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Long, brutal 2018 winter caused 37,000 livestock deaths in Montana — and that's a low estimate

Montana lost more than 37,000 cattle in the deadly winter of the 2018, mostly in plains counties where snow piled deep and stayed late, according to federal data. Read more

Crowds swarm to welcome new rifle manufacturer, and its jobs, to Wyoming

Weatherby Inc. recently moved from Paso Robles, California, to Sheridan, Wyoming. To commemorate its relocation, Weatherby made 36 special Sheridan rifles. Read more

Butte's 'Father Jimmie' stood up to Communists in Korea in 1950, at the cost of his life

Rev. James Maginn — the epitome of Butte, Montana — didn't flinch when American military advisers started to flee south as the Chinese marched near the 38th parallel in Korea shortly before Independence Day 1950. Read more

Stories of Honor: 'And you hardly would run into a guy from Butte, except the guy laying in the ground'

Bob McGrath served in the United States Army, and served in the Korean War. He grew up in Butte, but has lived in Billings for more than 50 years. This is a lightly edited version of the interview. The full interview can be found online at billingsg… Read more

Some rural states double down on attracting new residents to fill jobs

BENNINGTON, Vt. — With jobs unfilled and young people moving away, some rural states are doubling down on efforts to attract new blood by expanding programs that offer incentives to live there. Read more

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