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Regents approve creation of mental health research center

Regents approve creation of mental health research center

With a unanimous vote after passionate statements of support from officials across the state, the Montana University System Board of Regents a…

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'It means a lot to me': 15 people sworn in as new Americans on Thursday

'It means a lot to me': 15 people sworn in as new Americans on Thursday

Fifteen people from nine countries took an oath of allegiance Thursday, the final step on the journey to becoming American citizens.

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Retrospective: From models to metropolis

Retrospective: From models to metropolis

Take a look at some conceptual renderings and models of some of Billings' iconic structures.

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Man accused of hospitalizing 4 women in the last 6 months pleads not guilty

Man accused of hospitalizing 4 women in the last 6 months pleads not guilty

A 29-year-old Billings man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that since April he has assaulted four women in five different attacks that …

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Broken Rope pleads not guilty in stabbing death; faces additional charge of tampering

Broken Rope pleads not guilty in stabbing death; faces additional charge of tampering

A 22-year-old woman charged in a fatal South Side stabbing is now facing an additional charge alleging that she had a friend dispose of the kn…

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Laird, accused of killing wife in 1999, waives extradition from Colorado

Laird, accused of killing wife in 1999, waives extradition from Colorado

A Colorado man charged with killing his wife 15 years ago agreed Thursday to return to Montana to face trial amid indications that authorities…

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'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return

'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return

BOZEMAN — Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does - including his own charity.

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Regents approve $1.4 billion Montana University System budget

The Montana University System Board of Regents approved Thursday the $1.4 billion budget for the entire system, a number that includes budgets…

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Sioux Falls arts leader shares experiences with Billings counterparts

Western Heritage Center Executive Director Julie Dial is fond of this homespun wisdom: You can’t wring your hands and roll up your sleeves at …

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Futurist urges Chamber to be open to learning from young workers

Futurist urges Chamber to be open to learning from young workers

Starting at the bottom and clawing your way to the top of the corporate ladder worked for baby boomers and their parents.

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Man charged with punching wife, holding gun to her head

A 25-year-old man accused of punching his wife and then holding a gun to her head and threatening to kill her made an initial court appearance…

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FWP abandons wolf donation stamp

Proposed administrative rules to establish a voluntary management stamp to enable anyone to make a donation to Montana's wolf program won't be…

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Q's hosts art show to benefit the Mental Health Center

Q's hosts art show to benefit the Mental Health Center

Q’s Art Shop and Gallery, 1511 Sixth Ave. N., is hosting an art show and sale as a fundraising event to benefit artists who are clients of the…

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Billings man admits firearms charges for stealing police department rifle

Billings man admits firearms charges for stealing police department rifle

A Billings man accused of breaking into an off-duty police officer’s vehicle and stealing a department-issued rifle and other items admitted f…

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Oil exec reaches plea deal in illegal dumping case

BISMARCK, N.D. — An oil executive accused of dumping toxic drilling liquid and endangering drinking water for a county in southwest North Dako…

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Tennis dome comes down at MSUB

Tennis dome comes down at MSUB

The Indoor Tennis Center at Montana State University Billings became an outdoor tennis center Thursday when the large white cover over the fac…

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Woman charged in methadone overdose death of 19-year-old man

GREAT FALLS — A 49-year-old Great Falls woman is charged with negligent homicide for a man's methadone overdose death this spring.

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Officials ID man accused of 12 sex crimes in Missoula, at UM

MISSOULA — The Missoula County Attorney’s Office has requested a warrant for the arrest of Jeremy St. Goddard, who is accused of harassing, as…

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Sears closing Great Falls store in December

Sears closing Great Falls store in December

GREAT FALLS — Sears Holdings is closing its Sears store and auto center at the Holiday Village Mall in Great Falls in early December.

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Utah man hurt working charged with defrauding work comp

HELENA — A Utah man who suffered a knee injury while working at the Montana State Prison is charged with defrauding the state worker's compens…

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City of Missoula lawyers: PSC 'chummy,' 'flirty' with Mountain Water officials

City of Missoula lawyers: PSC 'chummy,' 'flirty' with Mountain Water officials

The city of Missoula’s legal work in pursuit of its public drinking water system has shown that the Carlyle Group repeatedly misled the people…

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Montana poverty rate and median income up

HELENA — While Montana's median income rose last year, the poverty rate also increased.

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Hot weather and thunderstorms possible

Highs on Thursday will reach the mid 80s in Billings, but showers and thunderstorms may cool temperatures in the afternoon.

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19-year-old dies in head-on crash near Norris

A 19-year-old male driver died when his car was hit head-on while driving on Montana Highway 84, near Norris.

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Straight Creek: An easy introduction to Bob Marshall

Straight Creek: An easy introduction to Bob Marshall

AUGUSTA – Straight Creek sounds like a failure of imagination in naming, until you understand the peculiar nature of strike valleys.

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Convicted rapist charged with ‘aiding or soliciting suicide’ of victim

Convicted rapist charged with ‘aiding or soliciting suicide’ of victim

A Roundup man in Montana State Prison for having sex with an underage girl is facing a new charge alleging he pressured the girl to kill herse…

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Red Lodge author Gary Ferguson talks about his journey through grief

Red Lodge author Gary Ferguson talks about his journey through grief

An adventurous backpacker and hiker, Gary Ferguson has made many tough treks into the wilds of North America. But none of them could prepare h…

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An evening constitutional: Rocky Mountain College scholar helps celebrate Constitution Day

An evening constitutional: Rocky Mountain College scholar helps celebrate Constitution Day

The fight to shore constitutional protections, including free speech and freedom of religion, has been waged in many states, including Montana.

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After being killed in action during WWII, a Montana airman's body finally comes home

After being killed in action during WWII, a Montana airman's body finally comes home

A little more than 70 years ago, Army Air Forces 1st Lt. William Bernier sat on board a B-24 Liberator Bomber as it was shot down from the sky…

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Judge won't reduce sentence in triple slaying

Judge won't reduce sentence in triple slaying

CODY, Wyo. — A Cody man who pleaded guilty to killing a woman and helping to kill her parents will remain locked up after a judge declined to …

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Project's Cady Siemion steps out of sister's shadow

Project's Cady Siemion steps out of sister's shadow

She heard them. She heard the critics, the verbal jabs wrapped in a smile.

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Hunters can now file license information online

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife officials in Wyoming say hunters can now fill out their harvest reports online.

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Regents OK 2-year education outline, will vote on budgets Thursday

Regents OK 2-year education outline, will vote on budgets Thursday

The Montana University System Board of Regents approved two-year education plans, discussed new student programs and got updates on grants and…

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Lewis wants to close gender pay gap; seeks women for 'brain trust'

Lewis wants to close gender pay gap; seeks women for 'brain trust'

HELENA — Democratic congressional candidate John Lewis on Wednesday endorsed a federal bill aimed at reducing the differences in pay between m…

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Zinke's ad contrasts what he, Lewis were doing in 1988 and 1996

Zinke's ad contrasts what he, Lewis were doing in 1988 and 1996

HELENA — In his first statewide television ad for the general election, Republican House candidate Ryan Zinke contrasts his background with th…

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Crow leaders mark 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty

Crow leaders mark 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty

Crow tribal leaders gathered Wednesday to mark Crow Treaty Days.

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NCHS principal resigns after inappropriate skit; new role with district still undetermined

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County High School Principal Dean Kelly has resigned in the wake of an investigation that resulted in several staff mem…

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Bobcats' Dees draws motivation, perspective from teammate Dole

Bobcats' Dees draws motivation, perspective from teammate Dole

BOZEMAN — Taylor Dees has fought the “undersized” stigma throughout his career at Montana State. At 6-foot-2 and 270 pounds, Dees lacks the gi…

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Autopsy shows woman who died in Lewis Avenue crash was killed by blunt force trauma

Autopsy results released Wednesday concluded that an 85-year-old woman who died in a car accident Sunday morning was killed by blunt force tra…

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NDSU defense, crowd to test Griz

NDSU defense, crowd to test Griz

MISSOULA — To outsiders, especially those fond of the movie “Fargo,” North Dakota State’s home base seems like little more than a barren, wind…

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Picnic for progress: Treatment court members celebrate National Recovery Month

Picnic for progress: Treatment court members celebrate National Recovery Month

Without going through treatment court, 32-year-old Richie Jackson said she would “definitely” not be be reunited with her kids.

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Heavy metal band Red Fang sets Pub Station date in November

Heavy metal band Red Fang sets Pub Station date in November

The Portland, Ore. heavy metal band Red Fang is set to perform Saturday, Nov. 29 at the new Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. North in downtown Billings.

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Shooting investigation moving slowly; man who was shot still not cooperating

Shooting investigation moving slowly; man who was shot still not cooperating

Details of a Tuesday morning shooting on Billings' South Side remain sketchy, and the investigation is moving slowly.

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CHS refinery is top taxpayer in Yellowstone County

CHS refinery is top taxpayer in Yellowstone County

Yellowstone County’s top 10 taxpayers for 2014 remain the same as last year, but the order has shifted, with the CHS Inc. refinery in Laurel b…

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Brandon White, son of Walter White, gets prison for meth possession

Brandon White, son of Walter White, gets prison for meth possession

A Billings man suspected of shooting his father over a drug debt will go to federal prison for three years for his role in a methamphetamine c…

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Missoula County auctions off 5 mobile homes; buyers needed inexpensive digs

MISSOULA — Five mobile homes with longstanding tax debts were sold by Missoula County at auction Wednesday morning for $3,075.

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