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Montana man accused of impregnating 11-year-old

HAMILTON — A 55-year-old man is charged with four felony sex crimes, including an allegation that he raped and 11-year-old girl and got her pregnant.

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Sawtooth Lake: Spectacular views, family-friendly hiking

Sawtooth Lake: Spectacular views, family-friendly hiking

DILLON — The abundance of high mountain lakes in southwestern Montana presents innumerable great opportunities to get into the wild.

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War College to investigate Walsh plagiarism allegations

War College to investigate Walsh plagiarism allegations

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a maste…

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For sale: Most of the town of Luther. Inquire in Red Lodge

For sale: Most of the town of Luther. Inquire in Red Lodge

Dan Scilley’s grandmother, Buelah Scilley, was once postmaster of unincorporated Luther, a place about 15 miles from Red Lodge. His grandfathe…

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Walsh case shows how candidates risk 'oppo-research' revelations

Walsh case shows how candidates risk 'oppo-research' revelations

WASHINGTON — It’s one thing to be Montana’s lieutenant governor. It’s another to be a U.S. Senate candidate in one of the states that will det…

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Cats rescued from hoarder are spayed and neutered at shelter; not ready for adoption

Cats rescued from hoarder are spayed and neutered at shelter; not ready for adoption

BUTTE — Dewey, an adorable black cat, attempted to lift his head from a blanket but was still too groggy.

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Man admits tying nooses on son's, ex-wife's necks, pulling them behind SUV

Man admits tying nooses on son's, ex-wife's necks, pulling them behind SUV

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Williston man accused of tying a noose around the necks of his ex-wife and son and pulling them behind an SUV has pleaded …

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'I won’t be so forgiving the next time': No prison for man in fatal DUI

A Hardin man who questioned whether he was the driver will spend five years on federal probation for a drunken driving crash on the Crow Reser…

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Man's body found in Clark Fork River in Missoula

MISSOULA — Police and the Missoula County sheriff's office are investigating after a man's body was found in the Clark Fork River in Missoula.

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2 men killed in crash near Rocky Boy

HELENA — Two men were killed in a single-vehicle crash near Rocky Boy on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.

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Valier man charged in child prostitution sting

GREAT FALLS — A 59-year-old Valier man is charged with attempting to solicit child prostitution after police say he responded to an online ad …

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Storms cut search for missing Flathead Lake kayaker Wednesday

Storms cut search for missing Flathead Lake kayaker Wednesday

POLSON – Expected severe thunderstorms cut short Wednesday’s search efforts on Flathead Lake for a Polson doctor missing since Saturday.

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3 Ravalli County men charged with baiting, killing 9 black bears

HAMILTON — In what’s being called one of the largest illegal bear cases in state history, three Ravalli County men have been charged with ille…

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Public wasn't alerted of industrial fire for 6 hours; concerns raised

Public wasn't alerted of industrial fire for 6 hours; concerns raised

WILLISTON, N.D. — A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency m…

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Triple Divide: Centerpiece jewel in the Crown

Triple Divide: Centerpiece jewel in the Crown

ST. MARY — Glacier National Park’s Triple Divide area holds the centerpiece jewel in the Crown of the Continent. What it lacks in tourist atte…

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Walsh paper has 79% ‘similarity index,’ online review shows

Walsh paper has 79% ‘similarity index,’ online review shows

HELENA — The online plagiarism detection service iThenticate determined that U.S. Sen. John Walsh’s final paper at the U.S. Army War College h…

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Conference seeks to rally, empower Montana's top teachers

Conference seeks to rally, empower Montana's top teachers

It wasn’t entirely clear whether the wastebasket Billings teacher Shelly Stanton clutched was a receptacle or a shield as she fielded a barrag…

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East Rosebud protection bill gets hearing

East Rosebud protection bill gets hearing

An East Rosebud Creek protection bill got a hearing before a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday with Montana Sen. John Walsh testifying in sup…

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Man sentenced to 4 years, 9 months on federal drug charges

Man sentenced to 4 years, 9 months on federal drug charges

A Fairview man who sold methamphetamine and other drugs to an undercover agent will spend 57 months in federal prison.

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Missoula contractor gets 10 years in federal prison, forfeits $6.5M for Bakken fraud

MISSOULA — A Missoula contractor who took millions of dollars from his clients and used it for personal material gain – jewelry, homes, cars a…

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