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'Significant' amount of marijuana found in Laurel residence

'Significant' amount of marijuana found in Laurel residence

Several marijuana plants, dried marijuana and drug paraphernalia were seized by Laurel police officers early Tuesday morning in the 200 block …

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Montana State student missing at Ennis Lake

Montana State student missing at Ennis Lake

ENNIS — Madison County search and rescue crews planned to resume searching Tuesday for a Montana State University student who is missing and p…

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Heights fire caused by heater

Heights fire caused by heater

A fire that severely burned a Billings Heights home at 1188 Matador Ave. Tuesday morning was caused by a heater located too close to combustib…

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'Suicide prevention is everyone’s business,' says Out of the Darkness walk organizer

'Suicide prevention is everyone’s business,' says Out of the Darkness walk organizer

Hundreds of people, many who have lost friends and family to suicide or who know the pain of depression, will take to the streets Sept. 21.

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Montana man with ALS embarks on what may be his final wilderness journey

Montana man with ALS embarks on what may be his final wilderness journey

GARDINER — Mike Yochim asked for help up from a blue chair in his living room with windows overlooking a cloud-covered Electric Peak.

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Mall retailers optimistic after Scheels leaves

Mall retailers optimistic after Scheels leaves

Scheels Sporting Goods has officially closed in the Rimrock Mall, but mall retailers say they are optimistic after losing a major anchor tenant.

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Antelope slowly rebounding in southeastern Montana

Antelope slowly rebounding in southeastern Montana

Recent surveys across southeastern Montana's Region 7 indicate that antelope populations are recovering but remain well below long-term averages.

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Appeals court affirms Yellowstone Club ruling

Appeals court affirms Yellowstone Club ruling

An appellate court has affirmed a lower court ruling that allowed the bankruptcy reorganization of Montana's ultra-luxury Yellowstone Club, tu…

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Groundbreaking for new Lockwood fire station set for Wednesday

Groundbreaking for new Lockwood fire station set for Wednesday

The Lockwood Fire District Board and Lockwood firefighters will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the community’s new fire station.

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Stillwater scaling back work at Canada mine site

Stillwater scaling back work at Canada mine site

Stillwater Mining Co. is further scaling back work on a proposed precious metals and copper mine in Canada.

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Cut Bank man dies in Havre motorcycle crash

HAVRE — A 39-year-old Cut Bank man died in a weekend motorcycle crash in Havre.

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Prep coach charged with having sex with players

BOZEMAN — The girls' basketball coach at Lone Peak High School in Big Sky is charged with having sexual relationships with two of his players.

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Former state Senate candidate pleads not guilty to solicitation

Former state Senate candidate pleads not guilty to solicitation

A former Republican state senate candidate pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he solicited a 15-year-old girl for sex and then encoura…

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Days in the low 80s expected this week

Days in the low 80s expected this week

Cooler weather and minimal rain is expected all through the weekend in Billings.

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No injuries in Bakken fire caused by lightning

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — No injuries were reported in a weekend oil tank fire in the western North Dakota oil patch.

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Gazette opinion: Let’s stick together to protect Montana’s last best wildlands

Gazette opinion: Let’s stick together to protect Montana’s last best wildlands

Most Montanans are too young to remember when spectacular Montana land last was protected as wilderness. That event was in 1972. A true grass …

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Billings biking club shares passion, fellowship while riding

Billings biking club shares passion, fellowship while riding

Competitive cycling also carries a spiritual message for one group of Billings riders.

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Author: Montanans value outdoor amenities first

Author: Montanans value outdoor amenities first

Jim Posewitz is often inspired by nature, and at the age of 79, the longtime conservation advocate, hunter and author had one of his most insp…

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Ranchers cautious about state takeover of federal land

Ranchers cautious about state takeover of federal land

Should Montana Republican lawmakers saddle up to take control of federal lands, they might be without one important, generally conservative gr…

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Forest Service to move regional office in Missoula

MISSOULA — The U.S. Forest Service plans to move its Region One headquarters out of a building in downtown Missoula in favor of a location at …

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Playoff-bound Mustangs walk off with victory over Great Falls

Playoff-bound Mustangs walk off with victory over Great Falls

The Mustangs clinched a Pioneer League playoff berth last Saturday, which rendered the balance of their regular season meaningless with respec…

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Australian company buys up shares of copper mine company

Australian company buys up shares of copper mine company

An Australian mining company now owns more than one-third of Tintina Resources, the company proposing to build a copper mine a mile from a tri…

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Skilled labor in more demand than ever, unions say

Skilled labor in more demand than ever, unions say

A crowd of about 2,500 people gathered in Rose Park to have burgers, hot dogs and perhaps a beer as they commemorated Labor Day.

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Agriculture equipment sales decline in 2014

Agriculture equipment sales decline in 2014

MITCHELL, S.D. — Sitting under a tent at an annual agricultural equipment sales event, Shawn Berry noted that orders for the machinery he sell…

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14 get medical treatment after laundromat boiler malfunction

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — At least 14 people in northwest North Dakota have sought medical treatment after becoming ill following a visit to a laundromat.

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MontanaPBS scrubs U.S. House debate coverage

MontanaPBS scrubs U.S. House debate coverage

BOZEMAN — MontanaPBS has canceled its broadcast coverage plans for an upcoming debate in Montana's U.S. House race now that one of the two can…

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Sentinel High School principal, vice principal suspended

MISSOULA — Missoula County Public Schools has suspended two of the top administrators at Sentinel High School following a "personnel issue."

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Wyoming maintains low unemployment through 1Q 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming's unemployment rate was well below the national average over the first three months of this year.

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Ideal barbecue weather expected for Labor Day

Ideal barbecue weather expected for Labor Day

Weather on Labor Day will be ideal for an outdoor barbecue, but late-day isolated showers could send folks headed indoors a little early. 

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Firefighter recounts rescuing mountain lion cubs from blaze

Firefighter recounts rescuing mountain lion cubs from blaze

FLORENCE — One of the firefighters on the crew that found a pair of mountain lion cubs in a fire near Florence said she’s glad both animals go…

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1 dead after shooting outside Missoula strip club

1 dead after shooting outside Missoula strip club

MISSOULA — Missoula police are investigating a fatal shooting outside a Missoula strip club early Monday morning.

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Special K kicks off equine program

Special K kicks off equine program

COLUMBUS — Her feet were barely back on the ground when Cat Aexel, a resident at Special K Ranch east of Columbus, was ready to swing back int…

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When RightNow sold to Oracle for $1.8 billion, who got the money?

HELENA — After international software giant Oracle Corp. bought Bozeman software firm RightNow Technologies in 2012 for $1.8 billion, economis…

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High Sierra disc golf tourney to raise cash for new course

High Sierra disc golf tourney to raise cash for new course

Billings Parks and Recreation will host a disc golf tournament on Sept. 13, to raise awareness and funds for the High Sierra Disc Golf Course.

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Daines' work with cloud computing pioneer shapes his perspectives on government

Daines' work with cloud computing pioneer shapes his perspectives on government

BOZEMAN — At age 36, Steve Daines was working at his father’s construction firm in Bozeman when he got involved with a small but growing compa…

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Grant-funded remodel improves man's quality of life 'exponentially'

Grant-funded remodel improves man's quality of life 'exponentially'

The quality of Gary Hauck’s life is way, way up — “exponentially” is his word — thanks to a slew of recent home improvements.

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Former Butte High football standout Bo Taylor dies

Former Butte High football standout Bo Taylor dies

Bo Taylor, who was a senior on the Butte High School football team when the Bulldogs took the AA state football title against Bozeman in 2012,…

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Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks rescues near 90 this year

Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks rescues near 90 this year

JACKSON, Wyo. — Rangers have conducted nearly 90 search-and-rescue operations in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks so far this year.

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Firefighter recounts rescuing mountain lion cubs from blaze

Firefighter recounts rescuing mountain lion cubs from blaze

FLORENCE — One of the firefighters on the crew that found a pair of mountain lion cubs in a fire near Florence said she’s glad both animals go…

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Thundering herd: Sheep drive continues to evolve, drawing thousands to Reed Point

Thundering herd: Sheep drive continues to evolve, drawing thousands to Reed Point

REED POINT — It’s been 26 years since the first Great Montana Sheep Drive, but the event continues to evolve each year.

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Huntley man killed by train identified

The 78-year-old Huntley man killed by a train Friday has been identified as Earl Corrall, according to Treasure County Sheriff and Coroner…

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Montana students to be tested on Common Core

HELENA — Montana will implement and test students on the Common Core standards this school year, despite opposition and an anticipated battle …

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Montana bobcat farm spurs worldwide interest

GREAT FALLS — A proposal by a North Dakota couple to relocate their commercial bobcat fur farm to central Montana has generated comments from …

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Cool Sunday and Labor Day expected

Cooler temperatures are expected this week in Billings, but the lower temperatures will bring an increased chance of showers Sunday and Labor Day. 

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43 to become US citizens in Yellowstone ceremony

43 to become US citizens in Yellowstone ceremony

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Yellowstone National Park sees plenty of foreign visitors who come to see its unique natural features.

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