friday. Researcher Bonnie Taylor-Blake has traced the term's…

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City Council asked to pay one more bill on the Empire Parking Garage

City Council asked to pay one more bill on the Empire Parking Garage

Last winter’s brutal temperatures and prodigious snowfall is the gift that keeps on taking from city coffers.

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Eagles soaring out of Heights scout troop

Eagles soaring out of Heights scout troop

Boy Scout Troop 18, sponsored by the Lake Hills Ward of the LDS church in Billings Heights, has way more Eagle Scouts than scouts of any other…

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'It’s OK to be touchy-feely': Officers use empathy, active listening to end standoffs

On a Monday morning in March 2012, a 20-something man stepped out onto the Rims above Billings and appeared to be considering jumping to his death.

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Montana Prehistory Minute: Montana size wishbone connects birds to dinosaur

Montana Prehistory Minute: Montana size wishbone connects birds to dinosaur

Museum of the Rockies curator of paleontology talks about Tyrannosaurus Rex wishbone found in Montana that connects dinosaur evolution to birds.

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Where to get Billings's best pies

Where to get Billings's best pies

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means that if you are like me and are incapable of baking a Thanksgiving worthy pie, you need t…

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Thanksgiving grocery bill up slightly

Thanksgiving grocery bill up slightly

Even with food prices rising slightly from a year ago, the bill for Thanksgiving meal shouldn’t carve into pocketbooks too deeply.

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Eight Things We’re Thankful For in Billings

Eight Things We’re Thankful For in Billings

We know that with the most wonderful time of the year comes some holiday stress and to-do lists that feel like they’ll never end. But it’s als…

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Grab a bite to eat at Cycle N Hyde

Grab a bite to eat at Cycle N Hyde

I had to swing by Canyon Creek Brewing the other day for a reason that actually wasn’t to have a fresh cold beer.

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Bullock announces new breakfast program in Lockwood

Bullock announces new breakfast program in Lockwood

For breakfast, Gov. Steve Bullock told Lockwood Intermediate School students Monday he usually enjoys a bowl of Cheerios and yogurt.

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640 acres added to Anaconda-area WMA

640 acres added to Anaconda-area WMA

An additional 640 acres has been added to the Garrity Mountain Wildlife Management Area west of Anaconda, one of the largest aspen stands in t…

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Elderly man named in fatal Nov. 17 pedestrian/auto collision

A 74-year-old Billings man was killed while trying to cross 24th Street West on Lampman Avenue Extension in a crosswalk on Nov. 17 after he wa…

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Electronic rock outfit Powerman 5000 booked for Jan. 30 show at Pub Station

Electronic rock outfit Powerman 5000 booked for Jan. 30 show at Pub Station

Electronic rock outfit Powerman 5000 is playing the new Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N., with HED pe, Knee High Fox on Jan. 30.

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Homicide defendant to be charged in home-invasion; alleged victim suffered facial fractures

Homicide defendant to be charged in home-invasion; alleged victim suffered facial fractures

A man accused in an Oct. 2 homicide is facing charges in another case alleging that a day before his arrest he entered a Billings home without…

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Temps in the 40s; Snow likely on Tuesday

Temperatures are expected to hang in the 40s for most of the week in Billings, but high winds and a few inches of snow are also expected to vi…

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Montana scientists doing prion research

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — An illness that strikes family members in their 50s, affecting their behavior and keeping them from sleeping. A shak…

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Pink Sky Serendipity: The art of ruining a compliment

Pink Sky Serendipity: The art of ruining a compliment

Which is worse, disagreeing with someone who compliments you, or agreeing with them?

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Charlo woman's death ruled a homicide; husband jailed without bond

Charlo woman's death ruled a homicide; husband jailed without bond

MISSOULA — The Lake County coroner has ruled that Raelynn Charlo died of a single gunshot wound to the head last week.

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Crime uptick siphons space at North Dakota jails

WILLISTON, N.D. — Sitting in his office at the Williams County Law Enforcement Center where he scanned the jail inmate roster one recent after…

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Yellowstone faces winter season without 3 key leaders

Yellowstone faces winter season without 3 key leaders

With only a month until snowmobiles and snow coaches begin entering Yellowstone National Park, three of the park’s top managers will be tendin…

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Neptune's firefighting jets await word on future Forest Service contracts

Neptune's firefighting jets await word on future Forest Service contracts

MISSOULA — Neptune Aviation’s big firefighting jets are all back in Missoula for the winter, while their owners watch the mailbox for news of …

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Helena native Meloy receives Rhodes scholarship

Helena native Meloy receives Rhodes scholarship

HELENA — This year's list of 32 Rhodes scholars includes a man from Helena who has been interning in the White House Office of Energy and Clim…

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Documents show lapses at Hamilton lab working on Ebola vaccine

Documents show lapses at Hamilton lab working on Ebola vaccine

BOZEMAN — Documents show several security violations occurred at a federal laboratory in Hamilton where employees are working on a vaccine for…

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District court clerks in Helena required to serve gay couples

District court clerks in Helena required to serve gay couples

HELENA — Lewis and Clark County District Court Clerk Nancy Sweeney on Friday said none of her deputies are exempt from issuing marriage licens…

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Floe, frazil ice decorate Clark Fork River in downtown Missoula

Floe, frazil ice decorate Clark Fork River in downtown Missoula

MISSOULA — The Clark Fork River’s winter decorator apparently got stuck somewhere between Walt Disney’s “Frozen” and Superman’s Fortress of Solitude.

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House Republican caucus isn't 1st in recent past to violate open-meetings law

House Republican caucus isn't 1st in recent past to violate open-meetings law

HELENA — Montana’s 2015 House Republican caucus got itself in hot water recently, when two news reporters found its members in the basement of…

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Governor's budget freezes tuition, not expenditures, Montana universities say

Governor's budget freezes tuition, not expenditures, Montana universities say

MISSOULA — During its meeting last week in Missoula, the state Board of Regents praised the biennial budget presented by Gov. Steve Bullock, b…

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Justin Moore headlines rowdy Billings show; shares special moment with fan

Justin Moore headlines rowdy Billings show; shares special moment with fan

Country singer Justin Moore proved why he's one of CMA's Best New Artists on Saturday night, playing to a nice big crowd in Billings.

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Grizzlies to host San Diego in first round of FCS playoffs

Grizzlies to host San Diego in first round of FCS playoffs

MISSOULA — All things considered, Montana’s first-round playoff scenario couldn’t get much better.

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Fire destroys garage, contents in Heights

A accidental Saturday night fire at 336 Stewart Court N. in the Heights destroyed the interior of an garage and caused $250,000 in damage to t…

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Bobcats draw South Dakota State in first round of FCS playoffs

Bobcats draw South Dakota State in first round of FCS playoffs

MISSOULA — A day after his team suffered a 34-7 drubbing at the hands of arch-enemy Montana, Rob Ash was out following the Golden Rule.

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Blue skies and 40s Sunday but possible snow on the way

Sunny skies and highs in the 40s are expected Sunday in Billings, but windy conditions are likely early in the week and and snow could be head…

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Wyoming troopers required to make 732 stops per year

Wyoming troopers required to make 732 stops per year

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Highway Patrol has begun requiring troopers to meet yearly numbers on traffic stops and citations, an internal do…

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Judge Sidney Thomas praised by friends, colleagues

Judge Sidney Thomas praised by friends, colleagues

Even as a teenager growing up in Billings, Steve Corning knew that Sid Thomas, a Bozeman kid he met at Boys State, was destined for big things.

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From the editor: Privacy shield is an excuse to cover bad public behavior

From the editor: Privacy shield is an excuse to cover bad public behavior

The Montana Constitution is a wonderful document. It enshrines two things that Montanans hold dear: the right to know what their government is…

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Montana’s 9th Circuit Judge Sid Thomas to become next chief judge

Montana’s 9th Circuit Judge Sid Thomas to become next chief judge

On Dec. 1, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sidney R. Thomas of Billings will become the circuit’s new chief judge.

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'More conservative than people realize': Meyers only American Indian Republican in Legislature

'More conservative than people realize': Meyers only American Indian Republican in Legislature

HELENA — G. Bruce Meyers says growing up on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation in north-central Montana, he was taught not to trust anything “whit…

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Ready, set, shop: Retailers gearing up for improved holiday shopping season

Ready, set, shop: Retailers gearing up for improved holiday shopping season

The stakes are big next month for owner Kris Carpenter of Joy of Living on the Billings West End, where the holiday rush typically comprises 4…

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Livingston chef dazzles with high-end comfort food

Livingston chef dazzles with high-end comfort food

Carole Sullivan is a culinary artist. Her creations are a mouth-watering fusion of fresh meats, earthy root vegetables, flavorful herbs and sa…

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Have You Heard: Burger Dive special goes national

Have You Heard: Burger Dive special goes national

One of Burger Dive owner Brad Halsten's top creations is on sale nationwide.

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Bobcats lament turnovers, mistakes in loss to Grizzlies

Bobcats lament turnovers, mistakes in loss to Grizzlies

MISSOULA — Jordan Johnson, after he’d directed No. 13 Montana to a dominating 34-7 victory over in-state rival and 12th-ranked Montana State, …

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Griz dominate turnover-prone Cats, 34-7

Griz dominate turnover-prone Cats, 34-7

MISSOULA -- In 50 years of coaching, Mick Delaney never felt anything quite like this.

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Little time to find replacement for resigning lawmaker

Little time to find replacement for resigning lawmaker

Short on time, Republicans and Yellowstone County commissioners will have to hustle to replace Rep. Jonathan McNiven, who recently resigned, b…

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Class A: Dillon's late gamble beats Butte Central

BUTTE -- Dillon High’s football team has made it a habit of taking advantage of other team’s mistakes, so when Butte Central left the door o…

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With community's help, Flakesgiving puts 1,500 turkey dinners on the table

With community's help, Flakesgiving puts 1,500 turkey dinners on the table

Dozens of volunteers from organizations across Billings rolled up their sleeves Saturday and helped unload more than a thousand boxes of Thank…

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Carroll manhandles Vikings for first-round playoff win

HELENA -- An hour before kickoff Saturday, as Carroll College players were gathering outside the PE Center in preparation for the short walk t…

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Class B: Wilbur's TD catch lifts Townsend past Huntley Project

Class B: Wilbur's TD catch lifts Townsend past Huntley Project

WORDEN — With his team holding a tenuous 7-0 lead at halftime, Townsend coach Travis Rauh approached senior receiver Kenny Wilbur in the locker room.

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