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Study maps large, salty groundwater plume

Study maps large, salty groundwater plume

The scope of groundwater contamination on the Fort Peck Reservation caused by oil exploration that began in the 1950s has been estimated at 15…

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Northern Cheyenne flute maker to be honored Friday in Helena

Northern Cheyenne flute maker to be honored Friday in Helena

OUTSIDE BUSBY — With his paint horse Good Eagle Woman peering curiously from a nearby ridge, Jay Old Mouse stood on a hillside near Busby on W…

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Billings couple starts fresh

Billings couple starts fresh

It wasn't easy, but they did it.

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Commission hears testimony, including from judge, on 2 complaints against Billings lawyer

Commission hears testimony, including from judge, on 2 complaints against Billings lawyer

A Billings lawyer with a track record of disciplinary problems and who is to be publicly censured next week by the Montana Supreme Court faced…

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Family works to spread word in hopes of finding missing man

Family works to spread word in hopes of finding missing man

Several months ago, Joe Kelly drove up to the Montana Department of Transportation’s office here in Billings ready to go to work.

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Laurel Special Olympics team recharged for area games

Laurel Special Olympics team recharged for area games

LAUREL — Laurel middle-schoolers Abby Round Face, 13, and Haylee Shepard, 14, noticed something about their daily practice sessions for their …

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Superintendent of Catholic Schools in Montana resigns

Superintendent of Catholic Schools in Montana resigns

Pat Haggarty, the superintendent of Catholic Schools in Montana, has resigned. 

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Home Equity Loans: The Basics

Home Equity Loans: The Basics

A home equity loan is really very simple. It’s a loan in which the consumer borrows against the equity in their home (the difference between a…

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Mayfair to help fund more technlogy in classrooms at Billings Catholic Schools

Mayfair to help fund more technlogy in classrooms at Billings Catholic Schools

For anyone still wondering whether technology enhances learning, just step inside a classroom where iPads are used.

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Weekly Webb: Springfield still trying to shed that shiny pop image

Weekly Webb: Springfield still trying to shed that shiny pop image

The ‘80s brought us many new and exciting things: MTV, shoulder pads, the Rubik’s cube and a handsome Australian with an impressive mullet — R…

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Montana Brewers Spring Festival moves to Montana Pavilion

Looking for a new craft beer to whet your whistle?

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Period clothing helps students learn about the Civil War

Period clothing helps students learn about the Civil War

About 250 Lewis and Clark Middle School eighth-graders arrived at the Billings Public Library on Thursday much the same way their forebears go…

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Panetta: America's greatest threat is from within

Panetta: America's greatest threat is from within

MISSOULA — The power to hunt down a terrorist like Osama bin Laden may not be enough to protect the United States from the folly of its own sp…

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St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation receives $95,500 for Crohn's research

St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation has received $95,500 in grant funding to expand the Crohn’s Disease Collaborative Research Center of the Gre…

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Billings man who police say threatened to bomb courthouses makes court appearance

MISSOULA — A Billings man appeared in Missoula U.S. District Court Thursday after allegedly threatening to bomb federal courthouses in Missoul…

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Lethal no-bighorn zone proposed

Lethal no-bighorn zone proposed

To prevent the possibility of bighorn sheep mingling with domestic sheep and contracting pneumonia in northeastern Montana, Fish Wildlife and …

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After 7 hours of deliberation, jury unable reach verdict in sexual assault trial

After seven hours of deliberation, a jury was unable to reach a verdict Wednesday in the trial of a Billings man charged with two counts of fe…

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Residents of Wyoming town allowed to return home after explosion

Residents of Wyoming town allowed to return home after explosion

OPAL, Wyo. — Residents were allowed to return home Thursday, nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural-gas processing plant forced the e…

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'Chicken Little' opens April 25 at NOVA

'Chicken Little' opens April 25 at NOVA

Follow Chicken Little in his desperate attempt to inform the masses that the sky is falling in the re-imagined classic childhood tale staged a…

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YMCA plans free activities to get kids, families moving on Saturday

YMCA plans free activities to get kids, families moving on Saturday

The Billings Family YMCA is hosting Healthy Kids Day, a free community event to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active, from 11 a.…

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Fire on Yellowstone River island, burning since Sunday

A helicopter is aiding efforts to extinguish a fire that has been burning on an island in the Yellowstone River since Sunday.

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UM names new journalism school dean

UM names new journalism school dean

MISSOULA — The University of Montana has hired National Public Radio correspondent Larry Abramson as the new dean of the School of Journalism.

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More charges expected against jailer accused of sex with inmate

More charges expected against jailer accused of sex with inmate

BUTTE — Authorities say a part-time jailer in Boulder arrested on accusations of having sex with an inmate will likely face more charges.

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Idaho Green primes for biggest gig yet

Idaho Green primes for biggest gig yet

Imagine if someone took a sledgehammer to Paul Simon’s record collection.

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Border patrol: Pot-smoking man arrested on train

HAVRE — Border patrol agents say they arrested a man who was carrying nearly 2 pound of marijuana during a check of an Amtrak train stopped in…

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83-year-old man accused of pulling gun on officers

HAMILTON — Police say an 83-year-old Hamilton man pointed a gun at officers who had been called to perform a welfare check on him.

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Comic book band from outer space to visit Billings

Comic book band from outer space to visit Billings

Comic-book band from outer space?

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North Dakota finds more illegally dumped radioactive oil waste

North Dakota finds more illegally dumped radioactive oil waste

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota confirmed Thursday the discovery of a new radioactive dump of waste from oil drilling, and separately a company …

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Work of Wyoming artist Harry Jackson up for sale

Work of Wyoming artist Harry Jackson up for sale

CODY, Wyo. — A singular collection of distinctive work by an American master and 20th century icon, Harry Jackson, is up for sale in Cody.

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Judge hears arguments over candidate’s eligibility for Supreme Court

HELENA — A state district judge heard arguments Wednesday on whether to remove Lawrence VanDyke from the 2014 ballot as a candidate for Suprem…

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Wind River Indian Reservation sees first checks arrive in $157 million settlement

Wind River Indian Reservation sees first checks arrive in $157 million settlement

LANDER, Wyo. — The first installment in a $157 million federal settlement began to pour into the Wind River Indian Reservation on Wednesday, a…

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Rainy weekend in Billings likely

Rainy weekend in Billings likely

A rainy weekend is likely as a slow-moving storm system enters the Billings area Saturday. 

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Nurse convicted of sex with inmate changes plea to witness tampering

Nurse convicted of sex with inmate changes plea to witness tampering

BUTTE — A former corrections nurse convicted for having sex with an inmate at a detention facility has foregone a May trial for trying to thre…

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Contractor begins cleanup of N.D. oil field waste

Contractor begins cleanup of N.D. oil field waste

NOONAN, N.D. — A company hired by the state says it has removed the illegally dumped radioactive oil field waste from an abandoned building in Noonan.

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Judge hears arguments over candidate’s eligibility for Supreme Court

Judge hears arguments over candidate’s eligibility for Supreme Court

HELENA — A state district judge heard arguments Wednesday on whether to remove Lawrence VanDyke from the 2014 ballot as a candidate for Suprem…

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Attorney general turns over fracking letter info

Attorney general turns over fracking letter info

GREAT FALLS — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox on Wednesday gave a conservation group the records it wanted about Fox's decision to join other…

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18-year-old girl leads chase near Laurel

18-year-old girl leads chase near Laurel

LAUREL — A high-speed chase through Laurel ended five miles down Highway 212, when the 18-year-old driver left the roadway, rolling her vehicl…

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Behavior problems at library present new challenges

Behavior problems at library present new challenges

As the Billings Public Library serves more and more new customers, librarians have detected new and sometimes unforeseen problems from people …

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House candidate Stapleton says he's a conservative, proven 'Montana kid'

House candidate Stapleton says he's a conservative, proven 'Montana kid'

HELENA — Former state Sen. Corey Stapleton of Billings has a standard answer when he’s asked why Montanans should vote for him in the five-way…

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Police officer: 'We see people robbing each other to get pills'

Police officer: 'We see people robbing each other to get pills'

One of the largest prescription drug collection efforts in Billings netted nearly 600 pounds of expired drugs, and police expect another signi…

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Well Armed Woman trains females on gun use

Well Armed Woman trains females on gun use

As the mother of three active boys, Randi Henderson likes to buy more feminine fashions whenever possible, including her hot pink and purple c…

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Yellowstone County deputies approve contract, including 5% pay increase

Yellowstone County deputies approve contract, including 5% pay increase

Yellowstone County sheriff’s deputies voted to approve a new contract Wednesday night, bringing them one step closer to a deal that would incl…

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Ex-Royal Gjerde mastered the art of hitting

Ex-Royal Gjerde mastered the art of hitting

Jeff Gjerde was an igniter. And the one thing he should forever be remembered for is his mastery of hitting a baseball.

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Not in Our Town hosts meeting to discuss hate in the community

Not in Our Town hosts meeting to discuss hate in the community

More than 80 people packed the Billings Public Library community room Wednesday for what Liz Welch called “the beginning of a conversation” to…

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MSUB chancellor finalist resigned from previous university presidency

MSUB chancellor finalist resigned from previous university presidency

Ricardo Maestas, one of four finalists in the search for Montana State University Billings' next chancellor, abruptly and without explanation …

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3rd chancellor finalist offers strategies on recruitment, graduation, fundraising at MSUB

3rd chancellor finalist offers strategies on recruitment, graduation, fundraising at MSUB

The third finalist for Montana State University Billings’ chancellor position said on Wednesday that the university is and must continue to be…

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Opal natural gas plant fire forces town evacuation

Opal natural gas plant fire forces town evacuation

CASPER, Wyo. — An explosion at a southwestern Wyoming natural gas processing plant Wednesday afternoon forced the evacuation of a nearby town,…

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Griego sentencing scheduled for July

Griego sentencing scheduled for July

A Billings judge has scheduled a sentencing date of July 25 for convicted serial rapist Toby Eugene Griego.

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