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President signs bill protecting North Fork, Rocky Mountain Front

President signs bill protecting North Fork, Rocky Mountain Front

MISSOULA — Montana wilderness legislation historic both for its bipartisan support and the long-standing campaigns it completed was signed int…

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Employees' lawsuit against Vann's settles out of court for $9.2M

MISSOULA — A multimillion-dollar lawsuit against former officers of Vann's Inc. was settled Friday, according to U.S. District Court in Missoula.

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A system still failing

When President Richard Nixon signed the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act into law in 1974, it was seen as a sign of federal commitment…

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Jailed ex-billionaire's lawyers seek his release

Jailed ex-billionaire's lawyers seek his release

BILLINGS — Attorneys for jailed real estate mogul Tim Blixseth filed an emergency motion with a federal judge Friday seeking his release, sayi…

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Parole board chairman resigns; board also has new executive director

Parole board chairman resigns; board also has new executive director

HELENA — The longtime chairman of Montana’s Board of Pardons and Parole, Mike McKee, of Hamilton, resigned this week.

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Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama downplayed the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. He said it would not lower gasol…

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Montana unemployment rate at 4.3 percent

HELENA — Montana's unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.3 percent in November.

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Chippewa Cree judge orders new tribal elections

Chippewa Cree judge orders new tribal elections

HAVRE — A tribal court has invalidated the November election of four new members to the Chippewa Cree Business Committee after a non-tribal me…

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Montana has low obesity, high binge drinking

Montana has low obesity, high binge drinking

GREAT FALLS — An annual survey of U.S. health ranks Montana 22nd in the nation overall, which is an improvement by one spot from the previous year.

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Dog and 10 puppies abandoned near garbage bin in Grand Forks

Dog and 10 puppies abandoned near garbage bin in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A black lab and her 10 puppies are safe after being abandoned in a box next to a Dumpster Wednesday night in south Grand F…

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East Helena man gets suspended sentence for church burglaries

East Helena man gets suspended sentence for church burglaries

HELENA — An East Helena man who was found guilty of multiple church burglaries has been sentenced to 20 years in the Montana State Prison with…

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Former VA employee sentenced for sexual assault

HELENA — A former Montana Veterans Affairs employee and former American Federation of Government Employees Local Union president was sentenced…

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More routes in Yellowstone open to snowmobiles, snowcoaches

More routes in Yellowstone open to snowmobiles, snowcoaches

Thanks to additional snowfall this week, Yellowstone National Park staff announced the opening of additional groomed road segments to motorize…

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$500K in scholarships offered to manufacturing and energy students

$500K in scholarships offered to manufacturing and energy students

HELENA — The Gianforte Family Foundation announced on Thursday $500,000 worth of scholarships for students who enroll in manufacturing and ene…

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Judge will decide if convicted killer in 17-year-old case deserves new trial

Judge will decide if convicted killer in 17-year-old case deserves new trial

THOMPSON FALLS — The fate of a man who has spent more than 17 years in the Montana State Prison for a murder he has always denied committing i…

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Kaarma prosecutors: No evidence partner 'colluded, facilitated'

Kaarma prosecutors: No evidence partner 'colluded, facilitated'

MISSOULA — Janelle Pflager, the partner of the Missoula man who was convicted of murdering a teenage exchange student this week, will not face…

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Montana cabin owners rejoice over capped federal lease rate

Montana cabin owners rejoice over capped federal lease rate

MISSOULA — Owners of cabins on national forest lands throughout Montana celebrated on Thursday after passage of the bipartisan Cabin Fee Act.

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Snowmobiler rescued in Gallatin County

BOZEMAN — Rescuers have succeeded in finding a Bozeman snowmobiler who became separated from others in his group in Gallatin County.

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Judge will decide if convicted killer in Trout Creek case deserves new trial

Judge will decide if convicted killer in Trout Creek case deserves new trial

THOMPSON FALLS – The fate of a man who has spent more than 17 years in the Montana State Prison for a murder he has always denied committing i…

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Bozeman hospital acts to prevent flu spread

BOZEMAN — Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has imposed restrictions on visitors in order to prevent the spread of influenza.

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