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3 dead in crash on Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls

Emergency officials say 3 people have died in a crash on the Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls.


Man charged with killing girlfriend, telling her ex via text

Authorities say a Montana man gunned down his girlfriend and then sent a text message about the killing to her ex-husband and others.


Billings man gets 80 years for fatal shooting

A Billings man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for shooting another man to death during an argument in April.


Yellowstone bison start to head to slaughter

Yellowstone National Park has started shipping its famous wild bison to slaughter in response to concerns by the livestock industry over a disease carried by the animals.


Human remains found in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park officials are investigating after human remains were found in the northwestern corner of the park.


U.S. seeks end to Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

The federal government is proposing to lift threatened-species protections for hundreds of Yellowstone-area grizzlies, opening the door to future hunts for the fearsome bears across parts of three states for …


Billings man pleads guilty to raping 2-year-old girl

A 27-year-old Billings man has pleaded guilty to raping a 2-year-old girl, causing severe internal injuries that required surgery to repair.


Montana Jesus statue case won’t be appealed by anti-religion group

A statue of Jesus that has spent more than 60 years overlooking a northwestern Montana ski hill is there to stay as an anti-religion group says it will not appeal …


Missing girl found on Montana Indian reservation

WOLF POINT, Mont. – A missing 4-year-old girl was found Sunday on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana, just a few miles from where she was reportedly abducted while …


Many Montana pot shops to shut down after ruling, group says

Marijuana dispensaries will have at least two weeks to prepare for severe rollbacks to Montana’s medical marijuana law, though most will likely have to shut down, the head of an …


Montana has first case of Zika virus

A Missoula County woman has Montana’s first diagnosed case of the Zika virus.


Commercial medical marijuana sales limited by Montana court

The Montana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that medical marijuana providers should be paid for their services, but it clamped down on commercial sales of the drug by limiting providers to …


Ex-editor of Missoulian sues paper, owner for forced resignation

The former editor of the Missoulian is suing the newspaper’s publisher and its owner, Lee Enterprises Inc., for wrongful discharge.


Anti-refugee protesters descend on Montana Capitol

A group opposed to granting safe haven to Muslim refugees staged a rally that drew nearly 100 demonstrators to the Montana Capitol.


Glacier’s 2015 visitation breaks record

Glacier National Park has set a new record for the second straight year with more than 2.3 million visitors in 2015.


Former Montana Supreme Court Justice Bill Hunt dies at 92

Former Montana Supreme Court Justice William “Bill” Hunt Sr. has died. He was 92.


Montana settles ex-player’s claim; wont’ revive rape case

The state decided to settle claims that the University of Montana mishandled the investigation of a former school quarterback accused of rape rather than reopen the widely publicized case, an …


Montana mine gets conditional approval due to water worries

Montana environmental regulators have partially approved a major silver and copper mine proposed beneath a federal wilderness area, casting uncertainty over the $500 million project near the Idaho border.


Asbestos-contaminated Montana town has cleanup plan approved

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given final approval to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have died due to asbestos …


Yellowstone bison slaughter won’t be halted by judge

A federal judge has denied a request to halt the planned capture and slaughter of bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park.


Montana lab to focus on Zika virus research

A Montana lab has been studying the Zika virus since it began spreading in Brazil last November.


4.1 earthquake recorded in western Montana

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a preliminary 4.1 magnitude earthquake in western Montana.


Yellowstone sued over bison slaughter restrictions

A wildlife advocate and a freelance journalist sued the National Park Service on Tuesday to gain access to a program that ships Yellowstone National Park bison to slaughter.


College basketball roundup: Hodgins’ put-back gives EWU women win over Montana

Delaney Hodgins’ offensive rebound and put-back with 1 second left gave the Eastern Washington women a 67-65 come-from-behind victory over Montana in Big Sky Conference play Saturday at Reese Court …


Big Sky men’s basketball: Montana State tops Northern Arizona in overtime

Tyler Hall scored five of his 16 points in overtime to help Montana State rally for a 73-72 victory over Northern Arizona.


Editorial: Political influence is a public concern

Montana case provides a rare peek into the shadowy world of anonymous political contributions. It’s a glimpse that should be everyday occurrence.


Romar surprised by margin of Washington victory over Montana

Washington coach Lorenzo Romar was surprised by his team’s performance Saturday against Montana. But, it was an extremely pleasant surprise.


Gonzaga men can’t rest easy with Montana

Prior to the season Gonzaga rolled out a catchy promotional video with current and past players stating, “I have unfinished business” after last year’s team reached the Elite Eight, matching …


Jacksonville State is top seed in FCS playoffs

Three Big Sky Conference football teams _ league champion Southern Utah plus Montana and Portland State _ are in the field for the FCS playoffs.


Big Sky football: Southern Utah clinches conference title

Ammon Olson tied a career high with five touchdown passes on Saturday to lead Southern Utah past Northern Arizona 49-41 in Cedar City, Utah, clinching the Big Sky Conference title …