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"F" towns of Montana

"F" towns of Montana

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Man, woman found shot to death in Dickinson

DICKINSON, N.D. — Dickinson police say a couple has been found shot to death in the basement of a home.

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Highlands mine could mean primary, secondary jobs for Butte

Highlands mine could mean primary, secondary jobs for Butte

BUTTE — At a time when local officials are trying to grow manufacturing in Butte-Silver Bow County, one of the area’s top prospects for adding…

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Breached pipeline is exposed on Yellowstone River bed

Breached pipeline is exposed on Yellowstone River bed

GLENDIVE — Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana's Yellowstone River and foul…

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Gas tax, other items on the agenda for Legislature this week

HELENA — The Montana Legislature will begin its fourth week on Monday with a full slate of hearings on a variety of bills coming up.

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An icy situation: Oil spill cleanup success hinges on frozen surface

An icy situation: Oil spill cleanup success hinges on frozen surface

The Coast Guard crew had carved a massive slit in the thick Yellowstone River ice in preparation for trapping oil flowing from a massive spill…

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Legitimate questions and politics collide with welfare whistleblowers

Legitimate questions and politics collide with welfare whistleblowers

HELENA — In an unusual turn at the Legislature last week, three “whistleblower” state workers showed up in Helena to allege serious problems w…

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Ryan Zinke said he viewed 'American Sniper' inspiration as commander, father

Ryan Zinke said he viewed 'American Sniper' inspiration as commander, father

U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke knew Chris Kyle, the subject of “American Sniper,” when Zinke was commander of special forces in the Fallujah area of Ira…

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Taxing and spending: How much money is coming in and how will it be spent

Taxing and spending: How much money is coming in and how will it be spent

HELENA — Expect a debate at the Capitol over how much tax revenue the state can expect to collect this year and the next two fiscal years.

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Missoula federal building studied for possible VA clinic

MISSOULA — The General Services Administration is studying the feasibility of converting the vacant Federal Building in downtown Missoula to a…

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Helena man sentenced to 50 years for 11th drunk-driving offense

Helena man sentenced to 50 years for 11th drunk-driving offense

HELENA — A district judge on Thursday ordered a 49-year-old Helena man accused of 11 drunken driving offenses to serve 50 years in the Montana…

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Missoula native Darian Stevens seeking X Games medal

Missoula native Darian Stevens seeking X Games medal

MISSOULA — The Winter X Games are the biggest showcase in the world for slopestyle skiers — at least until the Olympics added the snow-bound d…

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Carroll Saints help woman, child from burning car

Carroll Saints help woman, child from burning car

HELENA — Carroll assistant men’s basketball coach Dan Pearson, ESPN Montana sports director Jason Walker and the driver of the basketball team…

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UM economists: Tourism powers economy, gas prices a concern in Bakken

UM economists: Tourism powers economy, gas prices a concern in Bakken

MISSOULA — Tourism in Montana is booming, beef calf prices are at a 60-year high and wages are on the upswing once more, economists told a Mis…

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Man convicted in North Dakota oil patch murder appealing

Man convicted in North Dakota oil patch murder appealing

WILLISTON, N.D. — An Idaho man convicted of killing a man outside of a strip club in the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston is ap…

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House committee advances income tax cut bills

HELENA — The House Taxation Committee on Friday endorsed two Republican bills opposed by the Bullock administration that would provide million…

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Exxon gets $1 million penalty in 2011 Yellowstone spill

Exxon gets $1 million penalty in 2011 Yellowstone spill

BILLINGS — Federal officials have issued a $1 million penalty against Exxon Mobil Corp. for safety violations stemming from a pipeline rupture…

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Plan would help small business pay for health insurance

Plan would help small business pay for health insurance

HELENA — Business owners, including a Republican state senator, turned out Friday to support a plan by Democratic state Auditor Monica Lindeen…

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Nature Conservancy finishes 257-square-mile land purchase

Nature Conservancy finishes 257-square-mile land purchase

GREAT FALLS — The Nature Conservancy has completed purchasing more than 257-square-miles of forestlands in Montana and Washington as part of a…

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Supporters rally as lawmakers weigh preschool plan

Supporters rally as lawmakers weigh preschool plan

About 50 supporters told a legislative panel Friday that Gov. Steve Bullock's $37 million plan for public preschool is a worthy investment.

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Lawmaker seeks to up penalty for abuse of pregnant women

Lawmaker seeks to up penalty for abuse of pregnant women

HELENA — A Montana legislator proposed Friday that domestic abusers receive additional punishment if the victim is pregnant.

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Whitefish man pleads no contest to felony arson

KALISPELL — A Whitefish man has pleaded no contest to charges of felony arson accusing him of setting his ex-girlfriend's house on fire.

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Browning man accused of killing 3 grizzlies must pay $30K

Browning man accused of killing 3 grizzlies must pay $30K

GREAT FALLS — A man accused of killing three grizzly bears near his Browning home last summer has been ordered to pay $30,000 in restitution.

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Bill giving governor more power over clemency for inmates advances easily

Bill giving governor more power over clemency for inmates advances easily

HELENA — A bill giving the governor power to overrule the Board of Pardons and Parole on clemency decisions — spurred in part by the case of c…

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