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Big game season fuels economy and traditions

Big game season fuels economy and traditions

Imagine that every week for five weeks the entire population of Bozeman left home and spread out across Montana’s mountains and prairies to go…

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Boothill Cemetery holds onto tales of area's early days

Boothill Cemetery holds onto tales of area's early days

Just in time for Halloween, it seems appropriate to put the spotlight on Boothill Cemetery, the first graveyard established in Coulson.

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Crow land buyback program reaches halfway mark

Crow land buyback program reaches halfway mark

The clock is ticking on the federal government’s offer to buy back Crow Indian reservation land and return the property to the tribe.

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Tester accuses Stanford, Dartmouth of 'voter manipulation'; demands funding disclosure

Tester accuses Stanford, Dartmouth of 'voter manipulation'; demands funding disclosure

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Friday accused two prominent colleges of “voter manipulation” for their role in a mailer sent this week to 10…

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Fall brews

Fall brews

Fall is a particularly important time for brewers and beer aficionados. In a city known for having a large number of both, there is no shortag…

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Man, 53, accused of raping 13-year-old shouts at judge during video arraignment

Man, 53, accused of raping 13-year-old shouts at judge during video arraignment

A 53-year-old man is facing charges that he gave cocaine to a 13-year-old girl and raped her in June 2012.

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Barry Beach attorneys ask Supreme Court for resentencing

Barry Beach attorneys ask Supreme Court for resentencing

GREAT FALLS — Attorneys for Barry Beach, who is serving 100 years without the possibility of parole for the 1979 beating death of a high schoo…

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Associate professor at MSUB set to lead archaeological trip in Israel next spring

Associate professor at MSUB set to lead archaeological trip in Israel next spring

Ask Tom Rust what he likes about archaeology, and his thoughts naturally turn to the cinema.

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Nice weather Saturday, possible showers ahead

A nice day Saturday in the Billings area will turn into a slightly cooler Sunday with a chance of showers.

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MSU-Northern gets $3.15M for new automotive and diesel center

Montana State University Northern in Havre has received $3.15 million in donations for its new Automotive/Diesel Technology Center.

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Wyoming conservationist, naturalist and bird healer dies

Wyoming conservationist, naturalist and bird healer dies

CASPER, Wyo. — The first time Diane Morse met Lois Layton, a game warden had brought a wounded golden eagle to Layton’s home in Casper.

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Sugar Beet harvest wraps up

Sugar Beet harvest wraps up

Montana’s sugar beet harvest is wrapping up, and locals say the crop is above average.

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Pet of the Week: Reeses

Pet of the Week: Reeses

Reeses is an Australian shepherd mix puppy available for adoption at BARK.

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Fire at Bozeman Christian school suspicious

BOZEMAN — The Gallatin County sheriff’s office says a fire at Heritage Christian School in Bozeman is suspicious, and investigators aren’t rul…

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Ex-governors endorse Ceballos for schools chief

Ex-governors endorse Ceballos for schools chief

CASPER, Wyo. — Popular Democratic former Wyoming Govs. Mike Sullivan and Dave Freudenthal on Friday endorsed their party’s candidate for super…

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Senior boys, Skyview girls off to state

Senior boys, Skyview girls off to state

Diminutive freshman Charlie Klepps is listed at 5-foot-3 on the roster, but Billing Senior soccer coach Zach Robbins knows better.

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Former federal judge Brimmer dies at 92

Former federal judge Brimmer dies at 92

Retired U.S. District Judge Clarence A. Brimmer, widely regarded as a pillar of the Wyoming legal profession, died Thursday at Boulder Communi…

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Surging Grizzlies, Mustangs on collision course

Surging Grizzlies, Mustangs on collision course

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The plush patch of grass Cal Poly calls home was rough on Montana’s football team the last time it visited.

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Zinke out-raises Lewis in first half of October

Zinke out-raises Lewis in first half of October

HELENA — House Republican Ryan Zinke raised more than three times as much money as his Democratic opponent, John Lewis, from Oct. 1-15, the la…

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Man convicted of domestic assault pleads guilty to stabbing, jumping bail

Man convicted of domestic assault pleads guilty to stabbing, jumping bail

A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to stabbing another man in July and to skipping out on a June sentencing hearing for choking the mothe…

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State Senate races in Bozeman, north-central Montana most expensive in state

State Senate races in Bozeman, north-central Montana most expensive in state

HELENA — State Senate races in Bozeman and north-central Montana are the most expensive legislative contests in the state, with candidates rai…

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Remains found in S.D. are of Buffalo, Wyo., man missing 14 years

RAPID CITY, S.D. — With the identification of human remains found a week ago in Lawrence County, a 14-year-old mystery has been solved.

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Charges: Man stole pickup, attempted to escape police custody

Charges: Man stole pickup, attempted to escape police custody

A man accused of stealing a pickup on Thursday and then speeding near a school where children and construction workers were present has also b…

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Downtown passers-by share sentiments on what makes for a better community

Downtown passers-by share sentiments on what makes for a better community

Folks on foot over the lunch hour Friday were invited by 20-somethings wearing green T-shirts to write all over a downtown building.

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Wyoming US District Judge Brimmer dies at age 92

Wyoming US District Judge Brimmer dies at age 92

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Retired U.S. District Judge Clarence A. Brimmer, widely regarded as a pillar of the Wyoming legal profession, has died. He was 92.

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Man arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide in 3-year-old's death

RONAN — A resident of the Lake County house where a 3-year-old boy was fatally injured by a gunshot to the abdomen has been arrested on suspic…

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Montana secretary of state files complaint over fake mailers

Montana secretary of state files complaint over fake mailers

HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch filed a complaint Friday alleging that Stanford University and Dartmouth College researche…

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Task force, deputies arrest man wanted for beating, burning girlfriend

Task force, deputies arrest man wanted for beating, burning girlfriend

Authorities arrested a man on Thursday night on a warrant accusing him of beating his girlfriend and burning her on a hot furnace in 2013.

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Female at state women’s prison charged with assaulting fellow inmate

Female at state women’s prison charged with assaulting fellow inmate

An inmate at the Montana Women’s Prison was charged Friday with felony aggravated assault for allegedly knocking another inmate to the ground …

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Man denies driving drunk with 2 children in connection to hit-and-run crash

Man denies driving drunk with 2 children in connection to hit-and-run crash

A 36-year-old man pleaded not guilty Friday to accusations that he drove drunk and endangered his two children, who were his passengers, durin…

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Montana producer casts net for Native American actors

Montana producer casts net for Native American actors

BUTTE — A Great Falls casting director is looking for Native American actors and speakers for a six-hour HBO miniseries about the Lewis and Cl…

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Transient accused of Missoula murder held on six-figure bail

Transient accused of Missoula murder held on six-figure bail

MISSOULA — Several months after he allegedly murdered a local homeless man, transient Kevin Joseph Lino has been brought back to Missoula and …

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Newlywed appeals conviction in husband's death

Newlywed appeals conviction in husband's death

KALISPELL — A Montana woman has appealed her murder conviction for killing her husband of eight days by pushing him off a cliff in Glacier Nat…

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Williston to screen N.D. oil boom documentary

Williston to screen N.D. oil boom documentary

WILLISTON, N.D. — A documentary portraying the gritty side of the North Dakota oil boom is coming to Williston.

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Remains of Wyoming man missing 14 years found in S.D.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Human remains found in western South Dakota's Lawrence County last week have been identified as those of a man whose disapp…

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Sunny and warm heading into weekend

Mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures will continue through Saturday then conditions will turn colder with a chance for showers.

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Gazette opinion: Montana's unequal protection for same-sex couples

Gazette opinion: Montana's unequal protection for same-sex couples

“Marriage is a personal relationship between a man and a woman arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of the parties is essential.”

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Commissioner: Mailer explanation leaves questions

Commissioner: Mailer explanation leaves questions

HELENA — Stanford University's explanation of a research project that sent 100,000 official-looking mailers about Montana's Supreme Court race…

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State A soccer: Semifinals preview

State A soccer: Semifinals preview

Capsule previews of Saturday's boys and girls State A soccer semifinal matches.

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$250K bail set for Missoula slaying suspect

$250K bail set for Missoula slaying suspect

MISSOULA, Mont. — A judge has set $250,000 bail for a transient accused of torturing and fatally shooting a man in Missoula.

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Noted author Sherman Alexie speaks to 'every liberal in Billings'

Noted author Sherman Alexie speaks to 'every liberal in Billings'

Masturbation, alarm-clock sex, and a multicultural Pendleton bunny were among the topics award-winning author Sherman Alexie covered Thursday …

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Woman sent to hospital after crashing into stopped semi

Woman sent to hospital after crashing into stopped semi

A two-vehicle accident Thursday night on South 48th Street near Austrian Pine Drive in Laurel sent one woman to the hospital. 

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Cal Poly piloted by dynamic leaders

Cal Poly piloted by dynamic leaders

MISSOULA -- Whether he’s prowling the middle for Cal Poly’s defense or beating his buddies in a best beard contest, Nick Dzubnar is one tenaci…

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85-year-old Hardin man attacked, 'left for dead' inside his home

An 85-year-old man is recovering at St. Vincent Healthcare after he was beaten last week and “left for dead” inside his Hardin home.

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Hundreds lose power in Billings

About 1,000 Billings residents on the West End lost power for more than an hour Thursday evening after a piece of equipment failed on a Grand …

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Chronically homeless the subject of next week's summit

Chronically homeless the subject of next week's summit

If nothing else, next week’s two-day Community Innovations Summit could benefit tens of thousands of people who work or live in Billings by de…

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West boys, girls advance to State AA soccer tourney

West boys, girls advance to State AA soccer tourney

The boys and girls teams from Billings West punched tickets to the State AA soccer tournament with victories on Thursday, and they did it in s…

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