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The best of The Billings Gazette, hand-picked by local editors.

Author Sherman Alexie likes stirring up 'small-town, white conservatives'

Author Sherman Alexie likes stirring up 'small-town, white conservatives'

National Book Award-winning author Sherman Alexie doesn’t mind bothering people. He likes stirring up what he describes as “small-town, white …

YelCo 52: Huntley Project Museum showcases homesteaders

YelCo 52: Huntley Project Museum showcases homesteaders

Tourists don’t seem to have any trouble finding the Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture, 15 miles east of Billings.

CNN’s Ling documents women seizing oil patch opportunities

CNN’s Ling documents women seizing oil patch opportunities

WILLISTON, N.D. — CNN’s Lisa Ling said when she came to Williston, she was prepared to be cat-called due to the influx of men working in the o…

As N.D. state’s coffers fill up, who is helping the state invest that money?

As N.D. state’s coffers fill up, who is helping the state invest that money?

FARGO – Rancher Keith Kempenich laughed out loud when asked if he ever gets advice about money.

Child listed in Amber Alert found safe in Kentucky

Child listed in Amber Alert found safe in Kentucky

The Amber Alert for Heaven Angel Torres has been canceled, said Jennifer Viets of the Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse. 

Montana abortion rate falls to lowest level in nearly 40 years

Montana abortion rate falls to lowest level in nearly 40 years

Abortion rates in Montana are at their lowest level in nearly 40 years, at least by one measure.

N.D. luxury man camps offer amenities for roughnecks

N.D. luxury man camps offer amenities for roughnecks

WILLISTON, N.D. — Worker accommodations in North Dakota's oil patch can be rough: men sleep in tiny trailers with boarded windows, parked cars…

Laurel teen to plead guilty in 2 rape cases; mother awaiting trial on child sex abuse charges

Laurel teen to plead guilty in 2 rape cases; mother awaiting trial on child sex abuse charges

A 19-year-old man charged with raping two underage girls has agreed to plead guilty to two sex offenses in exchange for dismissal of a felony …

Prosecutors: Drug-fueled claims about nonexistent murder leads to charges

Prosecutors: Drug-fueled claims about nonexistent murder leads to charges

A 33-year-old Phoenix woman is facing allegations of dealing meth out of a Billings hotel room and exposing her 14-year-old son to the dangero…

Sunrise, sunset

Sunrise, sunset

The sunrises and sunsets have been beautiful in Billings lately. Gazette readers and staff photographers captured these photos of our cotton-c…

Top headlines for the week

Top headlines for the week

View the most-read headlines from the week ending Oct. 17.

Retrospective: Skyview High construction

Retrospective: Skyview High construction

In the late 1970s, the Billings Heights became one of the fastest growing communities in Montana. The Heights were annexed in the early 1980s,…