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The Crowne Plaza: One big brick building

The Crowne Plaza: One big brick building

Rising 245 feet into the sky and built with enough bricks to build a seven-foot wall from Billings to Laurel, the Crowne Plaza has stood watch…

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Man charged in pair of knife attacks; 1 victim in critical condition

Man charged in pair of knife attacks; 1 victim in critical condition

A man arrested after police went to a house described by a prosecutor as “covered in blood” is facing two counts of assault with a weapon, and…

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Billings center to provide equine therapy for veterans

Billings center to provide equine therapy for veterans

Veterans with physical disabilities and psychological trauma from their time at war may soon have access to support from the horses at Intermo…

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Boat dealer moves into former Scheels space at Rimrock Mall

Boat dealer moves into former Scheels space at Rimrock Mall

A Wyoming boat dealer has temporarily set up a showroom at the Rimrock Mall in the former Scheels Sporting Goods space, and mall officials say…

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Bozeman woman given 20 years of supervision for drunkenly smothering infant son

Bozeman woman given 20 years of supervision for drunkenly smothering infant son

On Friday, the day her son would have turned 3 years old, a Bozeman woman was sentenced to 20 years of state supervision for falling asleep wh…

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Media seek contempt of court against House GOP over apparent illegal caucus

Media seek contempt of court against House GOP over apparent illegal caucus

HELENA — A Helena judge on Friday set a show-cause hearing for Dec. 9 on whether the Montana House Republican caucus should be found in contem…

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New pastor at First English seeks to foster a loving faith community

New pastor at First English seeks to foster a loving faith community

A month into her ministry at First English Lutheran Church in Billings, the Rev. Stacey Siebrasse hopes to help move the congregation in a dir…

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Griz bring urgency into battle with Cats

Griz bring urgency into battle with Cats

MISSOULA — Though technically impossible, Montana coach Mick Delaney’s point was well taken when he opined, “you could be dead and still have …

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Discount retailer Alco shuttering two Eastern Montana stores

Discount retailer Alco shuttering two Eastern Montana stores

Discount retailer Alco Stores announced Friday it is closing 200 stores nationwide and liquidating merchandise, including stores in two Easter…

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MDU eyes Minot area for second diesel refinery

MDU eyes Minot area for second diesel refinery

BISMARCK, N.D. – Developers of a nearly completed diesel refinery near Dickinson are eyeing the Minot area as the potential site for a similar plant.

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Former Billings car dealer gets prison for bank fraud

The former owner of Payless Auto Sales, a failed Billings dealership, apologized Thursday in federal court for hurting friends and family in a…

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Anaconda man gets life in prison for incest

Anaconda man gets life in prison for incest

ANACONDA — An Anaconda man will spend the rest of his life in prison for incest, following a sentencing hearing Friday in Anaconda district court.

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Yellowstone proposed for climate change monitoring site

Yellowstone proposed for climate change monitoring site

A site within Yellowstone National Park has been proposed for inclusion as part of the National Ecological Observatory Network.

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Prosecutor gets investigative report on Campbell County sheriff

Prosecutor gets investigative report on Campbell County sheriff

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A special prosecutor is reviewing a state investigative report into how the Campbell County sheriff handled his son's drunken…

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Victim of mauling likely happened upon bear feeding on a deer

Victim of mauling likely happened upon bear feeding on a deer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A panel of wildlife experts has concluded that a Utah man mauled to death in a remote area of northwest Wyoming in September …

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Red Lodge Mountain opens on Nov. 28

Red Lodge Mountain opens on Nov. 28

Red Lodge Mountain opens for the 2014-15 season on Friday, with the lifts opening at 9 a.m.

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Montana attorney general to argue gay marriage case Feb. 27

Montana attorney general to argue gay marriage case Feb. 27

Opening arguments from Montana's attorney general are due Feb. 27 in his appeal of a federal court order that struck down the state's gay marr…

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Man admits choking wife outside Billings bar

Man admits choking wife outside Billings bar

A man accused of choking his wife in December 2013 and then using a metal pipe to hit a man who tried to intervene pleaded guilty Friday to ag…

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Woman admits endangering son by driving under the influence of prescription drugs

Woman admits endangering son by driving under the influence of prescription drugs

A woman admitted Friday that she endangered her son by driving while under the influence of prescription drugs.

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The girl from Ekalaka: Amber Olsson, a fresh talent on the rise

The girl from Ekalaka: Amber Olsson, a fresh talent on the rise

HELENA — She’s a mighty voice that comes in a petite package.

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Man admits assaulting wife one week after sentencing for earlier assault

Man admits assaulting wife one week after sentencing for earlier assault

A 29-year-old man admitted Friday that he assaulted his wife in March — less than one week after he was sentenced for beating the same woman.

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UM brings back copper and gold to celebrate championship anniversary

UM brings back copper and gold to celebrate championship anniversary

MISSOULA — The classic copper, gold and silver colors are making a one-year comeback at the University of Montana.

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No community college tuition hikes in 2015

No community college tuition hikes in 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Students attending Wyoming's seven community colleges will not see their tuition increased next year.

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Man will go to trial for death of Wyoming student

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The criminal case of a 20-year-old Casper man accused in the death of a University of Wyoming student has advanced to a trial court.

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Group promises 700 private school scholarships

BOZEMAN — A group that advocates for children to be able to choose private education says it will offer 700 scholarships at 58 private schools…

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Tribal appeals court upholds 2013 election

HAVRE — The chairman of the Chippewa Cree Tribe - who was suspended more than 18 months ago and re-elected months later - was sworn in to offi…

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Report: Sage grouse need 3-mile buffer from drilling

Report: Sage grouse need 3-mile buffer from drilling

A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3…

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Mild, sunny skies and windy for Friday

Skies will be mostly sunny on Friday in the Billings area while temperatures will be mild, with a high of about 46 degrees, the National Weath…

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Bullock tells regents University System tuition freeze must continue

Bullock tells regents University System tuition freeze must continue

Calling his biennial budget both ambitious and affordable, Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday outlined his proposal to freeze college tuition and …

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UM, MSU leaders say low pay hinders faculty recruitment

UM, MSU leaders say low pay hinders faculty recruitment

Leaders of the state’s colleges and universities told the state Board of Regents on Thursday that pay equity and pressure from external market…

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Longtime Montana gay-rights activist thanks plaintiffs in suit

Longtime Montana gay-rights activist thanks plaintiffs in suit

HELENA – As they stood linking arms and holding bouquets, Linda Gryczan and Constance Enzweiler of Helena married Thursday after waiting 31 years.

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Gazette opinion: Cake, carnations and equality at district clerk’s office

Gazette opinion: Cake, carnations and equality at district clerk’s office

The seventh-floor courthouse hall was crowded Thursday morning with several smiling couples and many more well wishers celebrating the first m…

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'Nutcracker' whirls in the holidays

'Nutcracker' whirls in the holidays

Of all the holiday traditions in Billings, the annual performances of “The Nutcracker” top the list for many families.

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Discounted tickets to Justin Moore to be released Friday at 10 a.m.

Discounted tickets to Justin Moore to be released Friday at 10 a.m.

A limited number of $9.50 tickets will be released at 10 a.m. Friday for Justin Moore’s show scheduled for Saturday at MetraPark's Rimrock Auto Arena.

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Musician Jason DeShaw sharing his struggle with mental illness through song

Musician Jason DeShaw sharing his struggle with mental illness through song

What country musician Jason DeShaw didn’t know about himself almost killed him four years ago.

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Country star Ty Herndon comes out as gay

Country star Ty Herndon comes out as gay

Longtime country star Ty Henrdon tells the world he is gay on an Entertainment Tonight.

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Did Obama pick a fight?

Did Obama pick a fight?

President Obama set off a fierce fight with Republicans on Thursday over the limits of presidential powers when he unveiled a plan to spare ne…

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Slim's picks: Predicting the championship games

I don’t know whether to say championship weekend is finally here or championship weekend is already here. Either way, Montana’s five football …

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Panel compromises on state revenue estimate

HELENA — After deadlocking along partisan lines on setting a general-fund revenue estimate, the majority of a bipartisan legislative committee…

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Lawmaker McNiven resigns 2 weeks after re-election to run newspaper

Lawmaker McNiven resigns 2 weeks after re-election to run newspaper

Lockwood and Worden state legislator Jonathan McNiven has resigned his post just two weeks after the general election.

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Fueled by Bakken boom, Eastern Montana property values skyrocket

Fueled by Bakken boom, Eastern Montana property values skyrocket

HELENA — The value of residential property in Montana dropped by 2.85 percent from 2008 to 2014, the state Revenue Department’s recent reappra…

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