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Panel compromises on state revenue estimate

Updated HELENA — After deadlocking along partisan lines on setting a general-fund revenue estimate, the majority of a bipartisan legislative committee…

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Department: Value of Montana residential properties fall by 2.85 percent

Department: Value of Montana residential properties fall by 2.85 percent

HELENA — The value of residential property in Montana dropped by 2.85 percent from 2008 to 2014, the state Revenue Department’s recent reappra…

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21 Indian reservations joining buyback program

Federal officials on Thursday doubled the number of American Indian communities involved in a $1.9 billion government effort to return lands o…

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Land buyback expands to 21 Indian communities

The U.S. Department of Interior says it's added 21 American Indian communities to a $1.9 billion program to consolidate tribal lands owned by …

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Inquest finds man in police standoff killed self

Inquest finds man in police standoff killed self

HAVRE — A coroner's jury found no criminal wrongdoing in the death of a Cut Bank man who was involved in a lengthy standoff with Havre police …

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Gov. Bullock’s chief of staff resigns to take new job

Gov. Bullock’s chief of staff resigns to take new job

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock announced Thursday that his chief of staff is resigning to take a new job and named Department of Environmental Qu…

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Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

Montana bighorn sheep to stay in state

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission Thursday voted to authorize the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to transplant up to 50…

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Washington men sentenced for transporting 2 pounds of nearly pure meth

Two Washington men caught in Montana with two pounds of nearly pure methamphetamine destined for Minnesota will spend at least 10 years in fed…

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Tribal land buyback program ends Friday

Tribal land buyback program ends Friday

With a Friday deadline for Indian land buyback offers, Crow tribal members are cashing in.

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Authorities charge Charlo man with wife's murder

CHARLO — Hours after identifying the woman whose husband said she committed suicide in Charlo early Tuesday morning, Lake County authorities c…

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Hamilton scientist who discovered cause of Lyme disease dies

Hamilton scientist who discovered cause of Lyme disease dies

HAMILTON – To the world, Willy Burgdorfer will always be remembered as the scientist who discovered the cause of Lyme disease.

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Hunter shot in face returns to Dillon home after hospitalization

BUTTE — Authorities say a Dillon man shot in the face while hunting is back home.

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Detractors, supporters of Billings Clinic purchase speak out at hearing

Detractors, supporters of Billings Clinic purchase speak out at hearing

MISSOULA — Testimony was spirited both for and against Billings Clinic's purchase of Missoula's Community Medical Center during a public heari…

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Crime scene photo on phone leads police to suspect

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Police tracking down a suspected killer came across a telling piece of evidence that led to an arrest: A cellphone, log…

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Lawmakers will take first stab at projecting revenue

Lawmakers will take first stab at projecting revenue

HELENA — An interim legislative committee on Thursday will come up with the first estimate of projected state tax revenues for the next two fi…

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Coroners' lack of cooperation frustrates state's Suicide Review Team

Coroners' lack of cooperation frustrates state's Suicide Review Team

A lack of cooperation among some county coroners continues to hinder the Montana Suicide Review Team’s ability to examine the factors contribu…

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Kaarma's defense team makes 3rd attempt to move trial

Kaarma's defense team makes 3rd attempt to move trial

MISSOULA — Markus Kaarma’s attorneys have filed yet another motion requesting his upcoming trial be moved to another county, claiming two stor…

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Veteran starts online fundraiser to buy man who killed bin Laden a lifetime of beer

Veteran starts online fundraiser to buy man who killed bin Laden a lifetime of beer

BUTTE — Surely the man who shot Osama bin Laden should never have to pay for a beer again.

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Baker man charged with illegal hazardous materials transportation

A Baker man accused of illegally transporting hazardous materials from North Dakota to Eastern Montana denied federal charges in Billings on W…

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