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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:02 p.m.

U.S. mining sites dump 50M gallons of fouled wastewater daily

Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into …


Two U.S. citizens claim in lawsuit that feds detained them for speaking Spanish

Two U.S. citizens who say Customs and Border Protection officials detained them for speaking Spanish while they waited in a convenience store line in Havre, Montana, have filed a federal …


Montana wolf payout bill called unethical

A pair of bills to encourage more people to kill wolves drew spirited debate at the Montana Legislature’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee Jan. 31.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Montana authorities deciding on charges in bus hijacking

Montana authorities are deciding on charges against a 52-year-old Spokane man who they say hijacked a bus and forced a nearly 10-hour standoff with police.


Coeur d’Alene artist Chase Halland draws attention with his mounted animal artwork for HGTV Dream Home in Montana

Winner of HGTV’s latest Dream Home will also win a piece form Coeur d’Alene artist Chase Halland.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Montana lawmaker wants state to buy beleaguered Colstrip power plant

A Billings legislator’s proposal that Montana buy Colstrip power plant drew criticism from business and environmental groups alike at a Monday hearing in Helena.


After beloved wolf’s shooting near Cooke City, baiting rumors rile mountain town

Questions about whether some Cooke City residents are baiting wolves has raised the hackles of a few of the remote town’s business owners.


Senate president wants Montana to send $8 million for Trump’s border wall

Montana Senate President Scott Sales plans to introduce a bill that would have the state of Montana direct $8 million in funding to a wall along the U.S. southern border.


Bighorn sheep herds inter-mingling in southwestern Montana

A state biologist says bighorn sheep from a southwestern Montana herd has joined another herd on the other side of the Madison Range, traversing miles of sheep-free territory.


Man accused of plotting to kidnap Letterman’s son is freed

A man once accused of plotting to kidnap retired talk show host David Letterman’s son and nanny has been released from a Montana prison for a second time after serving …


Montana man pleads guilty to killing 2, putting them in acid

A Montana man pleaded guilty Friday to stabbing two people to death, including a teenage girl, dismembering their bodies and then trying to dissolve them in tubs filled with acid …


Spokane climbers establish a new route in the wilds of Montana

Two Spokane climbers established a new route in the wilds of Montana.


Montana state, county officials differ on voting needs

Montana’s midterm elections saw a record number of absentee ballots overwhelm voting machines, found election officials in a dozen counties hand-counting votes and underscored the need to replace hundreds of …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Federal judge blocks Keystone Pipeline XL in major blow to Trump administration, citing disregard of climate issues

A federal judge’s ruling this week blocking the controversial Keystone XL pipeline constitutes a rebuke of President Donald Trump, who signed an executive order days into his presidency restarting the …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 9:10 p.m.

Montanan first woman to enter House – and she did it on horseback

So many women roared to victories in Tuesday’s elections that a record of more than 100 are slated to be in the U.S. House when it convenes in early 2019. …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

Two rarely seen woodland caribou spotted in Montana

Two woodland caribou, a rarely seen member of the deer family, have been spotted in northwest Montana, according to a Montana Fish, Wildlfie & Parks news release.


Gianforte’s fortunes tied to Trump in Montana House race

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is pinning his third campaign in two years on Montana residents being better off economically since President Donald Trump took office and that the voters will …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Trump doesn’t hide that Sen. Tester is reason for Montana stop

President Donald Trump made clear Saturday during a campaign stop in Montana that he wants to defeat Democratic Sen. Jon Tester over a personal grudge as much as political ambition.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Sen. Jon Tester pushes to make race about Montana, not Trump

With President Donald Trump clamoring to defeat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and conservative groups spending heavily against him, the Democrat is falling back on a well-worn strategy in his pursuit …


With Trump in Montana, Sen. Jon Tester turns to ‘The Dude’

Montana Senate candidate Matt Rosendale may not be a household name, but he’s surrounded on the campaign trail by President Donald Trump and other big-name Republicans like Vice President Mike …


Libertarian backs Republican in tight Montana Senate race

The Libertarian candidate in Montana’s U.S. Senate race threw his support behind Republican Matt Rosendale on Wednesday in response to an election mailer from an unknown group that appeared aimed …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

White nationalist Richard Spencer accused of physically abusing wife throughout their marriage

White nationalist Richard Spencer’s wife, Nina Koupriianova, accused him of physically, emotionally and verbally abusing her over the course of their eight-year marriage, according to documents and exhibits filed in …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Eugene Peterson, pastor and author of layman’s version of Bible, dies at 85

Eugene Peterson, Presbyterian pastor and author of “The Message,” an idiomatic translation of the Bible, died Monday, Christianity Today reported. He was 85.


GOP leader resigns after saying she would have shot reporter Gianforte assaulted

Karen Marshall, a leader within Gallatin County Republican Women, said on a radio station that she would have shot the Guardian reporter who was assaulted by Gianforte. She resigned from …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 11:41 a.m.

Video: McConnell confronted by protestors in Louisville restaurant

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s dinner in Louisville was interrupted by fellow diners Friday night, CNN affiliate WLKY reported. The incident was originally reported by TMZ.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 11:18 p.m.

Trump reminds Missoula crowd of his 2016 win, lauds GOP Senate candidate, praises assault of journalist

With a backdrop of the Bitterroot Mountains and a setting sun, President Donald Trump stoked his supporters in Montana with warnings of the “radical, far-left Democrats” who have “truly turned …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 11 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Trump’s fans at Missoula rally start early and stay late

The first rule of attending a Trump tent revival is the same as with any big jamboree, whether it’s Sasquatch or a Franklin Graham rally: Get there early.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

900-pound grizzly wanders into Montana Hutterite Colony

A 900-pound grizzly wandered into the garage of a Hutterite Colony in Montana, Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 11:37 a.m.

Missoula prepares for President Trump’s arrival

Less than 24 hours before President Trump lands at the Missoula International Airport, the people in Montana’s second-largest city appeared unaware of the high-profile political rally aimed at maintaining Republican …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 12:14 p.m.

First child porn suspect on FBI list pleads guilty

The first-ever child pornography suspect named to the FBI’s Most Wanted list cashed out his life savings and was fleeing law enforcement on a bus traveling across Montana last year …