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Ranchers cautious about state takeover of federal land

Ranchers cautious about state takeover of federal land

New Should Montana Republican lawmakers saddle up to take control of federal lands, they might be without one important, generally conservative gr…

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Forest Service to move regional office in Missoula

Updated MISSOULA — The U.S. Forest Service plans to move its Region One headquarters out of a building in downtown Missoula in favor of a location at …

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Australian company buys up shares of copper mine company

Updated An Australian mining company now owns more than one-third of Tintina Resources, the company proposing to build a copper mine a mile from a tri…

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Agriculture equipment sales decline in 2014

Agriculture equipment sales decline in 2014

Updated MITCHELL, S.D. — Sitting under a tent at an annual agricultural equipment sales event, Shawn Berry noted that orders for the machinery he sell…

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14 get medical treatment after laundromat boiler malfunction

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — At least 14 people in northwest North Dakota have sought medical treatment after becoming ill following a visit to a laundromat.

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MontanaPBS scrubs US House debate coverage

BOZEMAN — MontanaPBS has canceled its broadcast coverage plans for an upcoming debate in Montana's U.S. House race now that one of the two can…

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Sentinel High School principal, vice principal suspended

MISSOULA — Missoula County Public Schools has suspended two of the top administrators at Sentinel High School following a "personnel issue."

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1 dead after shooting outside Missoula strip club

1 dead after shooting outside Missoula strip club

MISSOULA — Missoula police are investigating a fatal shooting outside a Missoula strip club early Monday morning.

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Special K kicks off equine program

Special K kicks off equine program

COLUMBUS — Her feet were barely back on the ground when Cat Aexel, a resident at Special K Ranch east of Columbus, was ready to swing back int…

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When RightNow sold to Oracle for $1.8 billion, who got the money?

HELENA — After international software giant Oracle Corp. bought Bozeman software firm RightNow Technologies in 2012 for $1.8 billion, economis…

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Daines' work with cloud computing pioneer shapes his perspectives on government

Daines' work with cloud computing pioneer shapes his perspectives on government

Updated BOZEMAN — At age 36, Steve Daines was working at his father’s construction firm in Bozeman when he got involved with a small but growing compa…

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Former Butte High football standout Bo Taylor dies

Former Butte High football standout Bo Taylor dies

Updated Bo Taylor, who was a senior on the Butte High School football team when the Bulldogs took the AA state football title against Bozeman in 2012,…

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Expense of Montana takeover of federal lands difficult to define

Expense of Montana takeover of federal lands difficult to define

Updated Determining the cost to the state of Montana to take over management of roughly 25 million acres of federal land within its borders is no easy…

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Firefighter recounts rescuing mountain lion cubs from blaze

Firefighter recounts rescuing mountain lion cubs from blaze

FLORENCE — One of the firefighters on the crew that found a pair of mountain lion cubs in a fire near Florence said she’s glad both animals go…

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Thundering herd: Sheep drive continues to evolve, drawing thousands to Reed Point

Thundering herd: Sheep drive continues to evolve, drawing thousands to Reed Point

REED POINT — It’s been 26 years since the first Great Montana Sheep Drive, but the event continues to evolve each year.

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Montana students to be tested on Common Core

HELENA — Montana will implement and test students on the Common Core standards this school year, despite opposition and an anticipated battle …

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Montana bobcat farm spurs worldwide interest

GREAT FALLS — A proposal by a North Dakota couple to relocate their commercial bobcat fur farm to central Montana has generated comments from …

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White calls land transfer unrealistic

White calls land transfer unrealistic

The transfer of federal lands to the state of Montana is too technically complex to be realistic, according to state Rep. Kerry White, R-Bozem…

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Missoula murder suspect caught in Louisiana

Missoula murder suspect caught in Louisiana

MISSOULA, Mont. — A man wanted for an alleged Missoula murder that happened in late July has been arrested in Shreveport, La.

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Chief Plenty Coups celebrated during annual Day of Honor

Chief Plenty Coups celebrated during annual Day of Honor

PRYOR — Chief Plenty Coups was celebrated Saturday during the 20th annual Day of Honor at the state park named in his honor.

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