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Woman who died in fatal crash near Ekalaka ID'd

A woman who was killed in a single-vehicle rollover in Carter County, south of Ekalaka, has been identified. Read more


Billings could see more snow over weekend

More snow is likely coming to Billings and Southeastern Montana over the weekend as temperatures begin to drop by Saturday n… Read more


Billings schools superintendent floats spring 2021 for high school bond

Billings Public Schools wants to renovate its high schools. Exactly what that looks like is far from certain.  Read more


Billings city attorney sees legal trouble with proposal to ban certain candidate endorsements

A proposed ordinance that would bar any organization contracting with the city of Billings from endorsing a city council can… Read more

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Montana Outdoors

CWD found in elk for 1st time in Montana

In what has become an all-too-familiar scenario in deer, chronic wasting disease has now been detected in a hunter-killed Mo… Read more

Crime & Courts

Billings woman charged with stabbing man over Thanksgiving holiday

A 42-year-old Billings woman is facing two felonies after stabbing her partner multiple times in their home on Friday.  Read more

State & Regional

Repair of historic Pryor Mountains cabin unearths builder's sad family tale

The story of an early 1900s cabin high atop East Pryor Mountain is also one of a homesteading family. The cabin's builder was a local-born ranch worker, poet and World War I veteran who was killed in an unusual mishap at age 26, right next to the cabin praised in his verse. Read more

Montana Outdoors

Firewood collecting turns traumatic for young camper

The boys kicked the dead tree, tempting the 90-foot widow-maker with each stomp, caught in the exuberance of outdoor adventu… Read more


Consecutive West End crashes send multiple people to hospital

Several people, including juveniles, were taken to the hospital Saturday night after two crashes involving multiple cars and… Read more


Beloved Billings Christmas Store is back

The Christmas Store in Billings is the closest thing to the North Pole that many local people are going to find. Read more

High School Football

Scoreboard: Class B, C high school football honors teams

Class B and C postseason high school football honors have been released. Read more

Montana State University Bobcats

Montana State Bobcats receive No. 5 seed, first-round bye for FCS playoffs

BOZEMAN — A day after its 48-14 shellacking of archrival Montana, Montana State learned its playoff positioning Sunday morning with the release of the NCAA Division I Football Championship postseason seeding and bracket. Read more

State & Regional

Winter storm hitting central Montana during Thanksgiving travel

An incoming winter storm could make Thanksgiving travel difficult across central Montana. Read more


Pet of the week: Maize

Maize is a 10-week-old female pup available for adoption through Billings Animal Rescue Kare. The cute reddish-gold dog’s br… Read more

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Celebrity Birthdays: Dec. 6

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Steven Wright, Peter Buck, David Lovering, Judd Apatow, CoCo Van… Read more

A ranking of 2019's most hated Christmas candies

You know those Christmas tree nougat things? Apparently no one actually wants them. Read more

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Jeff the Nature Guy shows off Lander, the 8-month-old porcupine at ZooMontana who was raised by keepers after she was found as an orphaned … Read more