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Due to being smaller, infants and young children get hotter much quicker when exposed to the heat.  In addition to this, children active in sports tend to get hotter and more dehydrated than those who aren't as active.  An overexposure to heat can cause a variety of problems, including heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat rash, etc.  Follow this link for the signs and symptoms of each, as well as how to combat the warmer temperatures.   https://www.cdc.... More>>

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Drunk driver crashes going 100 MPH on I-15

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Alcohol is to blame for a single vehicle rollover crash on Highway 15 near Clancy Sunday afternoon. The female driver was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. According to Police, the driver was drunk at the time of the crash. Witnesses say the driver was traveling over 100 MPH and tried to light a cigarette causing her car to go over the median and rollover. Thankfully no one else was injured…Police say they do plan to file charges against the driver and want to remind ...

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Driver not wearing helmet in fatal Lolo crash

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According to Montana Highway Patrol, a 20-year-old Missoula man is dead after crashing his motorcycle just after 8:00pm Friday. The accident happened on US Highway 93 southbound near Lolo. Roads were dry, and speed, drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors.  According to troopers, the driver failed to negotiate his Harley Davidson at a lefthand curve, and struck the concrete barrier. He was thrown from the bike, struck a sign, struck a tree, and came to rest in the bottom ... More>>

One runner finishes the Missoula Marathon while pregnant

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Over in Missoula, one of the largest events of the year, the Missoula Marathon, kicked off Sunday morning for the 12th straight year. 

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Missoula firefighters respond to structure fire on Baywood Court

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Sunday morning, Missoula Rural Fire District responded to a structure fire on Baywood Court. 

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Body Found in Billings Saturday

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According to Sergeant Tony Jensen on Saturday, at approximately 3:59 PM Billings Police and AMR responded to a report of a body that had been located in the bottom of a drainage near Bowman Drive.

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Missoula Marathon helps save Army veteran

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After serving six years in the U.S. Army and spending a year deployed in a war zone in North Iraq, Michael LaForest came back to the states a different person. 

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Bands travel across country to perform in Butte Video included

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In Butte, day two of the Montana Folk Fest got underway Saturday afternoon. Despite the hot sun, people turned out in crowds to listen to music and eat good food. One band came all the way from New York to perform for the Mining City. And the heat... didn't slow anyone down.  "We are more grateful than you can imagine to be here, and it just reminds us that doing music despite all of the hardship is so valuable and so important and we are thrilled to be doing it for al...

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Owner of burned truck surprised by incident

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Cody Jackson, the owner of a pick up truck that caught on fire on I-90 going westbound toward Laurel Friday, July 13th, says he was taken completely by surprise by the incident. 

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Former teacher may have probation revoked on sex offense charge Video included

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According to published reports, Converse County prosecutors allege Katie Marcus, who pleaded guilty in 2016 to a 2013 a sex crime, has repeatedly violated terms of her probation. 

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Missing rafter found dead near north end of Yankee Jim Canyon

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Park County Sheriff's office identifies deceased rafter pulled from the Yellowstone River Friday morning.

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Man stabbed multiple times in Helena

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An early morning stabbing Friday sent one man to the hospital with several stab wounds. According to the Helena Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of 11th Avenue just after 1:30am.  A press release states there was a physical altercation involving several people, with one man being stabbed several times with a knife.  Everyone involved has been identified; no arrests have yet been made. The investigation is ongoing.   

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Tester takes in $3 million, spends heavily to counter Trump

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester brought in a personal record $3 million in the latest fundraising quarter, yet saw his cash reserves drop as the Montana Democrat spends heavily to counter President Donald Trump's push to oust him.

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Yellowstone construction worker knocked over by bison

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - A bison attacked a construction worker in the park this week, according to park officials.

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12-year-old girl missing in Kalispell

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KALISPELL - Police are asking for help finding a 12-year-old girl who hasn't been seen since July 6. 

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Missoula Marathon weekend and events

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July 13-15 is the weekend of events surrounding the Missoula Marathon, which draws thousands of visitors to the Garden City.

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Houston woman sentenced for trying to sell daughter for sex

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A Houston woman accused of offering to sell her 2-year-old daughter for sex at a cost of $1,200 has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.  

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Great Falls Family in Need After Devastating House Fire Video included

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Sleeping in… cuddles with mom… it all started out as a typical Sunday morning for the Lawhon family. Until things took a very different turn…

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Downtown businesses say Missoula Marathon is a boost

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Some downtown businesses say the Missoula Marathon does a lot for bringing in visitors - and their wallets.

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4-year-old hit by truck near Bigfork on Thursday

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BIGFORK - The Montana Highway Patrol says a 4-year-old child is being treated for injuries after getting hit by a vehicle. 

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Tester takes in $3 million, spends heavily to counter Trump

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester brought in a personal record $3 million in the latest fundraising quarter, yet saw his cash reserves drop as the Montana Democrat spends heavily to counter President Donald Trump's push to oust him.

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Rafter missing in Yellowstone River north of Gardiner

Officials in southern Montana are searching by boat and helicopter for a man who is missing after a rafting accident on the Yellowstone River north of Yellowstone National Park.

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Supreme Court could return abortion debate to the states

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo, Hillary Namba, left, of Seattle, holds a wire coat hanger and a sign that reads "We Won't Go Back," as she takes part in a protest in Seattle against President Donald Trump (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo, Hillary Namba, left, of Seattle, holds a wire coat hanger and a sign that reads "We Won't Go Back," as she takes part in a protest in Seattle against President Donald Trump
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Anticipating renewed fights over abortion, some governors and state lawmakers already are searching for ways to enhance or dismantle the right in their constitutions and laws. President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has raised the possibility that a conservative court majority could weaken or overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling...

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Bail set at $5 million for captured fugitive in Bozeman Pass incident

LIVINGSTON - The man who led more than 100 officers on a 36-hour manhunt in the woods faces a $5 million bail. Shaunesy Cole appeared in a Park County court on Friday.

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Flathead firefighter's Instagram pics prompt debate at Evergreen Fire

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An Evergreen Fire Rescue firefighter is defending the pictures she posts on her personal Instagram page, pointing out that plenty of male firefighters are featured in "sexy" photos and calendars.

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124th Annual Trapshooting Tournament Video included

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The 124th Annual Trapshooting Tournament is underway and will continue throughout the rest of the weekend!  Being a family-friendly environment with several different events, including the Butte Metal shoot this Saturday, the trapshoot tournament is an experience worth making.  Traveling every year, the tournament won't be back in Great Falls until 2022 for its 128th year.  More>>

Billings tattoo shop selling tickets for Friday 13th fundraiser to benefit YWCA

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Billings tattoo shop Rise Again Tattoo is hosting another Friday the 13th event. But since April's event was so popular, you'll have to purchase a ticket for today's fundraiser beforehand.  Rise Again Tattoo This month, all proceeds benefit the Billings' YWCA and its new transitional housing.  Tickets cost $13, plus $7 tip. Contact the shop to purchase a ticket. They have an allotted 75 slots for every two hours. More>>

FWP warns floaters about debris in the Clark Fork River

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With the weather warming up, many people are getting ready to grab an inner-tube and float Montana’s rivers.

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Vice President Pence coming to Billings, campaigning for Rosendale

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Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Billings July 24 to campaign for Matt Rosendale's U.S. Senate bid. 

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Two missing girls found safe

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A five-year-old and a nine-year-old were reported missing on 1800 block of Phillips Street on Thursday.

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Celebrating the end of flood season in Missoula

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MISSOULA - As the final pallets of sandbags were emptied, residents celebrated the end of a long, historic flood season. Jack Dallman, a Tower Street resident, says he and his neighbors have been through a lot in the last few months. Historic floodwaters swept through Tower Street and surrounding areas in April. Three months later, Dallman is finally clearing out the sandbags and ready for his property to dry up. He'd been storing his and his neighbor's sandbags on his property. &q... More>>

Butte gives hometown hero salute to Special Olympics winner Video included

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BUTTE - Friends and family of Special Olympian Zach Stenson gathered in front of Universal Athletics on Wednesday night to give the three-time medalist a special surprise. Stenson returned from the Special Olympics last week in Seattle where he won three medals. 

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Bozeman Pass fugitive will be charged with attempted homicide, police say Video included

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BOZEMAN - A man who led authorities on a 36-hour manhunt in a rural neighborhood will face attempted homicide charges for shooting at deputies. Shaunesy Cole was initially wanted on suspicion of DUI, but fled from arrest in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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UPDATE: Missing Butte woman found

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A missing Butte woman has been found.

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Your Montana Garden: Shade Trees

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Your Montana Garden: Shade Trees!

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Senate candidate shuffles cash to keep excess donations

Campaign records show Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale used excess donations from deep-pocketed GOP donors this spring to pay himself back for personal loans from his failed 2014 congressional run.

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Three arrested in rollover on Broadway in downtown Missoula

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The Missoula Police Department arrested three people in connection with the rollover crash near the intersection of North Higgins Avenue and Broadway around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 

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Billings child protection staff face crisis level caseloads

The head of the state health department says child protection workers in Billings are facing "crisis level caseloads" leading the Division of Child and Family Services to decide to close its Livingston office and move most...

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Monday night shooting victim identified, had order of protection against him

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Just before 11:00 Monday evening, an altercation shut down the parking lot to 2J's Fresh Market on Smelter Avenue in Great Falls.  Great Falls Police, Great Falls Fire Rescue, and Great Falls Emergency Services all responded. As of 11:30pm, the parking lot is still blocked off by crime scene tape with several officers on the scene.

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Manhunt subject arrested near Bozeman Pass with K-9 unit

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After evading arrest for a day and a half, a fugitive is arrested in a rural neighborhood near Bozeman. Police say the suspect, Shaunesy Cole, fled arrest after being pulled over for suspected DUI in the early hours of Wednesday morning. They believed him to be armed and dangerous and on the loose in the Quinn Creek neighborhood near Bozeman Pass. On Thursday afternoon, a K-9 unit helped track down Cole after a woman reported that he tried to break into her house. Officers said the...

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Montana man imprisoned for rape, kidnap of girl loses appeal

A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a 23-year-old man in the kidnap and rape of a 4-year-old girl on Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

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Helena teen arrested for third DUI with baby in car

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HELENA - An 18-year-old Helena man is in jail on several charges related to alleged drunken driving with a baby in the car. 

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Attorney: Charges dropped against Stormy Daniels

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 Charging documents obtained by WSYX-TV in Columbus say porn actress Stormy Daniels was semi-nude and allegedly touched some of the patrons' breasts and allowed them to touch her prior to her arrest at a strip club in Ohio.   

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Build-A-Bear closes lines due to overwhelming 'Pay Your Age' event response

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Build-A-Bear announced they have closed lines for all of their U.S. and Canada stores for the "Pay Your Age" event being held Thursday due to "crowds and safety concerns." 

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Searchers find dog who went missing in Highway 200 wreck

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BONNER - A family that survived a head-on collision in the Bonner area has been reunited with their dog who went missing in the crash. 

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Missoula County Animal Control rescues pig from hot car

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Missoula animal control officers say they've responded to several reports of pets left in hot cars - including dogs and one overheated pig.

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Baby found in western Montana woods released from hospital

Authorities say the 5-month-old infant has been released from the hospital after police found the baby buried under sticks and debris for about nine hours in the woods south of Missoula.

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Deputies will enter homes in search for armed man near Bozeman

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Deputies are taking the search for an armed and dangerous man door-to-door Thursday near Bozeman.

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Secretary of State plans to appeal Green Party ballot ruling

Secretary of State Corey Stapleton says he plans to appeal to the Montana Supreme Court a state judge's order to remove Montana Green Party candidates from the November ballot.

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Runner looks to finish 50th marathon in all 50 states Sunday

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Coming up this weekend is the extremely  popular Missoula marathon. One runner is looking to accomplish a lot more by finishing the race this weekend. 

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Giant Springs Elementary School UPDATE Video included

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At nearly 60,000 square feet and with the ability to accommodate 500 students, Giant Springs Elementary gearing up to open its doors for the 2018-19 school year. Overall, the school has a very open and dynamic layout, with ample line of sight view. Each and every detail was researched and thought through with the student and staff in mind. An example of this would be the placement of the school.  Being set back farther away from the sidewalk allows the staff to have... More>>

POTUS Visit Cost Analysis Video included

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One week ago from today, President Trump visited the Electric City to endorse Republican Senator candidate Matt Rosendale.  Due to his visit not being related to a campaign, the city and county had to pay for just about everything.  Currently, the city of Great Falls hasn't released any numbers regarding president Trump's visit, however, Cascade County totaled their cost up to $17,500.  This number was tallied up by taking into account both expenses and revenue recei... More>>

Consumer alert: Latches on cedar chests pose suffocation risk

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging millions of people to replace or repair the locks on their cedar chests, because of suffocation hazards.  "Lane" or "Virginia Maid" chests are the ones in question, because their lids automatically lock when closed. They're often handed down generation to generation or purchased secondhand. According to the CPSC, 14 kids suffocated between 1977 and 2015 after being locked inside the chests. 12 million of ... More>>

Behind the Gibson Park Flower Garden Video included

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Out of the many parks throughout the city of Great Falls, Gibson Park stands out for a pretty unique reason. It’s flower garden. And it’s all thanks to one gardener.  Samantha Clark, the lone gardener, shows her green thumb off every day by tending to the flowers throughout the garden.  Her story started a couple of years ago. With over 10 years of work experience in landscaping, Samantha decided she wanted to change things up a little bit. However... More>>

All nine people involved in a head-on collision are in stable condition

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One man who was in a pickup truck did have to be extracted from his vehicle because his dashboard pinned him up against his seat and he was unable to move. 

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Teen starts her own ice cream truck business

It’s a dream many of us have had at one point another, living a life where you work for yourself. For many people, that dream is just that. But thanks to a little support from Dad, 19-year-old Bailey Scott is living the dream. 

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Mule train helping battling noxious weeds in Butte's Maud S Canyon Trail Video included

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This week, a mule pack train is helping battle the noxious weeds on the beloved Maud S Canyon Trail on the East Ridge. 

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Billings restaurant makes TripAdvisor list of top burgers in America

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A Billings-based burger joint has been named one of the best burgers in the country, according to a list released by TripAdvisor on Wednesday.

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Miami man with no arms charged with stabbing Chicago tourist

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A homeless South Florida man with no arms has been charged with stabbing a Chicago tourist.    

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Gallatin sheriff searching for armed suspect with red mohawk haircut Video included

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BOZEMAN - Gallatin County authorities are seeking a suspect who is considered armed and dangerous. They believe he's on foot in the Quinn Creek area near Bozeman Pass. 

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Search underway for armed suspect near Bozeman Pass

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office is looking for an armed suspect after a shootout with police officers late overnight.

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MSU starting quarterback to sit out 2018 season Video included

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Montana State's starting quarterback of the past two season will miss the 2018 season to focus on academics, according to Montana State's head football coach.  Junior quarterback Chris Murray, who led the Bobcats to a 2017 Brawl of the Wild win against University of Montana, will not play in 2018, according to a press release from Montana State University Athletics.

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Missoula man will not be charged in stabbing

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The Missoula County Attorney's Office declined to charge a Missoula man with homicide and assault after his alleged involvement in a stabbing that happened on the night of July 9.  Christopher Lance Newrider, a 31-year-old Missoula man, will be tried on a probation violation, but not the deliberate attempted homicide and assault with a weapon charges he was originally held on.

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Missoula police arrest two people in stabbing

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Two people were arrested for an stabbing Monday night in Missoula. 

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Cost of President Trump's visit for Cascade County

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Cascade county has released their estimated expense and income report from President Trump's visit to Great Falls. 

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Rosendale rakes in $700K in weeks following primary win

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale says he raised $700,000 over the three weeks following his Republican primary victory on June 5. That's a big boost in the state auditor's campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. But Rosendale has a long way to go after an expensive four-way primary to catch up to the incumbent Democrat's fundraising. Rosendale said Wednesday he raised more than $1 million total between April 1 and June 30. He released the overall... More>>

Plentywood gets smacked with 2 storms in 90 minutes; Majority of town sees damage Video included

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PLENTYWOOD - A massive storm in northeastern Montana has caused serious damage to the town of Plentywood.  Taylor Ordahl, a local photographer, told us the storm hit hard for about 15 minutes before rearing it's ugly head again another 45 minutes later. "We could see it building as we were driving into town. It started pouring as we pulled into our driveway.  We watched everything happen from our bay window in our kitchen.", said Ordahl After the first storm hit ...

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MADE fair expanding to Bozeman

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The MADE fair, one of Montana's biggest events for local and regional craft businesses, just got a bit bigger by adding an autumn event in Bozeman. According to a press release, the 2-day Bozeman MADE fair is scheduled for October 20-21, at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on the Montana State University campus.  HandMADE Montana, the organization that is hosting the event, already has three other annual MADE fairs, including an early summer event at Caras Park in Mi...

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Judge: State wasn't notified about constitutional challenge

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Environmental groups that seek to block a Canadian company's efforts to search for gold on private land north of Yellowstone National Park face a setback after a judge found they didn't follow procedural rules in challenging a state law. The Park County Environmental Council and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition argue a law that prevents a judge from blocking exploration work while permits are being challenged violates Montana's constitutional right to a clean a... More>>

Free Cycles goes to Flathead to give bikes to kids

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It’s pretty clear Missoula is one of the best cycling cities in Montana and Free Cycles knows that. That is why they are trying to help as many kids as they can. 

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Staying safe in a tornado Video included

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As severe thunderstorms swept through northeastern Montana on Monday night creating damage, the National Weather Service issued one tornado warning that night. 

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Terek fire still burning from hot temperatures Video included

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Driven by hot temperatures and low humidity is causing a fire burning in North Central Wyoming to grow in size. 

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GoFundMe created for one-week-old baby killed in North Dakota tornado

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The baby was the son of Marisa Reber and Will Maguire and was hurt after the tornado flipped their mobile home over.

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Sand de-bagging station set up for flood residents in Missoula Video included

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Its last call for Missoulians to get rid of any leftover sandbags filled during this spring's flood season.

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Fire crews respond to multiple illegal burns after outdoor burning permits closed for season Video included

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Despite a ban on outdoor burning in place since last Tuesday, emergency officials in the area have already responded to multiple illegal burns...

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MPD explains why some residents didn't get threat alert

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MISSOULA -- The Missoula Police Department sent out a text message alert to some residents that police were looking for an armed and dangerous man at 8:30 p.m. on Monday. 

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VIDEO: Deputies describe finding baby abandoned in woods Video included

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MISSOULA - "It was the happiest 15, 20 minutes of my career." Sheriff's deputies described at a Tuesday afternoon press conference what it was like when they found a missing baby out in the woods, buried under a pile of sticks. 

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Montana Folk Festival 2018 kicks off Friday Video included

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BUTTE - The city is preparing for a weekend of music, food and fun for this year's Montana Folk Festival. Six stages will encompass Uptown, with stages on Granite and Copper streets and a Dance Pavilion stage. Festival goers can expect to hear a combination of blues, bluegrass and New Orleans brass bands this year. You can also expect to see some favorites from festivals past. Festival Director George Everett said, "The bands are new every year, we try not to repeat. It's been ... More>>

Two booked on homicide charges in Missoula

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Two people are being held in the Missoula County Jail on homicide charges after an incident Monday evening. 

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Montana Treasure: Roadhouse Diner's Creative Burgers in Great Falls

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It’s a little place with big taste in Great Falls. Roadhouse Diner makes what people say are the freshest burgers around, and they have the awards to prove it.  Walk in and you’ll be greeted with a big hello by servers, you can hear burgers sizzling, fires frying, and people chatting. 

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Murder investigation underway on Rocky Boy's Reservation

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FBI Public Affairs specialist Sandra Barker has confirmed with KFBB that a murder investigation is currently underway on the Rocky Boy Reservation.   "The FBI and the Rocky Boy’s Tribal Police are investigating what appears to be the homicide of an adult female," says Barker. She says the body was found July 7th in Box Elder.  It identity of that female is unknown.  Barker goes on to say there is no threat to public safety at this time, and becau...

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Montana actress named to "Best American Actors Under 30" list

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One of Montana's own was named to a list of "Best American Actors Under 30," along with notables like Jennifer Lawrence, Elle Fanning and Zoey Deutch. 

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Tee It Up: Montana State Womens Basketball Coach Tricia Binford

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For this weeks segment of Tee It Up the boys head over to Bozeman and hit the links with Montana State Womens Basketball Coach Tricia Binford.  More>>

Name released of woman killed by train near Arlee

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MISSOULA - The sheriff's office has released the name of a woman hit and killed by a train last week.

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Baby endangerment suspect cries in court, says "I loved that kid" Video included

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Shortly after a press conference with deputies who rescued a 5-month-old baby abandoned in the woods off Highway 12, the suspect in the case appeared in court. Francis Crowley appeared in court via closed-circuit TV. 

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Father dead, son in jail after stabbing in Whitefish

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A father is dead and his is son is in jail after an stabbing incident in the Whitefish area Monday.

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The Latest: Man says he left baby because infant was heavy

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man told investigators he left a 5-month-old baby boy in the woods after a car crash because the baby was very heavy. Officers found the baby - cold and hungry - under a pile of debris and sticks early Sunday. Francis Crowley, 32, is scheduled to appear in co...

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Officials say cigarette in trashcan started Butte fire Video included

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Butte firefighters responded to a home fire caused by a smoldering cigarette left in a wastebasket on the morning of July 9. The Butte-Silver Bow Fire Department was dispatched to the structure fire at 6:39 a.m. As firefighters arrived at the home on the 900 block of California Street, they observed a small to moderate amount of light gray smoke coming from the house, according to a release by fire officials.

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Storms cause heavy damage in northeastern Montana

A National Weather Service team was visiting northeastern Montana Tuesday to assess the damage after back-to-back thunderstorms uprooted trees, downed power lines, damaged buildings and flipped small airplanes at the...

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Seeley Lake city council votes to keep lower speed limits

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Seeley Lake council members decided Monday that a two-year project to lower speed limits in the Seeley lake area will remain in effect.

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Reconstruction of historic Sperry Chalet begins

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Reconstruction of the historic Sperry Chalet has begun in Glacier National Park. Park Superintendent Jeff Mow and his team welcomed the construction crew on Monday.

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Daines says congressional visit to Russia "sent a strong message"

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In a press call on July 9th, Senator Steve Daines opened up about his role in a congressional delegation that had visited Russia the week before. Daines was part of an eight-person commission of seven Republican Senators and one GOP House Representative to visit Moscow with stops in Finland and Norway. The trip drew some news coverage and marked the first time a United States congressional delegation has visited Russia since the country’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula in...

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Man accused of leaving baby in woods to appear in court

A man accused of abandoning a 5-month-old baby in the Montana woods is due in court on a child endangerment charge.

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Mount Washburn trail in Yellowstone closes Thursday

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - The Mount Washburn trails and trailhead parking areas in Yellowstone National Park will be closed for the summer, beginning Thursday. The popular hiking trail located north of Canyon Junction is being closed by the National Park Service because of construction work at the historic Mount Washburn Fire Lookout and along the Dunraven Pass trail switchbacks.

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Great Falls Shooting Video included

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Shortly before 11 P.M. last night, shots were fired at the 2 J’s Fresh Market on Smelter Avenue sending one to the hospital.  Access to the parking lot was blocked off following the response of the Great Falls Police, Fire Rescue and EMS. Authorities confirm that a man was shot several times, sustaining non-life threatening injuries. His current condition is unknown at this time. Witnesses say they saw someone being carried away on a stretcher as well as ... More>>

Methane fire at waste water plant under investigation Video included

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A fire caused by a methane leak at the waste water plant is under investigation. 

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Dozens injured after storm hits RV park in North Dakota

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Dozens of people are injured after severe weather hit Watford City, North Dakota early Tuesday morning. The McKenzie County Sheriff's Office reports at least 28 people were injured, three people were flown by air ambulance and at least six people are in critical condition. Watford City is about 50 miles from the Montana border. According to the sheriff's office, the storm hit an RV park and trapped multiple people. McKenzie County Sheriff's Office Right now, there are widesp... More>>

Missoula Police looking for armed and dangerous man

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Authorities in Missoula are searching for a man, who they consider to be armed and dangerous. Missoula 911 sent a text alert just before 9 p.m. on Monday, saying that Missoula Police were searching for the 31-year-old man, who was allegedly involved in an assault.

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Montana Treasure: Roadhouse Diner's Creative Burgers in Great Falls

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It’s a little place with big taste in Great Falls. Roadhouse Diner makes what people say are the freshest burgers around, and they have the awards to prove it.  Walk in and you’ll be greeted with a big hello by servers, you can hear burgers sizzling, fires frying, and people chatting. 

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The Latest: Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

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President Donald Trump is nominating influential conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right. 

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Priests at Trump Rally

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GREAT FALLS- The four priests from the Great Falls-Billings Diocese have been trending on social media since President Trump’s visit to the Electric City. Claims were made when the men were seen smiling and laughing as President Trump made controversial remarks.  

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Ravalli County arrests man for drunkenly throwing rock at truck window

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HAMILTON - A 20-year-old man faces charges after throwing a rock and breaking the window of a moving truck, deputies say. The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office says the victim was driving on Old Corvallis Road around 12:15 AM on July 6 when his drivers' side window "exploded," showering him in broken glass. 

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Starbucks, citing environment, is ditching plastic straws

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SEATTLE - Starbucks, citing the environment threat to oceans, will ban plastic straws from all of its stores globally in less than two years.    The company becomes the largest food and beverage company operating globally to do so. 

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Officer resigns, sentenced for violating restraining order

A Bozeman police officer resigned from the department before he was sentenced for violating a restraining order involving his ex-wife.

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Baby survives 9 hours buried in western Montana woods

Montana authorities say a 5-month-old infant survived about nine hours being buried under sticks and debris in the woods.

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Sasquatch warnings posted in Northwest Montana

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MISSOULA -  "SASQUATCH WARNING: Due to the increasing flows in the Yaak River, sasquatches are coming down from the high country to feed on fish and vegetation at the river's edge."

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Oregon fugitive charged for burying baby alive near Missoula

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MISSOULA - A man charged with leaving a baby buried in the woods near Lolo Hot Springs also faces several charges in Oregon.

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Name released of Bozeman man who died on Jefferson River

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BOZEMAN - Rescuers say despite calm waters, a kayak accident led to the death of a 72-year-old Bozeman man on the Jefferson River. 

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Montana Hall remodeling to improve access for people with disabilities

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Now, MSU is improving one of its most historic building, Montana Hall, to make it accessible for people with disabilities.

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Vandals spray-paint a family dog in Helena

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One dog in Helena was left traumatized after criminals spray-painted the pup from nose to tail. Our Bliss Zechman explains how the lab and his family are turning this horrible situation into a positive one for other pups. 

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President Trump's rally results in priest controversy

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GREAT FALLS- The aftermath of President Trump's rally on July 5 created a stir on social media about four Catholic priests who attended the rally and sat near the front row.

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Sheriff's deputies find baby buried alive near Lolo Hot Springs

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The Missoula County Sheriff's Office says one man is now facing criminal charges after a baby was rescued from being buried alive in the mountains.  Around 8 pm on Saturday, July 7th, 911 received a call that a man was acting strangely in the Lolo Hot Springs area. 

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Police: Woman thought demons were chasing her, drove into oncoming traffic

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A press release from the Park County Sheriff's Office states on Saturday, July 7th around 11 am, a distraught woman called 911 because she believed people were following her and trying to kill her. 

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As Montana heats up..could your car be a death trap? Video included

Hot cars can be dangerous and sometimes even deadly especially in the summer months when the weather continually rises. 

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Teen Jobs Going Downhill Video included

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We all remember our first summer job growing up, whether it was life guarding at the city pool or a cashier at the local market. However, teens in today's society aren’t too interested in making a little extra cash. According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, summer jobs occupied by teens has actually decreased since the year 2000.  At the beginning of the century, roughly 8 million teens worked a summer job. That number has dwindled down to app... More>>

40-year-old Idaho man identified in fatal accident

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Montana Highway Patrol has confirmed the victim in a fatal accident early Sunday morning is a 40-year-old Idaho man. According to MHP, the man was driving a Yamaha Sport motorcycle westbound on US Highway 2. He was wearing a helmet, and speed is suspected to be a factor. Troopers tell us the accident happened right on the state line in Lincoln County just before 3:00am.  

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Neptune Aviation says 7 of 9 aircraft are fighting wildfires already Video included

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MISSOULA - Though summer has just arrived for most of Montana, Neptune Aviation is already sending in resources to suppress fires across the West. Seven of the company's nine aircraft are fighting fires from the sky.

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Three YouTube vloggers die falling over Canadian waterfall

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Three Canadian travel vloggers died Tuesday in an accident on a Canadian waterfall. Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper were best known for their YouTube series, "High On Life."

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Helena woman finds her dog spray-painted red, white and blue on the Fourth of July

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A Helena woman says she found her dog spray-painted red, white and blue on the Fourth of July. She created a GoFundMe page to raise $100 for vet bills and the cost of a new collar.

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Tester discusses impact of tariffs on Montana agriculture Video included

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While President Trump was in Great Falls, Democrat Jon Tester was in Billings for a listening session. The topic –  the impact of tariffs on Montana businesses.

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Fishing accesses open around Missoula, except Sha-Ron Video included

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MISSOULA - After a season of high, fast water, most river accesses are open - but officials warn that the water is still dangerous. Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 2 officials said Friday that the Sha-Ron Fishing Access in East Missoula is still closed while flood debris cleanup continues, and they hope that it will reopen by July 11. 

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One person arrested in fight with protesters at Trump speech

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At a protest in Great Falls, men and women, young and old, and, surprisingly, liberals and conservatives stood...

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President Trump: The Day, The Speech, The Reaction Video included

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"Just making America safe again. You know really all those things they are doing at our borders with security and ICE, it impacted me the most I believe," says Great Falls Resident Patrick Bryan.  That's just one takeaway from Thursday's historic speech, which covered a wide range of topics. Some were expected, others not... but just about everything President Trump said brought a strong reaction from the crowd.  

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Officials urge people to leave baby animals alone Video included

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At first glance, it can be hard to resist rescuing a baby animal left alone in the wild, but Zoo Montana director Jeff Ewelt says most of the time these baby animals are not alone.

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Candidate Rosendale tries the Commander-in-Chief burger Video included

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Just about every Republican candidate running for a seat was in Great Falls Thursday, including Matt Rosendale. Before the big rally, Rosendale was invited to try a once-in-a-lifetime burger from the famous Roadhouse Grill.

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3 alleged rhino poachers eaten by lions in South Africa

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JOHANNESBURG - At least two rhino poachers were eaten by lions on a South African game reserve, according to the owner of the Sibuya Game Reserve.

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The Latest: Trump campaigns for Matt Rosendale in Great Falls

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While rallying in Montana, President Donald Trump is claiming the Democratic Party's new platform is to "abolish ICE," the acronym for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Montana mental health council accused of fraud

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A 55-year-old Montana mental health counselor has been accused of fraudulently billing Medicaid about $73,500 for services she never provided and listed some recipients who were never her clients.

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Grizzly caught and euthanized in Montana

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has captured and euthanized a male grizzly bear south of Condon because it was food conditioned and had a history of approaching residences.

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Event guidelines for President Trump's visit at Great Falls Video included

If you're making your way to President Trump's rally at the expo center, expect tight rules and strict regulations for the event. 

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Cascade County Sheriff says President visit will be expensive

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Sheriff's departments from around the state are sending staff to help provide security at Donald Trump's visit. The Cascade County sheriff says it might be a big expense for the county.

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President Trump campaigns for Matt Rosendale in Great Falls Video included

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Right now Republican Matt Rosendale is looking to unseat Democratic Senator Jon Tester from his third term. 

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Police reach Statue of Liberty base climber

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NEW YORK (AP) - A person has climbed the Statue of Liberty's base on the Fourth of July shortly after the arrests of several people who hung a banner calling for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement from the statue's pedestal.  

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Celebrating the Fourth of July in the Flathead

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Polson and Kalispell both threw Fourth of July festivities!

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Cemetery walking tour reveals some of Bozeman's best-kept secrets

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It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Bozeman, and Jessica Jones is at the cemetery. Jones is a tour guide for Ghosts of Bozeman’s Past, a walking history tour through the Sunset Hills Cemetery. Every Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day (with a few additional dates scattered later in the year), Jessica or one of her colleagues leads a tour to help locals and visitors uncover the unknown history of Bozeman. “Public education is really important,” Jones said,... More>>

Judging errors cast confusion at hot dog contest

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Judging errors cast widespread confusion over Joey "Jaws" Chestnut's record-setting 11th title at the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest.

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Ketchup Vs. Mustard: Poll ranks America's favorite hot dog toppings

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Mustard, ketchup and relish faced off for the title of America's favorite hot dog topping in the new JJ's Red Hots poll. But one of the biggest contenders may surprise you.

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92-year-old Arizona woman kills son for plan to put her in a nursing home

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A 92-year-old Arizona woman is behind bars for fatally shooting her son over his plan to put her in a nursing home. 

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Drivers challenge license suspensions for unpaid court debt

Advocates for low-income people are pushing to change laws that allow the suspension of driver's licenses for people with unpaid criminal or traffic court debt.

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President Trump's Visit to the Electric City Brings Mixed Emotions Video included

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President Trump is touching down tomorrow afternoon in the Electric City; bringing mixed reactions from the community.  One simple question was asked… “How do you feel about President Trump visiting Great Falls?” Some were excited to hear what the president had to say. Others… not so much. Statements such as, "I’m not going to go see him, I can tell you that much," or "I’m not too excited cause I don’t like him. ... More>>

Renovations underway at Billings airport Video included

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Renovations are underway at Billings Logan International airport. 

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Trump promises 'great' pick for Supreme Court

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President Donald Trump is promising to select a "great" Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy of retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.    The president said Tuesday at a "Salute to Service" dinner in West Virginia that he "hit a homerun" with Justice Neil Gorsuch.

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1 person dead in family rafting accident at Bowl and Pitcher Park near Spokane Video included

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A woman is dead after two boats collided on the Spokane River near Bowl and Pitcher State Park on Tuesday afternoon. She was on a guided rafting trip.

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President Trump's visit impacting Great Falls

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With President Donald Trump's visit slated for July 5, Great Falls is filling up with visitors. Local hotels say they're fully booked.

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Report says Montana has a positive outlook on renewable energy

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A new report says with a few infrastructure changes, Montana could increase its power output by nearly 360 megawatts in a few years, making Montana wind more enticing to outside states looking for renewable energy.

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Caught on Camera: Driver hits bear in Swan Valley

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A Helena man says a black bear came out of nowhere when it jumped in front of his car on Highway 83 in the Swan Valley, Sunday.

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What you need to know ahead of President Trump's Great Falls visit

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Cascade County Sheriff releases message for those planning to attend President Trump political rally in Great Falls on Thursday.

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Reminder that all fireworks are banned from National Forest lands

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Fireworks are banned on national forest land - and we used a sparkler firework to show how small sparks can quickly ignite a grass fire.

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Great Falls Budget Proposal Video included

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During a city meeting last week, a budget was proposed by City Manager Greg Doyon for roughly $118 million dollars. While this might seem sufficient, it’s actually on the low end of what’s needed in the Electric City.  Due to budgeting, the Great Falls Morony Natatorium, as well as a local golf course, could potentially be shut down at the end of this year.  Two of the local golf courses here in Great Falls have been requested proposals. If nob... More>>

Tips for being bear aware Video included

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As many of you are preparing to camp for 4th of July, being outdoors means being with wildlife and that includes bears.

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Tips for camping at National Parks Video included

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Camping at one of our beautiful National Parks? 

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Missoula Rural Fire District helping residents clear homes of fire danger Video included

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MISSOULA - In neighborhoods like Grant Creek, homes are surrounded by trees and shrubs. Brian Meissner lives up Grant Creek and knows that come wildfire season, the brush around his house can be dangerous. He signed up for the Missoula Rural Fire District's fuel mitigation service.

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Great Falls police: Topless woman steals front-end loader, drives it home

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GREAT FALLS - Around 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 1, police say a woman stole a front-end loader and drove it home - while topless.

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10 immigrants arrested in Lolo National Forest

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U.S. District Court documents say 10 immigrants who were picking mushrooms in the Lolo National Forest were arrested in May of 2018.

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Birthday girl dies after Boise stabbing attack

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BOISE, Idaho - A 3-year-old girl who was stabbed at her own birthday party in Idaho has died. Police say Timmy Kinner attacked a group of children and adults at the girl's party at an apartment complex that is home to many refugee families.

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Flathead County officials remove vehicle from water

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The Flathead County Sheriff's Office and several other agencies responded to a call for a vehicle in the river between Columbia Falls and Hungry Horse, Monday.

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5-ton tractor still missing after tornado touches down

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Weather officials say a tractor that was carried away in a tornado last week near the Montana-South Dakota state line has yet to be found.

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Trump to visit Montana after promising Tester would 'pay'

President Donald Trump is visiting Montana next week after promising that Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester would "have a big price to pay" for his role in sinking Trump's Veterans' Affairs nominee.

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Motive unclear in Boise birthday party stabbing attack on children

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Several families who had fled danger and violence overseas were enjoying a 3-year-old’s birthday party in Boise, Idaho, when the unthinkable happened: A man ran up and began chasing and stabbing the children, turning his knife on the adults who tried to intervene. 

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Two men shot, 1 killed on Blackfeet Reservation

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BLACKFEET RESERVATION -  A late night dispute between two males has resulted in one of them dying.  The press release from the Blackfeet Law Enforcement isn't detailing out much information, including what the dispute was about or who these men were.   As of right now, we know that one male was transported to a local hospital, and the other died of his injuries. The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Browning.

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Judge overturns Missoula man's conviction in baby's death

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MISSOULA - A judge has overturned the 2009 conviction of Robert "Dave" Wilkes in the death of his son. The Montana Innocence Project made the announcement Monday. 

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Watch out for bears in Hyalite Canyon

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In Bozeman, the Forest Service is warning visitors of increased black bear activity in the Hyalite Canyon.  They're using it as a reminder to take necessary safety precautions, including carrying bear spray and to properly store food.  And if you come across a bear trap, leave it alone and move out of the area. For more information, you're asked to contact the Bozeman Ranger District or Region Three of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. 

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Three-wheeled motorcycle rollover leaves one dead

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Around noon on Sunday, a three-wheeled motorcycle drove off the road on Highway 28 on the stretch between Niarada and Elmo in Lake County. 

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Car Theft Prevention Tips Video included

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Most of us don't think about car theft prevention until it's too late. 

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First Virtual Reality Booth comes to the Magic City Video included

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The first virtual reality game booth comes to the Magic City.

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The New Frontier: Last Line of Defense Video included

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Tucked away off a side street in Great Falls is the Montana State Grain Lab. Very few people who drive past it every day know what it is… and for a time, that included the people who relied on it the most. “When we first started, or at least when I first started, it was surprising that producers really did not know what actually happened when it came into the lab,” says Bureau Chief Greg Stordahl. “They just knew they dropped it off in the front door and the...

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Grizzly bear activity prompts camping restrictions in Glacier

Grizzly bear activity has forced Glacier National Park to issue restrictions for a popular campground. The Many Glacier Campground is limited to hard-sided camping only. Tents and soft-sided campers will not be permitted at the campground until further notice. 

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Butte woman finds father's last resting place trashed

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BUTTE, MT- Helaine Rupert's father Bill camped in the woods of the Highland Mountains for decades. When Rupert's father passed away she fulfilled his wish of spreading his ashes at his favorite camp site. However, when she came to visit his ashes on Father's Day she found this special area trashed.  

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Teacher accused of sexual assault, trying to hypnotize girls

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A third-grade teacher is accused of sexually assaulting a girl at a Pennsylvania elementary school and police say he tried to hypnotize others and make them vow to obey him.   

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Downtown Helena traffic boxes decorated

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Several traffic signal boxes are sporting a new look in Downtown Helena. Eight boxes are now wrapped in colorful, vinyl creations illustrated by local Montana artists.  The Helena Public Art Committee began the project in the spring of 2017 to transform the eyesores into artwork.   The artwork negates vandalism and promotes local creativity. The project was funded by the City of Helena and a donation from Friends of the Placer, Inc. Several other cities around Montana... More>>

Sheriff Dutton receives prestigious award

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HELENA,Mont.- Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton recently received a highly coveted national award. The National Command & Staff College and the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development presented Dutton an award in recognition of his outstanding leadership the Helena community. Of the thousands of sheriffs across the nation, only 20 were bestowed the honor.     "I was totally shocked and honored to read the letter. I didn't ... More>>

State finds one Helena nursing home neglected patient

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State finds one Helena nursing home neglects patients The state has found that one nursing home in Helena has neglected at least one of its patients. In a recent incident, one unsupervised resident caught on fire after smoking a cigarette. The Department of Health and Human Service's survey found Big Sky Health Care and Community neglected the resident when she was outside, unsupervised on May 1 and that the facility failed to report the incident. According the Independent Recor... More>>

Republicans make progress, ballots out for special session

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Republicans are still working hard to call a special session of the legislature. GOP lawmakers do not have enough votes yet to make it happen, but they have made progress since the announcement came out on Wednesday. Senator Scott Sales said the petition paperwork was delivered to the Secretary of State's office late Wednesday. Republicans needed ten signatures for polling paperwork to be sent out to the legislative body. Sales said they received more than enough signatures on that e... More>>

Man sentencing for sexually exploiting 12-year old girl

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GREAT FALLS - Jaycob Kutzera was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison after he requested sexually explicit images of a 12-year-old girl in Great Falls. The case started back in 2016 when the girl's mother found the images on her cell phone.  Upon further investigation, it was found that Kutzera knew the girl was 12, yet continued to engage in sexually explicit communications with her.   The sentencing comes of a plea agreement that removed the majorit... More>>

Puppy litter rescued from landfill up for adoption soon

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Rez Dog Rescue of Montana is urging everyone to get their pets sprayed and neutered after a litter of eleven puppies were found in a landfill. The puppies will be old enough to be adopted out soon.

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CONFIRMED: Trump to visit Montana July 5 Video included

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GREAT FALLS - White House officials confirmed that President Donald Trump has plans to visit Montana soon.

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Great Falls Rising Addresses Trade and Tariff Policies in the Treasure State Video included

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At a local Great Falls Rising meeting, not only was news about President Trump’s visit announced but how his trade policies and tariffs are taking a toll on local workers; especially our farmers here in Big Sky Country. Great Falls Rising is a non-partisan, progressive organization that meets monthly to discuss topics regarding human rights and equality. At this month's public meeting, several key community members gathered as part of the panel. These members include Er... More>>

Immigration rallies held across Montana Video included

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Rallies are planned in the Magic City this weekend after a large protest led to arrests of more than 500 people in Washington D.C protesting the president's immigration policy. 

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The Latest: Police say 5 dead in Maryland newspaper shooting

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Police say five people have been killed and several others were "gravely injured" in a shooting at a building housing a Maryland newspaper.

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Jimmy John's busts cheating boyfriend, agrees to host breakup party

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It started out innocently enough with her wanting to surprise her boyfriend of 3 months with a Jimmy John's sandwich while he was studying for finals.

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Host families needed for ICES program Video included

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In Billings and Laurel, we're learning there is a huge need for host families as international students make their way to Montana ahead of the school year. 

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New indoor sports facility coming to the Gallatin County

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Opening this winter out in Four Corners, Montana Indoor Sports will offer league play, field/court and space rental, batting cages and much more.

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Rice Ridge fire damage slated for extensive forest restoration

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Seeley Lake residents learned on Tuesday night how Forest Service officials plan to repair and recover from the impacts of the Rice Ridge Fire, which burned over 160,000 acres.

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Cleanup underway for boulder destruction on Rims Video included

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Heavy rain and snow melt has caused massive rock fall that rocked a home in Billings this week.

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Blackfeet Tribe bans convicted drug dealer from reservation

The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has banned a convicted drug dealer from coming onto the reservation in northern Montana.

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