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Montana may have the new archery World’s Record for elk bagged last year

Two conservation clubs claim Montana may have a new archery World's Record for a typical American elk bagged last year. After a mandatory 60-day drying period the animal scored 430 inches. According to Boone and Crockett...

Public weighs in on proposal to limit motorized boating on Montana rivers

HELENA - People in Helena had a chance Wednesday to weigh in on a proposal to restrict motorized boating in many Montana rivers. Dozens of community members spoke during a public hearing on the Quiet...

“Faces of Freedom” makes its way to the Capital City

A traveling art exhibit raising awareness of human trafficking stopped at the Capitol building Wednesday afternoon. The exhibit titled “Faces of Freedom” celebrates human trafficking survivors and engages people in learning more about this form...

“Montana Millionaire” winner claims prize

GREAT FALLS - A Great Falls couple has claimed the grand-prize of the "Montana Millionaire" lottery drawing. Dan and Marcia Thompson picked up their prize at Montana Lottery headquarters on Wednesday. The million-dollar ticket was sold in...

Quality Life Concepts preps for winter masquerade ball

GREAT FALLS - Quality Life Concepts has worked to provide a better way of life for people with special needs in north-central Montana for the past four decades. Last year, for the first time they...

Agencies prepare for impact of flu season

According to the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Lewis & Clark County saw 38 new cases of Influenza during the final week of 2016. That more than doubled the number of confirmed cases...

Federal internal report gives Fort Harrison a 1 star rating

HELENA - A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs internal rating system for veteran care across the country has given Fort Harrison a one star for performance. This rating is based on the fourth quarter from...

Secretary of Defense nominee confirmation hearing set for Thursday

GREAT FALLS -On Thursday, the Senate Armed Services Committee will interview Secretary of Defense Nominee, retired Marine Corps General James Mattis. Mattis raised some concerns for communities, like Great Falls, when in 2015 he testified...

Rocky Boy secures funding for water system upgrades

GREAT FALLS - The water system on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation has secured funding for much needed upgrades. All residents on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation were finally able to drink the water from the...

Montana health department’s budget may be cut by $93 million

HELENA (AP) — A legislative panel is proposing to cut the Montana health department's budget by $93 million over the next two years, the largest in a series of deep cuts planned across state...

Helena woman accused of felony assault on a minor

HELENA - A Helena woman is accused of assaulting a minor after allegedly attacking the child’s father. Rhiannon E. Frederickson is charged with felony assault on a minor and misdemeanor partner family assault. Prosecutors say Frederickson...

Helena man cuts deal on violent confrontations with girlfriend

A Helena man cuts a plea deal with prosecutors over a series of violent confrontations with an ex-girlfriend. Jeremiah Wayne McNees was originally charged with three counts of partner family member assault between July 2015...

Great Falls man competes on survivalist TV show

GREAT FALLS - If you're a fan of survival shows, a new one premiering this week on the Discovery Channel features Great Falls resident Josh Morin as one of the six contestants. "The Wheel" is...

Tim Fox wants the Supreme Court to decide on Motl’s term extension

Attorney General Tim Fox said Tuesday in court papers that the term of Montana’s top political enforcer should have ended Jan. 1 and the state Supreme Court should take over and decide the lawsuit...

Lolo shooting victims identified

LOLO -Authorities have released the names of the two people who were found shot to death earlier this week near Lolo. Missoula County Sheriff and Coroner TJ McDermott reports that Bradley E. Stover, 51, and Tonya R. Gilliam,...

Federal officials delay decision on grizzly lift protection

BILLINGS (AP) — Federal officials are delaying their decision on whether to lift protections for more than 700 grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park and allow hunting, amid opposition from dozens of...

Winter Weather Advisories issued

Winter Weather Advisories are up along the Hi-Line and south towards Great Falls until 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Even though light winds are predicted until then, we could see wind gusts up to 25 mph. With the...

Helena woman sentenced for robbery and forgery

A Helena suspect is sentenced for robbery and forgery. Nicole Jara’e Smith-Music was given a five year Department of Corrections sentence with a recommendation for substance abuse treatment Wednesday in District Court. Smith-music was also given...

Class Act: Elementary students build a better community

HELENA - Elementary school students in fourth and fifth grade participating in the PEAK Program in Helena came together the week of Jan. 9, to build a better community. These students have partnered with different organizations...

Islamic Center President receives overwhelming support in wake of protest

BOZEMAN -The President of the Islamic Center of Bozeman is overwhelmed by the amount of support he and fellow Muslims are receiving after Monday's protest. "I got this job offer at MSU, we came in...

Water pipe breaks at MT Tech causing damage to the University’s Relations Center

BUTTE -Crews are busy tearing out the carpet and airing out Montana Tech’s University Relations Center after recent freezing temperatures caused a water pipe to break in the building Friday evening. Staff scrambled that night...

Children’s advocate network CASA-CAN needs volunteers

GREAT FALLS -Next month, the Great Falls Court Appointed Special Advocate-Children's Advocate Network, also known as "CASA-CAN," begins a five-week training program for volunteers. CASA trains volunteers to become advocates for abused and neglected children. They...

Helena board includes Central School replacement in bond proposal

The Helena school board will move forward with a plan to build three new elementary schools – including one in place of historic Central School. Members voted 6-1 during their Tuesday meeting to approve a...

Unshoveled sidewalks cause complaints in Helena

Regular snow storms and subzero temperatures have highlighted the need to keep sidewalks and walkways clear. Helena officials said they have already received a number of complaints this year. As of Jan. 6, the City of...

Secretary of the Air Force makes her final trip to Great Falls

Last week, Deborah Lee James made her final trip to Malmstrom Air Force Base as the Secretary of the Air Force. It was her fifth visit to Great Falls. She met with leadership and airmen responsible...