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Carbon County sheriff: Edgar man died from exposure

Updated An autopsy Monday determined that Michael Phillips, whose body was found on Saturday, died from exposure, said Josh McQuillan, Carbon County sheriff.

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Lawmaker wants to increase state funding for tribal colleges

Lawmaker wants to increase state funding for tribal colleges

HELENA — A Montana lawmaker proposed Monday that tribal colleges receive the same per-student funding that community colleges receive.

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Bill requiring legislative approval to expand Affordable Care Act prompts health care debate

Bill requiring legislative approval to expand Affordable Care Act prompts health care debate

HELENA — A Republican’s proposal to block any expansion of the Affordable Care Act in Montana without legislative approval prompted a miniatur…

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Montana youth court officer charged with raping teen

MISSOULA — A Missoula youth court officer is facing three felony charges for allegedly raping and sexually assaulting a teenage girl, but is n…

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Citing lack of support, McCulloch drops vote by mail bill

Citing lack of support, McCulloch drops vote by mail bill

HELENA — Because of the lack of support, Secretary of State Linda McCulloch is dropping her bill to require nearly all Montana elections to be…

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Belgrade man found dead in Yellowstone

Belgrade man found dead in Yellowstone

A 52-year-old Belgrade man was found dead along a Yellowstone National Park ski trail Saturday, possibly a victim of hypothermia.

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Montana lawmaker settles in campaign finance case

Montana lawmaker settles in campaign finance case

HELENA — Although he maintains he did nothing wrong, a Republican state lawmaker has agreed to pay a $4,000 fine and not run for public office…

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Yellowstone fish to be tested at Billings lab for exposure to oil

Yellowstone fish to be tested at Billings lab for exposure to oil

Shovelnose sturgeon and emerald shiners that were netted by Fish, Wildlife and Parks personnel in the Yellowstone River downstream from a Jan.…

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Woman scammed while trying to purchase monkey online

Woman scammed while trying to purchase monkey online

BUTTE — A Butte woman got caught up in some monkey business last week.

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2 charged in theft from Cathedral of St. Helena

2 charged in theft from Cathedral of St. Helena

HELENA — Two Lewis and Clark County residents were charged over the weekend with stealing from the Cathedral of St. Helena on Jan. 21.

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Game wardens can make DUI arrests in Gallatin County

Game wardens can make DUI arrests in Gallatin County

BOZEMAN — Gallatin County could become the third county in southwestern Montana where a state game warden can also cite people for drunken driving.

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Inquest set for Missoula officer-involved shooting

Inquest set for Missoula officer-involved shooting

MISSOULA — Missoula County officials have scheduled an inquest into the shooting death of a Missoula man by a police officer after a chase ear…

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Compound's neighbors fears Waco-like scenario

Compound's neighbors fears Waco-like scenario

PRINGLE, S.D. — The FLDS religious sect's compound in South Dakota’s southern Black Hills was remarkably noncontroversial the past few years.

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Religious compound's water could serve thousands, Park Service says

Religious compound's water could serve thousands, Park Service says

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A rural Custer County compound inhabited by members of a reportedly polygamous sect would have enough water to become the c…

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Woman accused of leaving kids to die plans to plead insanity

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota woman accused of leaving her 2- and 4-year-old daughters to die in an unheated car during a frigid winter day …

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Living next door to secretive FLDS compound: Noise, fending, guard tower and water woes

Living next door to secretive FLDS compound: Noise, fending, guard tower and water woes

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Odd things happen to the closest neighbors to a religious sect in Custer County.

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Helping young kids with sexual behavior problems

Helping young kids with sexual behavior problems

BISMARCK, N.D. — Paula Condol doesn’t want to see an 8-year-old charged with a sex offense.

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Montana man convicted of elder abuse

SUPERIOR — A Thompson Falls man has been convicted of neglecting an elderly man with dementia and illegally gaining ownership of the man's mon…

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Montana Tech poised for growth, already offers $100 million boost

Montana Tech poised for growth, already offers $100 million boost

BUTTE — Montana Tech is known as one of the best academic establishments in the state. But the university affects Butte in ways that have litt…

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