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300-bed jail planned for Lewis and Clark County

300-bed jail planned for Lewis and Clark County

HELENA — A two-day session to consider what a new detention center for Lewis and Clark County should look like produced a preliminary plan to …

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County contractor at center of Butte mineyard 'break-in' controversy

County contractor at center of Butte mineyard 'break-in' controversy

BUTTE — The Montana Attorney General’s Office says no criminal charges should be filed in connection with a festival coordinator’s forced entr…

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Wyoming man denies sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl

CASPER, Wyo. — A 47-year-old Midwest man has denied charges he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl at his home.

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Cloud Peak announces a $91 million third-quarter profit

Cloud Peak announces a $91 million third-quarter profit

CASPER, Wyo. — Cloud Peak Energy recorded net income of $91 million in the third quarter of 2014, the company announced Wednesday, capping off…

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Missoula County must pay $565K for inmate's death

MISSOULA — Missoula County must pay $565,500 in damages to the family of a woman who died of a seizure in the county detention center in 2009.

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Man killed in crash near Thompson Falls ID'd

BUTTE — Authorities have released the name of a 51-year-old man who was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash near Thompson Falls.

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Montana Supreme Court gives state 30 days to respond to Beach petition

Montana Supreme Court gives state 30 days to respond to Beach petition

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the state to respond to convicted murderer Barry Beach's petition to revise his sentence.

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On the bighorns of a dilemma: Montana wild sheep plan draws fire

On the bighorns of a dilemma: Montana wild sheep plan draws fire

Repeatedly stifled in efforts to transplant bighorn sheep in new locations in Montana over the past few years, the state’s wildlife commission…

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So far, 60% of Montanans have returned absentee ballots

So far, 60% of Montanans have returned absentee ballots

HELENA — Absentee ballots are pouring in to county election offices in the final days before Tuesday’s election.

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$100K gap in financing between Ceballos, Balow

$100K gap in financing between Ceballos, Balow

CASPER, Wyo. — Democratic superintendent of public instruction candidate Mike Ceballos has raised $100,000 more than GOP candidate Jillian Bal…

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Wheat’s Supreme Court record under attack; what’s actually in the record?

Wheat’s Supreme Court record under attack; what’s actually in the record?

HELENA — From high-profile criminal cases to multimillion-dollar business decisions, Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat has ruled many ways on s…

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Arch revises Montana coal mine application

State regulators say Arch Coal Inc. has submitted a revised application for a major coal mine near the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

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11 men sentenced for online child porn group

HELENA — A Montana man who created an online bulletin board that allowed members to exchange child pornography is one of 11 men from eight sta…

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Significant cases involving Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat

HELENA — Montana Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat, who’s running for re-election, has signed or written scores of cases in his nearly five yea…

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Wyoming Supreme Court censures Cody lawyer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday censured a Cody lawyer who represented a surgeon in a defamation lawsuit filed by anot…

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Man pleads guilty to burglarizing Markus Kaarma's garage

Man pleads guilty to burglarizing Markus Kaarma's garage

MISSOULA — The 18-year-old accused of burglarizing Markus Kaarma's home in the days prior to the fatal shooting of another teenager in Kaarma'…

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Mead extends lead in fundraising for Wyoming governor's race

Mead extends lead in fundraising for Wyoming governor's race

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Republican Gov. Matt Mead continues to take in more campaign donations than his opponents in next week's general election.

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Gillette training 3 new police dogs

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Gillette Police Department is training three new police dogs to replace two dogs that retired and another that died.

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Sole North Dakota abortion clinic halts medication abortions

BISMARCK, N.D. — The director of North Dakota's sole abortion provider says medication abortions have ceased at the Fargo clinic following a N…

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Hamilton man faces felony assault charge for alleged advances on hunting partner

MISSOULA — Robert Dale Saunders, 32, of Hamilton, was charged with felony assault with a weapon after he allegedly threatened his hunting part…

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