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Group kicks off 40-day anti-abortion campaign Tuesday night

Group kicks off 40-day anti-abortion campaign Tuesday night

About 35 people gathered Tuesday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Billings for the commencement of 40 Days for Life, an anti-abortion event…

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After many delays, Empire Parking Garage is open

After many delays, Empire Parking Garage is open

The 540-space Empire Parking Garage is receiving rave reviews from the people who’re using it the most for now — guests at the Northern Hotel.

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Lewis Avenue residents divided over new bike lanes

Lewis Avenue residents divided over new bike lanes

Thin stripes of white paint might foreshadow wider problems down the road, according to a Billings resident concerned about new bike lanes alo…

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Prosecutors will seek 10 years in prison for Stacey Dean Rambold

Prosecutors will seek 10 years in prison for Stacey Dean Rambold

A Montana prosecutor is seeking 10 years in prison for a teacher who raped a 14-year-old student, after the Supreme Court rejected a one-month…

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Man admits using ‘fake Asian accent,’ biting chef at Billings restaurant

Man admits using ‘fake Asian accent,’ biting chef at Billings restaurant

A 20-year-old man who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on Tuesday said that his intoxication and use of a “fake Asian accent” led to a fig…

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2 Montana cubs rescued from fire make late-night TV debut

2 Montana cubs rescued from fire make late-night TV debut

The two Montana mountain lion cubs who were found at just a few weeks old by a crew fighting a blaze in the Sapphire Mountains east of Florenc…

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Man denies sexually abusing sleeping woman

Man denies sexually abusing sleeping woman

A 26-year-old man facing sexual assault charges in two counties pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges in Yellowstone County.

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Bus driver in triple fatal appears in court

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A woman accused of driving a bus full of coal miners through a construction zone and into a line of stopped cars — killing th…

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Leading Republican has plan for more Medicaid coverage

Leading Republican has plan for more Medicaid coverage

HELENA — A leading Republican lawmaker Tuesday unveiled his proposal to revamp and expand Medicaid coverage for the poor in Montana — but said…

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Board to release Ryan Leaf to Texas officials

Board to release Ryan Leaf to Texas officials

HELENA — Montana's parole board has decided to release former quarterback Ryan Leaf to authorities in Texas, where he was recently sentenced f…

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Wyoming PAWS numbers reflect new test

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — This year’s Wyoming sixth-graders did the best, while this year’s seniors performed the worst on the latest round of standard…

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Four companies announce $8 billion wind farm outside Chugwater

CASPER, Wyo. — Four companies unveiled a $8 billion proposal on Tuesday to generate electricity at a wind farm in Wyoming, store its power at …

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Motorcycle crash witnessed by officer leads to DUI, endangerment charge

Motorcycle crash witnessed by officer leads to DUI, endangerment charge

A man is facing DUI and endangerment charges after a police officer reported witnessing him run a red light and crash a motorcycle into anothe…

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Judge reinstates protections for Wyoming wolves

Judge reinstates protections for Wyoming wolves

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming wolves are back under federal projection after a ruling Tuesday by a federal judge in Washington, D.C.

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Ales for Trails wheels into Dehler Park on Friday

Ales for Trails is billed by organizers as “the best party in Billings.”

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Tribes from U.S., Canada sign bison treaty

Tribes from U.S., Canada sign bison treaty

Leaders of Native American tribes and First Nations in the U.S. and Canada have signed a treaty to restore bison along the international border.

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In PSC race, Hollenbaugh slams Johnson for fundraising help from energy interests

In PSC race, Hollenbaugh slams Johnson for fundraising help from energy interests

HELENA — Public Service Commission candidate Galen Hollenbaugh said Tuesday that a fundraiser for his Republican opponent, Brad Johnson, shows…

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2 plead not guilty in Wise River campground killing

2 plead not guilty in Wise River campground killing

BUTTE — Two transients accused of killing a Butte man at a campground near Wise River pleaded not guilty in Dillon district court this morning.

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Court records: BPD officer with dislocated shoulder subdues attacker

Court records: BPD officer with dislocated shoulder subdues attacker

A Billings Police officer who dislocated his shoulder during a fight with a wanted man on Saturday was able to subdue and handcuff his attacke…

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No serious injuries in crash on Broadway

A 55-year-old woman was taken to St. Vincent Healthcare after she was hit in a crosswalk at the corner of Broadway and Third Avenue North. 

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Dispute over exempt water wells back in court

HELENA — An environmental group is asking a judge to force the state to change a rule that exempts residential subdivisions from water permit rules.

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Lolo man dies after accidental shooting

LOLO — A 42-year-old Lolo-area resident has died after accidentally shooting himself in the chest with a hunting rifle.

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Man accused of threatening trooper’s children pleads guilty to DUI

Man accused of threatening trooper’s children pleads guilty to DUI

A man who prosecutors say drove drunk and then threatened to rape and kill a highway patrol trooper’s children pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony DUI.

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Even though neo-Nazi Craig Cobb is gone, tiny North Dakota town can't rest easy

Even though neo-Nazi Craig Cobb is gone, tiny North Dakota town can't rest easy

LEITH, N.D. — A year ago, people could hardly believe their eyes, seeing this tiny Grant County village filled with neo-Nazi commandos on one …

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Missoula man held on $200K bail after trying to 'take back' Sweeney Creek ranch

Missoula man held on $200K bail after trying to 'take back' Sweeney Creek ranch

FLORENCE — A 73-year-old Missoula man is being held on $200,000 bail after he allegedly attempted “to take back the ranch” on Sweeney Creek last week.

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Miller Creek fire blackens 152 acres, but firefighters hold line

Miller Creek fire blackens 152 acres, but firefighters hold line

MISSOULA — The grass fire that raced up Upper Miller Creek Road’s northside hill blackened more than 152 acres and reminded Missoulians the 20…

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Saturday Live brings big family fun to Pioneer Park

Saturday Live brings big family fun to Pioneer Park

Ready for the troll under the bridge? How about a close-up encounter with animals from ZooMontana?

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Williston job fair expected to draw 1,500 people

WILLISTON, N.D. — More than 1,500 people from around the country are expected at a job fair this week in the bustling North Dakota oil patch h…

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Walsh, college mum on plagiarism investigation

Walsh, college mum on plagiarism investigation

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh and U.S. Army War College officials aren't speaking about an investigation into plagiarism allegations against the Mo…

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Montana has 2nd case of enterovirus

GREAT FALLS — State health officials have confirmed a second case of a virus that causes respiratory illness in children.

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Witnesses recount fatal hospital crash

Witnesses recount fatal hospital crash

CASPER, Wyo. — Cleta Kawa sat at the window of her third-story hospital room Sunday night, feeding McKenzie, her one-and-a-half week old prema…

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Warmer Wednesday and Thursday, rain possible this weekend

Temperatures will continue to rise before peaking near 90 on Thursday, but cooler temperatures are expected over the weekend in Billings.

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Mission Falls, Reservoir offer stunning scenery

Mission Falls, Reservoir offer stunning scenery

ST. IGNATIUS – It’s a favorite view for many Montanans, when they top Ravalli Hill on U.S. Highway 93 west of here and the Mission Mountains e…

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Off the Leaf 19 offers old favorites and new creations in Esther's space

Off the Leaf 19 offers old favorites and new creations in Esther's space

Grand Avenue travelers may have noticed the replacement of a groovy green, yellow and red sign greeting java junkies to Esther’s Grand Ave. Es…

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Tester to host field hearing on Bakken woes

Tester to host field hearing on Bakken woes

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester will hold a field hearing Friday in Sidney to examine law enforcement and infrastructure needs in the booming Bakken oil patch.

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Scaled-back park maintenance district projects to move forward

The Billings City Council voted 9-1 on a scaled-back plan for 2014-15 park maintenance district projects.

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Overheated muffler sparks 152-acre fire near Missoula

Overheated muffler sparks 152-acre fire near Missoula

The grass fire that raced up Upper Miller Creek Road’s northside hill blackened more than 152 acres and reminded Missoulians the 2014 fire sea…

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Dizzying day: Bobcats, Eagles went wild in 52-51 thriller

Dizzying day: Bobcats, Eagles went wild in 52-51 thriller

Montana State and Eastern Washington played an instant classic. It was two prolific offenses piling up yards and points, racing up and down th…

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Man brags on Facebook about running over wolves with a van; officials investigate

Man brags on Facebook about running over wolves with a van; officials investigate

HELENA — Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say they are investigating a Missoula man’s anti-wolf claim that he purposefully ran down…

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$3M in fed grants will help low-income health clinics expand in Montana

HELENA — Fourteen community health centers across Montana are receiving $3 million in federal grants this year to expand their services for lo…

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Feds again funding 'navigators' to encourage signups for subsidized health insurance

Feds again funding 'navigators' to encourage signups for subsidized health insurance

HELENA — The federal government is again funding “navigators” in Montana to help the uninsured buy private, subsidized health coverage this fa…

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Charges: Drunk driver assaulted wife, endangered 3 young children

Charges: Drunk driver assaulted wife, endangered 3 young children

A 30-year-old man accused of driving drunk while assaulting his wife is facing DUI and endangerment charges. Their three children, ages 6, 3 a…

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Search for missing hunter being scaled back

The search for a hunter missing in the Crazy Mountains since Sept. 7 is being scaled back.

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At airport, Matheson struggling to find package handlers

At airport, Matheson struggling to find package handlers

With 5,000 packages daily and rising coming through Billings Logan International Airport, officials at Matheson Flight Extenders say they need…

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Billings Senior science teacher named Teacher of the Year

Billings Senior science teacher named Teacher of the Year

Craig Beals, a teacher at Billings Senior High with a knack for making science relevant, was selected Monday as the 2015 Montana Teacher of the Year.

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Gas leak forces evacuation of 25 Livingston homes; goose causes another power outage

Within about 20 minutes Monday afternoon in Livingston, a gas leak forced the evacuation of about 25 homes and 600 NorthWestern Energy custome…

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Bighorn dam operations subject of Nov. 12 meeting

Bighorn dam operations subject of Nov. 12 meeting

The Bureau of Reclamation will discuss water supply conditions in the Bighorn Basin and the agency's proposed fall/winter operating plan for Y…

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