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Ice, slush cause Laurel water intake problems; FEMA to help with new intake

Ice, slush cause Laurel water intake problems; FEMA to help with new intake

Ice, slush and lower seasonal flow levels in the Yellowstone River combined last week with a reshaped river channel from 2011 flooding to caus…

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New Meridian store seeks to set itself apart in Billings retail scene

New Meridian store seeks to set itself apart in Billings retail scene

When Lisa Wyss began planning a new Meridian Boutique in the Shops at Shiloh Crossing, she was aiming for a store with a modern, distinctive l…

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Opening times for Billings stores on Thanksgiving, Black Friday

Opening times for Billings stores on Thanksgiving, Black Friday

Here is a listing of when Billings stores open for Black Friday shopping. For a map of locations, visit this story online at billingsgazette.com

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After an RV tour of 32 states, Red Lodge entrepreneur returns to offer his thanks

After an RV tour of 32 states, Red Lodge entrepreneur returns to offer his thanks

Keith Lauver’s Cooksimple all-natural mixes are on sale, at $4.99 per box, in about 5,700 stores in all 50 states as well as Australia and Can…

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Billings Catholic Schools announces plan for new building for 1st-8th graders

Billings Catholic Schools announces plan for new building for 1st-8th graders

Billings Catholic Schools announced plans for a new school at Colton Boulevard and Woody Drive on Tuesday. 

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'It's devastating': Man pleads not guilty in Oct. 2 killing, later assault case

'It's devastating': Man pleads not guilty in Oct. 2 killing, later assault case

A 28-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to a homicide charge alleging he shot and killed a man in downtown Billings on Oct. 2 and to three…

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Pub Station's opening delayed, Har Mar Superstar show moves to the Railyard

Pub Station's opening delayed, Har Mar Superstar show moves to the Railyard

The Pub Station will not open Tuesday and the live show, featuring soul singer Har Mar Superstar and The Pizza Underground featuring former ch…

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Eight Things We’re Thankful For in Billings

Eight Things We’re Thankful For in Billings

We know that with the most wonderful time of the year comes some holiday stress and to-do lists that feel like they’ll never end. But it’s als…

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Man charged with putting camera in ex’s shower says he was videoing chickens

Man charged with putting camera in ex’s shower says he was videoing chickens

When a woman confronted her 41-year-old live-in ex-boyfriend in early August about a camera hidden in a hole in her shower, he told her he had…

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Flu, enterovirus have potential to cast pall over Thanksgiving travel, family gatherings

Flu season is settling in across Montana, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, travel and family gatherings.

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Bank of America settles mortgage case with White Sulphur Springs couple

HELENA — A Meagher County couple has reached a confidential settlement with Bank of America in its lawsuit alleging the bank engaged in fraudu…

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Judge sentences man to 5 years of probation for 4th domestic assault

Judge sentences man to 5 years of probation for 4th domestic assault

A 49-year-old man who has pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife, his fourth domestic-violence offense, was sentenced Monday to five years probation.

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Yellowstone allows online comments on fee hike

Yellowstone allows online comments on fee hike

After receiving criticism from the public and some media, Yellowstone National Park is allowing the public to submit comments online on a prop…

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Grizzlies taking non-scholarship San Diego seriously

Grizzlies taking non-scholarship San Diego seriously

MISSOULA — All signs point to a smooth ride for the Montana football team Saturday when it opens postseason play against heavy underdog San Diego.

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County backs plan for industrial taxing district in Lockwood

The Yellowstone County Commission took the first step on Tuesday toward creating a new rural taxing district to encourage industrial developme…

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9th Circuit reinstates former Miss Montana's insurance fraud conviction

9th Circuit reinstates former Miss Montana's insurance fraud conviction

KALISPELL — A federal appeals court reinstated the fraud conviction of a former Miss Montana who authorities said bilked her homeowner's insur…

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Speaker names legislators Montana House committees

Speaker names legislators Montana House committees

HELENA — House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, has announced the following chairs and members of Montana House committees for the 2015 L…

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Lawsuit filed over fed's coal lease program

Lawsuit filed over fed's coal lease program

Conservation groups have sued the government to force federal officials to undertake the first broad environmental review of the government's …

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MDU to purchase wind farm in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase a the wind farm to be developed outside of Hett…

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Convicted murderer dies at Montana State Prison

Convicted murderer dies at Montana State Prison

DEER LODGE — A man convicted of shooting his brother to death in Missoula in 1980 has died at the Montana State Prison.

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'I really learned from my mistakes': Man gets probation for check scheme, skipping court date

'I really learned from my mistakes': Man gets probation for check scheme, skipping court date

A Billings judge on Tuesday ordered 15 years of probation for a Georgia man who pleaded guilty in an elaborate check-cashing scheme and admitt…

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MSUB to offer new programs to meet licensing rules for pre-K accreditation

MSUB to offer new programs to meet licensing rules for pre-K accreditation

Montana State University Billings announced on Tuesday that it will launch new and updated early childhood education licensing programs.

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Man who offered heroin to burglary victim pleads guilty to 2 felony counts

Man who offered heroin to burglary victim pleads guilty to 2 felony counts

A man prosecutors said broke into a home and offered to share his heroin with the homeowner when caught pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony burgl…

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Discovery Ski Area to open Thursday

Discovery Ski Area to open Thursday

After receiving 10 inches of snow over the weekend, Discovery Ski Area near Anaconda will open Thanksgiving Day.

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Proposed N.D. oil refinery would produce 20,000 barrels per day

Proposed N.D. oil refinery would produce 20,000 barrels per day

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- A Canadian energy company unveiled plans Monday for a $200 million, 20,000-barrel-a-day clean fuels oil refinery that cou…

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BNSF commits to upgrades in Casselton area

BNSF commits to upgrades in Casselton area

WASHINGTON – BNSF Railway has agreed to reinforce tracks in and around Casselton, N.D., where several trains have derailed in recent years, ac…

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A vintage and junk extravaganza at Kim & Eddy's

A vintage and junk extravaganza at Kim & Eddy's

Nestled among other unique shops, galleries and restaurants, Kim & Eddy’s (2413 Montana Ave., 406- 850-4036, Facebook) has given new life …

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3 missing after fishing trip to Montana lake

3 missing after fishing trip to Montana lake

KALISPELL — Law enforcement officers in northern Montana are searching a lake for three people who were reported missing when they failed to r…

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Man hit by car in medical corridor

No injuries were reported after a 34-year-old man was hit by a Ford Mustang driven by a 32-year-old man near the intersection of North 30th St…

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Snow likely Tuesday night

Snow totaling about 4 inches is expected to make an appearance in Billings over the next 24 hours, though a majority of the powder will likely…

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Gazette opinion: Court clerks can’t opt out of filing legal documents

Gazette opinion: Court clerks can’t opt out of filing legal documents

A marriage equality celebration commenced on the seventh floor of the Yellowstone County Courthouse Thursday where 15 same-sex couples obtaine…

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Retired doctor: 'New hospital is most important nonprofit project in modern history of community'

Retired doctor: 'New hospital is most important nonprofit project in modern history of community'

LIVINGSTON — Construction on a new, two-story, $43.5 million critical-access hospital and clinic is progressing on schedule and set to open by…

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Slideshow: Today In History

Slideshow: Today In History

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 25. Today's Highlights in History:

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Supreme Court takes up Montana coal tax dispute

Supreme Court takes up Montana coal tax dispute

Montana authorities charged Tuesday that coal sales between mining companies and their own affiliates are subject to manipulation and need to …

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Council votes to pay extra garage costs

By an 8-3 count Monday, the Billings City Council approved compensating the contractor on the Empire Parking Garage project with $764,268.32 f…

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Billings vigil held in solidarity with Ferguson

Billings vigil held in solidarity with Ferguson

About 30 residents gathered in front of the Yellowstone County Courthouse to show their discontent Monday evening after the announcement came …

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Documentary producer could use crowd-funding help

An independent documentary producer has launched a crowd-funding effort to cover the remaining cost of completing a documentary on the history…

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State senator arrested for DUI; claims harassment

State senator arrested for DUI; claims harassment

GREAT FALLS — Tribal law-enforcement officers arrested a state senator and Blackfeet leader for driving under the influence, a charge he says …

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Tear gas deployed in Ferguson on protesters

Tear gas deployed in Ferguson on protesters

FERGUSON, Mo. — Outside the Ferguson Police Department, anger and disbelief rippled through the crowd after word came out that Ferguson police…

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Media groups seek transcript from debtor's exam

Media groups seek transcript from debtor's exam

Details of a debtor’s examination of Yellowstone Club founder Tim Blixseth should be made public despite a federal judge’s decision to close t…

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Tester: 'There’s things we need to do' to help middle class in Congress

Tester: 'There’s things we need to do' to help middle class in Congress

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said there will be opportunity to get things done with the Republican-controlled Senate next year.

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Release of police dog sends car theft suspect to the ground

Release of police dog sends car theft suspect to the ground

A Billings police dog helped officers catch a suspected car thief who reportedly ran from police on Sunday near the Heights Wal-Mart.

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Prosecutors: Man burned girlfriend with cigarette, made kids flush his meth needles

Prosecutors: Man burned girlfriend with cigarette, made kids flush his meth needles

A man appeared in court Monday on allegations he burned his girlfriend with a cigarette lighter, slapped her with the side of a butcher knife …

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Prosecutors charging 2nd person in home invasion attack on nuns

Prosecutors charging 2nd person in home invasion attack on nuns

Investigators have used DNA recovered from a cigarette butt to link a woman to an August 2013 home-invasion robbery in which two elderly nuns …

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