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Missoula County attorney, DOJ get more time to resolve lawsuit

Missoula County attorney, DOJ get more time to resolve lawsuit

The U.S. Department of Justice and Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg will have another 30 days to resolve the lawsuit Van Valkenbur…

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Canadian railroad says its committed to hauling fertilizer

BISMARCK, N.D. — Canadian Pacific Railway has told a federal oversight board that moving fertilizer for spring planting does not present a "si…

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12-year-old shoots teen girl in North Dakota

Updated WILLISTON, N.D. — A 12-year-old boy is in the custody of juvenile authorities after a shooting in Williams County that injured a 15-year-old girl.

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U.S. delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

U.S. delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, t…

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Montana unemployment rate holds at 5.1%

HELENA — Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 5.1 percent in March as both the number of available jobs and the work…

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Bozeman man sentenced for employee benefit theft

BOZEMAN — A 61-year-old Bozeman businessman has been sentenced to five years on probation and ordered to repay just over $74,000 for failing t…

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N.D. orders Killdeer plant to close for inspection

KILLDEER, N.D. — State health officials have ordered a facility in western North Dakota that handles radioactive material to cease operations …

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Man convicted in DUI death of 2-year-old returned to prison

GREAT FALLS — A Browning-area man who has served federal prison time for involuntary manslaughter in a DUI case is being returned to prison fo…

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3 accused of altering gambling receipts

BUTTE — Authorities allege three people bilked Anaconda casinos out of $2,100 by doctoring receipts.

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NorthWestern says Consumer Counsel changes would nix $900M dam deal

NorthWestern says Consumer Counsel changes would nix $900M dam deal

NorthWestern Energy would have to walk away from a $900 million deal to buy 11 hydroelectric dams in Montana if forced to make changes recomme…

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Ravalli County spends $70K investigating embattled treasurer

Ravalli County spends $70K investigating embattled treasurer

HAMILTON – Following the advice of the county attorney, Ravalli County commissioners made no moves Thursday to change the status of the county…

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Stillwater Mining production up, but VP resigns

Stillwater Mining production up, but VP resigns

Montana's largest mining company says its precious metals production rose modestly while recycled metal volumes dropped sharply in the first q…

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Missoula Democrats: Reprioritize funding for sexual assault cases over lawsuits

Missoula Democrats: Reprioritize funding for sexual assault cases over lawsuits

Updated MISSOULA — The Missoula Democratic Central Committee adopted a resolution this month calling on the Missoula County attorney and Board of Coun…

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Lindeen discusses Affordable Care Act with Obama

Lindeen discusses Affordable Care Act with Obama

HELENA — Meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday, state Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen said she discussed Montana’s collaborati…

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Bullock's Bakken aid proposal needs approval from Legislature

Bullock's Bakken aid proposal needs approval from Legislature

Updated Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has a $45-million plan to help communities overwhelmed by the oil boom, but it will take significant buy-in from le…

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Lady in Red: Pranksters give statue a brief makeover

Lady in Red: Pranksters give statue a brief makeover

BUTTE — Residents peering up at Our Lady of the Rockies on Wednesday night were seeing red.

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Philanthropist leaves gift to encourage ranch use by UW, CSU

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The will of a wealthy Denver philanthropist who has died contains a large financial incentive for the University of Wyoming a…

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BNSF outlines fertilizer shipment plan for Montana, Dakotas, Minnesota

BISMARCK, N.D. — BNSF Railway Co. will add trains in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana solely for transporting fertilizer for spring crop pla…

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Closed aluminum plant could be Superfund site

COLUMBIA FALLS — Pollution at the closed Columbia Falls aluminum plant qualifies it as a Superfund site, but the U.S. Environmental Protection…

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Montana Supreme Court rejects attempt to alter initiative wording

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an attempt by opponents of Medicaid expansion and Attorney General Tim Fox to rewrite …

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