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Education reform tour stops in Billings

Breaking the Monopoly of Mediocrity, a cross-country tour focused on education reform, stopped in Billings on Thursday evening.

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Daines hosts open house at Billings office

Daines hosts open house at Billings office

Newly elected U.S. Rep. Steve Daines reached out to Billings residents Tuesday during an open house held at his downtown office.

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Woman on long road to recovery after brain injury

Woman on long road to recovery after brain injury

For Kelsey Lyles, the most significant moment of her life is one she cannot remember. It’s one that has been told and retold to her, and still slides through the cracks of her memory.

March 25, 2013 12:25 am Photos

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AmeriCorps duo digs into community gardening project

AmeriCorps duo digs into community gardening project

A new crop of community gardens in Billings will sprout in the coming spring weeks.

March 25, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Yellowstone County’s top speller wins state bee, headed to nationals

Yellowstone County’s top speller wins state bee, headed to nationals

With a two-time winning streak behind him, Jackson Hall gained even more momentum at Saturday’s 48th annual Treasure State Spelling Bee.

March 23, 2013 6:47 pm Photos

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Students compete in the 2013 Science Expo

Students compete in the 2013 Science Expo

With a combination of science, math and creativity, anything is possible, guest scientist Hunter Lloyd told an audience Friday evening at Montana State University Billings’ Petro Theatre.

March 22, 2013 8:05 pm Photos

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County Coroner identifies man found below Zimmerman Park

County Coroner identifies man found below Zimmerman Park

The man whose body was found Thursday below Zimmerman Park was identified Friday as 53-year-old Frederick Johnson.

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Cody to plow East Entrance to Yellowstone

Cody to plow East Entrance to Yellowstone

Yellowstone gateway community members of Cody will plow ahead with their effort to clear Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance on its traditional opening day of May 3.

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Man, woman from Worland killed in 2-vehicle accident

A man and woman, both from Worland, Wyo., died Monday after a two-vehicle crash south of Manderson in Big Horn County.

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Violent and property crimes increased in 2012, BPD report shows

Violent and property crimes increased in 2012, BPD report shows

Violent and property crime in Billings have increased for the second year in a row, according to the Billings Police Department’s 2012 annual report, which was released Tuesday.

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MSUB student paralyzed in crash discovers new passion in Pink Gloves boxing

MSUB student paralyzed in crash discovers new passion in Pink Gloves boxing

Just more than three years ago, Taylor Sheehan was a high school athlete coming to grips with spending the rest of her life in a wheelchair after a car crash.

March 17, 2013 12:05 am Photos

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Montana Guard soldiers arrive home after Afghan deployment

Montana Guard soldiers arrive home after Afghan deployment

The moment she saw him step off the plane Saturday, Bailey O’Connor ran as fast as she could toward Sgt. Corey Shafer through a crowd of hundreds of people that were just as eager to embrace their loved ones returning home from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

March 16, 2013 11:24 am Photos

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Central High Science Olympiad students prep for national competition

Central High Science Olympiad students prep for national competition

In the world of science, unexpected problems appear out of nowhere. And, sometimes, so do the solutions.

March 15, 2013 10:35 pm Photos

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Prison warden placed on administrative leave

The Montana Women's Prison warden, Jo Acton, was placed on administrative leave with pay on Wednesday by the Department of Human Resources Bureau.

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Discovery Night attracts prospective families to Billings Catholic Schools

Discovery Night attracts prospective families to Billings Catholic Schools

Brady Castellion asked his parents over the weekend if he could attend Central High School for his upcoming freshman year.

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Senior High students go for Poetry Out Loud honors

Senior High students go for Poetry Out Loud honors

A group of Billings Senior High students gathered in a classroom early Wednesday around a long table with various cut out and collected words and phrases.

March 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Prairie Winds Cafe to close in June

Prairie Winds Cafe to close in June

The doors of the Prairie Winds Cafe will blow closed in June after 12 years of business.

March 08, 2013 10:45 pm Photos

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Montana Guard soldiers back in United States from Afghan deployment

Montana Guard soldiers back in United States from Afghan deployment

Soldiers from the Montana Army National Guard’s 484th Military Police Company are back on American soil after a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan and will soon be returning to Montana.

March 07, 2013 7:25 pm Photos

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Motorcycle, truck crash slows traffic at I-90 on-ramp near Laurel

One person was injured and rush-hour traffic was slowed in Laurel on Thursday afternoon after a crash involving a truck and a motorcycle at the Interstate 90 eastbound on-ramp from Highway 212 in front of the CHS refinery.

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Miles City family adds 13th child with adoption of Chinese girl

Miles City family adds 13th child with adoption of Chinese girl

Curtis Whicker said people in China were stunned when he and his wife, Tana, mentioned that they were raising 12 children in Montana and were visiting to adopt another child.

March 07, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Hospital upgrades condition of man burned in Terry Avenue shop fire

Hospital upgrades condition of man burned in Terry Avenue shop fire

A man who was critically injured Feb. 28 in a fire that destroyed a body shop on Terry Avenue has been upgraded to good condition.

March 05, 2013 5:14 pm Photos

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St. Vincent Healthcare gets new 3-D imaging technology

St. Vincent Healthcare gets new 3-D imaging technology

Dr. Michael Copeland is no stranger to performing lateral spine fusion surgeries.

March 02, 2013 12:20 am Photos

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Big Horn Sheriff's Office, state investigate fire that destroyed shop

A fire that destroyed a shop building is being investigated by the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office and the state Fire Marshal's office.

March 01, 2013 3:11 pmLoading…
Synchronized skating team to perform at Bulls game Friday

Synchronized skating team to perform at Bulls game Friday

A group of skaters dressed in black glided across the Centennial Arena ice Thursday afternoon in solid formation.

February 28, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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Shelter joins with PetSmart for pet adoption week

Shelter joins with PetSmart for pet adoption week

After several months of waiting at the Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter for the right family, Mason finally found a new home Saturday.

February 23, 2013 5:05 pm Photos

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