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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
There are a couple warm days ahead for Billings and southeast Montana, but it won’t last long as colder temperatures return Sunday. A dry Thursday is the forecast with high temperatures ...
Published Thu, Feb 12, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
A miniaturized replica of a portion of the Yellowstone River flowed through a Colorado warehouse last year. The 1:16 scale model was built by Bureau of Reclamation engineers. The replica ...
Published Wed, Feb 11, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
A Miles City man already serving a state sentence admitted federal charges of possessing stolen firearms found in a stolen pickup that wrecked in Stillwater County after a chase involvin ...
Published Tue, Feb 10, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
A chance for showers is expected on Monday as warm weather continues in Billings. The National Weather Service has issued an alert warning that foggy conditions will impact parts of sout ...
Published Mon, Feb 9, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
Senior citizens living with limited income in the oil-boom town of Sidney are feeling the squeeze as they try to balance their budgets with monthly rents approaching the $2,000 mark.  Th ...
Published Sat, Feb 7, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
HELENA — A Republican Senate leader on Wednesday night called Gov. Steve Bullock a Johnny-come-lately when it comes to investing in Montana’s infrastructure. Senate President Pro Tempore ...
Published Wed, Jan 28, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
Temperature records were broken across the region Tuesday, but cooler weather is on the way. In Billings, winter coats were back on the hook as the mercury crept to 67 degrees. Livingsto ...
Published Tue, Jan 27, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
MISSOULA — Downtown Missoula officially got a new business addition Monday as Stockman Bank announced the grand opening of a new temporary location at 135 W. Main St., Suite A. The bank ...
Published Tue, Jan 27, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
MISSOULA — In a state full of bridges, it’s hard to find one more fascinating than Fairview’s. Fairview itself is an unusual place. On Interstate Avenue — the locals call it “State Stree ...
Published Sun, Jan 25, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
HELENA — Business owners, including a Republican state senator, turned out Friday to support a plan by Democratic state Auditor Monica Lindeen to extend and possibly expand a program hel ...
Published Fri, Jan 23, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
Guided by lessons learned during the response to the 2011 oil spill in the Yellowstone River, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are attempting to gather baseline data on the eff ...
Published Wed, Jan 21, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
A draft environmental assessment for an American Colloid Co. proposal to mine bentonite near Alzada in Carter County is now available for public comment. The 30-day comment period will e ...
Published Tue, Jan 20, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
HELENA — The 2015 Montana Legislature kicked off Monday, with top leaders from both parties pledging to work together for the public good during the 90-day session. But differences on so ...
Published Mon, Jan 5, 2015 • Added 3 years ago
HELENA — Incoming Montana Senate President Debby Barrett wants to have a united Republican caucus in the Senate this year after the bitter split that divided the GOP two years ago. In 20 ...
Published Sun, Jan 4, 2015 • Added 3 years ago