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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

Army veteran pleads not guilty in anthem assault on teen

An Army veteran pleaded not guilty to assaulting a 13-year-old boy who the suspect said refused to remove his hat during the national anthem at a rodeo in Montana.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 12:02 p.m.

Man in anthem attack convinced Trump ordered it, lawyer says

A Montana man charged with assaulting a 13-year-old boy who refused to remove his hat during the national anthem believed he was doing what President Donald Trump wanted him to …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:10 p.m.

Prosecutor: Montana man body-slammed boy after national anthem snub

A 39-year-old man is facing an assault charge after Montana authorities say he threw a 13-year-old boy to the ground at a rodeo because the teenager didn’t remove his hat …


Montana teen allegedly assaulted for disrespect to national anthem; released from Sacred Heart

A thirteen-year-old boy was allegedly assaulted on Saturday at the Mineral County fairgrounds by a man who claimed he was disrespecting the national anthem, KPAX reported.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Senators to introduce bipartisan wildfire bill

Senators from California and Montana said Thursday that they plan to introduce a bipartisan bill that aims to protect communities from wildfires like the one that killed 85 people and …


Pilot flying to Felts Field makes emergency landing on Idaho freeway with no damage to plane

A pilot flying a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Idaho State Highway 97 on Thursday.


Still paddling at 87: Montana man kayaks Smith River

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Bullock reports $2M in contributions for his White House bid

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is reporting more than $2 million in contributions during the second quarter of the year for his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.


Montana Rail Link gets $3.5M grant to design safety system

Montana Rail Link has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to design a safety system for a railway between southern Montana and northern Idaho.


When seeking bison, start with Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley

For spectacular wildlife viewing, there’s nothing quite like the annual bison breeding season in Yellowstone National Park’s Hayden Valley in late July and August.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

Reader photo: Where the buffalo sleep

Mike Gass took this photo of a resting American bison in the National Bison Range, a wildlife refuge in Montana. In the background are the snow-covered Mission Mountains.


Famed Montanan fossil of a T. rex headed to the nation’s capital

A long time ago, in a part of this state that is now arid desert but was then humid swampland, an egg hatched. It was the beginning of an epoch-spanning …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Remains of missing Spokane man from 2017 found in Montana

Authorities have found the remains of a Spokane man who disappeared after a 2017 car crash in Montana.


Pedaling perfection: Cycling Montana’s Going-to-the-Sun Road

With temperatures in the low 70s under bluebird skies, I found myself climbing the iconic


Racist podcaster still sending hateful robocalls, this time in Georgia

A racist robocall that circulated last week in the Atlanta, Georgia, area appears to be the work of a white supremacist who recently moved from Sandpoint to Libby, Montana.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:12 p.m.

Tribes seek ban on public hunting of revered grizzly bears

Native American leaders pressed lawmakers in Congress Wednesday to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but that has been proposed for hunting in Wyoming …


Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana joins Democratic presidential field

Montana Governor Steve Bullock said he will run for president in 2020, becoming the 22nd Democratic candidate vying for the party’s nomination and positioning himself as a centrist able to …


Montana ranchers share the landscape with grizzlies

Ranching families are sharing the southwestern Montana landscape with grizzly bears, with some help from students. The Tom Miner Basin Association works on projects to promote places where livestock and …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Montana governor Steve Bullock signs sports betting bill

Montana has become the first state this year to authorize sports betting. Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Friday for the Montana State Lottery to oversee wagering on sports through …


Bald eagle died of lead poisoning in Montana’s Glacier Park

A bald eagle found dead in Montana’s Glacier National Park died of lead poisoning.


Brown trout, sauger thriving in Bighorn River

One of Montana’s premier trout fishing streams, the


Why the water tastes funny: Poop taints Beartooth lakes, streams

Hiking to 21 lakes in the Beartooth Mountains was a fun way for Dan Pendergraph to spend last summer, but the trips had a disheartening downside.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

Judge revokes water permit for mine under Montana wilderness

A state judge has revoked the water permit for a silver and copper mine proposed by Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla Mining Co. beneath a northwestern Montana wilderness area.


Montana congressman confronts Inslee over coal-fired power

Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is accusing Washington Gov. Jay Inslee of “extinguishing” the livelihoods of residents in a Montana town by seeking to ban coal-fired electricity in his state.


Scientists saving pallid sturgeon in Montana still face hurdles

A bevy of scientists has helped Montana’s most threatened fish avoid blinking out.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 1:56 p.m.

Suspect arrested in Montana trooper shooting, 3 others injured

A suspect was in custody Friday after a Montana Highway Patrol officer was shot near Evaro Hill as police were searching for a suspect in a related shooting in Missoula …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 8:48 a.m.

‘AK-47 bandit’ pleads guilty to Nebraska bank robbery

A Montana man dubbed the AK-47 bandit and accused of holding up banks in several states has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Nebraska.


Former school trainer in sex abuse case set to plead guilty

A former athletic trainer charged with abusing numerous Montana students over decades under the guise of improving their athletic performance is due to plead guilty to a federal coercion charge.


From adrenaline filled alpine descents to meditative Nordic trips, western Montana offers everything a skier could want

The immaculately groomed Nordic trails stretch out like corduroy ribbons on the glistening hillsides around Lone Mountain Ranch.


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 …