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Governor’s budget includes new taxes on wealthy, marijuana

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is proposing a budget that would increase spending by 1.4 percent over two years and look to bolster flagging revenues...

Montana man killed by accidental gunshot

(MTN News-LIBBY) A Libby man was killed after one of his guns accidentally discharged and struck him in the leg. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened Saturday night when 57-year-old James Metts was moving several firearms out...

Tips sought on mule deer poaching in the Bitterroot

(MTN News-MISSOULA) State wildlife officials are looking for your help as they investigate a recent poaching case. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden Justin Singleterry is seeking information about a large mule deer buck that was discovered by...

Butte man dies in rollover crash

(MTN News-BUTTE) A 40-year-old Butte man was killed in a rollover crash just after midnight Tuesday morning on Interstate 90 near Anaconda. The Montana Highway Patrol reports that driver was heading west in a 2004 GMC...

Helena man charged after allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-month-old

(HELENA) A Helena man is charged with sexual intercourse without consent after allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-month-old child. 23-year-old Dylan Houston Dunn was arrested on November 8 after the victim's mother discovered significant injury to...

Pipeline company seeks court permission to proceed with plan

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline is urging a federal court to speed up approval of its plan to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir,...

Dogs indicate presence of mussels in Montana reservoirs

  HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Dogs trained to detect aquatic invasive species have alerted Montana officials to the presence of invasive mussels in two reservoirs. Officials say the dogs smelled mussels in the Tiber and Canyon...

Man who died in Yellowstone was looking to ‘hot pot’

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 23-year-old Portland, Oregon, man who died after falling into a Yellowstone National Park hot spring this summer was looking for a place to...

Helena 911 dispatcher helps a young man to deliver his daughter

    (HELENA) On Thursday, November 10 a Lewis and Clark County dispatcher, Aaron Charlton, received a 911 call from a young man stating his wife was in labor. Within minutes of the initial call for help,...

Montana Historical Society awarded to produce oral history of Montana’s craft beer industry

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) The Montana Historical Society has spent decades preserving Montana's heritage, and their newest project is one you can raise a frosty mug too. MTN has learned that the...

Lewis and Clark Library erases overdue fines for non-perishable food

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push();   (HELENA) The Lewis & Clark Library is reminding patrons that this week, they can use non-perishable food items to erase fines for overdue books. Library director John Finn said...

Denise Juneau brings tribal leaders together to discuss the Every Students Succeeds Act

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau brought together Montana's tribal leaders Monday afternoon to discuss plans for implementing the "Every Students Succeeds Act," or "ESSA." This newly-passed federal...

Crews tackle wind-driven fire near Cascade

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (MTN News) Two fires near Cascade on Monday were fueled by very gusty winds. Around 100 to 150 acres near Simms-Cascade Road burned after winds toppled at least one...

People protest in Helena after Bullock’s decision to send troopers to North Dakota

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) About 50 people gathered on the steps of the Montana State Capitol Monday, to protest Gov. Steve Bullock's decision to send state troopers to North Dakota last...

GOP, Dems elect legislative leaders – and foresee a tight budget

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); HELENA -As expected, majority Republicans chose members of their conservative bloc Monday as top leaders for the 2017 Legislature – but those leaders said they hope to unify...

East Helena man arrested after accused of violently attacking his girlfriend

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) An East Helena man is charged with a trio of felonies after a violent altercation Friday night. Prosecutors say John William Craig attacked his girlfriend Friday at their...

Helena man accused of sexually assaulting a child appears in court

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) A 49-year old Helena man stands accused of sexually assaulting a young child for two-years. Scott Alan Cook was charged in Justice Court  Monday afternoon with one count of...

FBI investigating weekend deaths of 2 tribal members

Freman Bends was found dead on Saturday (Facebook)   BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The FBI is investigating two weekend deaths in Big Horn County. The sheriff's office identified the victims as 38-year-old Freman Bends, a Crow tribal...

Elton John will perform 2 concerts in Montana next year

    (MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Legendary rocker Elton John will perform in two Montana towns in 2017. John is bringing his "Wonderful Crazy Night" tour to the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman on March 7th. Tickets for the show...

Legislature elects leaders, lays out priorities for session

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The newly elected Republican leaders of the Montana Legislature say the upcoming session will be focused on a tightening state budget. Republicans once again will hold majorities in both the state...

Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for Jacob Greer

A BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lookout) has been issued for a man accused of violating pretrial release conditions while awaiting trial on child pornography charges. Jacob Greer, 22, is being sought by the U.S. Marshals Service Montana...

Body discovered in the Clark Fork River

    (MTN News-MISSOULA) Missoula Police are investigating the discovery of a body in the Clark Fork River. Officials say the male was found in the water near Taco John's on the 600 block of West Broadway...

Bullshoe pleads not guilty to manslaughter charge

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Sik-soo-ksis-tsee-koo Bullshoe has been charged in federal court with manslaughter for the death of Johndell Old Person. Court documents allege that between June 29 and July 4, Bullshoe killed Old Person in Browning. The...

County election offices to count provisional ballots

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — County election offices are scheduled to start counting provisional ballots at 3 p.m. Monday. The Secretary of State's office estimates that just over 10,000 ballots remain to be counted by the...

Police investigating burglary in Helena

  (HELENA) Saturday night in Helena a burglary happened at the Seiler Center located at 1418 Euclid Avenue. One of the businesses located there, Game Pods, was reported burglarized by owner Jesse Hauer. Hauer said he reported to the...