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Firefighters push for slower speeds on interstate within city limits

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Bozeman's fire chief is speaking out regarding the speed limit around Bozeman on I-90 and how lowering the speed limit may help make responding to calls on the interstate safer.

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Gallatin Valley Newcomers Club presents donation to local non-profits

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The Newcomers Club presented non-profits Befrienders and Family Promise each with checks in the amount of $11,600.

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2017 Yellowstone National Park marks second busiest year

Annual visitation has increased by over 40% since 2008, leading to traffic jams like this one in Hayden Valley. (NPS / Neal Herbert) Annual visitation has increased by over 40% since 2008, leading to traffic jams like this one in Hayden Valley. (NPS / Neal Herbert)
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Yellowstone National Park experienced the second busiest year on record in 2017. 

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Bozeman man allegedly assaults woman in her home, faces felony charge

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According to court documents, Roy Ray White, 21, was arrested in Bozeman on Wednesday after getting into a verbal dispute with a woman in her driveway that escalated to a physical assault.

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HAVEN offers encouragement and advocacy to women seeking help in abusive relationships

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The night of alleged killer Joseph Dewise's arrest, local domestic abuse hotline and shelter HAVEN released a statement on the murder.

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TransCanada announces it's secured customers, moving ahead on Keystone XL line

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TransCanada Corp. announced Thursday it's secured enough contracts to move forward with the Keystone XL pipeline, a big step forward for the 1,900-mile line that partially cuts through Eastern Montana.

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Fraud Watch: The "Do Not Call" Registry

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The Do Not Call Registry, created in 2003, now has almost 230 million active registrations.

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Learning CPR can help you save a life

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If you or your organization would like to become certified contact GFES at 406-453-5300.

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3 people charged for Subway robbery in Helena

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Three people have been arrested for their alleged role in a robbery at the Subway restaurant on North Sanders on Monday.

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Architects present plans for new dorm at MSU

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The new dorm which is planned to be built on the corner of College and 13th will be six stories and two wings.

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Billings area man who killed Glasgow woman admits kidnapping jail guard

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The Billings area man sentenced to prison for the murder of a Glasgow woman in 2016 now admits he kidnapped a guard while he was in the Valley County Detention Facility as part of an attempted jailbreak. 

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Bullock administration estimates fed tax cuts will cost state $20m

State Budget Director Dan Villa State Budget Director Dan Villa
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The Bullock administration Thursday issued its final estimate on how federal tax cuts will impact state tax revenue, saying the new law will cost the state budget $20 million through June 2019. 

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Medicaid expansion enrollment in MT passes 91K

Medicaid enrollee Amanda Childers of Thompson Falls Medicaid enrollee Amanda Childers of Thompson Falls
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Montana’s expanded Medicaid program, enacted in 2016 to provide government-funded health coverage for low-income adults, is now covering more than 91,500 people, state heath officials said Thursday. 

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Public Service Commission files complaint, seeks to fine Big Sky propane delivery service

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The Montana Public Service Commission is seeking to levy fines against ABACO Energy Services, LLC, saying in a statement that ABACO has repeatedly failed to file rate information with the PSC, as ordered in December 2016.

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Government shutdown inches closer amid Congressional impasse

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Congress has less than two days to pass a government funding measure, but Democrats and Republicans remain at an impasse over the path forward, increasing the chances of the first government shutdown since 2013.

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Officials release name of Arlee shooting victim, say incident appears to be self defense

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Authorities have released the name of the man who was shot and killed on Wednesday afternoon in Polson.

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Montana Historical Society showcases state's micro-brewing history

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The presentation was based on 14 oral history interviews from last year that were conducted with some of Montana’s first microbrewers.

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Former Montana legislator sentenced to prison for dealing meth in Billings

Montana legislator turned drug dealer, Michael Lange, learned at his Thursday sentencing hearing that he will spend a lengthy amount of time in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine in Billings. 

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Early morning shooting in Butte sends one to hospital

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An early morning shooting on Thursday in Butte sent one woman to the hospital where she is currently being treated. Butte police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 3:15 am this morning.

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Montana State Bobcats look to carry momentum into Cat-Griz

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BOZEMAN – The Montana State Bobcats women’s basketball team got back on track over the weekend, crushing Sacramento State by 35 points. Now the Bobcats are .500 (3-3) in the Big Sky Conference, and they play host to the league-leading Montana Lady Grizzlies on Saturday. Montana is 5-1 in conference play, tied with Northern Colorado at the top of the standings. But the Bobcats are confident and bringing that same energy from the Sac State game into Cat-Griz. “I ... More>>

Former Helena special education teacher accused of raping student

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A former Capital High School special education teacher is accused of raping of an underage boy. 

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Police: Gallatin Co. man threatens to “shoot-up” the Capitol

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HELENA: The Helena Police say a Gallatin Co. man was arrested and sent to the State Hospital at Warm Springs. According to authorities, police received information about the possible threat just after noon on Tuesday. 

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This Week in Fish & Wildlife: Smith River offers unique MT experience

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Andrea Jones joins Chet to talk about the unique opportunity outdoor enthusiasts will find on the Smith River. The permit process is underway for this year's lottery.

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Rock and roll play to premier in Big Sky

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This weekend, The Warren Miller Performing Arts Center opens the brand new play, LEVITY.  It’s a rock and roll story about the passing of a music legend with a bombshell twist when the ex-wife appears, revealing she was the composer on his major hits.  

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 - latest local news and headlines from across the world. More>>

VIDEO: Swimmers rescued with help from a drone

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A drone helped save two teenage swimmers struggling in powerful surf on the Australian coastline on Thursday (January 18), in what the local authorities called a "world first". 

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Former VP Biden headlines MT Dems’ annual fundraising dinner

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Former Vice President Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker at the Montana Democratic Party’s annual fundraising dinner here in March. 

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Report: 14 Montana children died last year after state received abuse reports

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Six of the fatalities led to criminal charges being filed.

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Former VP Biden to speak in Montana

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Former Vice President Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker at the Democrats’ Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner in Helena on March 10. 

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Trump announces fake news winners on Twitter, but link stops working soon after

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President Trump announced the winners of the "FAKE NEWS" awards on Wednesday, after much anticipation -- especially from the news media.

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Wildfire salvage projects underway

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700,000 acres burned on National Forest land in this summer’s wildfires, and there are plans now in place proposing to salvage about 30,000 of those acres.

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McConnell: Trump hasn't said what he wants in immigration bill

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that despite months of intense debate over immigration legislation, President Donald Trump has not made clear what he wants in a final bill, one that he would sign into law. 

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Golden Age of board games thriving at local Billings shop

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In a digital age, more and more people are putting down the phone and setting up game night for friends and family to enjoy. 

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Jury finds Billings police officers justified in deadly shooting on Rims

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BILLINGS -- The four officers who shot and killed a suicidal man on the Billings Rims last May were justified, a Yellowstone County coroner’s jury ruled Wednesday. 

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Republicans in MT delegation support short-term budget fix

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont. U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.
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Montana’s two Republican members of Congress said Wednesday they’ll support a GOP budget plan to keep the federal government open past Friday – including the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Plan. Yet Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte said any budget plan should not be linked to immigration reforms, which are a separate issue. 

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Items sought by law enforcement listed in Belgrade shooting court documents

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It is not confirmed which case these items are linked to.

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Shooting in Arlee leaves 1 man dead; suspect in custody

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Bell says three witnesses to the shooting are being questioned.

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MSU comments on fraternity chapter's closure

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After working with Sigma Alpha Epsilon's national chapter, MSU has made the decision to remove the fraternity from student organizations for the next three years.

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"Census of Agriculture" is now underway in Montana

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Sommer says, “The census really is the building block for all of USDA’s programs."

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ACLU vows to challenge Big Horn County attorney's crackdown on pregnant substance abusers

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HELENA - The ACLU of Montana will challenge any action by Big Horn County to restrain or incarcerate pregnant women based on alleged harm to the fetus.

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Sen. Jeff Flake says press undergoing a "sustained attack" by Trump

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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, delivered a rebuke of President Trump on the Senate floor Wednesday, in a speech that drew a comparison between Mr. Trump and Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and called for greater protections of the truth and members of the press around the world. 

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Fatal crash reported in Toole County

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The crash was reported to the MHP at 7:29 a.m.

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Montana Department of Justice releases Child Fatality Review Report

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Six of the fatalities led to criminal charges being filed.

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2 men injured while fighting over a gun

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At this point, one person has been charged with partner/family member assault.

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Next Weather Maker Arrives Thursday Night

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Next weather maker arrives Thursday evening for SW Montana as a cold front passes through the state. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Valleys could see rain change to snow Thursday night Icy roads are likely for your Friday morning commute Snow accumulations for most valleys around 2" - 4" possible Mountain passes could see 4" - 8" of snow Wintry travel will set up across all of SW Montana Friday So far there are no winter weather highlights for our region but ...

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Gallatin County law enforcement seeks public's help

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The Belgrade Police Department and Gallatin County Sheriff's Office have issued a statement asking for help from the public in a recent criminal case.

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A Frosty Day in Great Falls (video)

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A picture-perfect wintry day in Great Falls on Tuesday

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Yellowstone initiates criminal investigation related to bison release

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MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY - On the morning of January 16, 2018, park staff discovered 52 bison, held at the Stephens Creek facility for possible quarantine, had been released from the pens. The National Park Service has initiated a criminal investigation of this incident at the Stephens Creek facility in Yellowstone National Park.

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Man accused of stealing Flathead ATM facing new charge

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A man who is already charged with allegedly stealing an ATM in Flathead County faces the same charge in Lewis and Clark County. 

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BIA investigating man's death in Heart Butte

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Family members have told us that the person who died is Eljay Young Running Crane

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Minnesota man allegedly runs naked along highway, faces felony charge

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Shawn Charles Hiatt, 33, was arrested in Gallatin County on Sunday after allegedly crashing his vehicle, stripping naked, and running along the highway for several minutes.

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Flu forces visitor restrictions at Bozeman hospital

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BOZEMAN - Visitor restrictions are in place at the Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital due to the flu virus. According to a press release, people with symptoms of upper respiratory infection, cough, runny or stuffy nose, or fever, signs of the influenza virus are asked to not visit hospitalized patients. 

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McCain tells Trump to stop attacking press

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Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, is calling on President Trump to cease his persistent attacks on the press, writing in an op-ed for the Washington Post that Mr. Trump's charges of "fake news" when he disagrees with media coverage about him is creating a negative ripple effect across the world.  

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Video Extra: Raccoon ransacks store

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Police officers responding to the alarm said they saw the racoon "tearing up the store." 

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 - latest local news and headlines from across the world. More>>

Jail inmate charged with hiding knife in buttocks

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A woman has been charged in Great Falls with possession of a deadly weapon by a prisoner. 

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Massive snow art in Minnesota to raise money for clean water in Africa

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Three Twin Cities brothers known for creating giant snow sculptures of sea creatures outside their north metro home plan to debut their latest creation Tuesday night. 

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Expectations vs. reality: President Trump supporters weigh in

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Saturday marks one year since the inauguration of President Donald Trump.  CNN's Martin Savidge sat down with some of the president's supporters in Youngstown, Ohio to discuss their expectations of the Trump White House versus the reality. More>>

Cloud Peak lands major deal to ship Montana coal to Japan

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Coal from the Powder River Basin will soon be on its way to Japan to fuel two new coal gasification plants in Fukushima Prefecture. 

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Government shutdown approaching if solution not found

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With every passing second, the deadline for a government shutdown gets closer. Lawmakers have until Friday to come up with some sort of solution - and although Republicans are in charge of Congress, there is a division within the GOP. More>>

Montana State Prison launches new chemical dependency program

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Montana state prisoners are getting another chance to overcome addiction.

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House Republicans prepare to go it alone on government funding stopgap measure

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The House Freedom Caucus isn't making it easy for Republican leaders to keep the government funded.

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YouTube assigning workers to review videos to avoid another Logan Paul-type disaster

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In the wake of the Logan Paul controversy, YouTube is trying to reassure advertisers by pledging to "manually review" a significant chunk of the videos on its website.

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Billings woman allegedly crashed car while driving drunk with 2 kids

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BILLINGS -- A Billings woman faces multiple felony charges for crashing her car while driving under the influence of alcohol with her two young children in the vehicle. 

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Trump administration appeals DACA decision

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The Department of Justice has appealed a federal court's decision over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, it announced Tuesday.

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Sale of historic Finlen Hotel is now official

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  BUTTE - The sale of a historic Butte landmark is now official.  Montana Tech Professor J.J. Adams confirmed Tuesday that he and his group of business partners have purchased the Finlen Hotel on East Broadway.   The landmark hotel was under the ownership of one family for about 40 years.   Adams said he plans to keep the hotel going and keep the same quality of the business.

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National Parks advisory group quits, complains about lack of meetings with Zinke

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9 of the 12 board members suddenly quit on Monday night.

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Redesigned Rialto set to open its doors

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The Rialto opened its doors Tuesday after a three-year-long restoration project of the interior by Thinktank Design Group in Bozeman.

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City commission may split with county over new Law and Justice center

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Both the city and the county were working together in creating a new Law and Justice building and now the city maybe backing out of that agreement.

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Bozeman man charged for allegedly running over girlfriend, fleeing with her child

Austin Flack appears in Gallatin County Justice Court Austin Flack appears in Gallatin County Justice Court
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Austin Flack, 24, is charged with criminal endangerment and assault with a weapon.

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Survivor of Belgrade shooting fighting for her life

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The Bozeman and Belgrade communities are still reeling from a shooting in Belgrade that claimed the life of one woman and severely injured another.

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Glacier National Park sets new yearly visitor record

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The final report on park visitation from the National Park Service shows over 3.3 million people went through the park gates in 2017.

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MSU reaches agreement to close fraternity chapter

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Montana State University has reached an agreement with the national headquarters of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and local SAE alumni corporation members to close the fraternity’s chapter in Bozeman for the next three academic years.

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Ann Curry will be on CBS for interview about #MeToo, Matt Lauer

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 Ann Curry is coming back to television. "CBS This Morning" has landed an interview to be broadcast Wednesday with the former co-anchor of NBC's "Today."

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Billings man on probation faces felony drug charges in Gallatin County

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Nicholas Edward Jones, 30, appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court Tuesday and is charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute.

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Johnson to plead guilty in fatal crash

Lucas Keith Johnson, 23, is charged with negligent vehicular homicide. (MTN News photo) Lucas Keith Johnson, 23, is charged with negligent vehicular homicide. (MTN News photo)
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BOZEMAN - A man who was the driver in a fatal crash last spring that left a young woman dead will plead guilty to charges of vehicular homicide. Lucas Johnson had pleaded not guilty to charges of vehicular homicide while under the influence on July 20, 2017. It's stated in court documents filed on Jan. 10, Johnson is allowed to have contact with the victim’s family “in an effort to promote the healing process for both families.” According to charging documents, on...

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A weekend for quakes in Western Montana

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It was quite the weekend for earthquakes in Western Montana. 

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Beneath the crown: What it's like to be Queen of England

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A royally unprecedented TV event - shedding light on what's it's like to become queen. For the first time, Britain's Queen Elizabeth talks publicly about her 1953 coronation. CNN's Max Foster reports. More>>

Weak Disturbance Tonight For Bozeman

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A weak disturbance could bring a slight chance for a dusting of snow to SW Montana before midnight. Mountain ranges will have the best chance for light accumulations and a dusting at best for most valleys. This system should only have a minor impact on travel tonight into Thursday morning.  See the timing of this weak disturbance in your updated on demand STORMTracker video forecast above with Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard. Please see Mike's full forecast tonight at 5:30 p... More>>

Masked men rob Helena Subway, lock clerk in freezer

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Police are investigating a Monday night robbery at the Subway restaurant in Helena. 

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Ford's most powerful street car ever: New 700 horsepower Mustang

Details such as the Cobra logo are all Ford has revealed so far about the new Shelby GT500. Details such as the Cobra logo are all Ford has revealed so far about the new Shelby GT500.
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The new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will have over 700 horsepower, making it be the most powerful street-legal production car the company has ever made. 

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Obituary: Ruth S. Harvey

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Ruth S. Harvey was born November 6, 1926, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She married Donald L. Harvey on May 22, 1945. They met as a result of Donald’s service in the Army on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, New Mexico, during World War II. 

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Dow 26,000: The stock market is a runaway freight train

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The market's latest milestone, reached on Tuesday just after the opening bell, easily sets the record for the fastest rise between 1,000-point barriers. 

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Repairs continue on Spanish Peak wastewater pond

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BIG SKY - Repairs continue on the Spanish Peak wastewater treatment pond that was leaking in early December. 

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Caught on Camera: Dash cam captures car launching into building

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Witnesses did a double take as it appeared a car went airborne and crashed into the second floor of a Santa Ana dentist's office early Sunday morning. 

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MHP releases details on arrest of man who died in Jefferson Co. Detention Center

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HELENA- The Montana Highway Patrol says the man who died in the Jefferson Co. Detention Center had been arrested following a suspected DUI crash the night before he was found dead. 

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Monforton School awarded One Class At A Time check

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Monforton School teacher Courtney Hendrick accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 Monday. The money will purchase exercise balls for flexible seating for the school. Anna Craver from First Interstate Bank and KBZK's Chet Layman presented the check.

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 - latest local news and headlines from across the world. More>>

NASA preparing return to Mars

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NASA is counting down to their next journey to Mars. Scientists are preparing a new rover to send to the red planet - with a new mission.

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BuRec official, others dispute claims from river group

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The Montana area manager for the federal Bureau of Reclamation has taken issue with a report critical of the bureau’s management of Yellowtail Dam on the Bighorn River. 

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Shutdown looms as deadline approaches in DC

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The clock is ticking on an immigration deal as a government shutdown looms at the end of the week. Can Congress come to some agreement before the Friday night deadline? Omar Jimenez digs into the details.

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