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Snow, slick roads arrive for Thanksgiving drive

Snow, slick roads arrive for Thanksgiving drive

Wet snow and slick roads are blanketing southcentral Montana just in time for Thanksgiving travel.

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Tester: 'There’s things we need to do' to help middle class in Congress

Tester: 'There’s things we need to do' to help middle class in Congress

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said there will be opportunity to get things done with the Republican-controlled Senate next year.

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Thanksgiving grocery bill up slightly

Thanksgiving grocery bill up slightly

Even with food prices rising slightly from a year ago, the bill for Thanksgiving meal shouldn’t carve into pocketbooks too deeply.

November 23, 2014 8:45 pmLoading…
Little time to find replacement for resigning lawmaker

Little time to find replacement for resigning lawmaker

Short on time, Republicans and Yellowstone County commissioners will have to hustle to replace Rep. Jonathan McNiven, who recently resigned, before the 2015 Legislature begins.

November 22, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Lawmaker McNiven resigns 2 weeks after re-election to run newspaper

Lawmaker McNiven resigns 2 weeks after re-election to run newspaper

Lockwood and Worden state legislator Jonathan McNiven has resigned his post just two weeks after the general election.

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Tribal land buyback program ends Friday

Tribal land buyback program ends Friday

With a Friday deadline for Indian land buyback offers, Crow tribal members are cashing in.

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With strong cattle prices, Montana ranchers ride state's best economic trend

With strong cattle prices, Montana ranchers ride state's best economic trend

LAVINA — Payday. Time to saddle up the horses and call the neighbors, roundup the pickups and every available trailer, feed everyone breakfast, and later, cold beer once the calves have shipped and wages for a year’s labor are in the rancher’s calloused hand.

November 16, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Agriculture groups see benefits to Republican Senate majority

Agriculture groups see benefits to Republican Senate majority

Montana farm and ranch groups will appeal to a Republican U.S. Senate to turn back federal land and environmental laws challenging their industry, representatives said this week.

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August flooding damage nears $1.8 million for roads and bridges

August flooding damage nears $1.8 million for roads and bridges

A late August rain storm that clobbered Eastern Montana caused nearly $1.8 million damage to roads and bridges, disaster officials said Wednesday.

November 12, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Billings Republican seeks recount in legislative race

Billings Republican seeks recount in legislative race

Trailing his opponent by a dozen votes, Republican legislative candidate Tony O’Donnell said he will ask for a recount of his south Billings district.

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Bullock praises farm economy, recognizes challenges

Bullock praises farm economy, recognizes challenges

Montana’s agriculture economy faces challenges, but is still one of the state’s best performers, Gov. Steve Bullock said Monday.

November 10, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Statewide legislative races favor incumbents

Statewide legislative races favor incumbents

Editor's note: Two errors were corrected in this story at 8:08 a.m., Wednesday, Nov.5.

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Campaign laws give no protection from attack ads

Campaign laws give no protection from attack ads

Tonya Shellnutt was livid. Her son had presented her with a campaign attack ad stating Shellnutt, a first-time candidate for state Legislature, opposed “holding rapists and abusers accountable for their crimes.”

October 31, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Candidates crisscross state pushing voters to the polls

Candidates crisscross state pushing voters to the polls

There may be no candidate who knows better than Jon Tester the importance of high voter turnout in a nonpresidential election.

October 31, 2014 6:33 pm Photos

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GAO: Montana mail service has suffered since 2011 cutbacks

GAO: Montana mail service has suffered since 2011 cutbacks

Government cutbacks have slowed mail delivery across Montana, according to a federal report issued Tuesday.

October 28, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Sugar Beet harvest wraps up

Sugar Beet harvest wraps up

Montana’s sugar beet harvest is wrapping up, and locals say the crop is above average.

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Crow land buyback program reaches halfway mark

Crow land buyback program reaches halfway mark

The clock is ticking on the federal government’s offer to buy back Crow Indian reservation land and return the property to the tribe.

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Crow leaders lobby Daines for coal tax credit

Crow leaders lobby Daines for coal tax credit

Crow tribal leaders and mining officials made their case for the Indian Coal Production Tax Credit on Wednesday in a meeting with U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont.

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Half of Yellowstone County's absentee ballots should be in this week

Half of Yellowstone County's absentee ballots should be in this week

Officially, the record shows that 20,000 Yellowstone County residents had already voted by Tuesday. But County Elections Administrator Bret Rutherford knows the number was a few thousand ballots off.

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Tuned out: Billings candidate demands equal time from Miles City radio station

Tuned out: Billings candidate demands equal time from Miles City radio station

A Republican lawmaker from Billings Heights is demanding equal time on a Miles City radio station where his opponent does the weather.

October 21, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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MSUB poll: Billings residents feel pretty safe

MSUB poll: Billings residents feel pretty safe

Billings is a pretty safe community, according to residents polled by Montana State University Billings.

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Daines, Zinke get support in new MSUB poll

Daines, Zinke get support in new MSUB poll

Montana Republican candidates show strong leads in U.S. Senate and House races, according to a poll released Friday by Montana State University Billings.

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Yellowstone County GOP won't help pay for closed primary lawsuit

Yellowstone County GOP won't help pay for closed primary lawsuit

Yellowstone County Republicans won't help bankroll an attempt to require members-only primary elections.

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Dry windy weather in the forecast

Gusty winds will continue to blow across southern Montana early Thursday, but then give way clear sky and warm weather, according to meteorologists. 

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Child listed in Amber Alert found safe in Kentucky

Child listed in Amber Alert found safe in Kentucky

The Amber Alert for Heaven Angel Torres has been canceled, said Jennifer Viets of the Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse. 

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Environmentalists press Oil and Gas officials for more public information

Environmentalists press Oil and Gas officials for more public information

Calling oil and gas information from Montana too hard to come by and not very useful, environmentalists pressed the Board of Oil and Gas for more transparency Wednesday.

October 15, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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The best pigs in the region show up for NILE

The best pigs in the region show up for NILE

She was a white Yorkshire-cross pig from Cache County, Utah, named "Brows" for the unusual brown crescent markings that arched above her eyes, like some accidental Groucho Marx tribute.

October 14, 2014 6:40 pm Photos

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A tough year for wheat: Farmers scramble to determine marketability of rain-damaged crops

A tough year for wheat: Farmers scramble to determine marketability of rain-damaged crops

Bruce Wright knew this year’s wheat crop wasn’t going to be one of his best. An unprecedented late August rain had literally washed away some of the grain’s profit.

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Sign of the times: Election season brings theft of campaign materials

Sign of the times: Election season brings theft of campaign materials

Because she lives across the street from Pioneer Park, Mary Ann Weber sees her share of late-night drunks and rabble-rousers, but the ones she shooed from her lawn the other weekend were unusual. They were well-dressed, plain spoken and seemed to be on a mission.

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President declares disaster for Hi-Line communities inundated by August rain

President declares disaster for Hi-Line communities inundated by August rain

Hi-Line communities devastated by late August rains have been declared a disaster area by President Barack Obama.

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Curtis rallies women voters in Billings

Curtis rallies women voters in Billings

U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis rallied women voters in Billings on Wednesday, saying she was the only contender for the post to advocate for women’s issues.

October 08, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Montana grain sales unfazed by GMO wheat discovery

Montana grain sales unfazed by GMO wheat discovery

More than a week after reports that genetically modified wheat unexpectedly turned up at a university research lab in Huntley, foreign buyers are not shying away from Montana grain.

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After big splash, not a trickle of news about new Billings refinery plans

After big splash, not a trickle of news about new Billings refinery plans

More than a month after floating plans for a new oil refinery in Billings, Arizona-based Quantum Energy hasn’t been in touch with Yellowstone County commissioners.

October 02, 2014 8:15 pmLoading…
Daines pledges support for Washington coal terminal

Daines pledges support for Washington coal terminal

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont. toured a controversial Bellingham, Wash., coal port Thursday, calling its success crucial to Montana's economy.

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In Lockwood, the road to safe streets is a long one

In Lockwood, the road to safe streets is a long one

On Old Hardin Road, where there have been more children hit by cars than anyone is comfortable with, there are two signs within two miles warning drivers to look out for deer and none about the kids who walk the busy street’s narrow shoulders.

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Montana shippers place their bets on BNSF's iron horse

Montana shippers place their bets on BNSF's iron horse

GLENDIVE — The rail yard in this Eastern Montana train town is teeming with boxcars bound for the Midwest and West Coast. There are more than 300 cars of coal, 200 cars of grain. Black, jellybean-shaped tankers of Bakken crude are linked end to end for more than a mile.

September 28, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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GAO: Federal planning, money needed for rail crossing infrastructure

GAO: Federal planning, money needed for rail crossing infrastructure

Many American cities, including several in Montana, are ill-prepared to deal with the safety challenges of increased rail traffic, concluded a federal government report released Friday.

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USDA says unapproved GMO wheat found in Huntley

USDA says unapproved GMO wheat found in Huntley

Unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up at a Montana research facility east of Billings, the U.S. Agriculture Department said Friday.

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Tester hears from Billings veterans about VA care

Tester hears from Billings veterans about VA care

Veterans health care services in Montana still need work, say veterans who met Wednesday with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in Billings.

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Late honors bestowed on Billings veterans

Late honors bestowed on Billings veterans

Bernard Mulder flew combat missions in World War II. He dropped paratroopers over Egypt and Sicily, and took flak in his leg over Normandy, all of which made for quite a story right up until someone asked about his medals.

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New sugar beet harvester has wow factor

New sugar beet harvester has wow factor

HARDIN — On his second lap around his sugar beet field south of the Crow cutoff, Brett Nedens looked up from his harvester’s controls and realized he was again being followed.

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Crow post office busy as Cobell settlement checks arrive

Crow post office busy as Cobell settlement checks arrive

CROW AGENCY — A steady stream of Crow Indians filed into the Crow Agency post office Wednesday morning to retrieve checks of at least $800.

September 17, 2014 11:18 am Photos

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Montana lawmakers aim to avoid government shutdown

Montana lawmakers aim to avoid government shutdown

With less than two weeks for Congress to pass a federal budget, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said there’s no time for shenanigans like those that shut down the government last year.

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Tester: Another government shutdown can be avoided

Tester: Another government shutdown can be avoided

With less than two weeks for Congress to pass a federal budget, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said there’s no time for shenanigans like those that shut down the government last year.

September 15, 2014 1:33 pmLoading…
Montana turtle ban sparks Texas rescue mission

Montana turtle ban sparks Texas rescue mission

Here’s a national issue in which Montana has raced out in front of the pack: turtles.

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Hunter missing 5 days in Crazy Mountains

A hunter last heard from Sunday is missing in the Crazy Mountains.

September 11, 2014 5:15 pm

Hunter missing 5 days in Crazy Mountains

A hunter last heard from Sunday is missing in the Crazy Mountains.

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No overnight snow for Billings, warmer weather ahead

No overnight snow for Billings, warmer weather ahead

Billings' one best chance at snow has likely passed, with warmer weather in coming days.

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E. coli contaminates school well; Pioneer students press on

E. coli contaminates school well; Pioneer students press on

Four months after E. coli first appeared in the Pioneer School water supply, class is back in session, but the taps are still dry.

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Malt barley woes are bad news for beer

Malt barley woes are bad news for beer

That rain on the plain that saturated Montana’s malt barley crop in late August could be tears in the beer of American brewers in 2015.

September 08, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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