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A former University of Great Falls student will spend six months in federal prison for his role in a fraud involving his parents to get student aid.
Yellowstone County Clerk of Court Kristie Boelter fired back Tuesday over a warning letter from the county commissioners advising her to follow the law regarding accommodating an employee objecting to issuing same-sex marriage licenses or face potential personal legal liability.
The Yellowstone County commission is expected to give Clerk of Court Kristie Boelter a warning: either follow the law regarding accommodating employee exemptions or go it alone in court if the county gets sued.
If crude oil from a 2011 pipeline break in the Yellowstone River near Laurel is still contaminating soil or sediment, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality wants to know about it.
Two women who admitted distributing nearly pure meth for the leader of a large distribution ring that brought the drug from Washington to the Bakken oil fields of Eastern Montana and North Dakota will spend time in federal prison.
A Billings woman admitted she received more than $26,000 in federal Social Security Administration benefits after lying about the presence of her husband in her household.
Yellowstone County’s Finance Director Scott Turner will leave big shoes to fill when he retires in May after 28 years with the county — shoes so big the county probably will add a new full-time position to help do the job.
The Beartooth Electric Cooperative last week signed a three-year contract with Lower Valley Energy of Afton, Wyo., to provide management services for the Red Lodge-based rural power organization.
A woman who distributed methamphetamine in Billings and the Fort Peck Reservation to support her pain pill addiction will spend five years in federal prison.
A Billings woman accused of spray painting rocks in Zimmerman Park this past summer admitted criminal mischief charges on Thursday.
A Sidney man will spend five years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine he got from the leader of large trafficking operation that brought the drug from Washington to the Bakken oil fields.
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Two Billings residents suspected of vandalizing Zimmerman Park by spray-painting sandstone rocks with obscenities and phallic symbols denied misdemeanor charges Tuesday.
The Yellowstone County commissioners will hold interviews Dec. 9 for candidates seeking to fill the House District 56 legislative seat.
Yellowstone County Clerk of Court Kristie Boelter clashed with County Attorney Scott Twito and a commissioner Monday over a religious exemption from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The Yellowstone County Commission took the first step on Tuesday toward creating a new rural taxing district to encourage industrial development in Lockwood.
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.
On Dec. 1, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sidney R. Thomas of Billings will become the circuit’s new chief judge.
The former owner of Payless Auto Sales, a failed Billings dealership, apologized Thursday in federal court for hurting friends and family in a large scheme that defrauded banks and others of nearly $400,000.
Two Washington men caught in Montana with two pounds of nearly pure methamphetamine destined for Minnesota will spend at least 10 years in federal prison before facing deportment.
A proposal to relieve Yellowstone County jail crowding by screening inmates for release will get closer scrutiny before commissioners decide on the plan.
A Billings man who admitted selling a machine gun he had converted about 20 years ago will spend five years on federal probation.
A Lame Deer couple this week admitted they exposed their young children to methamphetamine while distributing the drug from their home.
A California woman told a federal judge in Billings on Friday that she helped her imprisoned son, also in California, by mailing methamphetamine to Billings for redistribution and laundering the proceeds.
Temperatures will warm up slightly in the Billings area on Friday and there is a chance for snow, the National Weather Service said. Wintery conditions will continue into the weekend.
A Lame Deer man on Thursday admitted he assaulted another man with a running chainsaw, injuring the victim’s face and hand.
A California man stopped in Dawson County by the Montana Highway Patrol has admitted to having 19 grams of methamphetamine in his vehicle.
A Fairview man who kicked out a window of a Montana Highway Patrol trooper’s vehicle and tried to escape on foot has admitted to federal charges that he trafficked methamphetamine in Richland County.
Yellowstone County commissioners indicated support for a pilot proposal to relieve jail crowding by diverting inmates, but told proponents on Monday they wanted more information.
Yellowstone County commissioners will review a plan to ease jail crowding and explore possible funding with the county’s finance director and sheriff at their Nov. 10 discussion meeting.
A Laurel woman awaiting sentencing on corruption charges involving the Chippewa Cree Tribe and other fraud crimes is facing new allegations that she tried to blackmail her brother and sister-in-law for more than a half-million dollars.
A former Sidney pharmacist will spend four years in federal prison for supplying prescription painkillers to a woman who died from an overdose.
Republican Sherry Long maintained an early strong lead to beat Democrat Patty Driscoll in the race for the Yellowstone County treasurer, assessor and superintendent of schools office in Tuesday’s general election.
Yellowstone County Commissioner John Ostlund, a Republican, won re-election with a commanding lead over Democrat opponent Jim Ronquillo in Tuesday’s general election.
A couple admitted in U.S. District Court on Friday that they were responsible for the murder of a Lame Deer woman last summer, but details about what happened or what caused the victim’s death remain unclear.
A man and woman accused in the murder of a Lame Deer woman last year are expected to plead guilty to charges on Friday in U.S. District Court.
The Yellowstone County commission appointed four new members and reappointed a fifth to the MetraPark Advisory Board on Tuesday, but not without some controversy.
Two Lodge Grass women suspected of trafficking methamphetamine on the Crow Reservation and possessing the drug in the presence of children recently denied federal charges.
A Billings woman with four state felony convictions for having posed as a nurse to get painkillers admitted doing it again, only this time she was charged in federal court.
Two California men suspected of trafficking methamphetamine after law enforcement officers found about six pounds of the drug in their downtown Billings motel room denied federal charges Tuesday.
A Laurel man who was at the lower end of a large methamphetamine ring but had a long criminal record will spend 12 years in federal prison.
A Crow Agency man said he was drunk when he threatened three boys with knives after he startled them while the children were playing in a shed.
MontanaFair will celebrate its 100th birthday next year, and MetraPark’s staff wants it to be a special celebration.
When Yellowstone County employees go for a smoke break, they go outside and often head for “the cave,” a protected cubby hole on the southwest corner of the building.
Tourists don’t seem to have any trouble finding the Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture, 15 miles east of Billings.
Two Billings men convicted of trafficking a large amount of methamphetamine in the area each got long federal prison sentences on Thursday.
A former Billings mother who was convicted in a large meth conspiracy pleaded for probation in federal court on Thursday.
A Billings man with three prior drug felonies and facing state charges admitted federal gun and ammunition possession violations on Wednesday.
A Billings woman who trafficked more than a half a pound of methamphetamine in the community will spend three years in federal prison.
Yellowstone County’s Extension Service will be leaving its downtown courthouse offices for a temporary location while waiting for construction of a new building at MetraPark. But the move won’t be far.