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Man, woman charged in assault that sent alleged victim to hospital

Man, woman charged in assault that sent alleged victim to hospital

A 24-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman are facing charges that they beat a woman Friday after an argument about a bag, sending the alleged …

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Lodge Grass man killed on Highway 451

Thomas Plentyhawk, 27, of Lodge Grass was killed Sunday morning when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel of the car he was driving.

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Fires continue to burn near Billings

Fires continue to burn near Billings

Two fires continued to burn near Billings on Monday.

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Pilot killed in plane crash in Bitterroots; plane en route to Baker

MISSOULA — The pilot of a small plane that crashed in the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho has been confirmed dead.

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Charging documents: Man accused in Rimrock, Pictograph shootings involved in earlier gun incident

Charging documents: Man accused in Rimrock, Pictograph shootings involved in earlier gun incident

Prosecutors say a man involved in two shootings on July 15 — one on a busy street in Billings, the other less than an hour later at a state pa…

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O'Grady, Sparks go long, Blandino goes up as Mustangs win

O'Grady, Sparks go long, Blandino goes up as Mustangs win

The Mustangs got three-run home runs from two of Cincinnati’s best rookie prospects. Then they said goodbye to maybe its best.

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Billings City Council gives assisted living a big assist

The Billings City Council unanimously gave the go-ahead Monday to allow a nearly 100-unit assisted-living facility at the southeast corner of …

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Who’s behind Draft Schweitzer attempt?

HELENA — One man behind the effort to draft former Gov. Brian Schweitzer for president is a 24-year-old Connecticut educator who was impressed…

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In show of trust, SD2 board shuffles committees

In a sign of emerging trust among trustees, members of the School District 2 school board agreed Monday to retool the board's committee struct…

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Leenknecht powers Royals toward 3-peat bid

Leenknecht powers Royals toward 3-peat bid

As the State AA Legion baseball tournament begins Tuesday, Tanner Leenknecht’s career with the Billings Royals is nearing its conclusion. But …

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Body discovered north of Hardin

A human corpse was discovered north of Hardin on Sunday by the Big Horn County Sheriff's office, according to Undersheriff Michael Fuss.

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Veteran pleads guilty in 2 December gas station robberies

Veteran pleads guilty in 2 December gas station robberies

A veteran who reportedly told police he robbed two gas stations in December because he needed the adrenaline rush pleaded guilty Monday to two…

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Man charged with pointing gun at police officer

Man charged with pointing gun at police officer

A man made an initial court appearance Monday on charges that he had methamphetamine and pointed a BB gun that looked like a replica of a pist…

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Organizers of Evel Knievel Days 'blown away'

Organizers of Evel Knievel Days 'blown away'

BUTTE — Like so many Evel Knievel stunts, planning for the daredevil’s namesake festival wasn’t smooth, but organizers pulled it off.

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Man pleads guilty to felony drug possession

Man pleads guilty to felony drug possession

One of three brothers who have had numerous run-ins with law enforcement in recent years pleaded guilty Monday to felony drug charges in two s…

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Longtime state legislator Red Menahan dies

BUTTE — Humorous, beloved, a champion for working people, a tough legislator who worked across the aisle.

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Zachery Lahn is new director of conservative advocacy group

HELENA — Zachary Lahn is the new state director of the Montana chapter of Americans for Prosperity,

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Man accused of crashing into roundabout while drunk

Man accused of crashing into roundabout while drunk

A man who prosecutors say crashed into a West End roundabout while driving with a blood alcohol concentration more than four times the legal

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Former tribal official sentenced for embezzlement

HELENA — A former director of the Rocky Boy's Wellness Center has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to repay more than $19,700 af…

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Belgrade man charged with trying to suffocate baby

BOZEMAN — A 29-year-old Belgrade man is charged with assault on a minor after his cousin reported he tried to suffocate her baby during an arg…

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Man given partially suspended 20-year sentence for sex offense against teen

A Billings judge on Monday gave a man a 20-year sentence to the Department of Corrections, with 15 years suspended, for committing a sex offen…

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Missing firefighter found alive on remote road

DARBY — A Bitterroot National Forest firefighter missing since Sunday afternoon was found alive Monday afternoon by search crews.

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State: Mountain pine beetle infestation continues

State: Mountain pine beetle infestation continues

HELENA — While the mountain pine beetle epidemic has passed its peak, Montana forestry officials said Monday it’s not over yet.

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Accused I-90 shooter to appear on attempted murder charges today

Accused I-90 shooter to appear on attempted murder charges today

MISSOULA — They allegedly shot the man twice in a dispute over stolen methamphetamine and money, then left him for dead along Interstate 90 la…

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Free concert Friday night at Cooney State Park

Free concert Friday night at Cooney State Park

The Jaded Ladies will play a free concert at Cooney State Park on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Montana St…

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Three Days Grace, Sick Puppies show moves to Babcock

Three Days Grace, Sick Puppies show moves to Babcock

The Three Days Grace show with Sick Puppies, originally scheduled to be held at the Shrine Auditorium Tuesday, July 29, has been moved to the …

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Hearings set on new wolf stamp

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will hold hearings on Aug. 14 at several locations on proposed new rules to establish a voluntary wolf manage…

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North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

WILLISTON, N.D. — Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week …

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Portion of Big Hole River to be temporarily closed

The Silver Bridge construction project on the Big Hole River will necessitate a river closure this week.

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Yellowstone National Park finds traffic safety violations

Yellowstone National Park finds traffic safety violations

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Yellowstone National Park rangers issued 10 citations and arrested four people for various traffic safety violatio…

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Company finds natural gas in southeastern N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — A company exploring for natural gas outside of western North Dakota's oil patch says it has found the resource but is far fro…

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Man dies in motorcycle crash near Wolf Creek

HELENA— A 52-year-old Great Falls man has died of injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash near Wolf Creek.

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Bicyclist dies in crash north of Whitefish

HELENA, — A 69-year-old Whitefish man died after he was thrown from his bicycle on Big Mountain Road, north of Whitefish.

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Volcano Reef: Blackleaf Creek opens Front door

Volcano Reef: Blackleaf Creek opens Front door

BYNUM — The Rocky Mountain Front has a few front doors, and they’re doozies.

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Five inspection stations catch anglers transporting live fish

Five inspection stations catch anglers transporting live fish

HELENA — Since May, roadside watercraft inspection stations around the state reported nine boats illegally transporting live fish in Montana’s…

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Hot and dry in Billings this week

Hot and dry in Billings this week

Highs near 90 and not a drop of rain will make Billings hot and dry this week. 

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Daring to face fear and be authentic through nude bike ride

Daring to face fear and be authentic through nude bike ride

MISSOULA — A childhood steeped in community service, libertarian ideals and hard work has culminated most recently for Nita Maddux in her dete…

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Home-health employers seek exemption to Obamacare regulations

HELENA — Next year, all large employers will be required to offer health insurance to their workers — and for health care firms that rely on g…

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Montana History Minute: Buckskins weren't just a fashion statement for Lewis and Clark

Montana History Minute: Buckskins weren't just a fashion statement for Lewis and Clark

Pompey's Pillar National Monument manager Jeff Kitchens explains why buckskin outfits were popular choice on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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YAM at 50: Sculptor creates art to inspire change

YAM at 50: Sculptor creates art to inspire change

Former Montana ceramic artist Richard Notkin can turn even the humble teapot into a symbolic meditation on war, society or the environment.

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Free helmets available at Aug. 4 baseball game

Free helmets available at Aug. 4 baseball game

The Brain Injury Alliance will be giving away helmets at Dehler Park in Billings on Aug 4.

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Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending m…

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Billings City Council to mull land swap, assisted living facility approval

Its work complete on finalizing the language of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, the Billings City Council will turn its attention Mo…

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5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

5 things to know about coal trade, global warming

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's…

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Boulder-Arrowhead Little League captures two state titles

Two Billings Little League baseball teams won Montana state championships on Sunday, and two others will play for a title on Monday.

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