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Expense of Montana takeover of federal lands difficult to define

Expense of Montana takeover of federal lands difficult to define

Determining the cost to the state of Montana to take over management of roughly 25 million acres of federal land within its borders is no easy…

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The Reed Point Sheep drive continues to change for the better

The Reed Point Sheep drive continues to change for the better

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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LEGO exhibit captures human emotions sculpted in plastic bricks

LEGO exhibit captures human emotions sculpted in plastic bricks

One of the challenges for Liz Harding on Friday was how to scatter a bag of LEGOs to look like the inside of a man’s chest spilling out.

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Have You Heard: Big gains and a loss for downtown Billings

Downtown Billings is gaining two new hot spots while another is leaving for the West End.

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Chef creates full meal of culinary delights using raw ingredients from farmers market

Chef creates full meal of culinary delights using raw ingredients from farmers market

Lilac owner and chef Jeremy Engebretson likes nothing better than to figure out what ingredients he has on hand — preferably locally grown — t…

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St. Vincent puts focus on cancer patients with $4.3 million renovation project

St. Vincent puts focus on cancer patients with $4.3 million renovation project

Suffering from colon cancer, 22-year-old Craig Canape spent at least 74 days in Room 370, a “bleak” and “tired-looking” room on the third floo…

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Mountain lion cubs rescued in Montana fire

Mountain lion cubs rescued in Montana fire

FLORENCE — Firefighters working the Three Mile fire near Florence made a surprising discovery on Friday, saving a pair of mountain lion cubs t…

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Ideas for your “Date Night” in Billings

Ideas for your “Date Night” in Billings

From live music to natural inspiration; art exhibits to classic cars; and everything in between, Billings, Montana's Trailhead continues to be…

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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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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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Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks rescues near 90

Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks rescues near 90

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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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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Wyoming says EPA carbon rules missing information, violate law

CASPER, Wyo. — The Environmental Protection Agency didn’t comply with federal rule-making procedure when it omitted technical information in i…

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Cloud Peak taking more active role in coal debate: ‘We want it to be a factual discussion’

Cloud Peak taking more active role in coal debate: ‘We want it to be a factual discussion’

DECKER — The 300-foot dragline juts into southern Montana skyline like an industrial tower, a titan among giant equipment at Cloud Peak Energy…

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White calls land transfer unrealistic

White calls land transfer unrealistic

The transfer of federal lands to the state of Montana is too technically complex to be realistic, according to state Rep. Kerry White, R-Bozem…

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Transferring federal lands to Montana: Political theater or a viable option?

Transferring federal lands to Montana: Political theater or a viable option?

HELENA — Whether debated over a steaming cup of coffee in a café or deliberated in the chambers of the Montana Capitol, the transfer of federa…

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31-year-old woman killed in Belt crash Saturday

A 31-year-old Belt woman died Saturday morning after crashing her SUV in Belt, according to a Montana Highway Patrol dispatcher.

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Missoula murder suspect caught in Louisiana

Missoula murder suspect caught in Louisiana

MISSOULA, Mont. — A man wanted for an alleged Missoula murder that happened in late July has been arrested in Shreveport, La.

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Chief Plenty Coups celebrated during annual Day of Honor

Chief Plenty Coups celebrated during annual Day of Honor

PRYOR — Chief Plenty Coups was celebrated Saturday during the 20th annual Day of Honor at the state park named in his honor.

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Casper council candidates support rapids, offer safety alternatives

Casper council candidates support rapids, offer safety alternatives

CASPER, Wyo. — Candidates for Casper City Council unanimously agree that ripping out the North Platte whitewater park is not the solution to m…

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Wendy's of Montana tops $1 million in adoption fundraising

Wendy’s of Montana has raised $1 million for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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5 things to know about Montana's midterm elections

HELENA — In two months, Montanans will choose two new members of the state’s congressional delegation, which party will be in control for the …

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Bullock: Businesses creating jobs at 'record-breaking pace for our state'

Bullock: Businesses creating jobs at 'record-breaking pace for our state'

HELENA — Montana ranks fifth in the country for employment growth, but it faces slower growth in the future as many members of an aging workfo…

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WorldMontana to move headquarters to Helena

HELENA — A nonprofit organization that promotes international exchanges and foreign leaders' visits to Montana is moving its headquarters from…

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Huntley driver dies in collision with train

A 78-year-old Huntley man died Friday morning after his pickup was struck by a train.

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Wet weather in forecast for Saturday

Rain showers and thunderstorms are possible in Billings and throughout the area on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Gas prices low, but not in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Motorists heading to the pump before one final summer jaunt are in for a treat — unless they live in Wyoming.

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Original — and isolated — Wyoming Range oil and gas leases face uncertain future

Original — and isolated — Wyoming Range oil and gas leases face uncertain future

WYOMING RANGE — From a distance, the country looks gentle. Tall mountains flow into rolling hills. Rivers and creeks snake down gorges and int…

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Author Townsend's talk to focus on skills to improve quality of life

Author Townsend's talk to focus on skills to improve quality of life

John Townsend has noticed something over the past few years, both in the workplace and in families.

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Hi-Line hit with severe flooding

Hi-Line hit with severe flooding

A deluge that soaked much of the Montana Hi-Line with as much as eight inches of rain earlier this month caused record flooding that had some …

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Hundreds turn out for Burn the Point

Hundreds turn out for Burn the Point

Hundreds of people packed the streets downtown Friday evening for a chance to see a parade of cars — old, new and weird — as they made their w…

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Game day arrives for No. 9 Rocky

Game day arrives for No. 9 Rocky

Rocky Mountain College has won seven of its last eight season openers in football and is ranked ninth nationally this year, but nobody is more…

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Yellowstone cracking down use of aerial camera drones

Yellowstone cracking down use of aerial camera drones

Just weeks after a visitor crashed a drone into Yellowstone National Park's largest hot spring, park officials have filed criminal charges aga…

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County Attorney: Livestock breeder convicted of animal cruelty reports to jail

County Attorney: Livestock breeder convicted of animal cruelty reports to jail

An embattled former livestock breeder convicted of animal cruelty in 2012 turned himself in Friday and will begin serving a 120-day jail sente…

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Jury convicts man of aggravated assault for fracturing 2-year-old's skull

Jury convicts man of aggravated assault for fracturing 2-year-old's skull

A jury on Thursday found a 24-year-old man guilty of fracturing the skull of his girlfriend’s young daughter, who was about a month short of b…

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Bond election in Roundup seeks new elementary school

For the fourth time in as many years, Roundup school officials are asking voters to approve a pair of bonds that would replace the town’s cent…

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Autopsy determines Yellowstone National Park concession worker's death to be suicide

Autopsy determines Yellowstone National Park concession worker's death to be suicide

An autopsy completed on a Yellowstone National Park concession worker from Twin Bridges, who was found dead in the park on Tuesday evening, de…

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Checkpoint stops 13 percent of vehicles; results in arrests, tickets, citations or warnings for 78 percent of vehicles stopped

A traffic checkpoint setup by the Billings Police Department last Tuesday resulted in arrests, tickets, citations or warnings for about 78 per…

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Chanler Buck starts new era for Powell football

Chanler Buck starts new era for Powell football

Chanler Buck would rather not be in this position.

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School skit sparks investigation

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County High School Principal Dean Kelly has been temporarily replaced as the school’s top official after what he’s call…

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MSU-Northern names interim chancellor

HAVRE — The dean of the College of Technical Sciences at Montana State University-Northern will serve as interim chancellor after the resignat…

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Leader of Bakken drug ring gets 20 years prison

Leader of Bakken drug ring gets 20 years prison

A federal judge sentenced the leader of an interstate drug ring to 20 years in prison Friday for his role in a major trafficking operation tha…

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Free Cat-Griz Insider and GazPrepSports apps available today

Free Cat-Griz Insider and GazPrepSports apps available today

Become a Cat-Griz Insider and stay current on all the high school sports at GazPrepSports by downloading our new free smartphone apps. It’s ea…

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Former SD2 administrator given 6 years probation for felony theft

Former SD2 administrator given 6 years probation for felony theft

A former School District 2 administrator who admitted to stealing and pawning thousands of dollars worth of school electronics over a period o…

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