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Stillwater Mining lays off 31 salaried employees

Stillwater Mining Co. laid off 31 salaried employees over the weekend, according to union officials.

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Special K honors top ranchers, house parents; rallies support at fundraiser

Special K honors top ranchers, house parents; rallies support at fundraiser

Staff and supporters of the Special K Ranch gathered Tuesday evening to honor the developmentally disabled ranchers who work there and to than…

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Woman walks away from Billings pre-release center

Woman walks away from Billings pre-release center

A prisoner walked away from a Billings pre-release center on Tuesday night and authorities are asking for the public's help in tracking her down.

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Support group offers refuge to teens who live with mental illness

Support group offers refuge to teens who live with mental illness

So many Billings-area teenagers who wrestle with mental illness are looking for a place to belong, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness…

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Firefighters called to second-floor blaze at Sage Tower

Firefighters called to second-floor blaze at Sage Tower

Billings Firefighters were called to the scene of a second-floor fire at the Sage Tower Retirement Apartments, 115 N. 24th St., at about 11 p.…

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SD2 superintendent earns high marks

SD2 superintendent earns high marks

Superintendent Terry Bouck was given mostly high praise in his first performance evaluation by the Billings School District 2 board at its Mon…

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6 defendants deny Montana-California meth ring charges

6 defendants deny Montana-California meth ring charges

Six defendants, including three from Montana, on Tuesday denied federal drug charges accusing them of trafficking methamphetamine from Califor…

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Home Equity Loans: The Basics

Home Equity Loans: The Basics

A home equity loan is really very simple. It’s a loan in which the consumer borrows against the equity in their home (the difference between a…

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Montana man sentenced in Washington cold case killing

HAMILTON — A 60-year-old Montana man has been sentenced to less than 3 ½ years in prison for the 1996 death of a Kirkland, Wash., woman.

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N.D. tribes warn of the environmental impact of oil

NEW TOWN, N.D. — Leaders from North Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes say they are thankful for the money oil has brought to their reservation,…

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Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

WASHINGTON — Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil…

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Bozeman caretaker sentenced for elder abuse

BOZEMAN — A Bozeman woman has been sentenced to five years' probation for abusing the partially paralyzed 63-year-old man who hired her to car…

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Teapot Dome petroleum reserve for sale

Teapot Dome petroleum reserve for sale

DENVER — Teapot Dome, the Wyoming federal oil reserve that was at the root of a 1920s political scandal, is up for sale, this time to the high…

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Attorney general to defend cap on court awards

Attorney general to defend cap on court awards

HELENA — Montana's attorney general intends to defend the state's $10 million limit on the punitive damages a judge or jury can award an indiv…

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Seven cases of whooping cough confirmed in Helena

HELENA- Seven cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have been confirmed in the Helena area as of Tuesday afternoon.

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CHS Inc. fined $211K for violations at Montana grain facilities

A Minnesota-based agriculture company was fined $211,000 by federal safety regulators who said Wednesday it had repeatedly failed to ensure wo…

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Kalispell police await shooting death lab results

KALISPELL — Kalispell police say they have completed their investigation and are awaiting lab results from evidence gathered in an apparent mu…

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Coroner identifies Sidney man who died in crash

William Bradley Carnduff, 29, has been identified as the Sidney man who died in a motorcycle crash on Monday.

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Panel recommends site for MSU engineering school

BOZEMAN — Montana State University's planning board is recommending a new $50 million engineering school be built where a parking lot, tennis …

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3 hotels slated to open in Bozeman over 18 months

BOZEMAN — Three new hotels are slated to open in Bozeman over the next 18 months.

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Couple seeks damages from Wyoming sheriff's office for horse shooting

Couple seeks damages from Wyoming sheriff's office for horse shooting

A legal battle between a Thermopolis couple and the Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office opened for trial in Casper’s federal courthouse Tuesda…

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Park County chips in for World War I memorial

POWELL, Wyo. — The Park County commissioners have voted to contribute $10,000 toward a memorial in Cody to honor Wyoming soldiers killed in Wo…

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Cabela’s to open Missoula Outpost store on June 12

Cabela’s to open Missoula Outpost store on June 12

MISSOULA — Cabela’s Inc. will celebrate the grand opening of its Missoula Outpost store on Thursday, June 12.

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Wind and rain possible Wednesday in Billings

Wind and rain possible Wednesday in Billings

Make sure things are tied down, because it could be a windy and rainy couple of days in Billings. 

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Man who drove drunk on railroad tracks with son ordered to impaired driving court

Man who drove drunk on railroad tracks with son ordered to impaired driving court

A Billings judge gave a man a deferred sentence Tuesday for endangering his son by driving drunk on railroad tracks in July 2012.

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MSUB chancellor candidate says he'd create a personalized college experience

MSUB chancellor candidate says he'd create a personalized college experience

The second of four finalists for Montana State University Billings' chancellor position said at a Tuesday open forum that one of the most impo…

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Dr. Alan Muskett featured at fundraiser on Thursday

Dr. Alan Muskett will be the featured speaker at Thursday’s Tour of Tables, a fundraiser for Big Sky Senior Services. The title of his talk is…

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48-year-old charged in connection with coffee cup attack

48-year-old charged in connection with coffee cup attack

A 48-year-old man made an initial court appearance Tuesday on a charge that he was involved with assaulting a man who prosecutors say was atta…

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Sex offender who sued Butte for false imprisonment arrested at strip club

Sex offender who sued Butte for false imprisonment arrested at strip club

BUTTE — A registered sex offender is back in jail after police say he took his girlfriend’s car and went to a strip club, which is a violation…

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Earth Day at Good Earth features community projects

Earth Day at Good Earth features community projects

The parking lot at Good Earth Market, 3024 Second Ave. N., was abuzz with activity as regular patrons and new visitors came to check out the E…

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Underwear-only driver charged with felony criminal endangerment

CORVALLIS — A man dressed only in underwear, socks and a sleeveless T-shirt was arrested on Easter evening after nearly causing a head-on coll…

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Montana company lands $1.8M deal with military contractor

Montana company lands $1.8M deal with military contractor

PABLO – American troops and their allies in combat will be a little bit safer in the years ahead, thanks in part to the hard work of the peopl…

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Feature photos: Filling the BBWA canal

Feature photos: Filling the BBWA canal

The BBWA canal slowly fills with water near Meadowlark School on Tuesday. Filling the BBWA ditch system between the Yellowstone River at Laure…

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Man with federal meth conviction sentenced for burglary, theft

Man with federal meth conviction sentenced for burglary, theft

A Billings man sentenced in December to nearly nine years in federal prison for trafficking meth was sentenced Tuesday for felony burglary and theft.

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Health officials issue warning about hantavirus

HELENA — State health officials are reminding Montana residents to take steps to avoid hantavirus, which can be contracted when cleaning out c…

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Horse owners urged to consider West Nile vaccine

HELENA — Montana's animal health officials are encouraging horse owners to consult with their veterinarians about vaccinating their animals ag…

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Billings woman confesses in California to abusing 3-month-old

A woman who was suspected in the death of her child in Billings in 2012 has confessed to abusing the 3-month-old girl.

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N.D. oil companies fight plan to slow production

N.D. oil companies fight plan to slow production

BISMARCK, N.D. — Dr. Lyle Best traveled nearly 200 miles from the heart of North Dakota's oil patch Tuesday to tell state regulators one thing…

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Order of nuns asks to bring diocese back to state court

Order of nuns asks to bring diocese back to state court

HELENA — An order of nuns facing child sex abuse lawsuits wants to bring the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena back into state court, saying th…

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Fundraising underway for grad parties; MasterLube sets annual 'Grad Day'

Fundraising is underway for this year's all-night, alcohol-free graduation celebrations. The graduation night parties provide a safe and fun w…

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YMCA announces $2.5 million capital campaign, kicks off locker room renovation

YMCA announces $2.5 million capital campaign, kicks off locker room renovation

With a few dozen swings from heavy hammers and a large hole in a locker room wall on Tuesday, the Billings Family YMCA kicked off a $2.5 milli…

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Georgia man admits to role in check-cashing scheme

Georgia man admits to role in check-cashing scheme

One of several Georgia men charged in connection with an elaborate check-cashing scheme that netted about $24,500 in January pleaded guilty Tu…

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Man with pending rape charges accused of drug possession

A 19-year-old Laurel man with two pending rape cases, both involving underage girls, was arraigned Tuesday on new felony drug charges.

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Knievel complaint offers no specific accusations

Knievel complaint offers no specific accusations

BUTTE — Kelly Knievel’s request for the Montana Attorney General’s Office to investigate the nonprofit group that staged Evel Knievel Days doe…

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UM headed for record fundraising year; gifts reach $36 million

UM headed for record fundraising year; gifts reach $36 million

MISSOULA — The fiscal year ending on the last day of June could go down in the history books as a record fundraising year for the University o…

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Bitterroot ammo makers ramp up as retailers struggle to meet demand

Bitterroot ammo makers ramp up as retailers struggle to meet demand

MISSOULA — For the past several years, Chris Bonner has had a waiting list of 40 to 50 people who want to buy .22-caliber ammunition but can’t…

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Billings man admits Walgreens break-in for prescription drugs

Billings man admits Walgreens break-in for prescription drugs

A Billings man with a drug addiction admitted on Tuesday that he broke into Walgreens and stole prescription painkillers that he intended to u…

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