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Bullock’s State of State: A Montana where we help others, while we succeed

Bullock’s State of State: A Montana where we help others, while we succeed

Gov. Steve Bullock, in his second State of the State address, said Montana is prospering overall – but called on the 2015 Legislature Wednesda…

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Man in critical condition after stabbing at Heights apartment complex; suspect at large

Billings police detectives were investigating a stabbing at an apartment on Lake Elmo Drive on Wednesday night that left a man in critical condition.

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No criminal charges resulting from city employees' misuse of $12,000 public cash

No criminal charges resulting from city employees' misuse of $12,000 public cash

A landfill supervisor resigned last summer after at least $12,000 of city money went missing, and another employee was suspended for four weeks.

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Boy born with half of his heart preparing for 3rd surgery; fundraiser set to help

Boy born with half of his heart preparing for 3rd surgery; fundraiser set to help

Malachi Hosa, 2, is a pretty typical toddler.

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Montana oil spill cleanup to slow as river gets dangerous

Montana oil spill cleanup to slow as river gets dangerous

The struggle to recover 30,000 gallons of oil from a pipeline spill into Montana's Yellowstone River is expected to grind to a near-halt in co…

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Pursuit involving U.S. Marshals ends in multi-vehicle crash at Grand and 7th

Pursuit involving U.S. Marshals ends in multi-vehicle crash at Grand and 7th

At least two people were injured when a high-speed pursuit involving a fugitive and the U.S. Marshals serviced ended in a crash at the interse…

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Pita Pit opens in downtown Billings

Pita Pit opens in downtown Billings

Not long after the new downtown Pita Pit location opened for the first time Wednesday, Cory Reed got up from his desk at the Anvil Corp., and …

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Bullock urges closing of wage gap

HELENA — Citing his mother’s experience, Gov. Steve Bullock put in a strong pitch to legislators Wednesday for his administration’s bills aime…

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Report: Tourist spending in Montana increased to nearly $4 billion last year

Report: Tourist spending in Montana increased to nearly $4 billion last year

MISSOULA — Tourists in Montana spent a record $3.98 billion in the state last year and that money supported more than 55,000 jobs, according t…

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Kimmel column: Falcons have earned right to be called West's rival

Kimmel column: Falcons have earned right to be called West's rival

Billings Skyview went 11 years between wins at Billings West.

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GOP senator blasts Bullock public works plan as too much, too late

GOP senator blasts Bullock public works plan as too much, too late

HELENA — A Republican Senate leader on Wednesday night called Gov. Steve Bullock a Johnny-come-lately when it comes to investing in Montana’s …

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Man charged with punching, head-butting brother

Man charged with punching, head-butting brother

A 31-year-old accused of punching and head-butting his brother in the face appeared in court Monday on a felony domestic assault charge.

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EWU's Adams to visit Oregon

EWU's Adams to visit Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams will visit the Oregon football program this weekend, and could transfer to play f…

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Montana flu epidemic kills 9 in just over a month

Montana flu epidemic kills 9 in just over a month

HELENA — An influenza epidemic in Montana has killed nine people and hospitalized 318 in just over the past month, according to the state Depa…

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N.D. oil tank spills reported

BISMARCK, N.D. — Oil spilled from two separate tank storage incidents, one in Bottineau County near Mohall, and one in Williams County near Wi…

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Montana police seek Homeland Security grant, cite Rainbow Family as hazard

Montana police seek Homeland Security grant, cite Rainbow Family as hazard

MISSOULA — The Missoula Police Department got the nod Wednesday to have the mayor sign off on a Homeland Security grant proposal — one that na…

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Montana woman arrested in sex sting receives deferred sentence

Montana woman arrested in sex sting receives deferred sentence

MISSOULA — A Turah woman involved in a multi-suspect child-sex sting in 2013 received a deferred sentence Wednesday.

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Hong Kong man accused in Montana 'Hangover' case

Hong Kong man accused in Montana 'Hangover' case

POLSON — A judge said Wednesday he would sign a $25,000 arrest warrant for a Hong Kong man whose charging affidavit “reads like a ‘Hangover’ movie.”

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Man charged with drunken driving in Laurel, endangering 6-year-old daughter

Man charged with drunken driving in Laurel, endangering 6-year-old daughter

A man accused of driving drunk with his 6-year-old daughter on his lap is facing counts of criminal endangerment and DUI.

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Uncle pleads guilty to killing Ronan 3-year-old

Uncle pleads guilty to killing Ronan 3-year-old

POLSON — A St. Ignatius man on Wednesday admitted responsibility for the shooting death of a 3-year-old child in October.

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Man charged with assaulting wife

Man charged with assaulting wife

A 50-year-old man accused of assaulting his wife has been charged with felony domestic assault.

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Legislators hear victim-centered approach to human trafficking

Legislators hear victim-centered approach to human trafficking

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday took extensive testimony on a series of bills aimed at addressing the issue of human traf…

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K-12 school funding bill advances early this session

K-12 school funding bill advances early this session

HELENA — The 2015 legislative session’s major school-funding bill, increasing state spending on public schools by $54 million the next two yea…

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Election officials pitch online voter registration

Election officials pitch online voter registration

HELENA — State and local election officials endorsed a bill Wednesday to allow citizens to register to vote online if they have a valid Montan…

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House endorses bill giving governor more power over clemency for convicts

House endorses bill giving governor more power over clemency for convicts

HELENA — The Montana House on Wednesday endorsed a bill giving the governor power to overrule the Board of Pardons and Parole on clemency deci…

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Officials identify Bozeman man killed in crash near Belgrade

BOZEMAN — Gallatin County officials have released the name of a 62-year-old man who died earlier this week in a two-vehicle crash on the Front…

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Found teens won't be facing criminal charges

Found teens won't be facing criminal charges

BUTTE — Four Butte teens who were the focus of a missing person’s alert could be charged with a “status offense’’ — but not a criminal offense…

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Slideshow: Today In History, Jan. 28

Slideshow: Today In History, Jan. 28

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 28. Today's Highlights in History:

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Billings Depot hosts two dinner parties Feb. 6, 7

Billings Depot hosts two dinner parties Feb. 6, 7

The Billings Depot is hosting two big events on Feb. 6 and 7 that should appeal to area foodies.

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Autopsy confirms man in Yellowstone died from hypothermia

Autopsy confirms man in Yellowstone died from hypothermia

An autopsy performed on a 52-year-old Belgrade man who was found dead along a Yellowstone National Park ski trail Saturday confirmed the cause…

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Forest seeks comment on Sweet Grass rehab project

Forest seeks comment on Sweet Grass rehab project

The Forest Service has approved a plan to rehabilitate a portion of 44,500 acres of the Custer Gallatin National Forest burned in the 2006 Der…

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St. Ignatius man pleads guilty to killing young boy

POLSON — A 26-year-old St. Ignatius man has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide for shooting a 3-year-old boy with a gun he believed was not loaded.

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City Council member plans a run at county commission seat

City Council member plans a run at county commission seat

Billings City Council member Denis Pitman said he plans to run next year for a seat on the Yellowstone County Commission.

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Coincidences lined up in woman's high-tech tumor treatment

Coincidences lined up in woman's high-tech tumor treatment

Call it lucky timing, serendipity, or divine intervention.

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Bolt failure probable cause of June plane crash

Bolt failure probable cause of June plane crash

HELENA — The failure of two quarter-inch bolts were the probable cause of a June plane crash that left one Helena Valley resident with minor i…

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Student's death on Interstate 90 ruled a suicide

Student's death on Interstate 90 ruled a suicide

MISSOULA — The death of a 19-year-old University of Montana student near East Missoula early Friday morning has been ruled a suicide.

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N.D. bill to allow guns in schools draws sharp debate

N.D. bill to allow guns in schools draws sharp debate

BISMARCK, N.D. — Whether or not educators or staff at schools should be allowed to conceal carry firearms drew heated debate before lawmakers Tuesday.

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Warmth hurting N.D. spill cleanup

Warmth hurting N.D. spill cleanup

WILLISTON, N.D. — Temperatures that reached into the 50s here Tuesday hampered cleanup efforts at the site of a massive pipeline leak, making …

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Troy woman denies elder abuse charges

HAVRE — A Lincoln County woman has denied charges that she defrauded an elderly Hill County man out of $50,000 in cash and property.

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Commissioners consider jail expansion at mid-year budget review

Commissioners consider jail expansion at mid-year budget review

At mid-year, Yellowstone County’s budget is on track and benefiting from an unusual, one-time distribution of protested taxes, said Scott Turn…

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Tanks overflow, cause oil spill near Williston

Tanks overflow, cause oil spill near Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — Tanks that overflowed released nearly 40,000 gallons of oil and brine northwest of here, the North Dakota Department of Heal…

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S.D. congressional delegation urges training airspace approval

S.D. congressional delegation urges training airspace approval

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota congressional delegation is urging federal aviation and transportation officials to approve an enormous bomber…

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Jazz events on tap next week

The Magic City Jazz Society Big Band will play a benefit concert on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.’s Garage Pub.

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Jury rules against victims' families in lawsuit against bar

Jury rules against victims' families in lawsuit against bar

FORSYTH — A Rosebud County jury has found the owners of a Colstrip bar could not have foreseen the fact that a Lame Deer man who was kicked ou…

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Wyoming man sentenced 3rd time for role in murder

Wyoming man sentenced 3rd time for role in murder

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A juvenile who was originally sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for his role in the home-invasion killing of …

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Man who assaulted bartender duct-taped by patrons

Man who assaulted bartender duct-taped by patrons

HAMILTON — A Stevensville man suspected of assaulting a bartender was duct-taped by fellow patrons and held for police.

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