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Tribe: Remove 'halfbreed' from Montana place names

New HELENA — The time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around Montana, accord…

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Livestock board creates panel to address budget

New BOZEMAN — The Montana Board of Livestock has created a panel to address its budgeting problems following a legislative hearing about an audit …

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Williston faces teacher shortage ahead of new term

New WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston Public School District No. 1 is looking to fill 18 open teacher spots just weeks before the start of the school year.

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Moose spotted in Missoula neighborhood

Moose spotted in Missoula neighborhood

New MISSOULA — A moose wandered into the lower Rattlesnake neighborhood Wednesday morning, an unusual urban wildlife sighting for Missoula residen…

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Kootenai Canyon: Bitterroot canyon offers fun all year

Kootenai Canyon: Bitterroot canyon offers fun all year

New STEVENSVILLE — Kootenai Canyon has a dedicated, year-round fan club whose members rarely meet.

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Wilderness Act’s anniversary prompts discussion about past, future

Wilderness Act’s anniversary prompts discussion about past, future

For 71-year-old Bill Cunningham, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act this summer has been an arduous task.

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BLM repairing Valley County dams

GLASGOW — The Bureau of Land Management Glasgow Field Office is repairing four dams in Valley County.

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War College to make final decision on Sen. Walsh

War College to make final decision on Sen. Walsh

Updated HELENA — The U.S. Army War College will have the final say over whether any punishment is warranted in a plagiarism investigation against Sen.…

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Alert issued for mother accused of taking 2 kids

Alert issued for mother accused of taking 2 kids

Updated MISSOULA — The Montana Department of Justice has issued a missing and endangered children alert for a 6-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl aut…

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Zinke unveils energy plan, focuses on resource extraction

Zinke unveils energy plan, focuses on resource extraction

Republican U.S. House hopeful Ryan Zinke was in Billings on Wednesday presenting an energy policy he says will put Montanans to work building …

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Butte's landmark M&M faces multiple lawsuits

Butte's landmark M&M faces multiple lawsuits

BUTTE — The landmark M&M Cigar Store restaurant and its owner, Sam Jankovich, are mired in legal problems taking a bite out of the busines…

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Montana FWP expands fire restrictions to 3 additional counties

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks issued Stage I fire restrictions Wednesday in several areas across the state in response to…

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Transient gets 15 years for beating man in dispute over pork chop

MISSOULA — The transient man who savagely beat another man during an argument over a pork chop will spend the next 15 years in the Montana Sta…

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Bozeman woman sentenced for selling fake diamonds

BOZEMAN — A Bozeman woman has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and ordered to pay more than $111,000 in restitution for selling fake diamonds online.

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Man dies in 2-vehicle crash near Marion

KALISPELL — A 55-year-old man from Kila was killed in a two vehicle crash about 15 miles west of Kalispell.

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Yellowstone considers quarantine program for bison

Yellowstone considers quarantine program for bison

Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison so disease-free animals can be relocate…

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Judge grants access for oil pipeline operations

GREAT FALLS — A refining company will be able to continue operating three pipelines that transport crude oil from Canada after a judge granted…

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Man arrested with Molotov cocktail outside bar

HAMILTON — A 53-year-old Darby man was arrested Saturday after a bystander spotted him holding a Molotov cocktail outside the Conner bar and w…

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UM student seeks to join suit over 'astronomical' fees to access aid

UM student seeks to join suit over 'astronomical' fees to access aid

MISSOULA — A University of Montana student is attempting to join a class-action lawsuit against Higher One Holdings, accusing the firm of dece…

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Roundup fire "knocked down"

Roundup fire "knocked down"

Tuesday afternoon's wildfire between Bender Road and Kelly Road near Roundup has been "knocked down pretty good," said Musselshell County Sher…

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