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Thieves have change of heart, return trailer, camping gear stolen from Boy Scouts

Thieves have change of heart, return trailer, camping gear stolen from Boy Scouts

Late Sunday, thieves returned a Billings Boy Scout troop’s trailer loaded with camping gear that was stolen from a church parking lot earlier this month.

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'Hope and attitude:' 5-time cancer survivor to speak at Relay kickoff

'Hope and attitude:' 5-time cancer survivor to speak at Relay kickoff

At the age of 5, Morgan McQuillan received her first cancer diagnosis.

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'Let us advocate for one another': Bell rings to begin week of reflection at MSUB

'Let us advocate for one another': Bell rings to begin week of reflection at MSUB

With a series of loud and clear clangs on Monday morning, almost 100 people kicked off Montana State University Billings’ annual Power of One week by joining thousands of others in a national bell-ringing ceremony to celebrate and honor Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19, 2015 3:10 pm Photos

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Morrison family dealing with aftermath of April '14 fatal shooting

Morrison family dealing with aftermath of April '14 fatal shooting

Fidgeting on a couch in the living room of his house, while at the same time trying to corral his rambunctious 4-year-old son, Billings police officer Grant Morrison is clear about how 30 seconds of one night 10 months ago have turned upside-down both his life and that of his family in the d…

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'Particularly nasty' flu causes 3 deaths, 76 hospitalizations so far in Yellowstone County

'Particularly nasty' flu causes 3 deaths, 76 hospitalizations so far in Yellowstone County

As of Friday, 286 cases of influenza have been confirmed in Yellowstone County — about 10 percent of the statewide cases — for the 2014-15 season.

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State: Norovirus outbreaks on the increase in state

The number of norovirus and other similar outbreaks reported in Montana has increased noticeably in recent months.

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New neurologist spares families long trips seeking care for children

New neurologist spares families long trips seeking care for children

Seeing Carla Musselman bounce around the waiting room at Billings Clinic in her pink tutu while scooping up plastic dinosaurs and clinging to hospital staff, you’d be hard pressed to know what brought her to the hospital.

January 14, 2015 6:00 am Photos

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Montana snowpack mostly higher than normal as of Jan. 1

Montana snowpack mostly higher than normal as of Jan. 1

Snowpack across most of Montana was higher than normal as of Jan. 1 and just a hair below levels from the same time in 2014.

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ZooMontana introduces 3rd red panda

ZooMontana introduces 3rd red panda

ZooMontana has added to its growing roster of animals, this time in the form of a third red panda.

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Man gets suspended sentence for DUI crash that hurt 6

A man was sentenced Friday for a January 2014 drunken-driving crash near Huntley that injured six people.

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Opening day of Ramirez inquest includes patrol car video, witness statements

Opening day of Ramirez inquest includes patrol car video, witness statements

The first day of what is expected to be a two-day examination of the fatal shooting last April of Richard Ramirez by Billings Police Department Officer Grant Morrison included intense and emotional video of the incident and the moments afterward.

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Montana-made spirits growing in popularity

Montana-made spirits growing in popularity

Since it first opened for business in early 2013, Trailhead Spirits has been churning out its popular Great North Vodka and Healy’s Gin at a steady clip, wetting the whistles of visitors to its downtown Billings tasting room and customers across the region.

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Teens donate blankets, money to kids with cancer at St. Vincent

Teens donate blankets, money to kids with cancer at St. Vincent

While the half-dozen girls gathered at St. Vincent Healthcare’s pediatrics unit Friday acted pretty ordinary for kids their age — joking around, laughing and chatting — their purpose at the hospital was anything but.

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'We just have extremes here': 2014 weather brought record snow, bruising hail

'We just have extremes here': 2014 weather brought record snow, bruising hail

Ask just about anybody in Billings what stood out about the weather in 2014, and their first answer will probably be one of two things.

December 31, 2014 2:30 pm Video Photos

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City College announces dean finalists

City College at Montana State University Billings announced Wednesday the three finalists for its vacant dean position, a list that includes candidates from Indiana, Pennsylvania and Montana.

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Couple donates $1M for high school scholarships, land for Boys and Girls Ranch

Couple donates $1M for high school scholarships, land for Boys and Girls Ranch

Melvin and Kathryn Johnson may not have received the most schooling in their lifetime, but the Vida-area farmers did their part on Tuesday to ensure that many Montana youth will.

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Costco, Sam's Club gas prices hover below $2 per gallon; Billings average at $2.20

Costco, Sam's Club gas prices hover below $2 per gallon; Billings average at $2.20

Gas prices in Billings have continued to fall as 2014 winds down, with both Costco and Sam's Club posting the lowest prices — below $2 per gallon.

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Family raising money for kids with cancer in daughter's name

Family raising money for kids with cancer in daughter's name

Sitting in a Billings Clinic office on Monday afternoon, Tina Lorenz reached up occasionally to touch a button adorned with a photo of her daughter, Cassie, pinned to her shirt over her heart.

December 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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St. Vincent de Paul serves up holiday meals for Billings' needy, homeless

St. Vincent de Paul serves up holiday meals for Billings' needy, homeless

Wednesday’s Christmas Eve dinner at the downtown Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Billings lined up exactly with what the organization tries to do every day, if on a bit larger scale and with a few more items on the menu.

December 24, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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McKinley students get Christmas gifts with help from Billings Clinic

McKinley students get Christmas gifts with help from Billings Clinic

Tuesday morning ensured that every single one of the nearly 340 students at McKinley Elementary will get a full stocking at Christmas this year.

December 23, 2014 11:50 am Photos

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100 families get Christmas dinners from Boys and Girls Clubs, Rib and Chop House

100 families get Christmas dinners from Boys and Girls Clubs, Rib and Chop House

One hundred Billings families in need were assured a full Christmas dinner with all the fixings on Monday thanks to an ongoing combined effort between the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County and the Montana Rib and Chop House and Rio Sabinas restaurants.

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Santa brings Christmas to tiniest tots at St. Vincent Healthcare

Santa brings Christmas to tiniest tots at St. Vincent Healthcare

Little Ethan Waterfall dozed peacefully as Santa Claus held the infant close, a new white teddy bear next to him as Santa’s thick white beard provided a little extra cushioning.

December 22, 2014 11:45 am Photos

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Family working to adopt niece whose mother died in 2013 Lockwood fire

Family working to adopt niece whose mother died in 2013 Lockwood fire

To hear her aunt tell it, 11-year-old Jasmine Beyers has a pretty normal life. She loves “The Walking Dead” television show. She likes to hang out with her friends and go to movies and find funny videos on YouTube.

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Scheels donates $333K to YMCA

Scheels donates $333K to YMCA

The Billings Family YMCA got a massive boost Thursday in its efforts to renovate many of its facilities with a third of the $1 million they need in the form of a donation from Scheels.

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Standoff suspect charged with probation violation

Standoff suspect charged with probation violation

The convicted felon involved in a four-hour standoff with Billings police on the South Side on Dec. 15 was charged Wednesday with violating his probation — the same charge that led to a warrant that sparked the standoff in the first place.

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'Serving the youth of this community': Bank gives $20,000 to boost Boys, Girls Clubs

'Serving the youth of this community': Bank gives $20,000 to boost Boys, Girls Clubs

The sound of “Thank you” being yelled by two-dozen kids bounced around the gymnasium at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County’s Bair Family Clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon, directed at officials from Rocky Mountain Bank.

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Police arrest man after 4-hour standoff on Billings' South Side

Police arrest man after 4-hour standoff on Billings' South Side

A man was arrested without incident after a nearly four-hour standoff at a South Side home Monday.

December 15, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Lockwood students earn $18K for new playground, get healthy tips from former NFLer

Lockwood students earn $18K for new playground, get healthy tips from former NFLer

As a reward for raising $18,000 for a $230,000 project to get new playground equipment for their school, Lockwood elementary students on Friday got to attend a special assembly that included learning new games and healthy habits from a former professional football player.

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MSUB committee will look for ways to retain students

MSUB committee will look for ways to retain students

Montana State University Billings has taken the first steps to identify what its students need to succeed and find ways to improve student retention rates.

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Rescued eagle released at Norm's Island

Rescued eagle released at Norm's Island

It took wildlife officials a few minutes to coax her out of her cage and back into the wild, but a young eagle rescued from the Yellowstone River near Billings in late November was returned to the wild on Tuesday.

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MSUB projects $4.4M budget gap for next school year

MSUB projects $4.4M budget gap for next school year

Montana State University Billings could face a $4.4 million budget shortfall for the 2015-2016 academic year, and school officials said Monday they’re already working to find a solution.

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From dropping out to doctorate

From dropping out to doctorate

Even as a kid, Kevin Majewski had always known that he wanted to go to college.

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West High student credits Upward Bound with love for science

West High student credits Upward Bound with love for science

Going into high school, Billings West High senior Erica Noble thought she knew the career she wanted to pursue but that quickly changed with her involvement in the local arm of a federal program designed to prepare some students for college.

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Upward Bound helped actress find college, career

Upward Bound helped actress find college, career

To date, 2005 Billings Skyview High graduate Marie Burke has been featured in a trio of national commercials, three television shows and two films.

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Upward Bound celebrates 50 years of helping at-risk youth

Upward Bound celebrates 50 years of helping at-risk youth

As Marissa Henthorn and Alice Zeeb — both seniors at Billings Senior High — tapped away on laptops, Michelle Watson offered advice and tips on the tricky and sometimes exhausting process of finding and applying for college scholarships.

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Global program gives Head Start kids creative freedom

Global program gives Head Start kids creative freedom

As teacher Wendy Jam read a short story about a musician to a half-dozen youngsters at Head Start Inc. on Friday morning, she’d occasionally pause to let the kids holler out the instrument played by the main character.

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Phillips 66 donates $50K for ZooMontana wolverine habitat

Phillips 66 donates $50K for ZooMontana wolverine habitat

Phillips 66, which has a refinery in Billings, has donated $50,000 to ZooMontana to build a new wolverine habitat and exhibit.

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Jason Priest pleads guilty to amended charges, 4 misdemeanors, in assault case

Jason Priest pleads guilty to amended charges, 4 misdemeanors, in assault case

Former state Sen. Jason Priest pleaded guilty late Wednesday afternoon to four misdemeanor charges in an assault case involving his daughter and wife.

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'Now is a perfect time to enroll': Quicker airport screening available at Billings airport

'Now is a perfect time to enroll': Quicker airport screening available at Billings airport

Some travelers flying out of Billings can now spend a little less time with a little less hassle in security lines at the airport.

December 03, 2014 4:35 pm Photos

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ZooMontana introduces new Canada lynx

ZooMontana introduces new Canada lynx

On Wednesday, ZooMontana introduced its newest resident to the public — a 4-year-old male Canada lynx named Opi.

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BPD seeking warrant after November Fuddruckers incident involving singer Jeremih

BPD seeking warrant after November Fuddruckers incident involving singer Jeremih

The Billings Police Department is seeking an arrest warrant in relation to a Nov. 5 incident in which R&B singer Jeremih and his entourage were involved in a fracas at a Billings restaurant that made national news.

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'Roller coaster month' includes wild temperature swings, double the average snowfall

'Roller coaster month' includes wild temperature swings, double the average snowfall

From a high of 69 degrees on Nov. 8 to a low of eight below zero on Nov. 30 — and 13.2 inches of snow throughout, more than double the monthly average — last month’s weather was anything but consistent.

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Rimrock Mall: 'A development of superlatives'

Rimrock Mall: 'A development of superlatives'

When Rimrock Mall first opened its doors on Sept. 11, 1975, it marked a turning point in Billings' history.

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Ice, slush cause Laurel water intake problems; FEMA to help with new intake

Ice, slush cause Laurel water intake problems; FEMA to help with new intake

Ice, slush and lower seasonal flow levels in the Yellowstone River combined last week with a reshaped river channel from 2011 flooding to cause problems for the city's water supply through its main intake on the river.

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MSUB to offer new programs to meet licensing rules for pre-K accreditation

MSUB to offer new programs to meet licensing rules for pre-K accreditation

Montana State University Billings announced on Tuesday that it will launch new and updated early childhood education licensing programs.

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'You know you can check up on him': NICU cameras provide 24/7 access to infants

'You know you can check up on him': NICU cameras provide 24/7 access to infants

Even though they take every chance they can to spend time with their newborn son, Khalen, at St. Vincent Healthcare’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) since his birth in late September, Nick and Kyrsten Bronson can’t always be there.

November 17, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Boy grows hair, raises money for sick youth

Boy grows hair, raises money for sick youth

Gavin Stichman is a little camera shy but he loves sports — “all of them, any of them,” in his words — and his favorite football team is the Green Bay Packers. At school, his favorite subjects are, in order and once again in his words, recess, math and spelling.

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MSUB rolls out new pre-engineering program

MSUB rolls out new pre-engineering program

You won’t find anyone with an engineering degree from Montana State University Billings, but there’s a good chance that in a few years, there’ll be plenty who took the first steps toward earning it there.

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Months of work lead up to ski season

Months of work lead up to ski season

It sure does take a lot of work to have so much fun.

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