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Daines goes after Curtis’ oil infrastructure votes; bashes federal government

SIDNEY – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines, debating Democratic rival Amanda Curtis Tuesday night in the heart of eastern Montana’…

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In final debate, House candidates spar on health care, military records

In final debate, House candidates spar on health care, military records

GREAT FALLS — Democratic House candidate John Lewis denied helping write the Affordable Care Act as an aide to Sen. Max Baucus, while Republic…

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Half of Yellowstone County's absentee ballots should be in this week

Half of Yellowstone County's absentee ballots should be in this week

Officially, the record shows that 20,000 Yellowstone County residents had already voted by Tuesday. But County Elections Administrator Bret Ru…

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6th-graders get game faces on for Pack the Place in Pink

6th-graders get game faces on for Pack the Place in Pink

When it comes to tie-dyeing T-shirts, there's a special technique to getting adequate color into the tightly twisted fabric.

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Man plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing of teacher Sherry Arnold

Man plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing of teacher Sherry Arnold

SIDNEY — A Colorado man is set to plead guilty to killing a popular high school teacher in a slaying that shone a harsh light on the darker si…

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Fire causes severe damage to property on Alkali Creek Road

Fire causes severe damage to property on Alkali Creek Road

A mobile home, car and shed were severely damaged by a fire at 2642 Alkali Creek Road on Tuesday.

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Homicide defendant’s wife arrested after failing to appear for his trial; facing meth charge

Homicide defendant’s wife arrested after failing to appear for his trial; facing meth charge

A 26-year-old woman — a key witness in the homicide case against her husband — was arrested after she failed to appear for the start of his tr…

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VA Montana named a 'Leaders in Healthcare Equality'

FORT HARRISON — VA Montana Health Care System was one of two healthcare systems in Montana and one of 426 nationally to be recognized by Human…

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Bighorn Valley receives $254,678 grant to improve depression care

Bighorn Valley Health Center in Hardin has received a $254,678 grant to improve care for depression.

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Mims sets Broncs' career kills record in sweep of West

Mims sets Broncs' career kills record in sweep of West

As a three-year back-row starter for Billings West, Tatum Meyer has probably stared at the business end of more Taylor Mims’ kill attempts tha…

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SD2 trustees set new goals for Bouck

Gradual improvement in student graduation rates and math scores, and preparing to operate new middle schools are among the goals set Tuesday e…

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Changes in latitude, attitude make West's Luce a star

Changes in latitude, attitude make West's Luce a star

Redemption has come to Billings West’s Donovan Luce in distinct and defining ways.

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Granite Peak Development unveils new $60 million crude-to-rail facility

Granite Peak Development unveils new $60 million crude-to-rail facility

CASPER, Wyo. — Granite Peak Development unveiled a $60 million crude-to-rail facility on Tuesday.

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Longtime Columbus coach John Smith retiring after season

Longtime Columbus coach John Smith retiring after season

The list of Montana high school football coaches with more than 175 wins doesn’t include many names.

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Runkle wins national award for work with SD2's homeless

Runkle wins national award for work with SD2's homeless

The homeless education liaison for School District 2 earned national recognition this week for her advocacy efforts.

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Cal Poly anxious to face Grizzlies after 2013 heartbreak

Cal Poly anxious to face Grizzlies after 2013 heartbreak

MISSOULA -- There’s no hiding the emotional scars of the past for Cal Poly’s football team.

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Mike and Marvin, together for 30 years, married Tuesday in Wyoming

Mike and Marvin, together for 30 years, married Tuesday in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — The groom wore olive shorts and tennis shoes. The other groom wore a navy golf shirt with a Walt Disney World logo.

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Conference seeks ways to end domestic, sexual violence

Conference seeks ways to end domestic, sexual violence

More than 100 people — an equal mix of American Indians and others from around the state — are in Billings on Wednesday and Thursday to attend…

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Tonight's Senate debate streamed live

Tonight's Senate debate streamed live

SIDNEY — Tonight’s second and final debate tonight between U.S. Senate candidates Amanda Curtis and Steve Daines, in Sidney, can be watched li…

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Man admits assaulting elderly mother

Man admits assaulting elderly mother

A 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to elder abuse on Tuesday for assaulting his mother, who is in her 70s, in May.

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$30,000 of tobacco products stolen from shipping company

MISSOULA — A Missoula-area shipping company has reported the theft of about $30,000 in tobacco products.

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Crow Agency man admits assaulting boys

Crow Agency man admits assaulting boys

A Crow Agency man said he was drunk when he threatened three boys with knives after he startled them while the children were playing in a shed.

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Montana State Parks' draft plan calls for increased revenue, recognition

Montana State Parks' draft plan calls for increased revenue, recognition

Taking an “aggressive approach,” Montana State Parks has outlined its plans to raise funding, volunteerism and a greater recognition of the pa…

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Woman pleads guilty to felony drug charge in 5th DUI case

Woman pleads guilty to felony drug charge in 5th DUI case

A 44-year-old woman who prosecutors accused of drunkenly driving into a cornfield off Interstate 94 in September 2013 has taken a plea deal an…

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Lame Deer man admits contempt of court

Lame Deer man admits contempt of court

A Lame Deer man serving a federal sentence for stabbing and wounding a person admitted he refused to testify in a co-defendant’s trial.

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Man admits intimidating multiple victims with knife

Man admits intimidating multiple victims with knife

A 25-year-old man initially charged with multiple counts of robbery and assault with a weapon pleaded guilty Tuesday to reduced charge of felo…

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Widow wants new prosecutor in deputy's death

Widow wants new prosecutor in deputy's death

GREAT FALLS — The widow of a Cascade County deputy who was struck and killed during a car chase wants someone other than the county attorney p…

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Montana State Prison inmate dies of natural causes, prison reports

Montana State Prison inmate dies of natural causes, prison reports

Montana State Prison inmate David Leroy Macumber, 63, died on Monday, October 20, at approximately 11:30 p.m., of an extended illness, the pri…

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MetraPark ups fair entertainment budget

MetraPark ups fair entertainment budget

MontanaFair will celebrate its 100th birthday next year, and MetraPark’s staff wants it to be a special celebration.

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Kettlehouse Brewing plans to expand with facility on banks of Blackfoot in Bonner

Kettlehouse Brewing plans to expand with facility on banks of Blackfoot in Bonner

MISSOULA — According to company co-founder and owner Tim O’Leary, Kettlehouse has a contract to purchase 18 acres of land in Bonner to build a…

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Judge sets November hearing in Montana gay marriage ban lawsuit

Judge sets November hearing in Montana gay marriage ban lawsuit

HELENA — A judge has set a Nov. 20 hearing in Great Falls for arguments in a lawsuit challenging Montana's ban on gay marriage.

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Montana's unemployment rate down to 4.6%

HELENA — Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point to 4.6 percent in September.

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Complaint against Republican state Senate candidate dismissed

Complaint against Republican state Senate candidate dismissed

HELENA — A complaint filed against Joe Dooling, the Republican candidate for Senate District 42, has been dismissed by the Montana Commissione…

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2 arrested after reported shooting in Helena

HELENA — Police in Helena arrested two men after reports of a robbery attempt and a shooting on the north side of the city.

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Officials identify man who died in house fire

KALISPELL — Flathead County officials have released the name of a 66-year-old Somers man who died in a weekend house fire.

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Gay marriage is now legal in Wyoming

Gay marriage is now legal in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 be…

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Man denies storage unit thefts

BOZEMAN — A Bozeman man who was on probation for burglary and drug possession convictions has denied charges that he stole more than $100,000 …

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Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash on West End

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash on West End

A 36-year-old Billings motorcyclist was taken to a hospital after being rear-ended by a pickup truck about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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Wyoming man stabbed to death; suspect arrested

RIVERTON, Wyo. — A 22-year-old Riverton man is charged with breaking into a residence and attacking a couple as they slept, stabbing the man t…

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2 killed after being hit by car on highway near Lodge Grass

Two Lodge Grass residents died Friday night on Highway 463 when they were struck by a woman driving a Ford Fusion. 

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Housing and Urban Development chief to visit Bakken

Housing and Urban Development chief to visit Bakken

WILLISTON, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is set to host U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro in western North Dakot…

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Another lawsuit filed seeking protections for wolverines

Another lawsuit filed seeking protections for wolverines

Another lawsuit has been filed challenging the government's denial of federal protections for the wolverine.

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Warm temps again Tuesday, but cooler on Wednesday

Another day with above-normal temperatures is expected on Tuesday, but possible showers overnight will likely cool highs on Wednesday. 

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Business loss varied along Grand Avenue construction route

Business loss varied along Grand Avenue construction route

The months of work to replace water and sewer lines beneath Grand Avenue may be an inconvenience for drivers, but for some business owners and…

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Harsh winter ahead?: Depends if you believe Weather Service or Farmer's Almanac

Harsh winter ahead?: Depends if you believe Weather Service or Farmer's Almanac

Through the open garage door of the newly built Swing Lab at the Peter Yegen Golf Club, the view from where instructor Randy Northrop stood wa…

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Tuned out: Billings candidate demands equal time from Miles City radio station

Tuned out: Billings candidate demands equal time from Miles City radio station

A Republican lawmaker from Billings Heights is demanding equal time on a Miles City radio station where his opponent does the weather.

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Man transported to hospital after crash

Man transported to hospital after crash

Billings fire, police, ambulance and Montana Highway Patrol officers responded to a crash Monday evening on Laurel Road.

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