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Meager precipitation and a persistent ridge of high pressure made for a record-breaking March. “We were between seven and 10 degrees above normal,” said Joe Lester, National Weather Serv ...
Published Wed, Apr 1, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
HELENA — Hours ahead of a referendum deadline, Montana representatives on Tuesday considered the latest of the 2015 Legislature’s proposals to revise term limits. Members of the House St ...
Published Tue, Mar 31, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
HELENA — While the House squabbled over its infrastructure bills, the Montana Senate endorsed its own major bipartisan public works bill on a near-unanimous 47-2 vote Monday. Senate Bill ...
Published Mon, Mar 30, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
HELENA — The bill expanding Medicaid to bring government-financed health coverage to an estimated 45,000 low-income Montanans advanced Friday in the state Senate, as a bipartisan majorit ...
Published Fri, Mar 27, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
HELENA — One last-minute ballot measure affecting utility rates was introduced Wednesday, while backers decided not to pursue another referendum for “top-two” primary elections that was ...
Published Wed, Mar 25, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
The geese were already there for the celebration, about 50 of them scattered across the snowy field, emitting an occasional festive, brass-horn honk. Then two bald eagles winged past, th ...
Published Wed, Mar 25, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
If a mapmaker took the time to research all of the routes that have crossed what is now Yellowstone County over the course of human history, it would resemble a chaotic crosshatch of lin ...
Published Sat, Mar 21, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
A bomb threat at Stockman Bank in Miles City shut down the area around Sixth and Main streets Friday afternoon, according to a bank spokesman. Investigators found no threat in their sear ...
Published Fri, Mar 20, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
HELENA — Lincoln homeowner Pat Freeland told a House committee Thursday that when Bank of America officials said they were modifying her mortgage to avoid foreclosure, they lied — and th ...
Published Thu, Mar 12, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
Threatened by her big sister with having her eyebrows shaved off if she didn’t pursue a calling to join a service organization, Rachelle Weyerbacher has done her sister Kelsey at least o ...
Published Wed, Mar 11, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
A Vaughn man accused of selling methamphetamine in Miles City and Helena this week admitted federal drug trafficking charges. During a hearing Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Susan Wa ...
Published Wed, Mar 11, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
It isn’t easy to talk about filing for bankruptcy or losing your home, but as Montana’s Legislature moves to make it more difficult for homeowners to sue the mortgage industry for decept ...
Published Sun, Mar 8, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
BUTTE — In celebration of the Mining City’s 150th anniversary, the spotlight this week is on 1980 to 1989. As Butte welcomed a new decade, residents said goodbye to a department store th ...
Published Mon, Mar 2, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
Four Miles City firefighters will join teams from all over the world March 8 to compete in the 24th annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. The unique competition, held at the Columbia Cent ...
Published Sat, Feb 28, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
HELENA — A bipartisan coalition in the Montana Senate voted Thursday to pass a major campaign finance overhaul aimed at requiring so-called "dark money" groups to disclose their donors a ...
Published Thu, Feb 26, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
HELENA — As the 2015 Montana Legislature gets ready for its second half and the focus shifts squarely to the state budget, majority Republicans and Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock remain w ...
Published Sun, Feb 22, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
Lab tests have shown detectable levels of petroleum in the muscle of some of the fish netted in the Yellowstone River downstream from an oil pipeline that ruptured near Glendive in Janua ...
Published Fri, Feb 20, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
The closure of Sanjel Inc.’s training and maintenance facility at 1236 Cordova St. means the loss of 20 jobs in the Billings area. A dozen trucks and tank trailers sat idle at the facili ...
Published Fri, Feb 20, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
Sanjel Corp., a Calgary-based oil field services company, is closing its maintenance and training facility in Billings as the company works to reorganize its operations in the wake of lo ...
Published Thu, Feb 19, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
For Dan Killoy, “wrestling is the truest sport there is” because it’s all about the individual — not the coach, other players or whether the balls are underinflated. “You win, you lose, ...
Published Fri, Feb 13, 2015 • Added 3 years ago