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Idaho lumber producer to acquire Tricon's St. Regis mill
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

KALISPELL — The Idaho Forest Group, one of the nation's largest lumber producers, is acquiring Tricon Timber's stud mill in St. Regis, Montana.

Yellowstone mining opponents press Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte to join cause
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Opponents of two gold mines proposed near Yellowstone National Park pressed Tuesday for Montana's lone U.S. House member to seek federal legislation to withdraw public lands near the park from future mining.

Supreme Court: Justice accepted illegal plea while judge
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled a fellow justice illegally accepted a "no contest" plea while overseeing a sexual assault case in 2015.

Restrictions imposed for North Dakotans hunting in Montana
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. — The discovery of chronic wasting disease in deer in Montana means restrictions for North Dakota residents who hunt deer and elk there.

Thanksgiving dinner Thursday in Missoula provided by Good Fellows Club
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

The Good Fellows Club's annual free Thanksgiving dinner is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Fuddruckers in Missoula, 2805 N. Reserve St.

Registered sex offender sentenced to 10 years in Montana prison for raping 15-year-old
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

BOZEMAN — A registered sex offender has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping a 15-year-old girl.

University of Montana researcher featured on "NOVA"
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

MontanaPBS will broadcast an episode of the popular “NOVA” science program that explores the research and discoveries of University of Montana biology Professor Doug Emlen at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming to open Friday after historic snowfall
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

JACKSON, Wyo. — Thanks to record early season snowfall, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming is pushing up its opening day to Friday.

Whitefish halts power work in Puerto Rico over $83M owed
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

Whitefish Energy Holdings says it is halting work to help restore power in Puerto Rico because the U.S. territory's government has not paid crews as part of a contract that led to accusations of overcharging and incompetence and contributed to…

Interior denies wrongdoing involving Zinke's wife, travel
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's wife played a key role in arranging aspects of her husband's official events and often accompanied him on trips outside of Washington D.C. during the first few months of the administration. Documents obtained by the Western…

Columbia Falls man charged after police forced to shoot, kill his pit bull
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

COLUMBIA FALLS — A pit bull was shot and killed after it attacked Columbia Falls police officers last week, and its owner was arrested on three misdemeanor charges, including owning a vicious dog.

The first-ever copper star for the U.S. Capitol tree was made in Montana
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

Butte will get a nod all the way from the nation's capital in December when a copper star shines from the top of the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree — a 15,000-pound, 30-inch-diameter, Montana-grown Engelmann spruce.

Billings police identify decapitated body found on West End
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

Billings police have identified the man who was found decapitated on Wednesday near 32nd Street West and Gabel Road as Myron Wesley Knight, 41, of Billings.

Updated: Christensen found guilty on homicide, other charges in pain pill case
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

HAMILTON — A Ravalli County District Court jury has found Dr. Chris Christensen, accused of over-prescribing prescription drugs, guilty of all charges.

Climate activist goes on trial for Montana pipeline shutdown
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

BILLINGS — An Oregon man goes on trial in Montana on Tuesday in the latest criminal prosecution against activists who sought to call attention to climate change by shutting down pipelines carrying crude from Canada's oil sands region to the…

Charges filed against Butte man in 'pit buck' poaching case
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

Charges have been filed against 19-year-old Tanner Maloney of Butte in a case involving the illegal killing of a large mule deer buck known to spend most of its time on the outskirts of the Berkeley Pit.

State Fund tries legal action to stop the management fee approved by Legislature
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

Montana State Fund was denied a temporary restraining order to immediately stop the state from collecting a 3 percent management fee on some of its investments with the state Board of Investments.

Nebraska gives long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline new life
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

A Nebraska commission has approved an alternative Keystone XL route through the state, removing the last regulatory hurdle to the $8 billion oil pipeline project. The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted on the long-delayed project Monday, though the decision could…

A tourism group wants help promoting 8 northeast Montana counties
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

Northeast Montana's arm of the state's tourism office has about $9,000 in funding to partner with local organizations on projects to promote visitation to the eight counties that make up "Missouri River Country."

Jury convicts Montana man accused of killing wife in 2016
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

GREAT FALLS — A Great Falls mechanic accused of killing his wife in 2016 while trying to stop her from fighting him has been found guilty by a jury of negligent homicide.

Latest Montana News

Your health: Study says self-harm, suicide attempts climb among U.S. girls

Buying used makeup may save you money, but at what cost?

Casino robbery follows attempted robbery earlier four blocks away

One man dead following Knife River accident

Hardin residents react to news of possible plant closure

Flying over the Holidays can be stressful, here is how to avoid the stress

Thanksgiving travel can be dangerous, here is the best time to hit the road

Plans to turn Rimrock Elementary into Learning Center revealed

UPDATE: Coroner identifies man killed in Saturday's police-involved shooting

Search for Wanted man in Flathead continues

Trump labels father of UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'

Braves stripped of 13 prospects, Coppolella banned for life

Olympic champion Gabby Douglas says team doctor abused her

Source: Gymnastics doctor set to plead guilty to sex charges

NBA players wish pending World Cup qualifiers were different

AP Source: QB Paxton Lynch to start for Denver

Miami gets bump to No. 2 behind Alabama in playoff rankings

Lakers rally from 19-point deficit to beat Bulls 103-94

Lewis, Urlacher, Moss, Seymour among hall semifinalists

Morgan urges voters to keep steroid users out of Hall

Columbia Falls earns first state football title

MSU's Andersen Big Sky Freshman of the Year

MSU, UM All-Conference Football selections

MSU's Bignell, Padmos earn Big Sky honors

Stitt out as Grizzly head coach

High School Football Playoff Scores Nov. 17-18, 2017

Cats win 31-23 in 117th Brawl of the Wild

Cats and Griz ready for brawl in Bozeman

Flint Creek eyes 8-man football title

Columbia Falls hosts Hamilton for class A title game

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Your health: Study says self-harm, suicide attempts climb among U.S. girls
Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

A disturbing new study finds the number of girls intentionally hurting themselves has been rising since 2009. Researchers at the CDC analyzed rates of emergency department visits related to self-inflicted injuries from 2001 to 2015. Children and young adults between the ages of 10 and 24 were included in the study. Poisoning was the most common method of self-harm.

Buying used makeup may save you money, but at what cost?
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Buying used makeup could save you as much as $30 on top brands. But is it safe? We purchased some samples and had them lab tested to see what, if any, contaminants were present.

Casino robbery follows attempted robbery earlier four blocks away
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Billings Police responded to reports of a robbery and an attempted robbery at two separate casinos, around 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. The first was at the Cypress Bayou Casino on Grand Avenue. Police say a man, with his face covered, entered the Cypress Bayou Casino just before 6 p.m. with a handgun. A worker at the casino told KULR-8 the man walked up to her, pointed the gun at her and said, quote -- "You know the routine." She says she told him she had no access to any o...

One man dead following Knife River accident
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

One man is dead following an accident at Knife River Tuesday evening. The call came in around 5:30 p.m. and emergency crews were dispatched to the Knife River location off Hesper Road. 

Hardin residents react to news of possible plant closure
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

A coal plant in Hardin could shut down if a buyer is not found by early 2018 Surprisingly, many residents in the small community of Hardin were not aware of this news. 

Flying over the Holidays can be stressful, here is how to avoid the stress
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

flying over the holidays can be an extremely stressful time especially when you are making sure to reach your connecting flights in time.

Thanksgiving travel can be dangerous, here is the best time to hit the road
Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving is almost here which means, people are going to be traveling every day this week, and safety becomes a major concern.

Plans to turn Rimrock Elementary into Learning Center revealed
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

School District Two superintendent Terry Bouk announced Monday night the school will reopen, but it won't open as a school.

UPDATE: Coroner identifies man killed in Saturday's police-involved shooting
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

One person is dead following a police-involved shooting on the 400 block of Bunting Street in Billings Southside Saturday. Five officers have been placed on administrative leave as per officer-involved shooting protocol. 

Search for Wanted man in Flathead continues
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

Flathead County Sheriff’s Office continues to ask for your help in locating 22-year-old Bryan McCully. McCully has a $250,000 warrant for attempted deliberate homicide. FCSO says he has violent tendencies and should not be approached. He is thought to be in the Canyon or Columbia Falls area.  If you call your local authorities immediately or reach out to the Flathead Crimestoppers by calling 406 -758-TIPS.

State representative resigning seat due to move
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana state representative from Billings is resigning his seat because he is moving to Great Falls.    

One man shot in chest, in critical condition after Lockwood house party
Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

One man is in critical condition after being shot in the chest at a Lockwood house party. 

Two men sent to Benefis after stabbing
Posted on Sunday November 19, 2017

A stabbing Saturday night sent two man to the hospital, one in serious condition. It all happened around 930pm at the Fisher Trailer Park on the west side Great Falls The first male victim was stabbed 3 times, once in the arm and twice in the chest. He then walked down the road to the Beacon Ice House for help, and was eventually transported Benefis where he was later released. Police also found another man in the same trailer unconscious with life threatening injuries. He was a...

Montana drafts medical marijuana regulations
Posted on Sunday November 19, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The state health department has drafted proposed regulations for the medical marijuana industry, setting rules for quality testing, tracking and increasing fees. 

Red Lion Inn robbed Saturday at gunpoint
Posted on Sunday November 19, 2017

Just before 3:30 Saturday morning, Billings police responded to a report of a robbery at the Red Lion Inn. A man entered the hotel and approached the front desk brandishing a handgun. The suspect demanded money from the clerk and took an unknown amount of cash. The suspect then fled the area. No shots were fired during the incident. 

Bobcats win the 117th Brawl of the Wild 31-23 in Bozeman
Posted on Saturday November 18, 2017

BOZEMAN, Mont. - The Montana State Bobcats defeated the Montana Grizzlies 31-23 to win the 117th Brawl of the Wild. It's the first time since 2005 that the Cats won a game against the Griz in Bozeman.  The Bobcats ran for 322 yards on the ground, making it the second consecutive year that they have put up over 250 yards of rushing on Montana's defense. Cats sophomore quarterback Chris Murray accounted for 133 yards of that total, as well as throwing the ball for 98 yards. The G...

One person shot inside Billings brewery
Posted on Saturday November 18, 2017

Billings Police officers are investigating an overnight shooting at Bones Brewery on Broadwater Avenue.  

Cody police car hit by passing motorist
Posted on Saturday November 18, 2017

A passing car rammed into a police car in Cody Monday. It happened as the officer was opening his door to get out, after he stopped another car. The Wyoming Highway Patrol issued pictures of the damaged police car, parked on Sheridan Avenue near the Sierra Trading Post. 

Reactions to the possible furlough veto
Posted on Friday November 17, 2017

If the governor chooses to veto the furloughs, some republicans say the only way to make-up for that lost money is through cuts elsewhere. 

Laurel mayor-elect faces political controversy
Posted on Friday November 17, 2017

Earlier this month the people of Laurel cast their votes and elected a new mayor. However, Mayor-Elect Dave Waggoner may have a big problem as he prepares to take office. 

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