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News Minute: Here is the latest Montana news from The Associated Press

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DENVER (AP) - Hundreds of people have signed up to express what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings in Denver today. One of the speakers signed up for today's session is Mark Fix, a Miles City rancher who blames climate change for a tornado, flooding and other extreme weather he's seen on his ranch. Wyoming Mining Association director Jonathon Downing plans to argue against the rules.

OROFINO, Idaho (AP) - A small, home-built airplane has crashed in the Clearwater National Forest near the Idaho-Montana border, killing the pilot. The Clearwater County sheriff's office says a crew with Two Bear Air Helicopter of Whitefish spotted the wreckage yesterday west of Lolo Pass. The sheriff's office identified the pilot as 72-year-old Milon Meyer, of Richland, Washington. No one else was on board.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A former director of the Rocky Boy's Wellness Center has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to repay $20,000 after being convicted of embezzlement. Federal prosecutors say "Huck" Sunchild deposited over $26,000 meant for the Chippewa Cree tribe's wellness center in 2012 into a bank account he had created.

REED POINT, Mont. (AP) - Researchers are using blood samples from osprey to determine whether pollutants from industrial sources are contaminating the birds' food supply along Montana's Yellowstone River. Researchers from Rocky Mountain College so far have collected blood samples from osprey in 63 locations.

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