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Sheriff's office investigating Laurel shooting

The Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a shooting injured a man at 1500 East Railroad Street in Laur… Read more


COVID liability bill clears Senate, headed for the House

Montana lawmakers maneuvered the Senate rules Monday to get a bill shielding businesses from COVID-19-related civil lawsuits through the Senate and over to the House. Read more


Montanans give swift response to Biden plan canceling Keystone XL

Word that Joe Biden might cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit this week evoked quick a response from Montanans who have fought for years over the Canadian tar sands project. Read more


Montana reports 178 COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Montana reported 178 COVID-19 cases and the COVID-19 death of one person in an update Monday morning to the state case mappi… Read more

This week's most-read stories

406 Politics

Gianforte rescinds restrictions on hours, capacity at some businesses

The changes take effect Jan. 15 at 5 a.m.  Read more

Local News

Billings man accused of killing mom with kitchen knife

Prosecutors say the 20-year-old Billings man accused of killing his mother with a kitchen knife on Monday had a history of v… Read more


Coroner ID's Billings man killed in crash on Shepherd Acton Road

The Yellowstone County Coroner's Office has identified the 27-year-old Billings man killed in a car crash early Sunday on Sh… Read more

Local News

Billings man dies in car crash on Shepherd Acton Road

A Billings man died early Sunday after the pickup truck he was driving on Shepherd Acton Road rolled over and crashed into a… Read more

Crime & Courts

Former fifth-grade teacher admits sexually assaulting students

The former Billings elementary school teacher accused of sexually assaulting students in class has admitted charges. Read more

Local News

Speaker drops out of MSUB's MLK Day ceremony in protest of Sen. Daines' inclusion

A long-time participant of Montana State University Billings' annual bell ringing ceremony commemorating Martin Luther King … Read more

Crime & Courts

Man accused of killing mom with kitchen knife held on $1M bail

Bail was set at $1 million Wednesday for the man accused of killing his mother with a kitchen knife. Read more

Montana Untamed

Lightning-struck bighorn ram horns adorn new mount

Montana Wildlife Artistry taxidermy is preparing a life-sized mount of an unusual bighorn ram. The base of the ram's horns measured more than 16 inches and stretched out to 44 inches. It would have scored close to 206 inches under the Boone and Crockett scoring system — a trophy-class animal — if it weren’t for one large flaw. The ram has a baseball-sized gap burned into the back of the right horn. Read more

Local News

Shiloh Road corridor sees spate of business development, including new Town Pump

Development along the Shiloh Road corridor on Billings' West End continues its steady pace with a handful of new projects pl… Read more

State & Regional

Butte's Megan Thorstenson Montana's newest millionaire

The news that the grand-prize ticket was sold in Butte was announced Dec. 29 by Jennifer McKee, communications manager for Montana Lottery. A total of 180,000 tickets were sold statewide. Read more

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Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 19

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Dewey Bunnell, Dolly Parton, Jeff Van Gundy, Katey Sagal, Logan … Read more

Today in sports history: Notre Dame snaps John Wooden's UCLA Bruins' 88-game winning streak in 1974

Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, Jan. 19. Read more

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Here's the latest for Monday January 18th: FBI vetting National Guard troops in DC; Security tight at state capitols; Dozens known dead fro… Read more


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