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Nelson — Finneman

Nelson — Finneman

Michelle Nelson and Kyle Finneman, both of Fargo, N.D., plan a Jan. 4, 2014, wedding.

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Nelson — Martens

Nelson — Martens

Kristine Nelson and Eric Martens were married at the DanWalt Gardens in Billings. Patricia Clark officiated.

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Rob Ash: Looking back, looking forward

Six days after losing 34-16 to Sam Houston State in the FCS playoff quarterfinals, coach Rob Ash and the Montana State Bobcats have their eyes on the offseason.

December 13, 2012 3:48 pmLoading…
Sheehy, McKinnon seek open seat on high court

Sheehy, McKinnon seek open seat on high court

HELENA — One of Montana’s most important statewide electoral races this year has been next to invisible, and it features two candidates whom few Montanans have heard of: Laurie McKinnon and Ed Sheehy, who are competing for an open seat on the Montana Supreme Court.

October 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Supreme Court candidates say code prevents them from accepting endorsements

Supreme Court candidates say code prevents them from accepting endorsements

HELENA — While a federal court ruled that political parties may endorse nonpartisan judicial candidates in Montana, the two candidates for an open state Supreme Court seat said this week that they won’t accept the endorsements because a state judicial ethics code forbids it.

September 20, 2012 5:15 pm Photos

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Montana courts shouldn't spend time on medical marijuana, justice says

Montana’s courts shouldn’t spend any more time on state medical marijuana laws, a Montana Supreme Court justice says — again.

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Candidates race to meet filing deadline for statewide office

Candidates race to meet filing deadline for statewide office

HELENA — Dozens of candidates slipped in under the filing-deadline wire Monday, the final day to become a candidate in Montana's 2012 election —including six people running for an open governor's seat.

March 12, 2012 6:14 pm Photos

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Supreme Court reinstates complaint over NorthWestern Energy street-light charges

HELENA -- The Montana Supreme Court has reinstated a complaint organized by Billings attorney and activist Russ Doty, who says NorthWestern Energy is overcharging Montanans for street-lighting.

February 15, 2012 5:59 pmLoading…
Supreme Court upholds state ban on corporation spending

Supreme Court upholds state ban on corporation spending

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Friday overturned a lower court’s ruling and reinstated the state’s century-old ban on direct spending by corporations for or against political candidates.

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Gazette opinion: Supreme Court keeps state open-records law working

On Thanksgiving eve, the Montana Supreme Court ruled that a public document pertaining to alleged misuse of public money should be made public. The Billings Gazette has been seeking this information in requests to the city of Billings and then through litigation for more than a year.

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Great Falls lawyer who represented Billings cops running for Supreme Court

Great Falls lawyer who represented Billings cops running for Supreme Court

HELENA — Elizabeth “Beth” Best, an attorney in private practice from Great Falls, announced Thursday that she is running for an open justice’s seat on the Montana Supreme Court next year.

November 10, 2011 5:11 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Maintain open access to public documents

The recent decision by the Montana Supreme Court to suspend its rules governing access to court records gives us pause.

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Court hears case on state ban on corporate political spending

Court hears case on state ban on corporate political spending

HELENA — Skeptical Montana Supreme Court justices grilled Attorney General Steve Bullock on Wednesday over why the state’s century-old ban on corporate political spending shouldn’t be declared unconstitutional after a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

September 21, 2011 6:13 pmLoading…
Cats, Griz restock shelves on Signing Day

Cats, Griz restock shelves on Signing Day

Rob Ash laughed about his eagerness to kick-off his weeklong vacation. Robin Pflugrad joked that he's been so busy he doesn't even know who's in the Super Bowl.

February 03, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Montana Supreme Court Justice Nelson to retire

HELENA — Montana Supreme Court Justice James Nelson says he will retire when his term ends Dec. 31, 2012.

February 01, 2011 11:47 amLoading…

Montanans will vote on constitutional convention

HELENA — It may be the most far-reaching and important issue on the November ballot, but Constitutional Convention Call No. 2 is flying so far under the political radar that no one is even talking about it.

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Justice Nelson: Homosexuals deserve same rights as all Montanans

HELENA - While a state Supreme Court decision Tuesday on a former same-sex couple's parental rights didn't directly address homosexual rights in Montana, Justice James Nelson did - in the strongest of language.

October 06, 2009 8:50 pmLoading…
Family hopes people learn from shooting

Family hopes people learn from shooting

The father of a 19-year-old Laurel man killed by a friend in an accidental shooting said his son's death could have been prevented if the young men had followed the first rule of gun safety: Treat every gun as if it is loaded.

February 04, 2009 11:00 pm Photos

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Family hopes people learn from shooting

Family hopes people learn from shooting

James Nelson leaves Judge Susan Watters' courtroom Wednesday after being sentenced for the accidental, fatal shooting of his best friend Jake Haun. Nelson is with his defense attorney Kris Copenhaver.

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Family hopes people learn from shooting

Family hopes people learn from shooting

Cindy Haun wipes tears at the sentencing hearing Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 of James Nelson. Nelson fatally shot Cindy's son Jake Haun. The shooting was determined to be accidental. Jakes father Don is at left.

February 04, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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