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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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Helena woman faces multiple drug charges

HELENA — Sarah Marie Grady, 37, of Helena, was charged with seven counts relating to drugs on Aug. 15.

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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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Federal officials train North Dakota police on human trafficking

Federal officials train North Dakota police on human trafficking

BISMARCK, N.D. — U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials trained western North Dakota police and victim service providers on identifyin…

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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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Montana principal resigns amid scandal, to get $90K buyout

Montana principal resigns amid scandal, to get $90K buyout

MISSOULA — Former Sentinel High School principal Tom Blakely has resigned from the Missoula County Public Schools district, after being placed…

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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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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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U.S. senator to host field hearing on Bakken woes

U.S. senator 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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MSU enrollment up 1 percent, UM falls 3.9 percent

HELENA — Montana State University announced a record enrollment of 15,421 students this fall while the University of Montana reported a 3.9 pe…

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2 arrested in ND oil patch drug case

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williams County Sheriff’s Office says two Washington men have been arrested in an oil patch drug case that saw law enfor…

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N.D. has more inmates but not a big drop in crime

BISMARCK, N.D. — Putting more criminals behind bars has not led to a big drop in North Dakota’s crime rate, according to a new study.

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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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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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Bakken gets $1.4 million to curb domestic violence

WASHINGTON — Efforts to stop domestic violence and violence against women in the fast-growing Bakken oil patch are getting some federal help.

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