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Man to plead guilty in Heights attempted homicide case

Man to plead guilty in Heights attempted homicide case

A man accused of shooting at a Billings police office and a worker at a fast-food restaurant in July is expected to plead guilty Wednesday aft…

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Judge to hear plea deal in Sidney teacher's killing

Judge to hear plea deal in Sidney teacher's killing

SIDNEY — A Montana judge was set to consider a plea agreement Wednesday that calls for a Colorado man to plead guilty to killing a high school…

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Dirt roads of Montana

Dirt roads of Montana

Readers of the Montana Mint shared their favorite photos of dirt roads in Montana.

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Nebraska woman dies in crash near Plentywood

A 34-year-old woman died Tuesday night after the car she was driving collided with another vehicle on Highway 5 near Plentywood. 

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Orthopedic surgeon: New knee-replacement technology is "game changer"

Orthopedic surgeon: New knee-replacement technology is "game changer"

For Lonney White, it was a 1970s-era baseball injury that finally caught up with him and left him plopped on his backside in the midst of the …

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Billings hospitals, RiverStone Health begin regular screening for Ebola

Billings hospitals, RiverStone Health begin regular screening for Ebola

Billings Clinic, RiverStone Health and St. Vincent Healthcare have implemented new guidelines to prevent the spread of Ebola in the United States.

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Daines goes after Curtis’ oil infrastructure votes; bashes federal government

Daines goes after Curtis’ oil infrastructure votes; bashes federal government

SIDNEY – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines, debating Democratic rival Amanda Curtis Tuesday night in the heart of eastern Montana’…

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Transient accused of murder under bridge returns to Missoula

Transient accused of murder under bridge returns to Missoula

MISSOULA — Kevin Lino, who is accused of murdering a local homeless man in July, was booked into the Missoula County jail Wednesday morning an…

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Lawyer sues over money he says he's owed by Copper King heiress' estate

Lawyer sues over money he says he's owed by Copper King heiress' estate

BUTTE — At least one lawyer has sued his former law firm over money he says is owed him since he helped settle Huguette Clark’s $300 million estate.

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Doctor fights to save his medical license over sanctions on narcotic prescriptions

Doctor fights to save his medical license over sanctions on narcotic prescriptions

HELENA — The Montana State Board of Medical Examiners continued with the prosecution of Helena physician Mark Ibsen yesterday with an appeal h…

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Man gets probation for forcing girlfriend to cut tattoo

Man gets probation for forcing girlfriend to cut tattoo

MISSOULA — A Missoula man who beat his girlfriend and forced her to try to cut a tattoo of his name off her chest will spend the next three ye…

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Sexual orientation harassment proposed addition to anti-bullying policy

Sexual orientation harassment proposed addition to anti-bullying policy

BUTTE — The Butte school district is updating its anti-bullying policy to include harassment because of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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8-year-old Helena boy struck by car, injured

HELENA — Police in Helena say an 8-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk and the driver was cited for failure to yield.

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Alcohol, sex assault tutorials to gauge attitudes of Montana college students

Alcohol, sex assault tutorials to gauge attitudes of Montana college students

MISSOULA — Students attending any one of Montana’s public colleges or universities this fall are finding more than philosophy homework and ess…

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$28.2 million CO poisoning jury decision not a 'runaway verdict,' judge rules

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge on Tuesday upheld a jury’s decision to award $28.2 million to a Casper woman who suffered carbon monoxide poiso…

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Former tribal health director sentenced to 1 year

HELENA — A federal judge has sentenced the former head of the Rocky Boy's Reservation's health-care system to a year in prison for using triba…

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Tobacco products stolen from shipping company

MISSOULA — A Missoula-area shipping company has reported the theft of about $30,000 in tobacco products.

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Sunny day, but cooler highs expected Wednesday

Another sunny day is likely in Billings on Wednesday, but temperatures are expected to be a little cooler than they were Tuesday.

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VA Montana named a 'Leaders in Healthcare Equality'

FORT HARRISON — VA Montana Health Care System was one of two healthcare systems in Montana and one of 426 nationally to be recognized by Human…

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Bighorn Valley receives $254,678 grant to improve depression care

Bighorn Valley Health Center in Hardin has received a $254,678 grant to improve care for depression.

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Mims sets Broncs' career kills record in sweep of West

Mims sets Broncs' career kills record in sweep of West

As a three-year back-row starter for Billings West, Tatum Meyer has probably stared at the business end of more Taylor Mims’ kill attempts tha…

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SD2 trustees set new goals for Bouck

Gradual improvement in student graduation rates and math scores, and preparing to operate new middle schools are among the goals set Tuesday e…

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Changes in latitude, attitude make West's Luce a star

Changes in latitude, attitude make West's Luce a star

Redemption has come to Billings West’s Donovan Luce in distinct and defining ways.

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In final debate, House candidates spar on health care, military records

In final debate, House candidates spar on health care, military records

GREAT FALLS — Democratic House candidate John Lewis denied helping write the Affordable Care Act as an aide to Sen. Max Baucus, while Republic…

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Granite Peak Development unveils new $60 million crude-to-rail facility

Granite Peak Development unveils new $60 million crude-to-rail facility

CASPER, Wyo. — Granite Peak Development unveiled a $60 million crude-to-rail facility on Tuesday.

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Longtime Columbus coach John Smith retiring after season

Longtime Columbus coach John Smith retiring after season

The list of Montana high school football coaches with more than 175 wins doesn’t include many names.

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Half of Yellowstone County's absentee ballots should be in this week

Half of Yellowstone County's absentee ballots should be in this week

Officially, the record shows that 20,000 Yellowstone County residents had already voted by Tuesday. But County Elections Administrator Bret Ru…

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Runkle wins national award for work with SD2's homeless

Runkle wins national award for work with SD2's homeless

The homeless education liaison for School District 2 earned national recognition this week for her advocacy efforts.

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6th-graders get game faces on for Pack the Place in Pink

6th-graders get game faces on for Pack the Place in Pink

When it comes to tie-dyeing T-shirts, there's a special technique to getting adequate color into the tightly twisted fabric.

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Mike and Marvin, together for 30 years, married Tuesday in Wyoming

Mike and Marvin, together for 30 years, married Tuesday in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — The groom wore olive shorts and tennis shoes. The other groom wore a navy golf shirt with a Walt Disney World logo.

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Cal Poly anxious to face Grizzlies after 2013 heartbreak

Cal Poly anxious to face Grizzlies after 2013 heartbreak

MISSOULA -- There’s no hiding the emotional scars of the past for Cal Poly’s football team.

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Man plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing of teacher Sherry Arnold

Man plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing of teacher Sherry Arnold

SIDNEY — A Colorado man is set to plead guilty to killing a popular high school teacher in a slaying that shone a harsh light on the darker si…

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Conference seeks ways to end domestic, sexual violence

Conference seeks ways to end domestic, sexual violence

More than 100 people — an equal mix of American Indians and others from around the state — are in Billings on Wednesday and Thursday to attend…

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Tonight's Senate debate streamed live

Tonight's Senate debate streamed live

SIDNEY — Tonight’s second and final debate tonight between U.S. Senate candidates Amanda Curtis and Steve Daines, in Sidney, can be watched li…

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Man admits assaulting elderly mother

Man admits assaulting elderly mother

A 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to elder abuse on Tuesday for assaulting his mother, who is in her 70s, in May.

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$30,000 of tobacco products stolen from shipping company

MISSOULA — A Missoula-area shipping company has reported the theft of about $30,000 in tobacco products.

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Crow Agency man admits assaulting boys

Crow Agency man admits assaulting boys

A Crow Agency man said he was drunk when he threatened three boys with knives after he startled them while the children were playing in a shed.

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Fire causes severe damage to property on Alkali Creek Road

Fire causes severe damage to property on Alkali Creek Road

A mobile home, car and shed were severely damaged by a fire at 2644 Alkali Creek Road on Tuesday.

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Montana State Parks' draft plan calls for increased revenue, recognition

Montana State Parks' draft plan calls for increased revenue, recognition

Taking an “aggressive approach,” Montana State Parks has outlined its plans to raise funding, volunteerism and a greater recognition of the pa…

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Woman pleads guilty to felony drug charge in 5th DUI case

Woman pleads guilty to felony drug charge in 5th DUI case

A 44-year-old woman who prosecutors accused of drunkenly driving into a cornfield off Interstate 94 in September 2013 has taken a plea deal an…

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Lame Deer man admits contempt of court

Lame Deer man admits contempt of court

A Lame Deer man serving a federal sentence for stabbing and wounding a person admitted he refused to testify in a co-defendant’s trial.

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Man admits intimidating multiple victims with knife

Man admits intimidating multiple victims with knife

A 25-year-old man initially charged with multiple counts of robbery and assault with a weapon pleaded guilty Tuesday to reduced charge of felo…

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Widow wants new prosecutor in deputy's death

Widow wants new prosecutor in deputy's death

GREAT FALLS — The widow of a Cascade County deputy who was struck and killed during a car chase wants someone other than the county attorney p…

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Montana State Prison inmate dies of natural causes, prison reports

Montana State Prison inmate dies of natural causes, prison reports

Montana State Prison inmate David Leroy Macumber, 63, died on Monday, October 20, at approximately 11:30 p.m., of an extended illness, the pri…

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MetraPark ups fair entertainment budget

MetraPark ups fair entertainment budget

MontanaFair will celebrate its 100th birthday next year, and MetraPark’s staff wants it to be a special celebration.

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Kettlehouse Brewing plans to expand with facility on banks of Blackfoot in Bonner

Kettlehouse Brewing plans to expand with facility on banks of Blackfoot in Bonner

MISSOULA — According to company co-founder and owner Tim O’Leary, Kettlehouse has a contract to purchase 18 acres of land in Bonner to build a…

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Judge sets November hearing in Montana gay marriage ban lawsuit

Judge sets November hearing in Montana gay marriage ban lawsuit

HELENA — A judge has set a Nov. 20 hearing in Great Falls for arguments in a lawsuit challenging Montana's ban on gay marriage.

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