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Fort Peck Indian Reservation

34 bison transferred to Fort Belknap

34 bison transferred to Fort Belknap

FORT BELKNAP — Bison once helped sustain Native Americans on the plains of Montana. Now, Indians on the Fort Belknap Reservation say it’s time they returned the favor.

August 23, 2013 7:43 am Photos

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Bill funds tribal language preservation efforts

Bill funds tribal language preservation efforts

GREAT FALLS — The Montana Legislature created a program to help the state's Indian tribes develop educational and reference materials to keep their native languages alive as the number of people who fluently speak the languages continues to decline.

July 01, 2013 11:11 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Supreme Court's bison decision a win for landowners

A recent decision by the Montana Supreme Court settled an objection brought by landowners and multiple-use groups against FWP’s transfer last year of bison from a government facility to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The court determined that the transfer was, in fact, legally done. More …

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Bison transfer legal, Montana court says

Bison transfer legal, Montana court says

The relocation of Yellowstone National Park bison to tribal lands in Montana can resume, under a Wednesday ruling from the state's Supreme Court that revives a stalled conservation initiative for the animals.

June 19, 2013 4:08 pmLoading…
Barry Beach attorney asks Supreme Court to reconsider ruling

Barry Beach attorney asks Supreme Court to reconsider ruling

HELENA — The attorney for Barry Beach is asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to put the man convicted of murdering his classmate in 1979 back in prison after 1 ½ years of freedom.

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Jury finds defendants guilty in Bakken oil scam

Jury finds defendants guilty in Bakken oil scam

The four remaining defendants in a Bakken oil leasing scam that duped unwitting investors across the country out of hundreds of thousands of dollars were found guilty on most charges on Wednesday by a Montana jury.

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Montana House kills bill to increase bison hunting

Montana House kills bill to increase bison hunting

HELENA — The House rejected a bison management plan Wednesday that would have increased the number of hunting licenses for bison and prohibited the future relocation of the animals.

April 17, 2013 4:25 pm Photos

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Montana lawmakers endorse bills to restrict bison

Montana lawmakers endorse bills to restrict bison

HELENA — The Montana Legislature is moving ahead with plans to restrict where wild bison can be moved and to decrease the size of herds.

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Mother: 'I heard him cry like I’ve never heard him cry'

Mother: 'I heard him cry like I’ve never heard him cry'

WOLF POINT – After being disciplined for violating the school's tobacco policy, Dalton Gourneau, a 17-year-old Wolf Point High School student, scrawled a note to his mother and then killed himself.

March 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Indian leaders, advocates rally for bison at Montana Capitol

Indian leaders, advocates rally for bison at Montana Capitol

HELENA — Indian leaders, wildlife advocates and sportsmen's groups are advocating for increased tolerance of bison and are opposing anti-bison bills now making their way through the Montana Legislature.

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Police seek tips on missing woman from Kalispell

Police seek tips on missing woman from Kalispell

Authorities are seeking the public's help in Montana and North Dakota in their search for Nicole Waller, a 31-year-old Kalispell woman who's been missing since mid-February and was last seen in the Fairview area.

March 07, 2013 8:40 am Photos

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Montana lawmakers seek answers to bison management

Montana lawmakers seek answers to bison management

HELENA — The Montana Legislature will consider year-round bison hunting and prohibitions on the animals' movements amid a slew of bison-related measures to be tackled during the second half of the legislative session.

March 03, 2013 11:33 am Related Loading…
House advances anti-bison measure

House advances anti-bison measure

HELENA — The House is advancing a bill that would let landowners haze or shoot wild bison that come onto their property.

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California woman reaches plea deal in Bakken scam

A California woman faces a likely prison sentence after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors for her role in a scam to dupe investors into sinking money into fictitious oil and gas projects on Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation, her defense attorney said Thursday.

December 27, 2012 1:18 pmLoading…
Fort Peck Tribes pay $1,500 to each tribal member

Fort Peck Tribes pay $1,500 to each tribal member

POPLAR — Per-capita checks of $1,500 were handed out Tuesday in Poplar to all Fort Peck tribal members.

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Judge: FWP did not knowingly violate bison order

HAVRE — A judge says Montana wildlife officials did not knowingly violate his order barring bison relocations.

September 21, 2012 5:32 pmLoading…

California woman denies federal fraud charges in Montana

GREAT FALLS — A California woman indicted in an alleged scheme to fleece investors who bought into a fictitious Bakken oil project on Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation has pleaded not guilty to federal fraud charges.

September 13, 2012 6:47 pmLoading…
Cool weather helps fight against Montana wildfires

Cool weather helps fight against Montana wildfires

Cool weather that rolled into Montana Wednesday helped crews trying to contain major wildfires burning across Montana, but forecasters said the heat will return by week's end with no rain to dampen the blazes.

September 12, 2012 7:02 pm Related Loading…

2 bison killed as wildfire rips through Fort Peck pasture

A tribal official says two bison are dead after a fast-moving wildfire burned through a pasture on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation where a small herd of the animals had been relocated from Yellowstone National Park.

September 12, 2012 1:05 pmLoading…

Drilling scam defendants plead not guilty in Montana

Four California residents have pleaded not guilty to charges they fleeced investors who bought into a bogus oil company supposedly drilling for Bakken crude on Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

September 11, 2012 5:57 pmLoading…

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