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

Low-flying helicopter surveying Poplar valley

Low-flying helicopter surveying Poplar valley

Citizens should not be alarmed if they see a low-flying helicopter towing a large wire-loop contraption hanging from a cable in the Poplar are…

Recent deaths bring Crow people together to pray

Recent deaths bring Crow people together to pray

CROW AGENCY — After a spate of deaths of Crow tribal members from illness, motor-vehicle accidents and tragedy, tribal leaders decided to turn…

In a man's world, women made their mark in Glacier Park

In a man's world, women made their mark in Glacier Park

WEST GLACIER — Part of the history of Glacier National Park is written on maps, where place names aren’t the exclusive territory of men, but t…

Man sentenced to 40 years prison for killing over supposed dog dispute

Man sentenced to 40 years prison for killing over supposed dog dispute

Just more than a year after Mahpevana-Hane Lorne Bearcomesout shot and killed another man on Billings’ North Side — in what police were told w…

GOP group leaked Walsh plagiarism news to New York Times

GOP group leaked Walsh plagiarism news to New York Times

HELENA — The National Republican Senatorial Committee leaked to the New York Times an analysis showing that Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized mu…

Shot grizzly was feeding on dead moose

Shot grizzly was feeding on dead moose

Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking information in the death of two moose east of Marias Pass that led to the recent shooting death of a grizzly bear.

Montana Supreme Court gives state 30 days to respond to Beach petition

Montana Supreme Court gives state 30 days to respond to Beach petition

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the state to respond to convicted murderer Barry Beach's petition to revise his sentence.

VA Montana erroneously releases patients' confidential information

VA Montana erroneously releases patients' confidential information

A Glendive veteran says his confidential medical diagnosis, birth date, address and Social Security information were compromised when the VA M…

On the bighorns of a dilemma: Montana wild sheep plan draws fire

On the bighorns of a dilemma: Montana wild sheep plan draws fire

Repeatedly stifled in efforts to transplant bighorn sheep in new locations in Montana over the past few years, the state’s wildlife commission…

Retrospective: Halloween costumes

Retrospective: Halloween costumes

Halloween costumes often mirror popular culture, giving insight into popular TV shows, movies, celebrities, politicians and other personalitie…

Halloween pumpkins

Halloween pumpkins

Gazette readers shared these photos of their carved pumpkins. To share yours, go to www.facebook.com/billingsgazette

Readers' Choice: Best food in town

Readers' Choice: Best food in town

Take a look at some of the places that were selected by Billings Gazette readers as the best places to eat in town.