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1 of 4 remaining World War II Doolittle Raiders dies at 94

1 of 4 remaining World War II Doolittle Raiders dies at 94

SEATTLE — Montana native Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credi…

Skyview's Strong, Manuel thrive in hostile environment at West High

Skyview's Strong, Manuel thrive in hostile environment at West High

Opposing teams aren’t supposed to win at Billings West.

Crow sisters to share successes during cultural seminar

Crow sisters to share successes during cultural seminar

A pair of Crow sisters — one a Navy veteran and the other a longtime public health officer — are returning to Montana next month to help Crow …

Billings geologist turns trash into tunes

Billings geologist turns trash into tunes

It started with a rusty can in an Idaho backyard.

Viral video shows Rapid City man releasing mountain lion

Viral video shows Rapid City man releasing mountain lion

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Dan Casey's wife thinks she knows why several hundred thousand people have watched the six-minute video showing her husband…

Butte woman claims $290K Montana Cash jackpot

Butte woman claims $290K Montana Cash jackpot

HELENA — A Butte woman wasted no time claiming the $290,000 jackpot from Wednesday's Montana Cash drawing.

Super shells

Super shells

Jeff the Nature Guy talks about the variety of shells found in the animal kingdom, from seashells to armadillos.

'Not Mayberry anymore': Oil patch cops scramble to keep up

'Not Mayberry anymore': Oil patch cops scramble to keep up

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Police chief Art Walgren knew how much the oil boom had changed this once-sleepy town when he spotted something that woul…

Montana A to Z: Fairview splits its time between Montana, North Dakota

Montana A to Z: Fairview splits its time between Montana, North Dakota

MISSOULA — In a state full of bridges, it’s hard to find one more fascinating than Fairview’s.

Retrospective: Even more Billings restaurants you'll never eat at again

Retrospective: Even more Billings restaurants you'll never eat at again

Once again, we take a look at some Billings restaurants that have closed over the years.

Reggae triple bill has Pub Station bouncing

Reggae triple bill has Pub Station bouncing

Three California reggae rockers Tribal Seeds, Hirie and Leilani Wolfgramm, filled the Pub Station in downtown Billings Saturday night. And, th…

Cold spell leaves Billings' Rimrocks covered in ice

Cold spell leaves Billings' Rimrocks covered in ice

An extended cold spell in Billings a few weeks ago left the Rimrocks draped in ice. Icicles like frozen waterfalls hung from the porous rock, …