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Wilks brothers get personal in pitch for land exchange

Wilks brothers get personal in pitch for land exchange

Ending years of speculation, Montana’s largest private landowners announced on a website they built to promote a land exchange that their exte…

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Sunset sessions: Classes combine paddleboard, yoga on Lake Elmo

Sunset sessions: Classes combine paddleboard, yoga on Lake Elmo

A light breeze sent small ripples rolling across Lake Elmo on a recent warm August evening.

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Supreme Court rejects Leachman's appeal of cruelty conviction

Supreme Court rejects Leachman's appeal of cruelty conviction

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has rejected a Billings livestock breeder’s appeal of his conviction of animal cruelty.

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Free bikes to get 100 kids for where they want to go — like grandma's house

Free bikes to get 100 kids for where they want to go — like grandma's house

About 50 kids stormed the rows of bicycles lined up outside the Boys & Girls Club of Yellowstone County on Tuesday to try out their new ri…

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Low wheat prices stress young farmers

Low wheat prices stress young farmers

August cash prices for winter wheat are nearing an eight-year low in Eastern Montana, which could make the 2014 crop unprofitable for some, ob…

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Rocky Mountain College president accepts ALS ice bucket challenge and challenges MSUB, Carroll College

Rocky Mountain College president accepts ALS ice bucket challenge and challenges MSUB, Carroll College

About eight hours after Rocky Mountain College President Robert Wilmouth received an ice bucket challenge from the football team via Facebook,…

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Scheels offers sneak peek of new store

Scheels offers sneak peek of new store

Most of the vests, hunting gear, fishing poles and exercise equipment are in place at the new Scheels Sporting Goods store on Billings’ West End.

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MontanaFair sets revenue and carnival records

MontanaFair sets revenue and carnival records

Great weather and strong night show entertainment led MontanaFair to record-breaking total revenue and carnival income, MetraPark officials sa…

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7-year-old girl injured by horse on Wild Horse Island

7-year-old girl injured by horse on Wild Horse Island

BIG ARM - A 7-year-old girl was hospitalized Sunday evening after reportedly being kicked or stepped on by a wild horse on Wild Horse Island i…

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Crews working to contain wildfire near Grass Range

Crews working to contain wildfire near Grass Range

Crews are working to contain a wildfire burning on 1,100 acres about seven miles northeast of Grass Range.

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Gazette opinion: Just like the good ol' days of campaigning

Gazette opinion: Just like the good ol' days of campaigning

It sounds a bit odd to get sentimental about policy.

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Gunsight Pass: Cross Continental Divide on Glacier trail

Gunsight Pass: Cross Continental Divide on Glacier trail

If you want to cross the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park and are looking for more adventure than walking past the sign atop Going-…

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Daines: Curtis' entry won't change his campaign

Daines: Curtis' entry won't change his campaign

MONTANA CITY — Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines of Montana said Tuesday the Democrats’ recent switch in Senate candidates won’t change how he…

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MontanaFair rodeo sets record attendance, payouts

MontanaFair rodeo sets record attendance, payouts

Rodeo at the recently ended MontanaFair set attendance and payout records, MetraPark officials said.

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Local Porsche Club hosts All Euro Car Show Saturday

Local Porsche Club hosts All Euro Car Show Saturday

The Porsche Club of America Absaroka Region is hosting the 7th Annual All Euro Car Show at Veteran’s Park on Saturday.

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Mom on meth returns to Anaconda this week

Mom on meth returns to Anaconda this week

BUTTE — A Butte mother accused of giving birth in June while high on methamphetamine will return to Montana on Friday to face her felony charges.

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Whitefish man wins $500K in scratch game

HELENA — A Whitefish man has claimed a top prize in the "$500,000 Big Money" scratch lottery game.

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Montana football: Calling on character in the trenches

Montana football: Calling on character in the trenches

Before you go worrying about Jackson Thiebes, realize how far he’s come in a short period of time.

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Suspects charged in Montana campground homicide

Suspects charged in Montana campground homicide

BUTTE — Two suspects in the death of a man at a southwestern Montana campground have been returned to Beaverhead County to face charges.

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Havre man to plead guilty in corruption case

HELENA — A Havre businessman plans to plead guilty to charges that his company overbilled the Chippewa Cree Tribe by $116,000 to recover money…

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Judge gives deferred sentence to man in 3rd domestic assault

Judge gives deferred sentence to man in 3rd domestic assault

A Billings man received a deferred sentence on Tuesday for what court records described as his third domestic assault conviction.

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Arctic grayling won't receive federal protections

Arctic grayling won't receive federal protections

HELENA — The Arctic grayling does not need special protections under the Endangered Species Act, Federal wildlife officials said Tuesday.

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County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

Yellowstone county officials are rolling out the welcome mat for the developers of a proposed $500 million oil refinery being considered for t…

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Yellowstone County Sheriff’s sergeant on leave pending investigation

A Yellowstone County Sheriff’s sergeant who is facing misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges in Deadwood, S.D., has been placed on paid admini…

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Denning gets 100 years in prison for 2012 slayings of 2 sisters

Denning gets 100 years in prison for 2012 slayings of 2 sisters

A 23-year-old man who murdered two sisters in January 2012 — stabbing one of them more than 130 times — was sentenced Tuesday to 100 years in …

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Amtrak's Empire Builder struggles in freight boom

Amtrak's Empire Builder struggles in freight boom

WHITEFISH — About an hour before dawn on a Friday morning, Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder crept into the station, already an hour and one m…

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Great Falls-bound megaload moves into Montana

KALISPELL — A massive piece of refinery equipment bound for Great Falls crossed into Montana from Idaho early Tuesday, state Department of Tra…

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Man dies in crash on Interstate 90 near Alberton

MISSOULA — A 55-year-old Huson man died in a rollover crash on Interstate 90 just west of Alberton.

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Investigation continues into Friday shooting

No arrests have been made in a Friday shooting as the Billings Police Department continues its investigation.

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U.S. agencies build worker housing in North Dakota

DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction is set to begin on temporary housing for federal workers in western North Dakota.

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Oregon agency rejects Columbia River terminal for shipping Powder River Basin coal

Oregon agency rejects Columbia River terminal for shipping Powder River Basin coal

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon state regulators rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting m…

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Hot on Tuesday but a cooler day Wednesday

Another hot and sunny day is expected in Billings Tuesday, but relief is on the way. The National Weather Service predicts that cooler tempera…

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Gazette opinion: Be careful what (football) you ask for

Gazette opinion: Be careful what (football) you ask for

For a group of dedicated football supporters and folks at Montana State University Billings who are considering whether to bring football back…

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FWP seeks to poison brook trout in Yellowstone tributary

FWP seeks to poison brook trout in Yellowstone tributary

Concerned that 10 years of work to remove brook trout from Soda Butte Creek has been ineffective, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials a…

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Crescent Lake: Good fishing, goats found in Pioneers

Crescent Lake: Good fishing, goats found in Pioneers

MELROSE — Mountain goats, three crystal-clear lakes filled with trout, and a short side trip to see historic charcoal kilns are waiting for th…

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Wilks brothers take land exchange offer public on website

Wilks brothers take land exchange offer public on website

In an unusual tactic, Montana’s largest private landowners have taken their proposal for a land exchange with the Bureau of Land Management di…

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Cody Wild West River Fest celebrates role of Shoshone River in local life

Cody Wild West River Fest celebrates role of Shoshone River in local life

CODY, Wyo. — After an inaugural 2013 program that organizers said was “wildly successful,” Cody’s Wild West River Fest returns this weekend wi…

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Absentee voting closes, primary polls open in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — More than 19,000 Wyomingites voted ahead of Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic primaries, which winnow down each party’s list …

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State plans 2015 rate increases, benefit deductions to cover employee health plan losses

HELENA — The 16,000 state employees and retirees insured by the state health plan likely will face rate increases of 15 percent to 27 percent …

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'No surprises' in new SD2 budget

The annual budget approved Monday by the School District 2 Board of Trustees takes advantage of new provisions approved by the state Legislatu…

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NDO supporters rally downtown

NDO supporters rally downtown

Nearly 250 people rallied in downtown Billings on Monday evening to show their support for continuing efforts to pass an ordinance prohibiting…

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News photos: Council gets look at new parking garage

News photos: Council gets look at new parking garage

Members of the Billings City Council got a tour of the Empire Parking Garage on Montana Avenue on Monday before they met for a work session. 

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Man charged with endangerment; baby in car had temperature of 108

According to prosecutors, police found an intoxicated man passed out in a running car while it was almost 90 degrees outside, endangering a 7-…

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Supremacists' fliers appear in Havre neighborhoods

HAVRE — Leaflets purportedly from white supremacists promoting a neighborhood watch group appeared outside homes in Havre neighborhoods, inclu…

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Man gets 3 years probation for accidental shooting; victim and victim’s mother testify

A 22-year-old man who accidentally shot one of his “best friends” with a revolver will have the chance to clear his criminal record if he succ…

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Police: K9 escaped from officer’s residence, bit woman

A police dog escaped from an officer’s residence on Aug. 11 and bit a woman on the chin, Billings Police Lt. Kevin Iffland said Monday.

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