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A second chance at “Love” offered as Butte musical to be shown, released on DVD

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BUTTE - It only ran for two nights on Mother Lode Theater stage in Butte last June, but people can get a chance to see the Butte musical No Greater Love again in December. “I thought it might be a wonderful idea to put a film together that would basically be something people in Butte, people with any relationship with this project and its history could put libraries and remember in another way other than just in their memory,” said the play's musical director and co-a... More>>

Players, fans react to Griz football coach firing

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The University of Montana will have a new head football coach for the fourth time in nine seasons. 

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East Middle School awarded One Class At A Time check

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East Middle School teacher Louisa Tierney accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 yesterday. The money will go toward purchasing chair pocket organizers for the school. Amanda Badovinac from MT Tech and KXLF's John Emeigh presented the check. 

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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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Trial underway for man who shut off pipeline valve in Chouteau County

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Higgins is accused of trespassing and turning off the valve at the Express Pipe Line in Coal Banks Landing.

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Man charged in reported stabbing death in Bozeman

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BOZEMAN - A man is dead after a reported stabbing in Bozeman Tuesday. Tanner McCann Franks, 37, was arrested by Gallatin County Sheriff’s deputies in Big Sky and charged with deliberate homicide. 

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What an FCC rollback of net neutrality may mean for you

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American consumers are used to thinking of their internet service as a public utility, similar to turning on the tap and getting a consistent stream of water. 

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National Park Service grants 30-days extension on controversial fee

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The National Park Service will give park users an additional month to comment on a controversial proposal to dramatically bump park entrance fees in the summer.

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David Cassidy, '70s teen heartthrob, dies at age 67

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David Cassidy, who came to fame as a '70s teen heartthrob and lead singer on "The Partridge Family," has died, according to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen. He was 67. 

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Uber hacked, data for 57 million people exposed

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Hackers have stolen personal data for 57 million Uber customers and drivers, the ride-hailing company said Tuesday.

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On Special Assignment: Confronting Native American suicide

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MTN's Jill Valley reports on what it’s going to take to save lives on the state’s reservations.

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Deep frying your turkey for Thanksgiving? Be safe! (video)

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Great Falls Fire Rescue hopes the demonstration will help people realize the dangers of frying a turkey.

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Sheriff says woman with anti-Trump decal is getting "15 minutes of shame"

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A Texas sheriff who called out a woman that displayed a controversial "F*** Trump" decal is speaking out about her latest move — the addition of an expletive-filled sticker targeting his actions.  

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Warm & Very Windy For Butte

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Heading into Thursday and holiday travel weather will be a concern as a warm front followed by a strong surface cold front sweeps across the Pacific NW and Northern Rockies. First comes the warm front tonight into Wednesday. This will keep overnight temperatures up into the 30s and 40s locally and forecast highs in the 50s and 60s Wednesday into Thursday. There could be a little bit of rain and higher mountain snow with this building SW flow aloft but only minor accumulation... More>>

Malmstrom Air Force Base: Always On Alert

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Montanans drive past these launch control centers every day but they might not realize it.

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Woof! Do dogs learn in their sleep?

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Researchers in Hungary say dogs can actually learn while they sleep. The findings could help researchers better understand how man's best friend thinks, behaves, and ages.  The study was published in Scientific Reports.

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High numbers of elk harvested this season

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks report that most check stations in southwest Montana saw high numbers of elk come through compared to other years on the fifth weekend of the hunting season. Despite high winds, the highest harvest rate was seen in the Paradise Valley at 30.3 percent as the Livingston check station staff met with 175 hunters harvesting 34 deer and 19 elk. Hunter harvest at Divide was over 100 percent greater than last year while numbers declined at Mill Creek to just...

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CBS News cuts ties with Charlie Rose after sexual misconduct allegations

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CBS News has cut ties with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose over allegations of sexual assault, CBS News president David Rhodes announced Tuesday. 

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Powerful women lend their voices to help others speak out on sexual harassment

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CBS News has suspended "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose over claims of sexual misconduct, made by several women at his private production company. This story brings new emphasis to the #MeToo campaign, which is giving a voice to many women who say they've experienced sexual harassment and abuse.

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Montana Made: My Dude Box

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Going through puberty is hard. 

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 - latest local news and headlines from across the world. More>>

Great Falls man guilty of negligent homicide for the death of wife

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"He stated that they were both lying on the floor and he put his arms around her in an attempt to control her arms."

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Whitefish is halting Puerto Rico power repairs, claiming it's owed $83 million

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Whitefish Energy is stopping its work to restore Puerto Rico's broken electricity grid because the company says it is owed more than $83 million by the island's power authority. 

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Man arrested, dog shot, in Columbia Falls

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When police used a Taser to subdue a man who ran from officers, his Pitbull tried to attack one of the officers. 

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Charlie Rose suspended by CBS after 8 women accuse him of sexual harassment

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Charlie Rose was suspended by CBS on Monday after eight women accused him of sexual harassment, with allegations including groping, unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate phone calls.

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President Trump designates North Korea as state sponsor of terrorism

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During a Cabinet meeting Monday morning at the White House, President Trump announced the designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, effective immediately.

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Under the Big Sky | Fort Peck Theater | Part 3

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Fort Peck Theater has been staging musicals for nearly fifty seasons. One of those musical classics, Grease, presents certain challenges to young cast members.

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State work-comp fund sues to block $30M transfer approved last week by special session

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The state workers’ compensation fund has sued to invalidate a $30 million charge on its investment assets, approved last week by the Legislature to help balance the state budget. 

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Justice Department set to sue to block AT&T-Time Warner deal

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The Justice Department is set to file a lawsuit to block AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, the parent company of CNN, a source familiar with the matter says. AT&T says it is preparing a response.

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Stitt out as Montana Grizzlies coach

Bob Stitt's contract as University of Montana football coach will not be renewed. MTN Sports. Bob Stitt's contract as University of Montana football coach will not be renewed. MTN Sports.
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MISSOULA – According to a Monday afternoon report from Skyline Sports, Montana football coach Bob Stitt will not return to the Grizzlies. 

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Winds topple school trailer in Heart Butte

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Classes were canceled on Monday due to the incident.

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Border Patrol agent killed in southwest Texas

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A Border Patrol agent died Sunday morning from injuries he suffered while on patrol in southwest Texas, the US Customs and Border Protection said. 

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Montana food for the Holidays: from farm to table

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With another Thanksgiving and Holiday Season upon us, this year let delicious food produced by Montana farmers and ranchers be part of your holiday menu. 

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$27.6M awarded to build affordable homes, create jobs in MT communities

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HELENA – Butte and Livingston received part of multi-million dollar allocation to build affordable homes and create jobs. On Monday, the Montana Board of Housing (MBOH) allocated more than $27.6 million in federal Housing Credits that will help finance new construction and rehabilitation of rental housing that is affordable for families and individuals across Montana. 

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Rain Snow & Wind Continues For Butte

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Our weather pattern continues to be active through Wednesday especially west of the divide and into the pacific NW. If you are planning to travel over mountain passes heading west please see the latest Holiday Travel Forecast CLICK HERE Butte and SW Montana will continue to see off and on showers and gusty surface winds as a cold front passes through tonight and a warmer SW flow builds into the region beginning Tuesday.  Temperatures are expected to jump up into the 50s and...

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Missoula musician among finalists for American Idol

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The 18-year old is now competing against two other singers and is relying on the country's vote to push her through to the next round.

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Student of the Week: Wren Roe

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The Student of the Week airs on during the Tuesday 10:00 News on the Montana Television Network and in brought to you by Town Pump. Wren Roe is a senior standout at Belgrade High School.

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Student of the Week: Noah McGee

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The Student of the Week airs on during the Tuesday 10:00 News on the Montana Television Network and in brought to you by Town Pump. Noah McGee is a senior athlete at Butte Central High School where he excels in hockey, football, track and tennis. 

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Christmas Stroll Button design winners selected

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There were 324 entries in this year’s Christmas Stroll Parade button contest. Volunteer judges had a hard choice this year with the entries received from children from the Butte area, and with entries representing all local schools. 

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Butte teen charged after reportedly shooting Butte trophy deer

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Charges were filed last week against Tanner Maloney, 19, of Butte in a case involving the illegal killing of a large mule deer buck known to spend most of its time on the outskirts of the Berkeley Pit. 

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Billings police identify decapitated body, $1,000 reward offered

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The Billings man was found wrapped in a carpet just after 5 p.m. on November 15th in an area that appeared to be a transient camp.

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Ex-Florence doctor found guilty of 22 felony charges

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A Ravalli County jury found former Florence doctor Chris Christensen guilty of 22 felony charges Monday morning.

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Nebraska approves path for controversial Keystone XL pipeline

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Nebraska officials voted Monday to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to cross the state, a key step toward the completion of the Keystone Pipeline network. 

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Another woman says Al Franken touched her inappropriately

Lindsay Menz, 33, said she wanted to share an "uncomfortable" interaction that left her feeling "gross." Lindsay Menz, 33, said she wanted to share an "uncomfortable" interaction that left her feeling "gross."
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A woman says Sen. Al Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010, telling CNN that he grabbed her buttocks while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Denver girl taking medical marijuana for seizures suing Jeff Sessions and DEA

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A 12-year-old girl is spearheading a campaign to legalize medical marijuana across the whole country.

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 - latest local news and headlines from across the world. More>>

Charles Manson, leader of murderous '60s cult, dead at 83

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Charles Manson, the wild-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorized Los Angeles and shocked the nation, died Sunday of natural causes, according to the California Department of Corrections. He was 83. 

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Key vote on controversial pipeline looms days after leak

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Just a few days after a massive oil leak in the Keystone pipeline, a key vote is scheduled Monday for the controversial Keystone XL expansion plan. 

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President Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch over anthem protest

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President Trump on Monday said that the NFL should suspend one of its players for the rest of the season if decides to sit down during the national anthem again. 

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Former chemistry teacher creates Medicine Springs, a hot spring remedy

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And although Medicine Springs products are not cures, the prices say the products are remedies with effects lasting up to five or more days.

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Christmas trees provide chance to help community

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The Knights of Columbus Christmas tree lot is about much more than selling trees. It's also about community service. 

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Holiday Travel Forecast

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Here is a look at Holiday Travel impacts on the National level, regional level and statewide level Monday through Thursday from Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard. National Holiday Travel Forecast Regional Holiday Travel Forecast video through Thursday Statewide Holiday Travel Forecast through Thursday More>>

Billings Symphony Chorale concert celebrates Reformation

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The Billings Symphony Chorale performed it biggest concert at St. Patrick's Co-Cathedral and this year's program celebrates the 500th anniversary of the reformation.

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A star is born: Belgrade company crafts US Capitol Tree topper

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This year's U.S. Capitol Christmas tree was grown right here in Montana. It only makes sense that the tree's topper was made in its home state as well.

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Former mayor, expert witness in Christensen trial under investigation in California

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A physician who testified in the trial of a Florence doctor accused of over-prescribing drugs is now under investigation himself.

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Suicide prevention and awareness event held at Capitol

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The event allowed people to share stories, heal, and find hope to move on.

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Country music star Mel Tillis dies

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Tillis died at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida, after battling intestinal issues since 2016.

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Whittier Elementary principal gets pie in face from top-selling students

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Students at Whittier Elementary proved a recent challenge to sell more than 6,500 raffle tickets was easy as pie. And their reward was to throw pies in the face of their principal.

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Strong Winds Likely Through Monday Night

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Strong winds are likely as the next storm drops through Montana tonight into Monday. The main concern is strong surface winds especially in high wind prone areas like Livingston and along the Rocky Mountain front where HIGH WIND WARNINGS are up through Monday afternoon with peak wind gusts 60 to 80 mph. Other areas of concern for strong surface winds will be Whitehall, Three Forks, Ennis and Norris Hill and up to Townsend to White Sulphur Springs. Butte the surface winds will n... More>>

Pumpkin Spice invades the world

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Nowadays everything, it seems, is flavored like pumpkin pie, from lattes and martinis to pet shampoo.

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Missoula students help Humane Society of Western Montana

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Fifth-grade students at Chief Charlo donated their hand-crafted blankets and toys to the animals at the Humane Society of Western Montana.

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Ranchers help disentangle two rutting bucks near Broadus

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As whitetail bucks begin searching for mates, fights often break out.

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Black Friday: Your ultimate holiday shopping guide

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America's top retailers are gearing up for the biggest shopping weekend of the year. 

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Jack Ruby told FBI informant to "watch the fireworks" day JFK died

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Jack Ruby, the man who eventually shot Lee Harvey Oswald, told an FBI informant to "watch the fireworks" on the day President John F. Kennedy was killed.

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Tester and Bullock ask Congress to renew CHIP program

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Tester and Bullock held a news conference at the Montana State Capitol on Friday along with families who benefit from CHIP funding.

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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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Montana State defeats Montana 31 - 23

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The Cats win the 117th Brawl of the Wild

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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

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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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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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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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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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  • East Middle School awarded One Class At A Time check

    East Middle School awarded One Class At A Time check

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 2:15 PM EST2017-11-21 19:15:21 GMT

    East Middle School teacher Louisa Tierney accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 yesterday. The money will go toward purchasing chair pocket organizers for the school. Amanda Badovinac from MT Tech and KXLF's John Emeigh presented the check. 

    East Middle School teacher Louisa Tierney accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 yesterday. The money will go toward purchasing chair pocket organizers for the school. Amanda Badovinac from MT Tech and KXLF's John Emeigh presented the check. 

  • 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...
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