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The Cats win the 117th Brawl of the Wild

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St. John’s Church plans event for those mourning lost loved ones during holidays

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For some, the holiday season is a festive, fun time. For those who lost a loved one, it can be an unbearable time.

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Butte Rescue Mission secures new homeless shelter after difficult search

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The Butte Rescue Mission’s nearly year-long search for a homeless shelter is over.

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NorthWestern Energy warns about scam calls to customers

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NorthWestern Energy has teamed with other utility companies around the country to warn customers about scammers calling customers demanding payment of overdue bills

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A tradition of giving: Students prepare, serve Thanksgiving meals

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BUTTE - It’s the time of year when Butte Central likes to talk turkey. “There were 32 turkeys this year, 55 loaves of bread went into the dressing and we ordered three cases of cranberries, three cases of green beans,” said event organizer Peggie Boyle. For 45 years the school has hosted the Laverne Combo community dinner the week before Thanksgiving and school staff and students prepare to feed more than 500 people in the community Tuesday. “It’s a go...

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AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64

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Young, along with his brother Angus, founded the legendary rock band in 1975 in Australia.

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U.S. Optics opens its doors to the public in Kalispell

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U.S. Optics, a company that makes scopes for the military and law enforcement, has recently located from southern California to Kalispell. 

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Roy Moore infected with "false religious virus": Evangelicals reject Moore at Alabama gathering

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With Alabama's special election just over three weeks away, religious leaders rallied on Saturday against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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One dead in Billings officer-involved shooting

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At 12:13 a.m. five officers, two using patrol rifles and three using handguns, fired at the vehicle, striking the suspect multiple times.

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Man sought on attempted murder charges in the Flathead

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Authorities are looking for Bryan McCully who may be in the Canyon or Columbia Falls areas.  

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Missing Billings boy found safe

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The Billings Police Department is asking for help in locating a missing boy that was last seen Friday evening.

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Missing hunters found safe in Lincoln area

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HELENA – Search and rescue crews are currently looking for a lost hunter in the Lincoln area. 

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TransCanada: Keystone leak contained in South Dakota

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A day after a leak in the Keystone Pipeline spilled 210,000 gallons of oil on the ground, owner TransCanada says the leak is controlled. Watch this video to find out more about the leak, the largest in Keystone's history.

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Trump says he has put big-game trophy decision on hold

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President Donald Trump said Friday that he has decided to put a decision about big-game trophies on hold.

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MSU students kick off Cat-Griz Weekend with annual Undie Run

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MSU students only do the Undie Run when the game is in Bozeman; next year it will be UM's turn.

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Report: Gianforte misled police following election eve assault

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U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte misled police after he assaulted a Guardian reporter on the eve of his election in May, claiming that Jacobs had initiated the physical contact and blaming the media, according to a police incident report obtained by The Guardian Friday. 

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Santa Claus arrives in Great Falls on Saturday

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Santa Claus will arrive in Great Falls in a stretch limousine on Saturday, November 18

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FCC scales back broadband program for low-income Americans

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The federal Lifeline program, established in 1985, provides discounted phone and internet service in poorer communities.

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U.S. Navy pilot draws obscene picture over Washington state

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A U.S. Navy pilot drew obscene pictures in the sky over Washington state on Thursday.

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Budget cuts stop snowplowing at several Northwest MT state parks

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State budget cuts mean the snow will be piling up at several state parks in Northwestern Montana this winter. 

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Montana town could lose coal-fired power plant in early 2018

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A Hardin coal-fired power plant with 30 employees and an annual payroll of $3 million could be shut down as early as the first quarter of 2018.

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Meet "The Rat Pack" of Arlee

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If you're looking for a pet that's clean, has a great personality and can travel with you on road-trips, have we got a deal for you.

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Montana man sentenced for causing the death of a bald eagle

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A Montana man has has been fined $1,000 fine and ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution after he illegally killed a bald eagle near Plevna. 

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Fired Denver cheerleading coach defends methods after controversial splits video

Former East High School cheerleading coach Ozell Williams. Former East High School cheerleading coach Ozell Williams.
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A former high school cheerleading coach who was fired after viral videos showed girls screaming in pain while doing the splits is defending his methods.

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FBI highlights Crow Reservation cold case in Montana

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With his wife beside him at the kitchen table in their home on the Crow Reservation in Montana—and many of his children, grandchildren, and extended family members nearby—Robert Garrett Stewart, Sr., talks about his son, who disappeared four years ago. &ldq...

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Pockets of moderate snow and wind will impact travel on passes for Friday

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Pockets of snow will pass through southwest Montana throughout the day on Friday and will likely make travel in mountain passes slick at times.  Highs will stay in the low 30s with wind gusts near 25 or 30 mph through the afternoon.  Valleys will pick up light accumulation with areas at pass level picking up between 2"-4" of new snow with locally higher amounts possible with heavier bands of snow. 

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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Happy Friday! Here's a look at our top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Nov. 17, 2017 - latest local news and headlines from across the world. More>>

UPDATE: Power restored to Flathead Valley

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Thousands are in the dark across the Flathead this morning.

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President Trump set to pardon...a turkey!

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Tuesday afternoon in the Rose Garden, Trump will pardon the two birds handpicked by the National Turkey Federation to get official amnesty from Thanksgiving dinner plates by the President.

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Aging out of Montana's foster care system

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At the age of 21, Jasmine McRae is raising her son, King, alone. She's thankful to have an apartment in Billings, where she's spent several nights on the streets in the not so distant past. 

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Dog helps man realize he has cancer

Michael DiZoglio was diagnosed with testicular cancer, thanks to help from his father's dog. (MICHAEL DIZOGLIO) Michael DiZoglio was diagnosed with testicular cancer, thanks to help from his father's dog. (MICHAEL DIZOGLIO)
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Michael DiZoglio has a dog to thank for saving his life.

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Capitol Christmas tree journeys across Montana

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This year’s tree is a 79-foot tall Engelmann Spruce from the Kootenai National Forest

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Billings hospital bringing 'baby cuddlers' program to NICU

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Babies at the St. Vincent Healthcare NICU will be getting some extra love starting next month. 

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Zoning Board approves Butte Rescue Mission variance for new homeless shelter

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The approval helps pave the way for a new homeless shelter on East Platinum Street.

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Father wants justice for woman shot dead near Vaughn

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Keith says there is more to the incident than what has been released by official sources.

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DPHHS releases proposed medical marijuana regulations

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Earlier this year, lawmakers approved SB 333, which overhauled Montana’s medical marijuana laws.

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Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

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A total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the Keystone Pipeline in Marshall County, South Dakota, the pipeline's operator, TransCanada, said.

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Inspector General finds Zinke didn’t file proper documents for plane travel

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The Office of the Inspector General says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke hasn’t filed the proper paperwork to document his airplane travel since he was appointed earlier this year.

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The worst excuses for taking a sick day

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If you've ever called in sick to work when you weren't ill, you're not alone.

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Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for Tracy Rearden

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The U.S. Marshals Service has issued a BOLO Alert (Be-on-the-Lookout) for Tracy Rearden, also known as Tracy Sibra.

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Rain, Snow & Wind Impacting Travel Tonight

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY continues for Beaverhead, Madison and Gallatin counties through Friday evening. There will be travel impacts mostly over mountain passes especially along the Montana - Idaho state line with accumulating snow and gusty winds.  A warm SW flow aloft pushed temperatures up into the 40s and 50s this afternoon, warm enough to bring rain to West Yellowstone. This mild pattern will expire soon as a cold front passes through this evening which will turn rain ... More>>

Montana woman sentenced for negligent endangerment

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Since being charged, prosecutors said Blyseth has taken positive steps to address her situation.

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Couple pledge $1 million to support Montana students attending MSU

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BOZEMAN – Montana State University has announced that an alumnus and his wife will donate a $1 million portion of their estate to support the university’s Hilleman Scholars Program, which helps Montana high school graduates succeed in college. In addition to the $1 million in charitable gift annuities, donors and Montana natives Gerald and LaDona Geise have also pledged $5,000 a year for two years to further support the Hilleman program. “We are continually am... More>>

Brothers facing felony charges following Montana poaching investigation

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Two brothers have been charged with 16 crimes, including eight felonies, stemming from what Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials describe as years of poaching activity on a ranch in Fergus County. 

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FBI offers reward for info about this summer's crop-duster shooting

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BOZEMAN - A reward has been offered for information about a shooting of a crop dusting plane in Belgrade this summer. The FBI is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this shooting. 

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MSU’s Callis and Jutila named Montana University System Regents Professors

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BOZEMAN -- Two Montana State University faculty who for decades have exhibited dedication to research, education, students and the university have been named Montana University System Regents Professors, the most prestigious designation to be attained by a professor in the system. The MUS Board of Regents confirmed the nominations of Patrik Callis and Mark Jutila for the MUS Regents Professor distinction during a meeting held Nov. 16 at MSU. Montana State Unive... More>>

Senators introduce bipartisan deal on gun background checks

Six controversial new gun control measures will take effect on New Year's Day in California, including an expanded ban on assault weapons. Six controversial new gun control measures will take effect on New Year's Day in California, including an expanded ban on assault weapons.
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In a bipartisan effort to craft gun control reforms in the wake of numerous mass shooting events across the country, eight Senators have introduced new gun legislation that enhances state compliance and accuracy of existing background check systems in place for firearm purchases. 

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Al Franken accused of groping, unwanted kissing by radio anchor Leeann Tweeden

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Television host, sports broadcaster and model Leeann Tweeden says that Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, "kissed and groped" her without consent while entertaining troops on a USO Tour in December 2006.

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Kalispell man accused of assaulting 4 teens

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Joseph Lee Kurns, 43, is charged with two counts of felony family member assault and two counts of misdemeanor assault.

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MT special legislative session works late into night to finalize budget deal

Sen. Llew Jones, R-Conrad Sen. Llew Jones, R-Conrad
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Bullock said they “reached a reasonable and responsible compromise to balance our budget and pay for Montana’s record fire season.”

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Poacher facing charges after shooting Butte trophy deer

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BUTTE - A person who killed a trophy mule deer in Butte is facing a number of charges, including hunting within city limits, unlawful possession, and hunting without a proper license.

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 - latest local news and headlines from across the world. More>>

Big Sky Resort named one of top 3 ski resorts in US

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Big Sky Resort is ranked Number 2 among the best ski resorts in the U.S. according to a new ranking.

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Public comment period on raising fees at 17 national parks closing soon

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The public comment period is open online until Thanksgiving Day.

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Cats-Griz game inspires History Museum exhibit in Great Falls

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The taxidermy creation is called 'Stuck Between A Rock and A Hard Place.'

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500-year-old da Vinci painting sells for record $450M

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A 500-year-old da Vinci painting once belonged to a king who died on the chopping block.  On Wednesday, it fetched a king's ransom -- on the auction block.

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Sears and Kmart brands: A disappearing act this holiday season

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The advertising pullback comes as difficulty mounts at the two chains, prompting Sears Holdings to admit there is "substantial doubt" about its ability to stay in business.

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More women accuse Moore of unwanted advances

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Accusations include a woman saying Moore groped her when she was 28 years old

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Billings police discover headless body wrapped in carpet; homicide suspected

Police closed off a road off of South 32nd Street Wednesday evening. photo by Samantha Harrelson / Q2 News Police closed off a road off of South 32nd Street Wednesday evening. photo by Samantha Harrelson / Q2 News
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Police said they discovered a body wrapped in carpet near the intersection of South 32nd Street and Gabel Road in Billings Wednesday night.

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15,000 scientists issue dire warning that "time is running out" on climate change

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Twenty-five years after a small group of scientists penned the first "warning to humanity" in 1992, a new letter has been created that says time is running out to save the planet. 

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Kumamoto and Montana celebrate "sister state" status

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Kabashima and 20 other dignitaries from Kumamoto are spending three days in Montana.

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Glacier visits still up, new record will be above 3.2 million

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The latest report, covering October traffic, shows Glacier’s visitation was up by more than 11 percent from the same month last year.

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UCLA players thank Trump, apologize for shoplifting in China

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Three UCLA basketball players apologized for sparking an international incident when they shoplifted in China and were detained by authorities.

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Man stabbed at downtown Billings motel; police seeking 2 suspects

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A 27-year-old man was stabbed at the Lewis and Clark Motel in downtown Billings Wednesday afternoon, and police are looking for two suspects.

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Minnesota fugitive wanted after child shoots himself arrested in Montana

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The boy is in stable condition and his injuries are not life-threatening, according to WJON.

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Robots in classrooms? MSU designs course to spark student imagination

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Robots may help get students excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. MSU has created a course about the Arduino-based computer, intended to help K-12 science teachers integrate robotics modules in their classrooms. 

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MSU, UM face off in student newspaper competition

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BOZEMAN - A new type of rivalry between Montana State University and the University of Montana started this week. MSU’s student newspaper, The Exponent, has challenged the UM student newspaper, The Kaimin, to see who can get more Facebook likes by 10 p.m. on Saturday. 

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Butte rally focuses on creek restoration, cleanup

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BUTTE - More than 200 Butte residents attended a rally Tuesday evening, demanding the cleaning and restoration of a creek running through the Mining City. 

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Day 2 of MT special session: Budget-deal talks drag on

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“It’s been spread across the board,” Sales said. “It’s a good collaborative effort.”

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Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center is making a difference

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It has been an outstanding year for snowpack in western Montana.  That is fantastic news, but it also means that the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center has been hard at work looking at avalanche conditions. If you aren’t familiar with the ‘Avalanche Guys’ as they are commonly referred to by locals, they are t...

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Security increased for upcoming Cat/Griz football game

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Montana State University will have extra security on hand at the Cat/Griz game this Saturday. 

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Officials seize about $300M worth of heroin, cocaine from Mexico, Central America

Cocaine and heroin seized by the Coast Guard was offloaded in Port Everglades, Florida. CBS MIAMI Cocaine and heroin seized by the Coast Guard was offloaded in Port Everglades, Florida. CBS MIAMI
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The Coast Guard offloaded about 10 tons of cocaine in Florida's Port Everglades on Tuesday.

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Fred Moodry Middle School awarded One Class At A Time check

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ANACONDA - Fred Moodry Middle School teacher Sarah Novack wasn’t able to accept a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 Monday, because she was on a field trip - we presented the check to Mr. Tesson instead. The money will go toward computer mice and earbuds school. Amy Verlanic from MT Tech and KXLF's Chet Layman presented the check. "One Class at a Time" is a joint effort between Montana's News Station and Montana Tech to help fulfill needs of area sch... More>>

Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 - latest local news and headlines from across the world. More>>

How active shooters are changing school security in the US

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School fire drills became popular decades ago after several deadly fires triggered changes in safety codes. Today, teachers and children are preparing for something entirely different: mass shootings. 

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Ganja Grindz: Cannabis Coffee

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Coffee is one of the most consumed drinks in the world.  And with your jolt of caffeine, you can also get a little buzz.   

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Billings police chief takes up PETA on Tofurky offer

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The national animal rights group PETA has written a letter to the Billings Police Department offering to donate Tofurkey roasts to the department. 

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When's the best time to buy holiday plane tickets?

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While travel advice abounds for the best times to buy the most affordable holiday plane tickets, flying during some of the year's busiest travel periods generally isn't cheap.

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Missing woman found OK after spending night in stuck vehicle north of Belgrade

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BOZEMAN - A census worker who was overdue and reported as missing was found Tuesday afternoon north of Belgrade. The woman had spent Monday night in her vehicle which had become stuck in deep snow. .

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Chronic wasting disease suspected in second mule deer in Montana

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A second mule deer buck from hunting district 510 was found to be suspect for chronic wasting disease.

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New blood pressure guidelines for "silent, deadly health crisis"

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The first new blood pressure guidelines in 14 years will likely bring a major change in treatment.

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Billings man rescues animals displaced by hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida

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BILLINGS -- Thousands of people in Puerto Rico are still trying to evacuate after Hurricane's Irma and Maria wreaked havoc, but one Billings man is heading back for a second time to rescue animals. 

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Planning on traveling for Thanksgiving holiday? Make sure your car is ready

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Thanksgiving is only a week away and many people are going to be traveling to their holiday get-togethers by car. Before traveling long distances with your vehicle, it is always recommended to get your car inspected.

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GOP majority expands special session on budget, transgender issues

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Republicans used their majority power Tuesday to expand the agenda at the Montana Legislature’s special session on the state budget – including a bill that would block a Bullock administration rule making it easier for transgender citizens to change their gender status on birth certificates. 

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America's oil and gas output could soar 25% by 2025

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The United States can look forward to many more years of an unprecedented oil and gas boom.

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From coal to coding - retraining the nation's miners

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President Trump ran on the promise of restoring the coal industry. While he has started to roll back Obama-era regulations, experts say the rise of natural gas and automation will prevent coal jobs from coming back.

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PETA takes aim at Billings police for Turkey giveaway

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The national animal rights group PETA has written a letter to the Billings Police Department offering to donate Tofurkey roasts to the department. 

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Mineral County sheriff resigns amid jail crisis

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Mineral County is not only without a functioning jail but now it's without a sheriff. Sheriff Tom Bauer has resigned from the position even as the county works to find a way to reopen the jail that closed on Oct. 27 after safety concerns arose over the diminishing number of detention officers. 

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At least 5 people dead after Northern California shooting

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At least three people are dead after a shooting Tuesday in Northern California's Tehama County, Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said. 

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Butte woman faces felony charges after shooting gun in Butte lounge

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BUTTE - A Butte woman who allegedly fired a gun at a person at an Uptown Butte lounge was seen in court Monday morning. 

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Montana Made: Blue Truck Bread

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Blue Truck Bakery’s bread holds true to their motto of “Made of Montana’

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Early morning robbery reported near MSU, suspect sought

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BOZEMAN - An early morning robbery was reported to MSU Police on Tuesday. According to reports, about 3:30 a.m. a man reported he was attacked while he was walking on South 6th Ave. near West College St. 

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New accuser steps forward in Roy Moore case

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A new accuser of Republican senate candidate Roy Moore has stepped forward Monday with allegations that Moore assaulted her when she was a minor in Alabama.

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Sessions directs prosecutors to look into uranium deal, Clinton Foundation

Clinton released a statement condemning major Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein. photo courtesy of CNN. Clinton released a statement condemning major Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein. photo courtesy of CNN.
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked senior federal prosecutors to "evaluate certain issues" presented by House Republicans, including alleged ties between the Clinton Foundation and the sale of Uranium One.

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  • Fred Moodry Middle School awarded One Class At A Time check

    Fred Moodry Middle School awarded One Class At A Time check

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 11:43 AM EST2017-11-15 16:43:07 GMT
    ANACONDA - Fred Moodry Middle School teacher Sarah Novack wasn’t able to accept a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 Monday, because she was on a field trip - we presented the check to Mr. Tesson instead. The money will go toward computer mice and earbuds school. Amy Verlanic from MT Tech and KXLF's Chet Layman presented the check. "One Class at a Time" is a joint effort between Montana's News Station and Montana Tech to help fulfill needs of area sch...
    ANACONDA - Fred Moodry Middle School teacher Sarah Novack wasn’t able to accept a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 Monday, because she was on a field trip - we presented the check to Mr. Tesson instead. The money will go toward computer mice and earbuds school. Amy Verlanic from MT Tech and KXLF's Chet Layman presented the check. "One Class at a Time" is a joint effort between Montana's News Station and Montana Tech to help fulfill needs of area sch...
  • Fred Moodry Middle School awarded One Class At A Time check

    Fred Moodry Middle School awarded One Class At A Time check

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 11:36 AM EST2017-11-07 16:36:18 GMT

    ANACONDA - Fred Moodry Middle School teacher Rachel Wagner accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 Monday. The money will go toward purchasing Breakout EDU kits for the school. Montana Tech’s Amy Vertanic and KXLF's Chet Layman presented the check. 

    ANACONDA - Fred Moodry Middle School teacher Rachel Wagner accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 Monday. The money will go toward purchasing Breakout EDU kits for the school. Montana Tech’s Amy Vertanic and KXLF's Chet Layman presented the check. 

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