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Corrections director to step down as Bullock plans next term

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock is in ongoing discussions with his cabinet members about whether they will remain in their positions in his second term, with at least one agency head saying...

Fort Peck Tribe makes historic transfer of genetically pure bison to Bronx Zoo

(Yellowstone National Park)   (MTN News-POPLAR) The Fort Peck Tribe completed a historic transfer of bison from its land to the Bronx Zoo, according to zoo officials on Thursday. The zoo accepted eight bisons from the tribe as...

Condon man killed in one vehicle accident

(MTN News-CONDON) A Condon man died in a one-vehicle rollover accident Thursday morning. Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Rob Strauch tells MTN News the 60-year-old man was traveling south on Montana Highway 83 traveling to work,...

Lawmaker panel declines to take action on pay raise bill

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A panel of Montana lawmakers will leave it to incoming legislative leaders to decide if they want to push for a pay raise. The Legislative Council on Tuesday took no action...

Fort Benton crash victim remembered as a “strong spirit”

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Jorden Xavier Thomas of Fort Benton, who died after a car crash north of Great Falls on Sunday, is being remembered as a young man with a strong spirit and a huge heart. The Cascade...

Armed robbery suspect still at large in Great Falls

      GREAT FALLS -(First Report, Wednesday morning) Great Falls police are searching for a suspect after an armed robbery at a Loaf N Jug convenience store. Police say the robbery happened at around 12:30 a.m. on...

Wehner sentenced for distribution of meth resulting in death of Great Falls man

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS) Thomas Joseph Wehner Jr. was sentenced on Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris to 17.5 years in prison followed by six years of supervised release for distribution of methamphetamine resulting...

Teens charged in Helena High fire released from juvenile detention

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) All three of the 13-year-olds arrested after a fire at Helena High School will be allowed to leave juvenile detention in Great Falls. The teens appeared before District...

Helena couple welcomes baby girl after 911 Dispatcher helps father deliver baby

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) A Helena couple living on the east side was helped through an unexpected delivery, thanks to a quick thinking Lewis & Clark County Dispatcher over the phone. Elizabeth...

Montanans encouraged to quit smoking for 24 hours

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (MTN News-GREAT FALLS) On November 17, people across the country are being asked to stop smoking for up for 24 hours. The Great American Smoke Out is held annually for...

Dept of Interior announces cancellation of oil and gas leases in Badger-Two Medicine

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Wednesday joined U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Blackfeet Nation Chairman Harry Barnes and Devon Energy Corporation CEO David Hager to...

East Helena man pleads guilty to robbing a casino

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) Kolby David Schmidt pled guilty to one count of robbery Wednesday morning in district court. In an agreement with prosecutors, Schmidt admits robbing Montana Lil's Casino of $300 in...

Trial rescheduled for arsonist

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) A trial scheduled for January has been delayed for a Helena man accused of arson. Frederick James Maw's defense attorney says her client needs a mental health evaluation. A year...

Child molester convicted of murder on Fort Peck Reservation re-sentenced

(MTN News-POPLAR) A man serving time in prison for a brutal murder on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in 2003 was re-sentenced Tuesday after arguing he did not receive adequate representation. Jitawee Curly Bear Cub, 29, was...

Leon Billings, key author of laws on clean air, water dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leon G. Billings, a former aide to Maine Sen. Edmund Muskie and a key author of the Clean Air Act and other landmark environmental laws, has died. Billings, 78, died Tuesday in...

Elouise Cobell will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push();   (MTN News) President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced that Elouise Cobell will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Cobell, who died in 2011 at age 65 in Great Falls,...

Hunter Day named as the latest “Treasured Artist”

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) Montana's Secretary of State's office has the work of another 'Treasured Artist' hanging in its entryway. Photographer Hunter Day was announced today as the latest 'Treasured Artist' by...

Forecasts predict strengthening Montana economy, revenues

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — New forecasts are predicting a strengthening Montana economy and a modest revenue boost over the next two years. The separate revenue estimates were released this week by Gov. Steve Bullock's budget...

Divers recovering artifacts of 80-year-old ship from bottom of Somers Bay

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (MTN News-KALISPELL) For nearly 80 years a piece of Flathead Valley History has been sitting at the bottom of Somers Bay, but thanks to sonar technology divers have recently...

Famous North Dakota albino bison White Cloud dies

White Cloud, a 20-year-old albino bison, has died. (Photo courtesy the National Bison Museum)   (MTN News) White Cloud, a famous 20-year-old albino bison, has died, according to the National Bison Museum in North Dakota. Born on...

Great Falls Rescue Mission hosts grand opening of Cameron Family Center

  (MTN News-GREAT FALLS) The Great Falls Rescue Mission understood they were not meeting the current needs for the homeless population in the community. Tuesday was the grand opening of the new 40,000 square foot Cameron Family...

US cancels energy leases in sacred area

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials are canceling 15 oil and gas leases in an area bordering Glacier National Park that's considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada, Interior Secretary...

Officials weigh removing grizzlies from endangered list

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — State and federal wildlife managers are considering removing Endangered Species Act protections from grizzly bears living in Yellowstone National Park. Officials are meeting in Cody on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss...

Ex-Neptune Aviation employee sentenced for stealing over $10K

  (MTN News-MISSOULA) A former Neptune Aviation employee who used a company credit card to make thousand of dollars worth of personal purchases was sentenced Tuesday. Tera Pyron, 42, stole over $10,000 from January 2015 to July of...

Convicted killer Barry Beach released on bond

    (MTN News-BILLINGS) Convicted killer Barry Beach has bonded out of the Yellowstone County jail. According to Beach’s attorney, Tim Baldwin, Beach was released following a Billings City Court hearing Monday morning. The City of Billings has filed...