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UM names new journalism school dean

UM names new journalism school dean

MISSOULA — The University of Montana has hired National Public Radio correspondent Larry Abramson as the new dean of the School of Journalism.

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More charges expected against jailer accused of sex with inmate

More charges expected against jailer accused of sex with inmate

BUTTE — Authorities say a part-time jailer in Boulder arrested on accusations of having sex with an inmate will likely face more charges.

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Border patrol: Pot-smoking man arrested on train

HAVRE — Border patrol agents say they arrested a man who was carrying nearly 2 pound of marijuana during a check of an Amtrak train stopped in…

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83-year-old man accused of pulling gun on officers

HAMILTON — Police say an 83-year-old Hamilton man pointed a gun at officers who had been called to perform a welfare check on him.

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Judge hears arguments over candidate’s eligibility for Supreme Court

Updated HELENA — A state district judge heard arguments Wednesday on whether to remove Lawrence VanDyke from the 2014 ballot as a candidate for Suprem…

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Nurse convicted of sex with inmate changes plea to witness tampering

Nurse convicted of sex with inmate changes plea to witness tampering

BUTTE — A former corrections nurse convicted for having sex with an inmate at a detention facility has foregone a May trial for trying to thre…

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Judge hears arguments over candidate’s eligibility for Supreme Court

HELENA — A state district judge heard arguments Wednesday on whether to remove Lawrence VanDyke from the 2014 ballot as a candidate for Suprem…

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Attorney general turns over fracking letter info

Attorney general turns over fracking letter info

Updated GREAT FALLS — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox on Wednesday gave a conservation group the records it wanted about Fox's decision to join other…

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House candidate Stapleton says he's a conservative, proven 'Montana kid'

House candidate Stapleton says he's a conservative, proven 'Montana kid'

HELENA — Former state Sen. Corey Stapleton of Billings has a standard answer when he’s asked why Montanans should vote for him in the five-way…

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FWP boss announces scaled-back Montana bison plan

FWP boss announces scaled-back Montana bison plan

Expectations for a statewide bison-conservation plan were scaled back by Montana’s top wildlife official on Wednesday following backlash from …

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Montana man sentenced in Washington cold case killing

HAMILTON — A 60-year-old Montana man has been sentenced to less than 3 ½ years in prison for the 1996 death of a Kirkland, Wash., woman.

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North Dakota tribes' oil output rivals U.S. states

NEW TOWN, N.D. — Oil production on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota has become so large that it would rank among the top 1…

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N.D. tribes warn of the environmental impact of oil

Updated NEW TOWN, N.D. — Leaders of North Dakota's Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara nations say that while they are thankful for the money that oil has bro…

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Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

WASHINGTON — Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil…

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Bozeman caretaker sentenced for elder abuse

Updated BOZEMAN — A Bozeman woman has been sentenced to five years' probation for abusing the partially paralyzed 63-year-old man who hired her to car…

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Attorney general to defend cap on court awards

Attorney general to defend cap on court awards

HELENA — Montana's attorney general intends to defend the state's $10 million limit on the punitive damages a judge or jury can award an indiv…

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Seven cases of whooping cough confirmed in Helena

Updated HELENA- Seven cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have been confirmed in the Helena area as of Tuesday afternoon.

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CHS Inc. fined $211K for violations at Montana grain facilities

A Minnesota-based agriculture company was fined $211,000 by federal safety regulators who said Wednesday it had repeatedly failed to ensure wo…

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Kalispell police await shooting death lab results

Updated KALISPELL — Kalispell police say they have completed their investigation and are awaiting lab results from evidence gathered in an apparent mu…

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Panel recommends site for MSU engineering school

Updated BOZEMAN — Montana State University's planning board is recommending a new $50 million engineering school be built where a parking lot, tennis …

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