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Snowmobilers cited for riding in Montana wilderness area

KALISPELL — Seven snowmobilers have been cited for riding out of bounds in the Flathead National Forest.

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As Canadian dollar drops, concerns rise for Montana economy

As Canadian dollar drops, concerns rise for Montana economy

KALISPELL — A family from Alberta visiting Montana this past week would need to exchange $131.22 Canadian for $100 U.S. dollars.

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All in the family: 5 sisters, ages 80-92, move in together

All in the family: 5 sisters, ages 80-92, move in together

ST. IGNATIUS – In this remodeled house in the Mission Valley live five widowed women, all sisters, between the ages of 80 and 92.

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Refurnishing Molly’s room: Furniture used by Daly daughter finds its way back to the mansion

Refurnishing Molly’s room: Furniture used by Daly daughter finds its way back to the mansion

It was almost 30 years in waiting, but Molly Daly’s bedroom finally came home.

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Bootcamp buddies' paths converge at retirement community after 62 years

Bootcamp buddies' paths converge at retirement community after 62 years

MISSOULA — It was the side view of the man that did it.

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60 years of Fender Strat: Versatile workhorse, work of art

60 years of Fender Strat: Versatile workhorse, work of art

MISSOULA — Even with 30-some Stratocasters in the bar, Russ Nasset's was hard to miss.

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Deer Lodge man dies in snowmobile accident

BUTTE — Authorities say a 74-year-old Deer Lodge man has died in a snowmobile accident west of the city of Anaconda.

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Helena market chosen for exclusive Super Bowl commercial

Helena market chosen for exclusive Super Bowl commercial

HELENA — Helena viewers will be privy to something no one else in the nation will see broadcast during the Super Bowl.

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State appraisers to determine taxable value of Community Medical Center

State appraisers to determine taxable value of Community Medical Center

MISSOULA — Because Community Medical Center came off tax-exempt status on Jan. 15, when the nonprofit hospital was sold to a for-profit partne…

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Octogenarian Ski Patrol members keep Lost Trail safe and smiling

Octogenarian Ski Patrol members keep Lost Trail safe and smiling

LOST TRAIL — “These guys are older than history,” said Rab Walton as she strolled by the wood stove in the Lost Trail Powder Mountain Ski Patr…

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End of an era, Corette coal plant prepares for mothball

End of an era, Corette coal plant prepares for mothball

It isn’t on its dying breath, but the J.E. Corette coal-fired power plant, for 40 years Billings’ worst air polluter, could be weeks away from…

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Bullock re-emphasizes his agenda – and GOP pushing back with its own

Bullock re-emphasizes his agenda – and GOP pushing back with its own

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock laid out his agenda for Montana in his televised State of the State address to the Legislature last week, and, as …

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Political Practices Commissioner Motl faces Senate confirmation

Political Practices Commissioner Motl faces Senate confirmation

HELENA — Later in this legislative session, it will be Political Practices Commissioner Jonathan Motl facing a vote, not his proposed bills.

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Major campaign finance disclosure bills

HELENA — Here are the major bills introduced at request of Political Practices Commissioner Jonathan Motl:

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House, Senate panels reject campaign finance reporting bills

House, Senate panels reject campaign finance reporting bills

HELENA — Legislative panels have rejected a series of bills to beef up Montana’s campaign finance reporting laws, although a comprehensive dis…

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Speed limit, bullying, tax cuts, mental health and beer on legislative agenda this week

HELENA — Montana’s highway speed limit, school bullying, mental health, tax cuts and microbreweries are among the items on the legislative hea…

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Cold-weather birding often a hot pursuit

Cold-weather birding often a hot pursuit

BOZEMAN — In the treetops high above Gardner Park, an uncommon visitor is flying about. Its short, curved bill is built for feeding on seeds a…

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ND oil workers see hours cut as oil prices slump

ND oil workers see hours cut as oil prices slump

WILLISTON, N.D. — Ahmed Osman recently worked 16-hour days hauling water and sand used to frack oil and gas wells in western North Dakota.

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Great Falls man gets 10 years for threatening police officer

GREAT FALLS — A 50-year-old Great Falls man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for threatening a police officer and his pregnant wife af…

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Prosecutors: New Kaarma trial would be 'miscarriage of justice'

Prosecutors: New Kaarma trial would be 'miscarriage of justice'

MISSOULA — Prosecutors said Friday it would be a miscarriage of justice to set aside the guilty verdict in the December homicide trial of Mark…

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