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New downtown Billings shop partners art and music

New downtown Billings shop partners art and music

Beth and Mat Regele were already collaborating with members of the art and music scene in Billings, so opening a downtown shop that combines t…

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Teen wakes up to find gay slur spray-painted on door

Teen wakes up to find gay slur spray-painted on door

A three-letter word spray-painted onto Cain Stacy’s trailer door in the Heights greets the bisexual teen whenever he comes home.

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Career Center students fix, donate car to local woman

Career Center students fix, donate car to local woman

LaVonda Curley won’t wake up Friday quite as early for a walk to work, where her shift begins at 6 a.m.

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Livestock board cuts jobs, approves furloughs

Livestock board cuts jobs, approves furloughs

The state Board of Livestock voted Thursday to terminate five jobs and furlough other workers to cope with a substantial shortfall in the Live…

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Major wind farm breaks ground near Bridger

Major wind farm breaks ground near Bridger

Construction of a 120-turbine wind farm is underway in Carbon County as developers scramble to benefit from a last-minute federal tax credit p…

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Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting

Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man.

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Fundraiser Sunday for 16-year-old with brain cancer

Fundraiser Sunday for 16-year-old with brain cancer

A pancake breakfast fundraiser will be held at The American Legion at 1540 Broadwater Ave. for 16-year-old MaKayla Sparrow, who recently had b…

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$500K in scholarships offered to manufacturing and energy students

$500K in scholarships offered to manufacturing and energy students

HELENA — The Gianforte Family Foundation announced on Thursday $500,000 worth of scholarships for students who enroll in manufacturing and ene…

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Judge will decide if convicted killer in 17-year-old case deserves new trial

Judge will decide if convicted killer in 17-year-old case deserves new trial

THOMPSON FALLS — The fate of a man who has spent more than 17 years in the Montana State Prison for a murder he has always denied committing i…

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10 things we'll miss about 'The Colbert Report'

10 things we'll miss about 'The Colbert Report'

Stephen Colbert is moving on, but not "Stephen Colbert."

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Kaarma prosecutors: No evidence partner 'colluded, facilitated'

Kaarma prosecutors: No evidence partner 'colluded, facilitated'

MISSOULA — Janelle Pflager, the partner of the Missoula man who was convicted of murdering a teenage exchange student this week, will not face…

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Montana cabin owners rejoice over capped federal lease rate

Montana cabin owners rejoice over capped federal lease rate

MISSOULA — Owners of cabins on national forest lands throughout Montana celebrated on Thursday after passage of the bipartisan Cabin Fee Act.

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Snowmobiler rescued in Gallatin County

BOZEMAN — Rescuers have succeeded in finding a Bozeman snowmobiler who became separated from others in his group in Gallatin County.

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Judge will decide if convicted killer in Trout Creek case deserves new trial

Judge will decide if convicted killer in Trout Creek case deserves new trial

THOMPSON FALLS – The fate of a man who has spent more than 17 years in the Montana State Prison for a murder he has always denied committing i…

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Mild weather into weekend, then storms

Skies will be mostly sunny in the Billings area on Friday and Saturday then rain and snow is expected to move in for the holiday week.

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Bozeman hospital acts to prevent flu spread

BOZEMAN — Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has imposed restrictions on visitors in order to prevent the spread of influenza.

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Venture Improv: Still crazy after all these years

Venture Improv: Still crazy after all these years

Turns out, Billings is a funny town.

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Slideshow: Today In History, Dec. 19

Slideshow: Today In History, Dec. 19

Today is Friday, Dec. 19. Today's Highlight in History:

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Crow royalty feels the love during holiday banquet

Crow royalty feels the love during holiday banquet

HARDIN — Andrea Stump, the 17-year-old Miss Crow Nation leading up to the 2015 Crow Fair Powwow Celebration, said she attended a holiday banqu…

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Split PSC shoots down agreement for wind power project

HELENA — A divided state Public Service Commission this week rejected NorthWestern Energy’s agreement to buy power from a new wind project at …

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No new names on Angel Tree for DUI deaths in 2014

No new names on Angel Tree for DUI deaths in 2014

For the first time since 2009 there were no new ornaments to hang on the Angel Tree in the lobby of the Yellowstone County Courthouse on Thursday.

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Woman charged with 5th DUI after passing out in vehicle

A woman with four previous DUI convictions has been charged with her fifth after officers found her sleeping in a running car.

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Yellowstone solicits saddle, pack trip contracts

Yellowstone solicits saddle, pack trip contracts

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — The National Park Service is soliciting proposals from businesses interested in providing guided saddle and …

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Reggae rockers Iration to play the Babcock Theatre Feb. 22

Reggae rockers Iration to play the Babcock Theatre Feb. 22

Reggae-influenced alternative rock band Iration is bringing the “Tales From the Sea” tour to the Babcock Theatre for a show on Feb. 22.

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Sunbears make Future Sounds

SUNBEARS!

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Great Falls fatal victim identified

GREAT FALLS — The man who died in a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 15 in Great Falls has been identified as 24-year-old Benjamin Thomas Ronnau.

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Corvallis company fined for workplace fatality

MISSOULA — A Corvallis asphalt company and its owner must pay $20,000 in fines and restitution for the 2012 death of an employee.

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MCC announces $100K donation from First Interstate

Miles Community College announced on Thursday that it has received a $100,000 donation toward its ongoing efforts to build a new $3 million Ag…

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Tester nominates 30 Montana students to military academies

Tester nominates 30 Montana students to military academies

MISSOULA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester nominated 30 high school students to apply to the nation’s prestigious military academies.

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Walsh congratulates 28 Montanans nominated to military academies

Walsh congratulates 28 Montanans nominated to military academies

MISSOULA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh congratulated the 28 Montanans he nominated to apply for enrollment at America’s military academies.

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Advocates seek grizzly re-introductions in Selway-Bitterroot

Advocates seek grizzly re-introductions in Selway-Bitterroot

HELENA — An advocacy group has petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reintroduce grizzly bears into the Selway-Bitterroot area of I…

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Downtown robbery attempt nets 5-year sentence

Downtown robbery attempt nets 5-year sentence

A man convicted of trying to rob a woman while she waited in a downtown Burger King drive-through last year will spend three years with the Mo…

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Scheels donates $333K to YMCA

Scheels donates $333K to YMCA

The Billings Family YMCA got a massive boost Thursday in its efforts to renovate many of its facilities with a third of the $1 million they ne…

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City engineer: Rock slide was a clean break, crews OK'd to repair utilities

City engineer: Rock slide was a clean break, crews OK'd to repair utilities

Engineers gave city road crews the go-ahead to begin clearing boulders from Mountain View Drive on Thursday afternoon, less than 24 hours afte…

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TEDxBillings is back for Jan. 10 event

TEDxBillings is back for Jan. 10 event

Half of the 100 tickets are already gone to the TEDxBillings 2015 event on Jan. 10 at the Billings Public Library.

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2 hit while crossing street in front of YMCA

2 hit while crossing street in front of YMCA

An ambulance transported two people to the hospital Thursday morning after they were hit by a Ford passenger car while crossing the street in …

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New brewery: Home-brewers lease space for Helena taproom

New brewery: Home-brewers lease space for Helena taproom

HELENA — Three recent college graduates' plans for a new Helena brewery made a significant stride last week.

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Authorities plead with public to stop stealing road signs

Authorities plead with public to stop stealing road signs

BUTTE — Stealing a sign for Sesame Street or Easy Street may seem like a harmless act, but local officials say the crime could be deadly.

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Chippewa Cree must pay up front for pipeline

GREAT FALLS — The Chippewa Cree Tribe is being required to pay up front for work on a $361 million water project after several tribal official…

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Montana ex-billionaire Blixeth jailed for contempt

Montana ex-billionaire Blixeth jailed for contempt

BUTTE — Embattled real estate mogul Tim Blixseth was taken away in handcuffs on Thursday after a federal judge ordered the onetime billionaire…

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Agencies look to Montana corruption probe as model

GREAT FALLS — An aggressive anti-corruption campaign in Montana that has targeted the theft of federal funds from American Indian reservations…

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Billings man sentenced for fatal Fort Benton stabbing

GREAT FALLS — A Billings man who acknowledged stabbing another man to death during a fight at a Fort Benton bar has been sentenced to 20 years…

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Warmer temperatures expected on Thursday

A warm up is expected to keep daytime temperatures in the Billings area above freezing on Thursday, and the trend will likely continue through…

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