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Governor's budget freezes tuition, not expenditures, Montana universities say

Governor's budget freezes tuition, not expenditures, Montana universities say

New MISSOULA — During its meeting last week in Missoula, the state Board of Regents praised the biennial budget presented by Gov. Steve Bullock, b…

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Judge Sidney Thomas praised by friends, colleagues

Judge Sidney Thomas praised by friends, colleagues

Updated Even as a teenager growing up in Billings, Steve Corning knew that Sid Thomas, a Bozeman kid he met at Boys State, was destined for big things.

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Nov. 23, 1889

Nov. 23, 1889

Democratic Senators refused to show up for the opening of Montana’s first state legislative assembly in Helena. Voters had elected the same nu…

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Montana’s 9th Circuit Judge Sid Thomas to become next chief judge

Montana’s 9th Circuit Judge Sid Thomas to become next chief judge

On Dec. 1, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sidney R. Thomas of Billings will become the circuit’s new chief judge.

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High-end comfort food recipes

High-end comfort food recipes

Pancetta-Sage Stuffed Boneless Turkey

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'More conservative than people realize': Meyers only American Indian Republican in Legislature

'More conservative than people realize': Meyers only American Indian Republican in Legislature

Updated HELENA — G. Bruce Meyers says growing up on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation in north-central Montana, he was taught not to trust anything “whit…

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Livingston chef dazzles with high-end comfort food

Livingston chef dazzles with high-end comfort food

Carole Sullivan is a culinary artist. Her creations are a mouth-watering fusion of fresh meats, earthy root vegetables, flavorful herbs and sa…

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Little time to find replacement for resigning lawmaker

Little time to find replacement for resigning lawmaker

Updated Short on time, Republicans and Yellowstone County commissioners will have to hustle to replace Rep. Jonathan McNiven, who recently resigned, b…

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Regents to consider Montana University System foundation

Regents to consider Montana University System foundation

Updated MISSOULA — Saying that several substantial gifts are pending, the Commissioner of Higher Education on Friday urged the state Board of Regents …

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Diplomat to get honorary Montana State doctorate

BOZEMAN — Montana State University plans to confer an honorary doctorate in letters and science to U.S. diplomat and adviser Brooke D. Anderson.

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Livingston weighs solutions to pigeon problem

LIVINGSTON, Mont. — Officials in Livingston are trying to decide how to address the city's growing pigeon population but are left wondering if…

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Butte homeless shelter considers hotel purchase

BUTTE, Mont. — A rescue mission in Butte is seeking to buy a hotel in town.

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Nov. 22, 1807

Nov. 22, 1807

St. Louis fur trader Manuel Lisa and his company of 50 men began construction of Montana’s first log building at the confluence of the Yellows…

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Discount retailer Alco shuttering two Eastern Montana stores

Discount retailer Alco shuttering two Eastern Montana stores

Discount retailer Alco Stores announced Friday it is closing 200 stores nationwide and liquidating merchandise, including stores in two Easter…

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MDU eyes Minot area for second diesel refinery

MDU eyes Minot area for second diesel refinery

BISMARCK, N.D. – Developers of a nearly completed diesel refinery near Dickinson are eyeing the Minot area as the potential site for a similar plant.

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Anaconda man gets life in prison for incest

Anaconda man gets life in prison for incest

ANACONDA — An Anaconda man will spend the rest of his life in prison for incest, following a sentencing hearing Friday in Anaconda district court.

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Yellowstone proposed for climate change monitoring site

Yellowstone proposed for climate change monitoring site

A site within Yellowstone National Park has been proposed for inclusion as part of the National Ecological Observatory Network.

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Montana attorney general to argue gay marriage case Feb. 27

Montana attorney general to argue gay marriage case Feb. 27

Opening arguments from Montana's attorney general are due Feb. 27 in his appeal of a federal court order that struck down the state's gay marr…

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The girl from Ekalaka: Amber Olsson, a fresh talent on the rise

The girl from Ekalaka: Amber Olsson, a fresh talent on the rise

HELENA — She’s a mighty voice that comes in a petite package.

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Media seek contempt of court against House GOP over apparent illegal caucus

Media seek contempt of court against House GOP over apparent illegal caucus

HELENA — A Helena judge on Friday set a show-cause hearing for Dec. 9 on whether the Montana House Republican caucus should be found in contem…

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