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Shepherd man shot, killed by Billings police north of downtown

A 26-year-old Shepherd man was shot and killed by police north of downtown Billings on Sunday afternoon, after the person al… Read more

Finland cut its suicide rate in half. Now a Billings professor is going to study how they did it.

Finland had one of the highest suicide rates in the world in the 1980s. Read more

Missoula vigil keeps focus on missing and murdered indigenous women

The cause of missing and murdered indigenous women drew roughly 500 demonstrators to the University of Montana campus Saturday afternoon. Read more

Drivers on new Zimmerman Trail roundabout will be asked to slow down sooner

At first glance, road signs suggest drivers are OK coming in hot on the new roundabout on State Highway 3 at the top of Zimm… Read more

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Montana Untamed

Billionaire Texas brothers selling 4 Montana ranches

Four Montana ranches acquired by billionaire Texas brothers Dan and Farris Wilks are being sold by their own real estate com… Read more


Billings woman killed in Pryor Road crash ID'd

A woman killed over the weekend in a single-vehicle crash on Pryor Road has been identified as Krisdee Howe of Billings. Read more

State & Regional

10,000 expected for first Indigenous Peoples march in D.C.

A historic demonstration stemming from oil pipeline protests in North Dakota and Minnesota is descending on the National Mal… Read more


Billings garbage truck drops load after trash exploded

A Billings municipal garbage truck dropped a load of trash on Rimrock Road after materials ignited and caused an explosion M… Read more


Demolition begins on Sports Authority building on Billings' West End

Crews began work on tearing down the Sports Authority building on 24th Street West this week. Read more


Pug's, Guido's to close after building owner dies unexpectedly

Pug Mahon's, Guido's and the Bookie are all expected to close Saturday after the owner of the building and Pug's died. Read more

State & Regional

Couple hopes their story will help others battling mental health issues

Kimmo and Monica Virtaneva want the record set straight. Read more


Microbrewery will go forward on Billings West End

The microbrewery and restaurant proposed for Billings' West End will proceed as planned after the city council gave final ap… Read more

State & Regional

Ex-Miles City trainer's daughter: Child molesters shouldn't be able to 'get away' with it

Kristen Newby isn't ashamed. She doesn't want the long string of horrible sexual abuses her father is being accused of in Mi… Read more

Montana Untamed

After beloved wolf's shooting near Cooke City, baiting rumors rile mountain town

Questions about whether some Cooke City residents are baiting wolves has raised the hackles of a few of the remote town’s bu… Read more

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