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8 years later, baseball fans still herald presence of $13.7 million Dehler Park

8 years later, baseball fans still herald presence of $13.7 million Dehler Park

Election Day 2006 was a defining moment in Billings history as 21,710 voters said they wanted the city to replace creaky old Cobb Field, the s…

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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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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 infant daughter, who was about a month short of …

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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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Habitat home rolls to its permanent location in Heights

Habitat home rolls to its permanent location in Heights

It’s taken a village to construct a new home for Ken and Heydi Powers and their two children, and it took a small army Friday to move the home…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Deferred sentence for man who drove ATV drunk with 2 passengers

A judge on Friday gave a three-year-deferred sentence to a man who has admitted to driving an ATV in Billings while drunk with two passengers.

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2 more men sentenced in check forgery scheme

2 more men sentenced in check forgery scheme

Two men involved in an elaborate check-cashing scheme that netted tens of thousands of dollars were sentenced this week for forgery.

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Elk rut prompts safety warning in Yellowstone

Elk rut prompts safety warning in Yellowstone

Bull elk rutting activity has begun in Yellowstone National Park, so officials are warning tourists to be extra cautious around the large animals.

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2nd tourist cited for flying drone in Yellowstone

2nd tourist cited for flying drone in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Drone flyers have been warned, now they'll be charged.

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Residents sue over non-discrimination ordinance

BOZEMAN — Five Bozeman residents are suing the city, the mayor and city commissioners arguing that the city did not have the legal authority t…

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Investigation into decapitated body continues; sheriff asks for public's help

Investigation into decapitated body continues; sheriff asks for public's help

As the investigation continues into the murder of Cody, Wyo., resident Juan Antonio Guerra-Torres, Park County Sheriff Scott Steward is asking…

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Bakken arrests lead to prison sentences

Bakken arrests lead to prison sentences

At least twelve other defendants in Montana linked by authorities to alleged ringleader Robert Farrell Armstrong have been sentenced. Five mor…

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Man admits to sex with 14-year-old girl when he was 18

Man admits to sex with 14-year-old girl when he was 18

A 20-year-old man admitted Friday to having a sexual relationship with a girl, who was 14 years old at the time, from July 2012 to May 2013.

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Alcohol education now mandatory at all Montana universities

Alcohol education now mandatory at all Montana universities

MISSOULA — Students at the University of Montana who aren’t old enough to purchase alcohol are required to take a new statewide tutorial this …

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Exotic chicken breeder challenges Deer Lodge poultry ordinance

Exotic chicken breeder challenges Deer Lodge poultry ordinance

BUTTE — The Deer Lodge city council is studying whether it should revoke a conditional use permit from Walter Boese, who raises rare and exoti…

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Columbia Falls sawmill announces layoffs, blames grizzly habitat

Columbia Falls sawmill announces layoffs, blames grizzly habitat

COLUMBIA FALLS — F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber on Thursday announced it will curtail production at its sawmill here by the end of September and…

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Senate candidate Curtis outlines plans to improve education for students

Senate candidate Curtis outlines plans to improve education for students

MISSOULA — On Day 11 of her campaign for the U.S. Senate, Amanda Curtis released a six-point plan to improve education for students.

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Wyoming sheriff says pastor actually shot himself

CENTENNIAL — Wyoming law enforcement officials say a pastor who reported being shot and wounded in a struggle with a burglar at his church act…

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Cooler Friday previews Labor Day weather

If the forecasts hold true, Friday should provide a pretty accurate peek at Billings' weather through Labor Day.

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Gazette opinion: A taxing decision for Billings voters

Gazette opinion: A taxing decision for Billings voters

City finance director Pat Weber gave Billings good news Monday when he recommended a 2014 total property tax levy that is 10.58 mills less tha…

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Trail at Swords Park may be short, but it's sweet for bicyclists, strollers, pedestrians

Trail at Swords Park may be short, but it's sweet for bicyclists, strollers, pedestrians

The Aronson Bypass Trail at Swords Park may be short, but for bicyclists, babies in strollers and pedestrians alike, it’ll be sweet.

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Researchers predict ash fall if Yellowstone supervolcano erupted

Researchers predict ash fall if Yellowstone supervolcano erupted

If the Yellowstone supervolcano were to erupt — and there’s no indication that will happen any time soon — Billings residents could be up to t…

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State sees savings as fires burn 5 percent of average acreage this summer

State sees savings as fires burn 5 percent of average acreage this summer

So far, the 2014 wildfire season in Montana has been defined more by what hasn’t happened than by what has.

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Save Our Murals seeks stories, artists

Save Our Murals seeks stories, artists

Just after World War II, the first murals went up at Senior High.

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Idaho sheriff: UM student died in crash near Stanley Lake

Idaho sheriff: UM student died in crash near Stanley Lake

MISSOULA — A missing University of Montana student died on impact when his Subaru went off a 60-foot embankment on Highway 21 near the turnoff…

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Officials: Spike in crime, human trafficking related to Bakken drilling

Officials: Spike in crime, human trafficking related to Bakken drilling

POPLAR — Tribal officials said Thursday that Eastern Montana’s Fort Peck Reservation is feeling the adverse effects of the nearby oil boom — w…

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The Fall Five: The GazPrepSports guide to fall prep sports

The Fall Five: The GazPrepSports guide to fall prep sports

A comprehensive look at Montana's five fall high school sports — football, volleyball, soccer, cross country and golf — including athlete feat…

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Man admits to assaulting girlfriend

Man admits to assaulting girlfriend

A man accused of beating his girlfriend while she was driving him home from a bar pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated assault.

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Man accused of stealing car from auction lot charged with theft, meth possession

Man accused of stealing car from auction lot charged with theft, meth possession

A man is facing felony drug and theft charges after he allegedly stole a 2014 Dodge Avenger from an auction lot on Wednesday and ran from poli…

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Man pleads guilty in DUI crash that injured 2

A man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that he caused a DUI crash near Worden in May that injured two people.

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Government makes buy-back offers on Indian lands

HELENA — The U.S. government has offered to buy land parcels in Arizona and Montana from 4,300 American Indians who have fractional ownership …

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