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Huntley Project coach dies in rollover crash

BILLINGS - Kurt Kautz has been identified as the man who died in a rollover crash on Saturday night near Billings. Kautz was Huntley Project's girl's basketball head coach. The district announced his death on Facebook. The crash...

Halloween retailer pulls Anne Frank costume amid complaints

An online retailer has pulled a costume from its website that depicted Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Screenshots of the costume for sale at HalloweenCostumes.com posted to social media show a smiling girl wearing World War...

Las Vegas tourism sees changes in aftermath of shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas' tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival. Analysts who closely track the finances of the...

In Weinstein’s wake, is Hollywood truly capable of change?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "That's how it works," actress and director Sarah Polley recalls Harvey Weinstein saying to her years ago in his office. If she agreed to a "very close relationship" with him...

Contractor sues Montana for inaction on asbestos dumping

BUTTE (AP) — An asbestos-disposal contractor is taking Montana environmental officials to court for failing to crack down on the improper disposal of asbestos, a commonly used and potentially deadly building material. Ingraham Environmental of...

US, states struggle to pay spiraling cost of fighting fires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The long and brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing the state and federal agencies that have to pay for the army of ground crews and machinery required to fight them. The...

Billings Arby’s to offer elk, venison sandwiches

BILLINGS - An Arby's restaurant in Billings is one of three across the country that will offer a new elk sandwich. In a press release issued Monday, Arby's announced the elk sandwich will be available at the West...

Montana health insurers can file new rates, to account for subsidy cutoff

HELENA - Two Montana health insurers will be allowed to adjust their 2018 rates on individual policies, to account for the Trump administration’s decision last week to end multimillion subsidies for many of those policies,...

Prickly Pear Sportsmen’s Association hosts Sight-In Day for hunters

HELENA - Hunting season is here so that means hunters are getting out their guns and practice their shot.  Prickly Pear Sportsmen's Association used Saturday as the Open to the Public Sight in Day. The...

AG conference brings young producers to Capital City

HELENA - Different agriculture groups from around the state were in Helena last weekend for the Young AG Leadership Conference (YALC). Nearly 180 people signed up for the 3-day experience. MTN News toured along with the...

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleading guilty to desertion, misbehavior

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told a military judge on Monday that he's pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy."I understand that leaving was against the law," Bergdahl...

Teams report first progress against wine country wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A fifth day of desperate firefighting in California wine country brought a glimmer of hope Friday as crews battling the flames reported their first progress toward containing the massive...

CMR students sell t-shirts for Montana Wildfire Relief Fund

GREAT FALLS - Some C.M. Russell High School students are helping raise money to help those affected by the 2017 wildfire season. Bailey Schimerowski and Gabrielle Pope have already raised almost $850 for the Montana Wildfire Relief Fund. The two students thought...

Donations continue to come in for Montana Wildfire Relief Fund; over $450,000 raised

The MTN Montana Wildfire Relief Fund has raised over $450,000. The fund is a partnership between the Montana Television Network and the Montana Community Foundation. The goal of the fund is to help those most...

Bozeman PD confirms arrest of 3 robbery suspects

BOZEMAN - The three suspects wanted in a robbery earlier this week were arrested Thursday afternoon, according to the Bozeman Police Department. Damien Duffey, Dakota Hancock and Garrett Hamilton were taken into custody with multiple agencies assisting. Duffey...

Under pressure from Congress, IRS suspends Equifax contract

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS suspended a $7.25 million contract with the credit reporting company Equifax Friday after members of Congress complained the tax agency had awarded a no-bid contract to a company that...

Trump undercuts `Obamacare’ market in Montana; one insurer may consider exit

HELENA - The Trump administration decision late Thursday to stop paying a key “Obamacare” subsidy is roiling Montana’s health-insurance market for individuals – and could spell trouble for at least one Montana insurer in...

FWP talks grizzly management efforts; watch grizzly cam video

HELENA - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks released two videos from their grizzly monitoring cameras. FWP is looking at grizzly bear management plans and to do that the state agency is using cameras to find...

Don’t Get Blown Into North Dakota This Weekend

Happy Friday the 13th! Scattered snow showers and squalls (briefly intense snow showers) will continue this evening.  Roads could become snow covered over the mountain passes, and the lower elevations could have areas of black...

Helena architects release initial designs for new Bryant School

(HELENA) Helena School District leaders have provided the first views of what the new Bryant Elementary School could look like. This week, the district released initial drawings from Mosaic Architecture and CTA Architects Engineers, the...

Montana Historical Society’s ‘Second Saturday’ this weekend

HELENA - It’s time for another Second Saturday at the Montana Historical Society: where admission is free to the museum and the Original Governor's Mansion for the day. This weekend will highlight the ongoing remembrance...

Federal officials target harassment in National Park Service

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A survey of National Park Service employees found widespread complaints of harassment and discrimination in the workplace, and top officials vowed to address it through training and enforcement. Reports of misconduct...

White nationalist group’s posters removed from MSU campus

BOZEMAN - A white nationalist group recently spread posters and stickers around the Montana State University campus. According to an Oct. 1 post to the group's Twitter page, called Identity Evropa, advertisements for the group...

MSU professor carries on father’s solar research during recent eclipse

BOZEMAN - For many, this year's solar eclipse was a chance to witness a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle. But for Montana State University Professor of Optics and Electrical Engineering, Joseph Shaw, and his father Glenn Shaw, it...

California fire official: There’s nothing left

(NBC News) Fire officials say there's no end in sight in the battle against a string of deadly wildfires burning across Northern California. At least 31 people have been killed by the fires since Monday....