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12 Days of Christmas more than just a song

12 Days of Christmas more than just a song

For some people, the Christmas celebration is over once the date on the calendar turns to Dec. 26.

December 20, 2014 6:30 am Photos

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Student rabbi helps congregation celebrate Hanukkah

Student rabbi helps congregation celebrate Hanukkah

Growing up in Kansas City, Kan., rabbinical student Elana Nemitoff thought becoming a rabbi was the last thing she’d ever do.

December 19, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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High-flying Rocky student awarded space grant award

High-flying Rocky student awarded space grant award

Mention the name Kobi Hudson, and people can’t say enough good things about the Rocky Mountain College junior.

December 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wreaths honor veterans' sacrifices

Wreaths honor veterans' sacrifices

At 10 a.m. Saturday, precisely the same moment in cemeteries around the United States, wreaths were placed on the graves of military veterans.

December 13, 2014 3:15 pm Photos

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Diaper drive benefits babies at Christmas

Diaper drive benefits babies at Christmas

A mountain of disposable diapers sits in the front of the sanctuary at First United Methodist Church in Billings.

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Cloudy on Saturday, with a chance of moisture by evening

Looking for a cloudy day in the Billings area and temperatures falling overnight.

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'We don’t want students to feel completely stressed out': Rocky students relax during finals

'We don’t want students to feel completely stressed out': Rocky students relax during finals

Students at Rocky Mountain College found an antidote to stress on Tuesday.

December 09, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Girl Scouts go to college: Creative partnership helps young girls consider future possibilities

Girl Scouts go to college: Creative partnership helps young girls consider future possibilities

For young girls only into their first years of school, college might seem far away.

December 08, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Polar Plunge makes a big splash for Special Olympics

Polar Plunge makes a big splash for Special Olympics

Compared to last year, Saturday’s fundraiser for Special Olympics of Montana could have been called the not-so-Polar Plunge.

December 06, 2014 5:30 pm Video Photos

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Story of Christmas comes to life

Story of Christmas comes to life

It’s one thing to read the Christmas story that tells of baby Jesus lying in a manger, surrounded by Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, the animals, the Magi and all the rest.

December 06, 2014 8:15 am Photos

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Methodist pastor marries same-sex couple despite church doctrine

Methodist pastor marries same-sex couple despite church doctrine

The Rev. Susan Otey was one of the first members of the clergy in Montana to officiate a same-gender wedding.

December 04, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Spotlight on local businesses on Small Business Saturday

Spotlight on local businesses on Small Business Saturday

Sue Davis-Sherman discovered a trinket at Kim & Eddy’s vintage store Saturday that she might not find anywhere else.

November 29, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Book chronicles a lifetime of saying 'yes' to God

Book chronicles a lifetime of saying 'yes' to God

The Rev. John Naumann has a story to tell, and what a story it is.

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Lewistown couple remains in limbo with Catholic Church

Lewistown couple remains in limbo with Catholic Church

Tom Wojtowick can’t quite bring himself to break his ties with St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Lewistown.

November 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Irish priest passionate about evangelism

Irish priest passionate about evangelism

As a young priest in Northern Ireland, the Rev. Pat Collins found unity in the midst of terrible conflict.

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Little church on the prairie: Remote Broadview parish still going

Little church on the prairie: Remote Broadview parish still going

Our Lady of the Assumption Church, west of Broadview, sits tiny against the broad swath of farmland and endless blue sky, as it did when it opened 101 years ago.

November 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Powwow puts the focus on youth

Powwow puts the focus on youth

The steady rhythm of the drum, the voices singing in a native tongue, the dancers dressed in a rainbow of colors, feathers on their heads and bells jingling as they moved.

November 08, 2014 6:00 pm Video Photos

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Executive director of Habitat resigning; board selects new leader

Executive director of Habitat resigning; board selects new leader

Kathleen O’Neal, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Mid-Yellowstone Valley, has stepped down after nine years of leading the Billings-based nonprofit.

November 06, 2014 1:05 pm Photos

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Girl Scouts take a hike on Norm's Island

Girl Scouts take a hike on Norm's Island

A group of Brownies went hiking for fun on Norm’s Island on Saturday morning in Billings.

November 01, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Chance of snow by Sunday night in Billings area

The chance of rain and snow showers will grow and temperatures will drop over the weekend in the Billings area.

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Recent deaths bring Crow people together to pray

Recent deaths bring Crow people together to pray

CROW AGENCY — After a spate of deaths of Crow tribal members from illness, motor-vehicle accidents and tragedy, tribal leaders decided to turn to a higher power.

October 30, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Spaghetti fundraiser will include appearance by Rogers

Spaghetti fundraiser will include appearance by Rogers

Friends of Rogers Ssembatya, who have been hoping to connect with him in person, will have an opportunity Nov. 6 at the seventh annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Hope 2 One Life.

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Treatment helping to heal Ugandan youth's wounds

Treatment helping to heal Ugandan youth's wounds

Twelve days after Rogers Ssembatya was admitted to St. Vincent Healthcare, the Ugandan youth was sitting in a wheelchair with a smile on his face.

October 29, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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Helping the poor brings service providers, people of faith together

Helping the poor brings service providers, people of faith together

In the midst of last year’s bitterly cold winter, Tumbleweed Executive Director Sheri Boelter was facing a crisis.

October 28, 2014 5:07 pm Photos

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Boo at the Zoo brings out crowds of trick-or-treaters

Boo at the Zoo brings out crowds of trick-or-treaters

A mouse, a bumblebee and a ladybug had an appointment with a possum, a lizard, a hedgehog and a few other creatures Saturday at ZooMontana.

October 25, 2014 5:50 pm Photos

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Associate professor at MSUB set to lead archaeological trip in Israel next spring

Associate professor at MSUB set to lead archaeological trip in Israel next spring

Ask Tom Rust what he likes about archaeology, and his thoughts naturally turn to the cinema.

October 25, 2014 8:45 am Photos

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Boothill Cemetery holds onto tales of area's early days

Boothill Cemetery holds onto tales of area's early days

Just in time for Halloween, it seems appropriate to put the spotlight on Boothill Cemetery, the first graveyard established in Coulson.

October 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ugandan's long medical journey finally brings him back to Billings

Ugandan's long medical journey finally brings him back to Billings

Rogers Ssembatya’s story is complicated.

October 19, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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BookFest puts emphasis on a common border

BookFest puts emphasis on a common border

From the time she was a little girl, Canadian author Jacqueline Guest felt a connection to the United States.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Planned panel, resource fair hope to help turn faith into action

Planned panel, resource fair hope to help turn faith into action

All of the faith communities in Billings that took part in a recent survey say that helping the poor and homeless is woven into the fabric of their religious beliefs.

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Nationally known Bible teacher brings tour to Billings

Nationally known Bible teacher brings tour to Billings

Well-known Bible teacher and bestselling author Beth Moore will be in Billings as part of her Living Proof Live tour.

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'We just have to be ready': Statewide disaster institute focused on handling emergencies

'We just have to be ready': Statewide disaster institute focused on handling emergencies

On the first day of the Disaster Institute at Rocky Mountain College, teacher Charlie Hanson crammed all kinds of information in his Thursday morning talk.

October 16, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Catholic report on issues including gay marriage, divorce a work in progress

Catholic report on issues including gay marriage, divorce a work in progress

Bishop Michael Warfel welcomes the open and candid dialogue in the two-week Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican.

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Harvestfest, cattle drive combine for a good time downtown

Harvestfest, cattle drive combine for a good time downtown

Signs of harvest were all around Saturday’s 11th annual Harvestfest in downtown Billings, and fun sprouted everywhere for kids and adults.

October 11, 2014 4:09 pm Video Photos

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Campolo urges support of campus ministry

Campolo urges support of campus ministry

On Tuesday night, speaker Tony Campolo didn’t pull any punches.

October 08, 2014 6:18 am Photos

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Class puts the focus on kids in divorce

Class puts the focus on kids in divorce

Beverly McCartney describes her 2013 divorce as “for the most part, very civil.”

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Judges turn to class to help ex-spouses focus on kids

Judges turn to class to help ex-spouses focus on kids

Juanita Hooper remembers the day she was waiting to make an appearance at a District Court hearing at the Yellowstone County Courthouse.

October 05, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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'They’re just a fun animal, about half wild': Longhorns measure up at competition

'They’re just a fun animal, about half wild': Longhorns measure up at competition

Texas longhorns live up to their names, their horns extending beyond their bodies, the farther the better.

October 04, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Mild day on tap for Saturday, under mostly cloudy skies

Saturday in the Billings area will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 72 and west-southwest winds of 17 to 25 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

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Seminar aims to help connected kids make the best choices

Seminar aims to help connected kids make the best choices

Walt Mueller would like to give you a little insight into your kids.

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Beginning Experience helps mend broken hearts after divorce

Beginning Experience helps mend broken hearts after divorce

After Juanita Hooper went through a divorce in 1992, she found a way to begin again.

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No resolution in sight for two gay men and Lewistown Catholic church

No resolution in sight for two gay men and Lewistown Catholic church

LEWISTOWN — The first thing you need to know about Tom Wojtowick and Paul Huff is both are lifelong Catholics.

September 26, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Walkers take to the downtown streets to help the poor

Walkers take to the downtown streets to help the poor

Gunther Rodrigues stood outside the St. Vincent de Paul charity office in downtown Billings on Saturday morning, craddling his dog, Chewy.

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Campolo coming to Billings to espouse 'Red Letter' revolution

Campolo coming to Billings to espouse 'Red Letter' revolution

Tony Campolo doesn’t give an interview.

September 20, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Priest removes gay couple from volunteer posts in Lewistown Catholic church

Priest removes gay couple from volunteer posts in Lewistown Catholic church

On Aug. 6, four days after the Rev. Samuel Spiering arrived as the new administrator of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Lewistown, he met with parishioner Paul Huff to ask him if he and his partner, Tom Wojtowick, had gotten married.

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Headstone found on banks of the Yellowstone returned to owner

Headstone found on banks of the Yellowstone returned to owner

On Memorial Day in 2012, Jane Ahlquist drove to the Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park in Billings with her granddaughter.

September 16, 2014 11:50 am Photos

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45,000 books for sale: Billings church fundraiser kicks off Tuesday night

45,000 books for sale: Billings church fundraiser kicks off Tuesday night

A few years back, Ron May sat around a table with other members of Central Christian Church in Billings.

September 15, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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River cleanup by volunteer crew yields bounty of refuse

River cleanup by volunteer crew yields bounty of refuse

Saturday dawned clear and sunny, making it a perfect day to get out on the Yellowstone River.

September 13, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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