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It’s Wednesday at the iconic Public Auction Yards of Billings. There are 350 head of mostly Angus cattle standing in the maze of pens outside, and several dozen cowboys are chewing the fat in the auction house lobby where an old cow dog has dozed off in the middle of the floor.
The Coast Guard crew had carved a massive slit in the thick Yellowstone River ice in preparation for trapping oil flowing from a 39,000 gallon spill upstream. Then the ice began to pop, and all bets were off.
UPDATE 5:34 p.m.: Some Glendive residents have reported dark material coming out of taps as the flush their pipes. The Environmental Protection Agency has studied the gritty particles and the concluded the material is not related to the oil spill but rather is naturally occurring sediment th…
Constantly changing ice conditions on the Yellowstone River are complicating attempts to retrieve the 40,000 gallons of oil that leaked into the river near Glendive on Jan. 17. Officials say ice capping the river for several miles is dictating what cleanup can be done.
The threat of oil chemicals in Glendive’s drinking water will likely be resolved Thursday after an oil pipeline break in the Yellowstone River last Saturday.
The pipeline break that released an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River is beneath the riverbed, a federal official said Tuesday.
At least 42,000 gallons of oil has leaked into the Yellowstone River from a broken pipeline, leaving the Glendive city water supply smelling and tasting like petroleum.
Bataan Death March survivor Ben Steele picked up another honor Friday when U.S. Sen. Jon Tester stopped by the Billings veteran’s home.
Calling the Air Force unwise for moving ahead with a bomber training complex over parts of the Bakken, U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines said they would fight the proposal.
LAME DEER — The cold burn of winter stung the knuckles of Davinia Rodriguez’ right hand as she clutched the Morning Star flag and raced for a highway reflector some 20 yards ahead.
A 200-foot crane has towered over the Lockwood skyline for several weeks as ExxonMobil Refinery works on safety equipment and removes some old infrastructure.
DIRECTV letter to Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont.
Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., wrote DIRECTV and Montana CBS station owner Cordillera Communications asking the parties to end the week-long blackout of CBS programming on DIRECTV. Cordillera wants to raise the fee charged to DIRECTV to transmit CBS programming from Montana stations. DIRECTV ha…
U.S. Sen. Steve Daines is asking DirecTV and the owner of Montana’s CBS affiliate stations to get the network back on satellite after a weeklong absence.
Short on qualified workers, Billings businesses have launched a survey to determine what labor skills are most needed.
Montana and Wyoming sugar beet farmers should benefit from a newly resolved trade dispute between the United States and Mexico, according to an industry official.
With a big NFL playoff game slated for CBS on Sunday, DIRECTV customers in Montana still don’t know if they’ll get the network.
A decline in Bakken oil trains isn’t likely to spell good things for Montana grain farmers, according to rail observers.
Fewer people died on Montana roads in 2014 than did a year earlier, according to Highway Patrol data released Monday.
DirecTV customers across Montana lost their CBS channel on New Year’s Day and have yet to get it back.
With 2014 down to its final hours, two Billings television stations were negotiating for spots on either major cable or satellite TV providers.
A man suspected of stealing a pickup truck in Billings and later crashing after going off-road during a police pursuit has been arrested.
Warmer temperatures are on the way, but weather forecasters are warning of drifting snow through Tuesday.
A Billings Republican legislator has won a partial victory in his political practices complaint against the Montana Democratic Party.
It was the day after Christmas, not even 10 a.m., and already the return bins at the customer service counter of Target on Central Avenue were brimming with boomerang merchandise.
Miriam Couture discovered a lump in her chest shortly after Thanksgiving a year ago, but she wasn’t going to let it spoil Christmas for her family.
A man jailed for more than a year and charged in a rape case that prosecutors later dropped has settled a civil lawsuit against Roosevelt County.
Declining oil prices will hurt the Bakken, but most likely benefit Montana as gas prices fall, economists say.
The state Board of Livestock voted Thursday to terminate five jobs and furlough other workers to cope with a substantial shortfall in the Livestock Department.
Construction of a 120-turbine wind farm is underway in Carbon County as developers scramble to benefit from a last-minute federal tax credit passed this week.
Everything one needs to know about veterinarians can be gleaned from the back of a convention hall when veterinarians meet.
Montana farmers were watching closely as President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.
An oil drilling project once considered a harbinger of a Bakken-like boom in the Beartooths has tapped out.
It’s a good time to be a cowboy.
The City of Billings has prevailed in a political complaint filed over its campaign for a public safety mill levy.
Nelson v City of Billings
Planned Parenthood Advocates statement.
The Commissioner of Political Practices found Planned Parenthood Advocates violated state law by mailing this flier in the last days of the 2014 Election without informing its target, Billings Republican Tonya Shellnutt
Shellnutt v Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana violated state law in its campaign against a Billings Republican in the 2014 elections, the state Commissioner of Political Practices has ruled.
Montana counties have lost $20 million in the bipartisan spending bill to avoid another government shutdown.
Tom Richmond, former director of the Montana Board of Oil and Gas, has been appointed to represent Blue Creek, Huntley and Lockwood in the 2015 Legislature.
Here’s another twist on the Christmas spirit, or spirits.
Death and taxes are the certain things in life, or so goes the adage. Tax breaks, hung up in an unproductive Congress, haven’t been a sure bet for Montanans depending on them.
A semi truck hauling fuel has tipped over on Highway 87 east of Lewistown, closing the road for cleanup until at least 4:30 p.m.
Incumbent Rep. Margie MacDonald has won a recount challenge to her South Billings legislative district.
The legislative seat abruptly vacated by Rep. Jonathan McNiven has attracted interest from 15 would-be replacements, Republicans said Monday.
A too-close-to-call Billings legislative district will be decided by recount Wednesday.
The battle to inform American consumers about where their meat comes from is headed for another round after a U.S. notice to appeal was filed Friday.
Wet snow and slick roads are blanketing southcentral Montana just in time for Thanksgiving travel.