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Fox News film crew witnessed altercation between Gianforte and reporter (Audio) Video included

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A reporter for the Guardian has accused Montana U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte of body slamming him during an interview.

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Going blue to remember fallen law enforcement officers Video included

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Montana lit up in blue Wednesday night, as part of operation blue light. After the death of Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore, XL Country put together Operation Blue Light.

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Thursday is final day to vote in special election Video included

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The special election to fill the U-S house seat vacated by the newly appointed secretary of the interior Ryan Zinke takes place tomorrow.  

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Deputy's wife speaks out Video included

Jodi Moore , Deputy Mason Moore's wife. (MTN News) Jodi Moore , Deputy Mason Moore's wife. (MTN News)
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Tuesday was a day of remembrance, solemn honors, gestures of love both large and small and no small amount of tears, as people across Montana and the nation remembered slain Broadwater County Sheriff’s Deputy Mason Moore.

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Fire crews battle blazes in Butte area Video included

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A fire destroyed a house in a rural area south of Butte this afternoon. The fire was reported at this home in Divide off of Highway 43 along the Big Hole river about 20 miles south of Butte just before 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. 

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Gianforte cited for assault, after altercation with reporter on eve of election Video included

Republican U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte Republican U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte
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The reporter, Ben Jacobs of the Guardian, said he was “body-slammed” to the floor

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Officers from across the country came to show their respect for Deputy Moore Video included

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Around 1,000 law enforcement officers were in Belgrade yesterday for Deputy Mason Moore's funeral, including several who traveled all the way from New York to show their support. 

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AG wants input on addressing substance abuse in Montana

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Aid Montana: Addressing the Impact of Drugs launched in April. 

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Key lawmakers backing MT special session to tackle infrastructure bills Video included

Rep. Rob Cook, R-Conrad Rep. Rob Cook, R-Conrad
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Some key lawmakers are saying they support calling the Montana Legislature back into special session, as soon as next month, to pass a pair of infrastructure-funding bills. 

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Poplar woman admits stabbing boyfriend to death

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The Poplar woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in February of 2016 pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on Wednesday. 

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"Thank you" - Manhattan steakhouse picks up tab for law enforcement

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A photo is trending on social media after a Manhattan steakhouse, The Oasis, picked up the tab for the Rosebud County Sheriff and several visiting law enforcement, in town for Deputy Mason Moore's funeral services.

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GOP official says Quist, backers broke campaign reporting laws

Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist
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A Republican Party official has filed a complaint alleging Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist and a group of his backers violated campaign-reporting laws, stemming from a newspaper insert distributed on Sunday.

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Montana mussel invasion expected to cost millions

All boats coming into Montana would be inspected, along with all those crossing west over the Continental Divide. All boats coming into Montana would be inspected, along with all those crossing west over the Continental Divide.
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The focus so far has been on expanding inspections and imposing restrictions to stop the mussels from spreading across Montana and into the Columbia Basin.

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Joe Lieberman no longer under consideration for FBI director

Joe Lieberman off FBI Director list (CBS News photo) Joe Lieberman off FBI Director list (CBS News photo)
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Former Senator Joe Lieberman is apparently no longer under consideration for FBI director, a source familiar with the matter confirms to CBS News' Pat Milton. 

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Graco recalls more than 25,000 car seats

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Graco is recalling more than 25,000 car seats that might not adequately restrain children during a crash.

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Strong Winds For Butte Into This Evening Video included

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A dry cold front and strong Polar jet stream along with a tight pressure gradient is producing strong surface winds across Montana today. National Weather Service continues a WIND ADVISORY for all areas West of the divide including the Butte/Blackfoot region through 9 pm tonight. A HIGH WIND WARNING also continues into this evening for Northern Montana. Butte will continue to see wind gusts over 30 mph and peak wind gusts over 40 mph are possible through this evening. Now that a co... More>>

Honoring Deputy Moore (photos + video) Video included

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Hundreds of officers stood at attention, some wiping tears from their faces.

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Landslide buries California's iconic coastal highway

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Dirt and stones are blocking the sweeping views of a coastal scenic highway in California.

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A procession over 7 miles honors fallen Deputy Mason Moore Video included

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"We made it to support officers." People lined the streets of Three Forks as a 7-mile long procession made its way into town. 

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Construction project aims to preserve Mammoth Hotel’s history while bringing it into 21st Century Video included

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Every building in Yellowstone National Park has a story. The Mammoth Hotel’s story is getting a new chapter, thanks to a major renovation. Mammoth Hotel was built in the 1930s but not quite to the code of today.  

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Funeral honors life and service of fallen deputy Video included

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Hundreds of officers stood at attention, some wiping tears from their faces as Deputy Mason Moore’s body was taken to the Bridge Church for the funeral service. The procession started in Townsend.

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Wednesday Morning Forecast - Gusty Winds Move In Video included

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A Wind Advisory is in effect for your Wednesday with wind gusts expected to reach 40 to 60 mph for some parts of the Butte/Blackfoot region. Temperatures will be a little cooler today with highs in the 50s and 60s with a west to northwest wind between 20-40 mph through Wednesday evening.   

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FCC won't take action against Colbert over Trump joke

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The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday that it will not take any action over a joke made by Stephen Colbert about President Donald Trump. 

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Billings cardiologist enters agreement with prosecutors to dismiss criminal case Video included

John Wilson Verbsky (YCDF) John Wilson Verbsky (YCDF)
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The Billings cardiologist accused of committing domestic violence in December will not be prosecuted for the crimes as long as he follows the terms of his agreement with prosecutors.

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Daines, Tester react to President Trump's budget proposal

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The White House sent its $4.1 trillion dollar spending plan to Capitol Hill Tuesday. 

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Butte woman killed by train in Miles City identified Video included

Alex Thatcher died Sunday (Facebook) Alex Thatcher died Sunday (Facebook)
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The Butte woman struck and killed by a train in Miles City early Sunday was identified in an obituary posted Tuesday in the Montana Standard. 

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Trump's budget numbers: What gets cut, what gets bolstered

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President Donald Trump's team released its first full budget proposal on Tuesday, and while lawmakers are likely to dismiss most of it -- as they traditionally do with most White House wishlists -- the document provides fresh insight into the administration's priorities.

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Quist battles against questions over finances, taxes Video included

Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist
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Rob Quist is best-known for his music – but he’s also faced questions in the campaign about his finances and taxes. 

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Montana Made: Parker's Hangover Tonic Video included

Amy Eisenzimer mixes just five ingredients to make a drink with a kick: Parker's Hangover Tonic. Amy Eisenzimer mixes just five ingredients to make a drink with a kick: Parker's Hangover Tonic.
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"My expectations when I started were...I didn't have any. I was truly going into the unknown and had no idea," said Eisenzimer.

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Drought at an all-time low, Flooding a concern

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HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s 2017 water year will be the best in several years, with minimal drought concerns for the growing season, and water supplies in excess of normal in the Flathead and Bighorn River basins, according to the Governor’s Drought and Water Supply Advisory Committee (DWSAC). “Drought will not be an issue this year,” said Ada Montague, DWSAC’s staff and a water planner with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservat... More>>

Montana Historical Society works to conserve teepees Video included

Dating back to the mid to late 1800's, the teepee is one of few still in existence in the U.S. Dating back to the mid to late 1800's, the teepee is one of few still in existence in the U.S.
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Her work will help to conserve the teepee so it can be saved for years to come and viewed for research.

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Missoula photographer sues for unauthorized use of Rob Quist photo in attack ad

The mailer was sent out with Peterman's photo (U.S. District Court in Missoula) The mailer was sent out with Peterman's photo (U.S. District Court in Missoula)
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A Missoula photographer is suing the Republican National Committee for the unauthorized use of her photo in an attack ad against Montana’s democratic congressional candidate.

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Elaborate senior photos allow students to live out their fantasies in yearbook

For her senior yearbook photo, Carlee Hebert skipped the studio and headed to her backyard pool. (CREDIT: Digi Smiles) For her senior yearbook photo, Carlee Hebert skipped the studio and headed to her backyard pool. (CREDIT: Digi Smiles)
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For her senior yearbook photo, 17-year-old Carlee Hebert skipped the studio and headed to her backyard pool. 

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The buzz on bees under the Big Sky Video included

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Honey bees may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Montana - but there is definitely a buzz under the Big Sky thanks to these hard workers. For most people, swarms of bees buzzing is a warning call to move - or get stung. 

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Strong Winds Wednesday For Butte Video included

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Increasing surface winds will begin early Wednesday morning as a cold front rolls in from the West. This front will produce surface winds from the WSW ahead of the front and WNW behind the front. Wind highlights from the National Weather Service include a Wind Advisory for far Western Montana and a High Wind Warning across central and Northern Montana Wednesday. Butte/Blackfoot region including I-90 a Wind Advisory is up Wednesday from 9 am to 9 pm. SW winds will be increasing by We...

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Obituary: Judy Pennell

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God saw that you were getting sick.  A cure was not to be.  So he put his arms around you, and whispered come with me.  With tearful eyes we watched you slowly fade away.  Although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay.  

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Body found in Flathead River identified as Kalispell woman reported missing

Dacia Finch of Kalispell Dacia Finch of Kalispell
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Dacia Finch of Kalispell was reported missing in March.

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Funeral service held for Deputy Mason Moore Video included

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A funeral service was held Tuesday morning for Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore.

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On Special Assignment: The Truth about Trafficking - Part 2 Video included

Montana is not immune to the human trafficking problem (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan Photo) Montana is not immune to the human trafficking problem (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan Photo)
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Pimps and traffickers are expert manipulators, often starting out as a boyfriend figure and gaining the victims trust and dependence before they start their abuse. 

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Anaconda man accused in stabbing death of grandmother Video included

Tyler Daniel Smith Tyler Daniel Smith
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A 21-year-old Anaconda man is in jail Tuesday in connection with the stabbing death of his grandmother Monday. Tyler Smith is accused of stabbing Vicki Smith, 64, Monday afternoon in her home at 419 Oak Street, according to Anaconda Police Chief Tim Barkell. 

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Tuesday Morning Forecast - Sensational Afternoon Video included

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Temperatures will warm quickly into the middle 70s today with full sunshine and a light southwest wind between 5-10 mph.  Skies will stay clear for the evening as our lows fall back to the 40s overnight. Your Wednesday will be a windy one as a cold front sweeps through the region leaving wind speeds gusting between 30 and 40 mph out of the south.  

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Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for Randy Lee Wittman

Randy Lee Wittman Randy Lee Wittman
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The United States Marshals Service District of Montana has issued a BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lookout) for Randy Lee Wittman. 

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ACLU complaint alleges racial discrimination at Montana high school basketball game

During a public forum in Billings, Meg Singer, left, with the Montana ACLU, introduced Brandy and Elsworth GoesAhead. (Ed Kemmick/Last Best News) During a public forum in Billings, Meg Singer, left, with the Montana ACLU, introduced Brandy and Elsworth GoesAhead. (Ed Kemmick/Last Best News)
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The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana has filed a discrimination complaint to the Montana Human Rights Bureau on behalf of four Native Americans who allege that they were denied admission to a high school basketball game while white fans were being admitted.

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Crews working hard to open Beartooth Pass for Memorial Day weekend

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Plowing crews working the Beartooth Highway south of Red Lodge are confident the scenic road to Cooke City and the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park will be open in time for the start of the Memorial Day weekend Friday morning.

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Townsend preps for deputy’s procession Video included

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Nearly 500 law enforcement officers and first responders will participate in honoring Broadwater County deputy Mason Moore on Tuesday.

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Machete-wielding Billings man charged after incident over the weekend

Laforge (YCDF) Laforge (YCDF)
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A Billings man is behind bars after threatening people with a machete for taking his girlfriend's phone. 

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Elephant crushes big game hunter to death after it is fatally shot

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A big game hunter was crushed to death after an elephant, which his friends had fatally shot, collapsed on top of him.

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Prepping for darkness: Scientists plan for coverage of summer eclipse Video included

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Over the weekend MSU hosted a large gathering of amateur and professional scientists from all over the country learning more about the telescopes and software which will be used to track and monitor this year’s solar eclipse.

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Deputies prepared to patrol in Montana's most rural areas Video included

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On Friday, the police reports were released with the details of what happened last Tuesday morning when Deputy Moore was killed. " He did everything by the book there was nothing he could do to prevent that, it would have happened to every single one of us and that's what's spooky and that's what scares me to death as a sheriff." said Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin. 

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Butte woman killed by train in Miles City

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A Butte woman was killed when she was struck by a train in Miles City, according to a BNSF spokesman on Monday.

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New fruit juice guidelines include big change for babies

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidelines on how much fruit juice children should drink. ISTOCKPHOTO The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidelines on how much fruit juice children should drink. ISTOCKPHOTO
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Kids love their juice, but new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics advise parents to pull back on fruit juices of all kinds for children of all ages.

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Gov. Bullock orders flags at half-staff on Tuesday for Deputy Mason Moore

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Governor Steve Bullock ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday to honor Broadwater County Deputy Sheriff Mason Moore. 

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Police: Fatalities after incident at Ariana Grande concert

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There are fatalities following an incident at Manchester Arena in England on Monday, according to local police.

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Bullock vetoes health-care price transparency bill Video included

Gov. Steve Bullock Gov. Steve Bullock
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Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday vetoed the session’s major bill to help health-care consumers do some comparison shopping, saying it might actually increase health-care costs.

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Missoula shooting sends man to hospital with head wound Video included

A man was shot in the head on West Broadway in Missoula early Monday. (Kent Luetzen/MTN News photo) A man was shot in the head on West Broadway in Missoula early Monday. (Kent Luetzen/MTN News photo)
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One man is in the hospital after being shot in the head Monday morning on West Broadway in Missoula. 

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On Special Assignment: The Truth About Trafficking - Part 1 Video included

Billings sees three times the amount of human trafficking activity than any other city in Montana (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan Photo) Billings sees three times the amount of human trafficking activity than any other city in Montana (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan Photo)
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Billings sees three times the amount of human trafficking activity than any other city in Montana.

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In final days of MT U.S. House campaign, healthcare is a focus Video included

U.S. House candidates Greg Gianforte (left) and Rob Quist U.S. House candidates Greg Gianforte (left) and Rob Quist
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The special election will be on Thursday, May 25th.

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A Waiting Child: Pair of twins looking for family to call their own Video included

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This month’s waiting children are a pair of twins, Aaron and Arianna. 

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American oil companies deepen Saudi ties, despite rivalry

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Saudi Arabia and American shale oil companies remain in a battle for global dominance that has sparked a rare bout of financial trouble for the kingdom and forced it to think about life after oil. 

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Livingston metal shop destroyed by fire

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The cause of a massive fire that destroyed a metal shop in Livingston on Friday was still under investigation on Monday, according to the Livingston Fire Chief. 

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Events scheduled for fallen deputy service on Tuesday

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According to a press release from Gallatin County Media Center, Gallatin County will be hosting a large number of law enforcement and fire service personnel and vehicles Tuesday in honor of Broadwater County Sheriff’s Deputy Mason Moore. 

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Billings man killed in motorcycle crash Video included

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The Montana Highway Patrol was dispatched to a crash in Big Horn County at 10:20 a.m. on Sunday.

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8 crash deaths in Montana in recent days Video included

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Eight people have died in crashes around Montana within the last several days.

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Sanders fires up Butte crowd at Quist rally Video included

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It didn’t long for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders fired up the crowd at Rob Quist’s rally in the Butte Civic Center Saturday.

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Judging Yellowstone: Federal Magistrate holds unique legal position Video included

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Last year 4.2 million people visited Yellowstone National Park and every one of them had to follow certain rules.   Those that didn't faced a conversation with a Park Ranger, and potentially a visit to see the judge. 

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Bicyclist killed by Mission Valley hit-and-run driver

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A bicyclist died Sunday morning near St. Ignatius after being hit from behind by a pickup truck. 

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Colorado couple and 4-year-old son found dead in home

Elizabeth Stacy and John Paul Farrar (credit: Facebook) Elizabeth Stacy and John Paul Farrar (credit: Facebook)
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Police are investigating the deaths of a father, mother and their 4-year-old son at their home in Erie. 

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Tillerson holds briefing in Saudi Arabia without US press

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson briefed the media in Saudi Arabia on Sunday without members of the American press in attendance. 

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Monday Morning Forecast - Mild With Late Showers Video included

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Temperatures are expected to be back in the 60s for the afternoon with a slight chance of showers in the late afternoon or early evening.  Showers will clear out after sunset as lows fall back to the 30s and 40s overnight. 

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The other border

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A growing number of immigrants from Latin America say they're looking north.

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Water breaches 'Doomsday' vault entrance, seeds unharmed

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Unseasonably warm temperatures last fall caused water to breach the entrance to the Arctic's so-called "Doomsday" seed vault, one of humanity's last hopes after a global catastrophe, the company that manages the vault said last week. 

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Roberts ready for Memorial Day

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Eight days until Memorial Day and on Sunday, the town of Roberts started remembering those who served the country. About 60 citizens put up crosses and dog tags along 1.6 miles of Highway 212.

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Governor signs bill to protect domestic violence victims

Gov. Bullock signs SB 153 to help domestic violence victims. Gov. Bullock signs SB 153 to help domestic violence victims.
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Governor Steve Bullock came to Billings Saturday and signed four bills into law. One of the bills would help prevent domestic violence fatalities.

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Signal Peak suing companies for 2014 fire that caused $2.4 million in damages

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Signal Peak Energy in Roundup is suing a trio of companies for allegedly causing more than $2 million in damage after the improper installation of equipment caused a fire in 2014. 

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Flyers promoting anti- Semitic messages pop up again Video included

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Saturday, anti-Semitic pamphlets were dropped in one of Bozeman's neighborhoods, this is the second time this has happened to those residents in 10 days. 

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Senator Bernie Sanders wraps up Montana tour at MSU Video included

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wraps up his tour in Bozeman (MTN News photo) Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wraps up his tour in Bozeman (MTN News photo)
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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took a two day tour through parts of Montana to campaign for Democratic candidate for Montana's lone congressional seat, Rob Quist. 

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Red Lodge teen killed in rollover crash, identified

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A Carbon County resident was killed in a vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon, according to authorities. 

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State AGs to Sessions: Rescind criminal charging guidance

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More than a dozen state attorneys general sent US Attorney General Jeff Sessions a letter Thursday asking him to rescind criminal charging guidance he sent to prosecutors last week.

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Israel: Netanyahu says all government ministers must attend Trump's arrival

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has demanded his government ministers attend the arrival ceremony of US President Donald Trump on Monday morning after several of them said they were going to skip it, according to the office of one of the ministers. The minister's office, which spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the visit, told CNN that a number of ministers intended to skip the arrival ceremony at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport because it is expect... More>>

Home builders can't find enough workers

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There's a huge "help wanted" sign hanging over the home building industry.

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Senator Tester holds Quist Rally in Great Falls

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While Senator Bernie Sanders stumped for democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist in Missoula and Butte today, Senator Jon Tester came to Great Falls to rally support for the democrat. 

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Pink Heals Tour visits Billings

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A pink bus and a motorcycle club came together to help cancer patients on Saturday. 

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'Drive them out': Trump calls on Muslims to share burden in terror fight

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President Donald Trump looked to make clear that the United States is not at war with Islam in a major speech here on Sunday, instead defining the battle against terrorist groups as a "battle between good and evil" as he urged Muslim-majority countries to redouble their Counterterrorism efforts. 

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Montanans drift off with new float therapy Video included

The treatment at Enlyten Lab in Missoula goes by a few names including restricted environmental stimulation technique therapy. (MTN News photo) The treatment at Enlyten Lab in Missoula goes by a few names including restricted environmental stimulation technique therapy. (MTN News photo)
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People are paying more than $50 to spend an hour or more floating in 12 inches of warm saltwater, naked, in the dark. 

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Needless medical tests not only cost $200 billion, they can do harm

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It's common knowledge in medicine: Doctors routinely order tests on hospital patients that are unnecessary and wasteful. Sutter Health, a giant hospital chain in Northern California, thought it found a simple solution. The Sacramento-based health system deleted the button physicians used to order repetitive daily blood tests. "We took it out and couldn't wait to see the data," said Ann Marie Giusto, a Sutter Health executive. Alas, the number of orders hardly changed. That... More>>

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