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Muted House debate draws fine-grained reactions

Muted House debate draws fine-grained reactions

Most of the barbs in the face-off Monday night between U.S. House candidates John Lewis and Ryan Zinke were thrown before the candidates had taken the stage.

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Tribal judge releases acting Lodge Grass mayor

Tribal judge releases acting Lodge Grass mayor

A Crow Tribal judge freed the acting mayor of Lodge Grass on Monday afternoon, two days after she turned herself in for allegedly violating a court order.

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Senators ask for more oil train notifications

PORTLAND, Ore. — Four West Coast senators want the federal government to expand a recent order for railroads to notify state emergency responders about crude oil shipments from the Great Plains.

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Woman sentenced to state hospital for killing man

KALISPELL — A 56-year-old Hungry Horse woman has been sentenced to 40 years in the Montana State Hospital for the Valentine's Day 2014 shooting death of her boyfriend.

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Armed, suicidal man safely taken into custody by Kalispell police

KALISPELL — A man reported to be armed and suicidal was taken into custody by Kalispell Police Monday morning after nearly three hours of negotiations.

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Thundering herd: Buffalo roundup draws cowboys, spectators

Thundering herd: Buffalo roundup draws cowboys, spectators

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. — The images are much like the buffalo hunt scene from “Dances With Wolves”: hundreds of massive animals shaking the prairie as they kick up dust and stream down the hills.

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Oregon man acquitted of sex abuse charges

A federal jury in Billings last week acquitted an Oregon man accused of sexually abusing a teenager on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

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Montana man dies in Idaho ATV crash

POWELL, Idaho — A Montana man has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in northern Idaho.

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Montana man killed in train collision identified

TROY — Officials have identified a 66-year-old Montana man who died when his pickup got caught on the railroad tracks near Troy and was struck by a train.

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Officials identify Great Falls man killed in crash

GREAT FALLS — The Cascade County coroner's office has released the name of a 47-year-old man who died in a weekend crash on Interstate 15 near the Central Avenue West exit at Great Falls.

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FWP filmmaker enjoys his 37-year career

FWP filmmaker enjoys his 37-year career

HELENA — The question longtime Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks filmmaker Mike Gurnett gets asked perhaps most frequently is: “Wait, you get paid to do this?”

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Brick by brick: Group supports friends and neighbors with cancer

Brick by brick: Group supports friends and neighbors with cancer

ABSAROKEE — Colorful butterflies painted on a brick wall in Absarokee seem poised to take flight. Bathed by the autumn sun, they offer hope and support for Stillwater County residents whose lives have been touched by cancer.

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Labor critical of Daines' record on work issues

HELENA — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines and organized labor don’t agree on much — including whether his voting record is favorable to U.S. workers.

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Montana cities break heat records

KALISPELL — Officials with the University of Montana Climate Office say several Montana cities broke heat records on Wednesday.

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1 injured in Missoula apartment fire

MISSOULA — Firefighters responded to a blaze at a Missoula apartment building that injured one resident and damaged four apartments.

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Earthquake shakes Lincoln area

GREAT FALLS — A small earthquake has struck the Lincoln area but no damage has been reported.

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Missoula legislative candidate forum to focus on aging, disability issues

The Disability and Aging Alliance of Missoula in collaboration with Parents Let’s Unite for Kids, the ARC of Montana and Disability Rights Montana is holding a Missoula County legislative candidates forum at the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Man killed in train collision

MISSOULA — Montana Highway Patrol troopers say a man was killed in Lincoln County after his vehicle collided with a train.

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Marijuana retail shops remain big business in Butte

Marijuana retail shops remain big business in Butte

BUTTE — Montana Buds. Mining City Medical. Blunts.

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Frenchtown man killed in motorcycle crash

A Frenchtown man is dead after the motorcycle he was driving hit a car near Frenchtown on Friday. The Montana Highway Patrol said a 55-year-old man was driving a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle westbound on Frenchtown Frontage Road around 7:20 p.m. Friday when he collided with an eastbound 2009 …

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Investigators say exploding targets caused wildfire in Bitterroot

Investigators say exploding targets caused wildfire in Bitterroot

FLORENCE — The wildfire that displaced two mountain lion cubs late last month in the Sapphire Mountains was caused by an exploding target detonated by a target shooter in a state wildlife management area.

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Fire burns Missoula apartment house

Fire burns Missoula apartment house

Missoula firefighters responded to an overnight apartment house fire at 712 S. First St. W.

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Nearly 300 protest transfer of federal lands

HELENA — Nearly 300 hunters and anglers from around the state came to the Capitol to protest proposed legislation that would transfer the management of federal lands to the state.

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Republican Zinke relishes battle for House seat

Republican Zinke relishes battle for House seat

Editor’s note: A similar campaign profile ran Sept. 21 on Democratic House candidate John Lewis.

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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.

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