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KBZK/KXLF Special Report: Montana Wildfires 2017 Video included

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The program included the need for more firefighters and highlighted the people and businesses affected by the summer's fire season.

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Bozeman City Manager finalists to meet with public Monday

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The finalists will have a chance to meet with and answer questions from the public at Bozeman's City Hall.

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Online fundraiser started for victims of Belgrade house fire

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It's been less than 48 hours since a fire destroyed a home on Springhill Road. But already, the community is banding together to raise money for the family who lost everything in this fire.

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Cardboard Box City event raises awareness, funds for homeless families

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People grabbed some cardboard, broke out the markers and crayons, and created a masterpiece at the 11th annual Cardboard Box City event.

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Lawsuit seeks to block mineral exploration in Emigrant Gulch

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A new lawsuit has been filed which aims to protect lands near Paradise Valley.

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Sports Complex hosts free 'Hunting Rifle Sight-In' day

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The next free 'Hunting Rifle Sight-In' at the Shooting Complex in Great Falls is on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Boy grateful to nurses who helped him rehab after accident

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A Billings boy hit by a car two years ago, returned to the hospital to bring some hope to other children going through medical treatment. The Gunshows family visited patients in the pediatric unit at St. Vincent Healthcare on Sunday. 

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Jackrabbit Lane road construction begins Monday

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Road work starts on Highway Route 85, or Jackrabbit Lane, and continues to Frank Road.

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Trump administration announces new travel restrictions

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The new restrictions on travel vary by country and include a phased-in approach.

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What's in a name? Plenty

In 2016 more U.S. babies were named Liam than William, and there were more Emmas than Emilys. (BLEND IMAGES/ALAMY) In 2016 more U.S. babies were named Liam than William, and there were more Emmas than Emilys. (BLEND IMAGES/ALAMY)
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New York businessman Michael Ayer never had trouble making decisions. But picking a name for his only son was a tough one.

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Fire destroys residence on Springhill Road

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A house on Springhill Road in Bozeman was consumed by fire early Saturday near the intersection of Springhill and Elk Springs Rd.

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Missoula neighborhood says violence doesn't define them

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A brutal double homicide shocked a community in central Missoula last month.

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Fix-Up Festival brings out volunteers to help with home repair

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Habitat for Humanity, the Rotary Club, and the Red Cross partnered up for the 8th annual Fix-Up Festival in Bozeman Saturday morning.

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1 dead, multiple injured in shooting at Tennessee church

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One woman was killed and six others were injured in a shooting at a church in Tennessee on Sunday, the Nashville Police Department said on Twitter.

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10 new U.S. citizens take Oath of Allegiance in Glacier Park

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Friday's event was the second Naturalization Ceremony the park hosted.

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Gianforte discusses forest management in the Flathead

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Rep. Gianforte visited Stoltze Land and Lumber and praised the company for creating jobs, livelihood in the community, and healthier forests for more than 100-years.  

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Principal out after ‘painfully clear’ investigation on ‘forced splits’

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Controversial videos shared by parents show the East High Cheer coach pushing the girls into a split position during a camp in June.

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Muscular Dystrophy walk helps families

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Families came together for each other and an annual fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy research. For the first time in 20 years, the Muscle Walk was held at ZooMontana on Saturday.

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Iran unveils new long-range ballistic missile

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It has a range of nearly 1,250 miles and can carry multiple warheads.

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First annual Recovery Walk honors National Recovery Month in Great Falls

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The day was meant to bring people together and remind attendees of what life can be like without drugs or alcohol.

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Landlord sentenced to prison for having sex in tenant’s bed

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Forty-year-old Carlos Quijada was arrested last December on charges of criminal trespassing and misdemeanor obscenity.

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NFL commissioner: Trump's comments "divisive"

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President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday night to criticize Goodell's statement.

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Woman pleads not guilty to double Frenchtown murder charges

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Caressa Hardy, 51, pleaded not guilty to the two counts of deliberate homicide Wednesday in Missoula District Court. 

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Great Falls artist's work for sale, some proceeds will go to fire relief

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Denning was a versatile artist, which can partially be attributed to her wide spectrum of life experiences. 

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Retired Army Golden Knight, double amputee talks perseverance to Billings students

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Sgt. First Class Dana Bowman is a veteran, a skydiver and a double amputee. 

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6.1 magnitude quake shakes Mexico, already coping with earlier disasters

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Warning sirens sounded in the Mexico City after the quake was detected, interrupting rescue operations at some of the dozens of buildings that collapsed from Tuesday's earthquake.

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Most fire restrictions lifted in south central Montana

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Although fire danger is now moderate, the BLM urged residents to continue to be careful with all combustible materials.

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2 police officers shot in New Haven, Connecticut

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Two police officers were shot and injured by a gunman in Connecticut on Saturday after responding to another shooting incident, CBS Hartford affiliate WFSB-TV reports.

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Trump supporters give Black Lives Matter spokesman time to speak at Mother of All Rallies

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As Newsome and his fellow activists waded through the crowd ready to do battle, something totally radical happened.

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Seeley Lake coming together as Rice Ridge fire winds down

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A summer of smoke and fire smothered the lucrative tourism season in Seeley Lake -- but the fires weren't the only problem. 

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Cold weather creates problems for plants and gardens

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It’s important to cover flowers and vegetables that grow above ground to protect the plants from freezing weather until the flowers and vegetables are picked.

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Iron Bark Designs: Billings company looks to help neighbors hurt by wildfires

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Erin and Logan started Iron Bark Designs in 2013, operating from a shed in their backyard.

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What Montanans need to know about the Equifax breach

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A class action lawsuit was recently filed on behalf of Montanans affected by the breach.

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Helena Police Department preps for annual urban deer census

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Police Chief Troy McGee says that surveying will begin on Wednesday, September 27th and will run through October 6th.

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Cold Case: Mike Crites civil lawsuit delayed

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Both sides have spent more than six years of legal wrangling over the competing lawsuits while represented by a series of lawyers and at one point representing themselves.

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Billings marijuana dispensary temporarily blocks city from implementing new ban

Abromeit (right) filed the request for a temporary restraining order (MTN News) Abromeit (right) filed the request for a temporary restraining order (MTN News)
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The owners of a local dispensary filed a temporary restraining order against the City of Billings on Friday to prevent the city from enforcing its new ordinance banning medical marijuana within city limits.

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Snowfall prompts road closures at Yellowstone National Park

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Much of Yellowstone National Park saw snowfall Friday, and a majority of the park is suffering from road closures, except for a few areas.

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CVS will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days

The changes will roll out on February 1, 2018 and cover all commercial, health plan, employer and Medicaid clients. (CNN photo) The changes will roll out on February 1, 2018 and cover all commercial, health plan, employer and Medicaid clients. (CNN photo)
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The changes will roll out on February 1, 2018 and cover all commercial, health plan, employer and Medicaid clients.

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Tester looks at Bozeman tech company for future use in homeland security

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A local company that supplies laser technology to the military and homeland security got a visit from Senator Jon Tester Friday. 

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Grizzly kills 10 calves near Dupuyer

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Fish, Wildlife and Parks confirmed the calves were killed by a grizzly and that 12 grizzly bears including sows with cubs are in the area. 

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MSU study links amphibians to better fish populations

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It's in ponds and marsh areas that you'll find amphibians, and according to one Montana State researcher these amphibians may be more important to the fish population than you think.

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John McCain comes out against GOP's last-ditch Obamacare repeal bill

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Sen. John McCain announced Friday that he opposes the Republicans' last-ditch Obamacare repeal effort, which could almost nearly kill the bill.

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Man crashes into West Yellowstone traffic stop, faces felony charges

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Aragorn Jake Berger, 41, allegedly crashed into a Fish, Wildlife and Parks patrol pickup while attempting to evade a traffic stop in West Yellowstone.

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No injuries reported after plane strikes home near Whitehall

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A small, single-engine airplane struck a house near Whitehall after the pilot lost control while taxiing on a runway on Thursday afternoon. Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle confirmed the crash on Friday afternoon. The sheriff said the plane never got off the ground during the incident that happened about 4:30 p.m. at Jeffco Skypark near Whitehall, The home was unoccupied at the time of the accident and no major injuries were reported. The plane went through one wall and in... More>>

Texas man charged with punching woman, stabbing bouncer at Billings bar

Perry is charged with two counts of assault (YCDF) Perry is charged with two counts of assault (YCDF)
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Charges were filed on Friday against the Texas man who allegedly stabbed a security guard after punching a woman at a Billings bar earlier that morning. 

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Glacier National Park sets fall schedule

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Closed since fires hit the west side of the park, the complete Going-to-the-Sun Road may not re-open again this fall. 

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Flint water crisis blamed for lower fertility rates, increased fetal death rates

According to a new medical research study, fetal death rates increased by 58 percent in Flint after the city switched its water source in April 2014. (CBS NEWS) According to a new medical research study, fetal death rates increased by 58 percent in Flint after the city switched its water source in April 2014. (CBS NEWS)
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According to a new medical research study, fetal death rates increased by 58 percent in Flint after the city switched its water source in April 2014.

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Group travels through Great Falls to raise awareness for mental health issues

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The couples chose to bike the Lewis and Clark trail backwards and began the Light the Trail ride in Fort Clatsop, Oregon on September 3.

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Verizon backtracks on plan to cancel service to some rural Montana customers

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Verizon is extending deadline to switch providers, and letting some customers stay on the network - with a catch.

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Healthy Living: Lower back and core strength

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Leah from the Ridge Athletic Clubs joins Missy to demonstrate how you can increase your core strength and protect your lower back with an easy to do exercises. More>>

The world's richest woman dies

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Liliane Bettencourt, 94, was the heiress of the French cosmetics company L'Oreal.

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FBI: Lame Deer assault victim has died

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A 30-year-old Lame Deer man who was injured in an assault on Sunday has died, the FBI said in a press release issued Friday morning.

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Sen. Jon Tester weighs in on wildfire season

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Sen. Jon Tester joined the crew at Montana This Morning on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, to talk about the wildfire season and the challenges the state is facing. More>>

Obituary: Marvin Feddes

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Marvin Feddes entered the joyous presence of Jesus on September 19, 2017, at age 87. God blessed him with health and energy until the very last hours of his life. Born May 15, 1930, the youngest son of Jacob and Lena Feddes, Marv grew up in a Christ-centered home. Aside from military service, he was a lifelong rancher in the Gallatin Valley. He was engaged to Nellie Izenbaard in 1950, but their wedding was delayed for three years while he was in Germany with the United States Army. M... More>>

Hunting is down in the US. The Trump administration wants to change that

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Toy gun grasped firmly in his hand and a grin plastered wide across his face while he played "Big Buck Hunter Pro," Ryan Zinke could have been a kid at an arcade. But the Interior secretary and former congressman was actually in the department cafeteria showing off the arcade game installed to commemorate hunting season. 

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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Happy Friday! Here's a look at our top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Sept. 22, 2017 - latest local news and headlines from across the world. More>>

State legislative committee hears testimonies on Real ID Act, new parole board

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A state legislative committee met in Helena Thursday to hear testimony on Montana’s efforts to comply with the federal Real ID Act and ongoing reforms to the state’s parole system.

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Pilots describe extra precautions when flying through smoke

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According to Ridgeline Aviation owners Mitch Edwards & Grayson Sperry, every summer means flying through the smoke.

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Helena first responders participate in airport emergency exercise

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The exercise is comprehensive and includes smoke and flames as well as helping mock patients from a simulated plane crash.

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Building at Heck-Quaw Elementary gets heat after chilly few days

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With the unexpected shift in temperatures, Heck-Quaw Elementary knew it was time to get their heating system ready. But with a new boiler in place, they would need to wait until it was inspected first.

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Firefighters move to mop up in Montana as rain moves in

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As several fires still burn in Montana, the weather during the last week has helped dampen the second worst fire season since the mid-1990s.

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Suspected Starbucks armed robber may sue man who overpowered him

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A man police call a Good Samaritan may face a lawsuit after injuring the alleged robber he thwarted.

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Community Development and MSU Students partner to update historic home registry

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Downtown Bozeman's North side is going through development and reinvestment, but many of these houses have historic features that the city wants to highlight.

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EPA reports slow Superfund progress, references site in Butte

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An internal report from the EPA in Washington D.C. released this week noted that cleanup at Superfund sites around the country, including Butte, is moving slowly or at a standstill.

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Throwback Thursday: Tranquilized bear bounces off trampoline in Missoula

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One of the earliest examples of a "viral video" from Montana is more than a decade-old.

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Puerto Rico governor: Power could be out for months

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Puerto Rico's energy grid took such a severe blow from deadly Hurricane Maria that restoring power to everyone may take months.

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Snow storm in the Sierra Nevada on last day of summer turns deadly

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An early season storm turned deadly Thursday as a slick roadway on a highway in California triggered a chain reaction crash involving 16 vehicles and at least one fatality.

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Blackfeet Tribe buys City of Browning's assets

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The town of Browning has been in the process of disbanding due to financial issues since 2016.

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Trump announces new executive order targeting those who trade with North Korea

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President Trump announced Thursday he signed a new executive order that "significantly expands our authority to target individual companies, and financial institutions that facilitate trade with North Korea." 

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"Hometana" creator helping with wildfire relief efforts

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Throughout September, all proceeds from sales of Hometana "Montana Strong" t-shirts will go toward firefighting relief.

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911 transcript from deadly shooting in Great Falls

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The transcript of the 911 call on the night that Jordan Addison was shot and killed has been released.

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Montana National Guard offers new Purple Heart hunting program

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Officials announced a new Montana National Guard program that will allow limited hunting on Fort Harrison grounds. 

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Yellowstone County judge, auditor submit letters of resignation

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After more than four decades on the bench, a Billings judge is hanging up his robe to spend more time with his family. 

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Trump announces new executive order targeting those who trade with North Korea

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President Trump announced Thursday he signed a new executive order that "significantly expands our authority to target individual companies, and financial institutions that facilitate trade with North Korea." 

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Wyoming organic tomato farm busted for marijuana operation

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A popular organic farm called Wyomatoes was raided last month by Sublette County authorities acting on a tip. 

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Motorcyclist ticketed for wearing panda suit on highway

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Police say they have "so many questions" in response to a unique traffic stop that was conducted in late August, which involved a motorcyclist traveling in a panda suit.

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This week with Fish, Wildlife & Parks: Kids get a head start on water fowl hunting season

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Andrea Jones with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, joins Chet to promote the upcoming "Kids Only" waterfowl hunting period. She also points out to outdoors enthusiasts the importance of keeping an eye on changing weather conditions. More>>

Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 - latest local news and headlines from across the world. More>>

California family struck by lightning lives to tell story

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A father and his two young children were struck by lightning in Tulare County and lived to tell about it. 

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SEC says its corporate filing system was hacked

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Federal securities regulators said late Wednesday that hackers gained access to the government's electronic system for corporate filings and may have made illicit gains by trading on the information.

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Montana State Veterans Cemetery receives makeover

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Saluting Branches, a nonprofit organization where arborists and volunteers landscape and prune veteran properties, spent the day sprucing up the cemetery.

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Montana author of “Land on Fire” talks wildfires

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Montana author Gary Ferguson talks about his new book, “Land on Fire” and shares his perspective about this year’s wildfire season. 

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Remembering those lost fighting a devastating Montana fire season

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Two firefighters paid the ultimate price to keep us safe, one working on just the second wildfire of his career, the other an elite, experienced Hotshot with a family legacy of firefighting.

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Bozeman law firm representing Montanans impacted by Equifax breach

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Beck, Amsden, & Stalpes, PLLC, is representing Montanans in a class action lawsuit over the huge data breach at Equifax on July 29.

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MSU team receives NASA funds to launch prototype satellite

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A team of Montana State University researchers has received $100,000 from NASA to test a promising new computing technology called RadPC.

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Tester on newly-proposed GOP health care bill: "It may be the worst"

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Republican Senators are pushing forward with their latest plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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Large scale affordable housing complex comes to Bozeman

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A ribbon cutting was ceremony was held Wednesday for the grand opening of the Larkspur Commons, an affordable housing apartment complex.

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Montana Climate Assessment released

The assessment details impacts to the state's forests, agriculture industry, and water resources as Montana's climate changes. The assessment details impacts to the state's forests, agriculture industry, and water resources as Montana's climate changes.
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The assessment details impacts to the state's forests, agriculture industry, and water resources as Montana's climate changes.

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Suspect identified in Great Falls Meals On Wheels burglary

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The Great Falls Police Department also says that Burshia was charged in August for allegedly burglarizing a church.

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  • Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

    Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

    Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 - latest local news and headlines from across the world.

    Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 - latest local news and headlines from across the world.

  • Stafford Animal Shelter 5K set for Sunday

    Stafford Animal Shelter 5K set for Sunday

    Pam McCutcheon from Small Dog Realty joins Chet to promote the Stafford Animal Shelter 5K Fun Run, to support homeless animals and the Stafford Animal Shelter. No dogs are being allowed in this year's event due to the recent outbreak of respiratory illness. Race fees support homeless animals. Register online at racemontana.com or pick up a form at shelter or staffordanimalshelter.org.

    Pam McCutcheon from Small Dog Realty joins Chet to promote the Stafford Animal Shelter 5K Fun Run, to support homeless animals and the Stafford Animal Shelter. No dogs are being allowed in this year's event due to the recent outbreak of respiratory illness. Race fees support homeless animals. Register online at racemontana.com or pick up a form at shelter or staffordanimalshelter.org.

  • Curtain up: Butte’s Orphan Girl Children’s Theater celebrates 2 decades of entertainment

    Curtain up: Butte’s Orphan Girl Children’s Theater celebrates 2 decades of entertainment

    Twenty years ago a children’s theater was born in Butte. “In 1997, the Busch sisters gave $500,000 to renovate the space and now we’re coming up on the 20th anniversary of that, which is amazing and exciting for Butte,” explained Artistic Director Jackie Freeman.

    Twenty years ago a children’s theater was born in Butte. “In 1997, the Busch sisters gave $500,000 to renovate the space and now we’re coming up on the 20th anniversary of that, which is amazing and exciting for Butte,” explained Artistic Director Jackie Freeman.

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