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Were early visitors to Yellowstone Lake fish eaters?

Were early visitors to Yellowstone Lake fish eaters?

Technology offers great tools for archaeologists, such as analyzing the residue in ancient ceramic containers to reveal what they contained, o…

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Montana leaders condemn Keystone delay

Montana leaders condemn Keystone delay

HELENA — Montana's elected officials condemned a new delay Friday in the decision whether to approve construction of an oil pipeline from Cana…

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Montana leaders condemn Keystone delay

HELENA — Montana's elected officials condemned a new delay Friday in the decision whether to approve construction of an oil pipeline from Cana…

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Other candidates react to land-transfer idea

HELENA — Here are comments from other candidates for the U.S. House on a proposal by Republican Matt Rosendale to transfer certain federal lan…

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Rosendale calls for transferring federal lands to state

Rosendale calls for transferring federal lands to state

HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Matt Rosendale is proposing that the federal government transfer Forest Service and Bureau of Land Ma…

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Former Havre priest pleads not guilty to wire fraud

HAVRE — A former Havre priest has denied federal charges that allege he took nearly $65,000 from St. Jude Thaddeus Church.

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Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

HELENA  — Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six …

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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 it's 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 putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, …

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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; VP resigns

Stillwater Mining production up; 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

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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