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Mike Mansfield

Guest opinion: The Front needs full delegation support

Guest opinion: The Front needs full delegation support

In 1972, nearly 240,000 acres of federal public land lying between Montana’s iconic Rocky Mountain Front and storied Blackfoot River Valley became the first acres in the nation to enter the wilderness system at the behest of ordinary citizens. The story of the Scapegoat Wilderness has influe…

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Baucus reflects on long career

Baucus reflects on long career

HELENA — His whistle-stop farewell tour of Montana concluded, Sen. Max Baucus sat down Sunday in the house where he grew up to reflect on his long U.S. Senate career and what led him into politics in the first place.

February 02, 2014 6:11 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: Suffragists fought to win Montana women's rights 100 years ago

Guest opinion: Suffragists fought to win Montana women's rights 100 years ago

Young Belle Winestine described suffragist Jeannette Rankin as “magnetic,” with an “illuminous quality,” and quoted another observer of the charismatic Rankin as like a “young panther ready to spring.”

January 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Baucus: 'We're making a little headway' on debt ceiling, shutdown

Baucus: 'We're making a little headway' on debt ceiling, shutdown

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said Thursday he believes “we’re making a little headway” as Congress and the Obama administration try to find ways to stop the federal government shutdown and avert a fiscal default.

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Baucus not surprised by Schweitzer decision

Baucus not surprised by Schweitzer decision

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said Friday he wasn’t really surprised with former Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s announcement a week ago that he didn’t intend to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Baucus in 2014.

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Guest opinion: Mike Mansfield's Senate put country before party

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, “Bipartisan Duo Shapes Contours of Tax Deal,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R.-Iowa, described Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., the Finance Committee chairman, as a “Mansfield disciple.” In terms of Senate history, no description could be higher praise.

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Missoula native Anne Mansfield dies in D.C. at age 74

HELENA -- Anne Fairclough Mansfield, the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Mike Mansfield and his wife, Maureen, died last week in Washington, D.C. She was 74.

April 29, 2013 8:33 pmLoading…
UM makes portion of Mike Mansfield collection available online

UM makes portion of Mike Mansfield collection available online

MISSOULA — On May 22, 1970, a Carroll College graduate sat down with pen and paper and considered the draft, his future at Notre Dame and his reluctance to serve in the Vietnam War. He directed his letter to U.S. Sen. Mike Mansfield, asking for help, and waited for a response.

February 24, 2013 10:19 pm Photos

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Enhancing habitat on Montana ranches

Enhancing habitat on Montana ranches

Beartooth Capital's Mike Mansfield describes the enhancements his companies make to improve the value of Montana rach land.

February 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Restored stream

Restored stream

Mike Mansfield, ranch/recreation manager for Beartooth Capital, hikes along the Darlington Ditch on the Madison Spring Creek Ranch near Three Forks last Friday. The stream was modified to improve its habitat for trout after Beartooth bought the property.

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Guest opinion: Montana: Land of uncommon contrasts

Montana is a composite; its identity defined by the beholder. The journalist Joe Howard saw it as “high, wide, and handsome;” the historian Harry Fritz as “a land of contrast;” and K. Ross Toole described “an uncommon land.”

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Guest opinion: Montanans can look to Lugar lesson in June

In the sweltering heat of August in San Diego a stocky and brawny Sen. Richard Lugar barreled past me, sweat glistening on his brow, and soaking his T-shirt. He was jogging with several young staffers during a break at the 1996 Republican National Convention. Lugar was 64 then, but his boyis…

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City Lights: Then as now, few resist offers of federal funds

It turns out that the James F. Battin Federal Courthouse in downtown Billings is not just a toxic eyesore.

April 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Simmons will receive Rankin peace award

Simmons will receive Rankin peace award

Billings businessman Bill Simmons will receive the Jeannette Rankin Peace Award later this month.

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Rumsfeld in retirement: Never far away

Rumsfeld in retirement: Never far away

TWIN BRIDGES — As the 10th anniversary of the al-Qaida attacks on the United States approaches, the man who crafted America’s military response in both Iraq and Afghanistan believes that the terrorism threat will continue to evolve — and the country’s defense systems must remain well funded…

August 22, 2011 9:30 pm Photos

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City Lights: Immigration debate catches the ear of an 'anchor baby'

For Ming Cabrera, a pharmaceutical representative who lives in Billings, some of the current political talk about immigration and citizenship strikes close to home.

March 20, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Veterans advocate headlines Demo event

HELENA — Veterans advocate Tammy Duckworth will be the keynote speaker at the Montana Democratic Party's 2011 Mansfield-Metcalf dinner on March 12.

February 08, 2011 4:21 pmLoading…
Peace Institute to honor Tooley with Rankin Award

Peace Institute to honor Tooley with Rankin Award

Former Billings Mayor Chuck Tooley will receive the Institute for Peace Studies’ 2010 Jeannette Rankin Peace Award.

August 26, 2010 3:14 pmLoading…
Mike Mansfield

Mike Mansfield

Sen. Mike Mansfield, D-Mont, in 1976. (AP Photo, File)

July 14, 2010 3:10 pmLoading…

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