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Elder Grove 2nd-grader gets a 'monster' surprise

Elder Grove 2nd-grader gets a 'monster' surprise

Second-grader Taylon Oak was the envy of his classmates at Elder Grove School when the monster truck "Bigfoot" visited Elder Grove School on F…

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Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket explodes in desert

Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket explodes in desert

MOJAVE, Calif. — A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a test flight in Southern California's Mojave Desert, a w…

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Scams hit newspapers, Gazette subscribers

A scam that is targeting newspaper and magazine subscribers nationwide has hit Billings and Gazette customers.

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'This is how witches and wizards cook': Kids learn better living through Halloween chemistry

'This is how witches and wizards cook': Kids learn better living through Halloween chemistry

A Rocky Mountain College associate chemistry professor and three of his students proved on Halloween that folks can indeed enjoy better living…

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For Halloween, author shares tales of Billings' paranormal haunts

For Halloween, author shares tales of Billings' paranormal haunts

In the early 1900s, when Billings was still a whistle-stop, the Billings Depot was a gateway for travelers riding the rails, and while many ho…

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Hunters find body in SUV that had been there for about a month

The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash after a group of hunters stumbled on a body inside a wrecked SUV near Glasgow on Thursday.

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Recent deaths bring Crow people together to pray

Recent deaths bring Crow people together to pray

CROW AGENCY — After a spate of deaths of Crow tribal members from illness, motor-vehicle accidents and tragedy, tribal leaders decided to turn…

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In largest-ever donation to athletics, UM receives $7M for new locker rooms

MISSOULA  — The University of Montana has announced a $7 million donation toward a planned $14 million project to build new football locker ro…

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2 injured in propane explosion in Seeley Lake

MISSOULA — A nicked propane line burst into flames and seriously injured two men in Seeley Lake on Friday morning.

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Woman pleads guilty to stealing from disabled clients at Billings nonprofit

Woman pleads guilty to stealing from disabled clients at Billings nonprofit

A 49-year-old woman accused of slowly stealing thousands of dollars from more than 50 physically or mentally disabled clients at a Billings no…

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Sheriff IDs man found dead in SUV near Glasgow

Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier has identified a 52-year-old man whose body was found on Thursday by hunters near Glasgow after more than a m…

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Man, 22, gets 5-year sentence for downtown stabbing

Man, 22, gets 5-year sentence for downtown stabbing

A Billings judge on Friday sentenced a man to five years with the Department of Corrections for stabbing another man and jumping bail in a dom…

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Man gets 3 years probation for DUI crash into cop car

Man gets 3 years probation for DUI crash into cop car

A man who drove drunk and crashed into a Billings police officer’s patrol car in April was given three years of probation Thursday and ordered…

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Man awaiting trial in home-invasion found not guilty of trying to run over pregnant girlfriend

Man awaiting trial in home-invasion found not guilty of trying to run over pregnant girlfriend

A jury found a man awaiting trial in a separate home-invasion case not guilty Wednesday of trying to run over his pregnant girlfriend, whom he…

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Texas man killed in Montana crash, woman injured

GREAT FALLS — A 30-year-old man from Texas was killed and a woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash on an Interstate 15 exit northwest of Gre…

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Commissioner dismisses GOP complaint over mailers

HELENA — The commissioner of political practices says a Supreme Court campaign mailer sent by a group supporting incumbent Justice Mike Wheat …

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Suspects in Hanna Harris death admit roles in her murder

Suspects in Hanna Harris death admit roles in her murder

A man and woman accused in the murder of a Lame Deer woman last year have admitted to roles in the crime.

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Johnson and Hollenbaugh vie for PSC seat

Johnson and Hollenbaugh vie for PSC seat

HELENA — The race for Public Service Commission Chairman Bill Gallagher's seat on Nov. 4 pits a former secretary of state against a four-term …

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Victims of Somers crash identified

KALISPELL — Flathead County authorities have identified the two men who died in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 93 near Somers.

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Dreaming of a teal Halloween: Project provides treats for kids with allergies

Dreaming of a teal Halloween: Project provides treats for kids with allergies

HELENA — Trick-or-treaters who see teal pumpkins at Helena homes Friday should know that more than just candy and sweets are available there.

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Sidney officer shoots, injures man during traffic incident

A Sidney police officer shot and injured a 59-year-old North Dakota man when the man pulled out a handgun during a traffic incident early Friday.

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Tesla Motors opens Supercharger station in Missoula

Tesla Motors opens Supercharger station in Missoula

Pamela Hill pulled her boss’s electric Tesla sedan up to a futuristic-looking "pump" in the parking lot of the Grant Creek Inn at 1:30 p.m. Th…

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Helena’s 150th celebrated with new mural, poem and ceremony

Helena’s 150th celebrated with new mural, poem and ceremony

Helena was lauded with a new mural, a poem in her honor and a beautiful hand-beaded gift during a ceremony honoring the 150th anniversary of h…

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Dealing with jail crowding to be costly for North Dakota county

MINOT, N.D. — Meeting a state directive to reduce the inmate population at the crowded Ward County jail will be costly, Sheriff Steve Kukowski says.

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A look at Wyoming's biggest, most venomous and strangest spiders

A look at Wyoming's biggest, most venomous and strangest spiders

CASPER, Wyo. — They squeeze under our doors and creep into our bathtubs. They slink under our beds and scurry under desks. They hide in betwee…

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Missoula man accused of brutally raping friend

MISSOULA — The Missoula County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Missoula man accused of brutally raping a friend last April.

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2 men die in 3-vehicle crash near Somers

HELENA — Two Flathead County men died in a three-vehicle crash near Somers.

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Court won't block campaign laws before election

Court won't block campaign laws before election

HELENA — A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a request that would have allowed certain tax-exempt groups to release campaign-related …

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A few more days of nice weather

Warm temperatures and sunshine will continue into the weekend in the Billings area before turning colder on Sunday.

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In a man's world, women made their mark in Glacier Park

In a man's world, women made their mark in Glacier Park

WEST GLACIER — Part of the history of Glacier National Park is written on maps, where place names aren’t the exclusive territory of men, but t…

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Lockwood school board earns 'Golden Gavel' for 25th straight year

The Lockwood school board earned its 25th consecutive Golden Gavel award from the Montana School Boards Association this month, an achievement…

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Comedian Tom Green makes Montana debut next week

Comedian Tom Green makes Montana debut next week

Remember Tom Green — the comedian who wrote and starred in “Freddy Got Fingered” and was married to Drew Barrymore for a year?

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Slim's picks: Predicting the Week 10 football games

Slim's picks: Predicting the Week 10 football games

As October winds to a close, the high school football playoffs are set to start on Friday.

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Roundup of Halloween happenings in Billings

Roundup of Halloween happenings in Billings

The Maize at Grandpa’s Farm: 58th Street West between Grand Avenue and Rimrock Drive. Visitors can navigate the Montana Territory-themed maize…

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Community comes together to produce classy 'La Traviata'

Community comes together to produce classy 'La Traviata'

What’s black and white and Verdi all over?

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One killed, another injured in oil tank explosion west of Cheyenne

CASPER, Wyo. — A welder was killed and another person injured Thursday after an oil tank exploded west of Cheyenne, according to the Wyoming O…

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GOP group leaked Walsh plagiarism news to New York Times

GOP group leaked Walsh plagiarism news to New York Times

HELENA — The National Republican Senatorial Committee leaked to the New York Times an analysis showing that Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized mu…

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VanDyke’s background: Conservative ties and practicing appellate law in Texas, D.C. and Montana

VanDyke’s background: Conservative ties and practicing appellate law in Texas, D.C. and Montana

HELENA — Montana Supreme Court justice candidate Lawrence VanDyke has worked as a lawyer for a giant international law firm and Republican att…

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Flurry of mailers on state legislative races prompting complaints

HELENA — A last-minute flurry of attack mailers targeting Montana legislative candidates is prompting some formal complaints — and Commissione…

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Winter shuttle from Bozeman to Mammoth to continue

Winter shuttle from Bozeman to Mammoth to continue

A shuttle service from Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport to the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel in Yellowstone National Park will be continu…

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Billings woman accused of driving drunk with young son in SUV

A Billings woman was charged Thursday for drunken driving with her infant son in the vehicle.

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ZooMontana to offer discounted admission for veterans

ZooMontana to offer discounted admission for veterans

For five days in mid-November, ZooMontana will give military veterans, and the group that comes with them, discounted admission in honor of Ve…

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Day 2 of the homeless summit given to brainstorming what might work

Day 2 of the homeless summit given to brainstorming what might work

Attendees and organizers alike left day two of the Community Innovations Summit clamoring for more.

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New indictments unsealed against ex-tribal leader

HELENA — A federal court has unsealed new theft and tax evasion charges against a former chairman of Montana’s Chippewa Cree tribe who already…

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Walborn promoted to deputy director at Revenue

Walborn promoted to deputy director at Revenue

HELENA — Gene Walborn, a veteran employee and administrator with the Montana Department of Revenue, will become the agency’s new deputy direct…

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Level 2 sex offender arrested for alleged probation violations

Level 2 sex offender arrested for alleged probation violations

A Level 2 sex offender convicted in 2007 for raping a 15-year-old girl was arrested recently after he allegedly violated multiple conditions o…

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