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Growing season ends for many Montana vegetable farmers

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The first day of fall in Montana is feeling a lot like winter with much of the state seeing colder temperatures, wind, rain and even snow. But this sudden shift in weather means an abrupt end to the growing season for many of the state's vegetable farmers.

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Snow sticks in Big Sky, resort transitions from summer to winter Video included

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Snow is sticking at Big Sky Mountain Resort, spreading ‘ski fever’ across the state.

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Over thirty lecturers at the University of Montana can breathe easier now Video included

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The non-tenured group was facing lay-offs at the end of this fall semester, but yesterday the University of Montana decided to keep the non-tenured lecturers on for the full school year. 

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New Missoula College had its grand-opening Friday afternoon

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Missoula College is a two-year unit of the University of Montana with occupational and technical education covering 35 programs.

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Deputy rescues man from overturned semi

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A Park County Deputy is being hailed as a hero on Facebook after coming to the rescue of a man trapped inside the cab of his rolled over semi-truck Friday morning. 

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UPDATE: Daisy Dukes bouncer sent to hospital after stabbing, one man arrested

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Billings Police say a Daisy Dukes security guard is recovering in the hospital after being stabbed in the leg. 

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First Lady heads to WH garden for planting, harvesting

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Melania Trump is heading out to the White House garden to do some planting and harvesting.

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Jail faces class-action lawsuit for posting mug shots online

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DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A lawyer for a man who sued a Pennsylvania county jail for posting his mug shot online says as many as 70,000 former inmates could have claims in a class-action lawsuit.

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Montana man dies of injuries suffered in weekend assault

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The FBI says a 30-year-old Lame Deer man has died of injuries suffered in an assault last weekend.

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Verizon will not terminate Montana contracts

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U.S. Senator Jon Tester has successfully defended Montanans from Verizon’s attempt to terminate contracts. Verizon responded to Tester’s demands Friday. Tester received assurances from Verizon that no Montanans will be involuntarily removed from their contract.

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Man dies after being beaten in Lame Deer

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The BIA and FBI are investigating an incident that occurred on September 17th in Lame Deer that left Ozzy Lee Wilson hospitalized. Friday morning the FBI confirmed that Wilson has died as a result of those injuries. 

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FWP hosting hunter's education Field Day in Billings

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This Saturday at 7 a.m. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in Billings will hold their seasonal hunter's education Field Day. It's taking place at their headquarters in Billings.  FWP's Bob Gibson says kids and adults have been taking hunter education classes at schools in Yellowstone County.  This Saturday, they'll know how to use hunting safety precautions. "Anybody in Montana that goes hunting needs to be safe, ethical and legal, and that's what we try to teach ... More>>

Indian Relay Championships happening in Billings this weekend

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It's expected to be the largest gathering in the history of the sport. 

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The 8th annual Fix Up Festival kicks off this weekend

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This weekend is the eighth annual Fix Up Festival. This annual Festival is put on by Bozeman Sunrise Rotary. The Fix Up Festival brings together hundreds of volunteers to help improve the lives of our less fortunate neighbors.                                            ...

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Preparing your car for winter driving

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It may only be September, but winter is already well on its way. 

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Montana first responders see cold exposure injuries year round

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 It's the last day of summer, but many areas across Montana will be seeing snow and cold temperatures. 

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City's largest sculpture welcomes visitors to brand-new Missoula College

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In Montana's largest-ever 'Call for Art,' a Bozeman artist is selected to beautify the brand-new Missoula College building. And he did it by creating the city's largest sculpture.

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911 transcripts from officer involved shooting released

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Today, the 911 transcripts for the officer involved shooting that left one man dead have been released. 

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Montana legislators tweet for Sip 'n Dip merman job Video included

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Montana's legislators are finding common ground... over mermen. 

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Structure stabilization begins on historic Sperry Chalet Video included

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Lauren Alley with the park tells us materials are being purchased in order to stabilize and shore up the remaining structure. 

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Missoula student is a Top 30 finalist for a nationwide STEM competition Video included

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Julian is a freshman at Hellgate High School and he will be traveling to Washington D.C. in late October for the final competition, where he will be competing for more than 100,000 dollars in awards.

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Bigfork schools paves the way with a new classroom for students suffering from emotional disorders

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No other schools in the state besides Helena are using this program. 

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Billings human trafficking trial continued until 2018

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A federal judge has continued the trial of Terrance Tyrell Edwards until January 29, 2018. Edwards was arrested on Human Trafficking charges involving three minors. in Billings last year.

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Highlander TapHouse raising money for Wildland Firefighters Foundation

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Highlander TapHouse is partnering with the Wildland Firefighters Foundation to throw a year-end party for firefighters.

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Study: Montana's average temperature continues to increase

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Montana climate study found the state's average temperature continues to increase, winter snowpack is decreasing and the fire and growing seasons are lasting longer while drought conditions are expected to increase in frequency and duration.

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Fire department responding to fire at business on Grand Ave. in Billings

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We have a crew headed there and will keep you updated. 

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The Latest: Trump targets North Korea in new executive order

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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would enable the United States to sanction individual companies and institutions that finance trade with North Korea.

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Judge orders Browning to turn over assets to Blackfeet tribe Video included

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A state judge has ordered the town of Browning to turn over most of its assets to the Blackfeet Tribe to settle lawsuits between the two governments.

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Seeley Lake residents participating in wildfire health study Video included

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Seeley Lake residents line up Wednesday for a study about the long-term health effects of this year’s horrendous fire season. Thanks to this year’s fires, Seeley Lake saw the longest period of hazardous air quality ever recorded. Now researchers are scrambling to get data on the effects this air quality had on people who live there. Seeley Lake residents have been coming Seely Lake Community Hall to test their mental and physical health. They were exposed to ... More>>

US, Russian militaries hold unprecedented talks on Syria

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. says American and Russia military leaders have met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session in Syria or nearby to discuss increasing tensions around a remaining Islamic State stronghold in Syria.

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MT proposing to eliminate services for young kids with disabilities Video included

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The Missoula Child Development Center helps improve brain development and behavioral skills in children with special needs. 

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Montana preparing to take over after EPA asbestos cleanup Video included

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - State and local officials have begun preparations to take over management of the cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure.

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Humane Society of Western Montana assisting pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey Video included

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The Humane Society of Western Montana is helping animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. This week they're sending their Director of Programs and Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Mariah Scheskie, to the lone star state to volunteer. 

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Maria moving north of Dominican Republic

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Maria has killed at least 10 people across the Caribbean.

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President Trump gives hurricane update

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The president says in a meeting with the president of Ukraine that Texas and Florida are emerging from the hurricanes but says Puerto Rico was "absolutely obliterated" and the U.S. Virgin Islands were "flattened."

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No holiday hiring for Walmart, just more hours

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The latest government reading of the labor market showed a record number of unfilled positions, more than 600,000 of them from retail. 

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UM Presidential Finalist: Andrew Feinstein

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UM's four presidential finalists are in town, this week and next, for on-campus interviews. We are taking a look at each finalist as they arrive in town. Monday, we showed you Mirta Martin, an advisor to former president of Mexico Vicente Fox.  Tonight, the second of the four finalists, Andrew Feinstein.

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School to resume on Thursday after bomb threat at St. Regis Schools

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A Mineral County K-9 unit is currently scouring St. Regis Schools, after an bomb threat was found Wednesday afternoon.

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Multi-Vehicle crash forces I-90 closure near Clinton

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The Missoula County Sheriff's Office issued an alert that all east and westbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Clinton are closed until further notice due to a multi-vehicle car crash.

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REC Silicon lays off 30 employees less than 100 days before the holiday season Video included

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In an effort to cut costs Butte's REC Silicon facility has laid off 30 employees.  According to facility officials, the layoffs are the result of the ongoing trade disputes between the U.S. and China. 

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Colorado cops search for poop-and-run jogger

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Police in Colorado are looking for a jogger they say is repeatedly interrupting her runs to defecate in public in one neighborhood.

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2 senators call for monument honoring black Civil War hero

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A call to honor a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, the 2015 epicenter of a national move to strip away Confederate symbols, is being made by two lawmakers in a bid to encourage consensus building in a nation divided by the issue.

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Cyber threats still have some families worried

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While schools around the Flathead Valley resumed on Tuesday, September 19th following cyber threats some parents still chose to keep their children at home.

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Trump administration considering lower refugee limits

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States.

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Florida suspends license of nursing home over Irma deaths

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials have suspended the license of a nursing home that had nine patients die after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning.

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Coroner releases name of man killed in Missoula crash

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The Missoula County sheriff and coroner on Wednesday released the name of the man, who died after crashing a car into a shed in Missoula earlier this week.

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Fatal car crash in Missoula Monday night

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Cause of the accident is still under investigation. Stay tuned for updates. 

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MSU observes American Indian Heritage Day Sept. 22 with cultural and academic presentations

MSU will observe American Indian Heritage Day on Friday, Sept. 22. MSU will observe American Indian Heritage Day on Friday, Sept. 22.
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Montana State University will observe 2017 American Indian Heritage Day with a variety of cultural and academic events scheduled for Friday, Sept. 22.

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The Latest: New citizens embrace, criticize Trump video

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Some new U.S. citizens are embracing a videotaped message by President Donald Trump welcoming them to the country, while others said the words felt insincere coming from the man who has ordered a travel ban and cast Mexican immigrants in a negative light.

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Montana must rewrite transgender bathroom ballot language

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the attorney general to rewrite ballot language for an initiative that would require people to use public restrooms designated for their gender at birth.

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