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Gianforte announces accountability plan in Great Falls

Greg Gianforte stopped in Great Falls to announced accountability plan. (MTN News-GREAT FALLS) GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte announced in Great Falls on Wednesday, a plan for government accountability in state offices. Gianforte says this will be the first...

Trump administration to terminate Obama’s climate plan

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired...

Fire sparked in Bridgers, north of Springhill

(MTN News-BOZEMAN) Fire crews are at the scene of a wildfire in the Bridger Mountains, north of Bozeman. The fire, called the Limestone Fire, is burning north of the Springhill community. Fire Crews on foot from Central...

Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Forest Service has spent more than $2 billion battling forest fires around the country — a new record as wildfires blacken the American West in one of the nation's worst...

Bullock temporarily blocks transfer of bison to Fort Peck

HELENA - Montana Governor Steve Bullock has temporarily blocked the slaughter of hundreds of bison in Yellowstone National Park. Bullock sent a letter to the Park Superintendent Daniel Wenk on January 19, 2017 stating “I...

Helena Industries and Northwestern Energy hold e-recycling event

HELENA-Helena Industries and Northwestern Energy offered people an easy, safe way to get rid of electronics and personal documents Thursday. Helena Industries e-recycling program accepted everything from old cell phones and DVD players to...

Gianforte takes to the road to announce election intentions

(MTN News-BILLINGS ) Bozeman businessman Greg Gianforte said Tuesday he would make an announcement regarding his intentions to run for governor during a two-day statewide tour that begins Wednesday in Billings. Gianforte, a Republican, announced last...

City of Helena set to take over operations at the county landfill

  (MTN News-HELENA)  The City of Helena is set to officially take over operations at the county landfill. The Helena City Commission is considering a proposal to formalize the current agreement, which would allow the city...

Sheriff: Montana teen’s abductor camped outside family home

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push();   (MTN News-SHERIDAN) The man accused of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl from her home in Sheridan, Mont. had been living in a camper outside the family’s home for a few days prior to...

Helena-area woman dies after falling tree hits her during storm

(HELENA) A Helena-area woman died over the weekend, after a falling tree hit her during a storm south of Elliston. Lewis and Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg identified the victim as 41-year-old Johnna Bissett. Bissett was...

Daines supports tax bill after announcing reservations on Monday

BILLINGS -- Montana Sen. Steve Daines, who on Monday was one of nine Republicans with reservations about the Senate tax reform bill, said on Wednesday that he had seen enough changes to vote for...

Fergus County crash victim ID’d

GREAT FALLS - The man who died in a one-vehicle crash in Fergus County has been identified. He was one of two people who died on Sunday in separate crashes in Central Montana. Roberto Junior Corona of...

Free throws send Carroll men to NAIA final eight

No. 4 seed Carroll (Mont.) continues its postseason march on the second day of the 2016 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, knocking off No. 1-seeded LSU Alexandria (La.), 66-60, in the...

9-year-old dies after falling into Hyalite creek

BOZEMAN - The body of a 9-year-old girl who slipped and fell into Arch Falls along Hyalite Creek was recovered on Sunday night. Around 9:30 p.m., rescuers were able to recover the girl's body from...

Obamacare repeal vote put off in stinging setback for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a planned showdown vote...

Blackfeet Tribe lifts Disaster declaration

BROWING - The disaster declaration issued last week on the Blackfeet Reservation in the wake of a massive winter storm has been lifted. Blackfeet Tribal Business Council Chairman Harry Barnes announced on Sunday that the...

Don’t look now – but here comes Election Year 2018 in Montana

This story is the first of a two-part series previewing Montana’s 2018 election year. HELENA - Montana’s 2018 general election may be considered an “off year,” with a limited menu of big-time races – but...

Butte woman killed in weekend crash

(MTN News-BOZEMAN) Officials have identified the victim of the deadly crash on Saturday. On Saturday, October 8, 2016, just after 5 p.m., a head-on collision involving two passenger vehicles and one semi was reported in the...

Garrison Keillor says fired over alleged improper behavior

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Garrison Keillor, whose stories of small-town characters entertained legions of public radio listeners for 40 years on "A Prairie Home Companion," became another celebrity felled by allegations of workplace misconduct on...

UPDATE: Butte casino robbed, man arrested

(MTN News BUTTE) UPDATE: 1/18/16, 11:30 a.m. - Butte police arrested 23-year-old Shane Tenold of Butte in connection with the robbery at Lucky Charm Casino on Harrison Avenue this morning. We will update you when we...

Growth slows on Alice Creek Fire, more resources arrive to help

HELENA-The team managing the Alice Creek fire northeast of Lincoln says the fire grew by about 150 acres Thursday. It has now burned 7,003 acres and is zero percent contained. Fire managers say fire growth...

Montana lowers flags to honor Baton Rouge shooting victims

  HELENA, Mont. (AP)  Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has ordered all flags flown in the state to fly at half-staff to honor the victims of an attack on police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Bullock's order...

Utah Woman: Euthanized Yellowstone bison calf was ‘cold and shivering’

(YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK) – Nearly a week after a bison calf had to be euthanized at Yellowstone National Park following an incident with a foreign visitor, a Utah woman told MTN video she shot...

Rock-slide rattles area west of Billings

(MTN NEWS-BILLINGS) A few scary moments at Phipps Park just west of Billings on Wednesday afternoon when a huge chunk of the Rimrocks came tumbling down. Phipps Park is a popular hiking area and frisbee golf course located across...

Employers allowing new parents to bring their infant to work

(MTN News-HELENA) Ask any new parent and they will agree that their child is their greatest treasure. A pilot program at the State Auditor’s Office is allowing new Mom’s to bring their little treasures to...