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Group started by Montana Tech international students acknowledges growing diversity on campus

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International students at Tech started the National Society of Black Engineers chapter last year as a way of networking with other students.

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Red Cross in need of blood donations during busy holiday season

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According to the American Red Cross, donations tend to suffer during the month of December with people preoccupied around the holidays.

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Butte officials developing Superfund cleanup plan to meet EPA deadline

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Recent pressure from the EPA to reach an agreement on Superfund cleanup in Butte has officials in the Mining City confident work will get started.

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Theft of package from Butte home caught on security video

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BUTTE-A Butte resident on Warren Avenue recorded security video Wednesday of a person ringing her doorbell and then allegedly stealing a package that was left by her front door. Butte police confirmed they are investigating this alleged theft. It's common this time of year for the theft of delivered packages. 

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Massive Christmas village a labor of love for elderly Butte couple

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Frank and Scharlene Snyder have been adding on to their holiday display for more than 20 years. The couple, now in their 80s, say it’s hard work, but it’s worth it.

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Here are the details of the final GOP tax bill

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CBS News on Friday obtained an outline of the final deal House and Senate Republicans reached on taxes, after negotiators from both chambers worked out the differences between their two bills.

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Scientists work to identify bones found in Missoula shed

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Dedicated forensic scientists are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the children's bones that were found in September.

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Packages left on porch easy targets for theft, Butte police warn

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While police have a suspect in the theft of a package from the front porch of a Butte home earlier this week, they warn that this type of crime is common this time of year.

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Bozeman man charged with killing father awaits trial in jail as case changes courts

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Tanner Franks remains in jail on a $1 million bond.

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Gianforte, Tester disagree on net neutrality repeal

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Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte and Democrat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester discuss net neutrality repeal.

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Will Obamacare survive the tax bill?

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Republicans failed to repeal Obamacare earlier this year, but it's likely they will now succeed in axing a key provision of the health reform law.

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Missoula human remains discovery stirs concern in Michigan town

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Michigan State Police say they are working with local authorities to determine if there is any connection to the disappearance of three children.

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After officer adopts opioid-addicted baby, mom's struggle continues

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A chance encounter with a homeless pregnant woman addicted to heroin put Albuquerque Police Officer Ryan Holets on one of the most emotional journeys of his life. Now, two weeks after their story touched millions, there's a second chapter.

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Glacier National Park "Bark Ranger" program honored

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Natural Resources Program Manager Mark Biel has earned the award for Professional Excellence in Natural Resource Stewardship. 

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Man caught with meth in spare tire says he was visiting Yogi Bear in Yellowstone

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Sanchez was arrested in Stillwater County on Tuesday

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Hidden treasures revealed in Museum of the Rockies expansion

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BOZEMAN - Thanks to a recent expansion at the Museum of the Rockies, Michael Fox is getting access that he has never had before to the massive history collection accumulated at the museum.

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Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts added to National Register of Historic Places

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Resident Artist Director Steven Lee said the designation recognizes the work that the Bray does.

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Video Extra: SpaceX/Dragon Rocket Launch

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The rocket is on a mission for NASA to resupply the International Space Station.

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West Yellowstone looks forward to YNP winter season

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WEST YELLOWSTONE - West Yellowstone city officials visit with Morgan Davies to discuss plans for this winter season. More>>

Gianforte introduces bills restricting mining near YNP, protecting East Rosebud Creek

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Representative Greg Gianforte (R-MT) introduced two pieces of legislation Thursday, one withdrawing mineral rights and mining operations in an area north of Yellowstone National Park, another to conserve a portion of the East Rosebud Creek.

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Missing Helena man found

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HELENA - Helena Police Department has requested a Missing and Endangered Person alert to be issued for Robert Scollard. Robert is a 46-year-old white male, 6 foot 1, 145 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

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Polls: Majority of voters believe Trump guilty of sexual misconduct

Donald Trump speaking at Billings campaign rally. (MTN News photo) Donald Trump speaking at Billings campaign rally. (MTN News photo)
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The accusations against Mr. Trump have come under renewed scrutiny in the wake of the Alabama Senate election

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Group formed to plan for aftermath of Colstrip coal plant closures

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HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock and Attorney General Tim Fox announced Thursday an advisory group to address the economic impact of the closure of Colstrip's two coal-fired units in the next five years. 

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Avalanche forecasters see risk of slide increasing with new snow

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The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center is keeping an eye on avalanche conditions and expect that conditions will begin to change very soon.

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Victim of crash near Helena has been identified

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The Trailblazer was hit by a white Chevy Suburban with four people inside.

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Student of the Week: Savanna Stewart

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The Student of the Week airs during the Tuesday 10:00 News on the Montana Television Network and is brought to you by Town Pump. Savanna Stewart is a senior athlete at Twin Bridges High School. 

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Michigan police reach out to Missoula investigators after children's remains discovered

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Michigan state police confirm reaching out to Missoula investigators about a case involving three brothers who vanished from the small town of Morenci, Michigan in 2010.

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Medicaid expansion: Can Montana afford it, going forward?

State Rep. Rob Cook, R-Conrad State Rep. Rob Cook, R-Conrad
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Expanded Medicaid will bring an estimated $2 billion of federal funds into Montana during its first 42 months, to pay medical costs for more than 85,000 low-income Montanans – but even some of its supporters say they’re not sure it should be renewed in 2019. 

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Billings state judge Gustafson appointed to MT Supreme Court

Billings state District Judge Ingrid Gustafson Billings state District Judge Ingrid Gustafson
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State District Judge Ingrid Gustafson of Billings will be the newest justice on the Montana Supreme Court, appointed Thursday by Gov. Steve Bullock to fill a vacancy created by retiring Justice Mike Wheat. 

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Solar-power lawsuit: PSC actions illegally blocking small solar projects

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Two solar-power advocates and a developer are suing the state Public Service Commission, saying its recent rulings are illegally undercutting any future development of small, commercial solar projects in Montana. 

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Survey: 35% of Interior employees say they were harassed in past year

U.S. Department of the Interior Ryan Zinke (MTN News photo) U.S. Department of the Interior Ryan Zinke (MTN News photo)
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A new survey of Interior Department employees released Thursday found that 35% of its workers were either harassed or discriminated against at work in the previous 12 months.

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"Net neutrality" vote: FCC repeals rules that affect internet speed

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The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday overturned "net neutrality," the regulations ensuring that internet service providers treat all website and content equally. 

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Yellowstone's winter season starts December 15

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MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY - At 8 a.m. Friday, December 15, Yellowstone National Park roads will open to the public for motorized oversnow travel. Winter is here! Visitors will be able to travel the park’s interior roads on commercially-guided snowmobiles and snowcoaches from the North, West, and South Entrances. Visitors who have proper permits can also participate in the non-commercially guided snowmobile trips. Travel from Fishing Bridge to Lake Butte is closed until more... More>>

Next Weather Maker Arrives Friday Night

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The next weather maker will arrive Friday night and bring another shot of snow and wind to Montana. This pacific cold front looks fairly weak but it will bring valley and mountain snow accumulations and possible travel impacts at all levels by Saturday morning. It's not the amount of snow that you should worry about but the type of snow. Warm pacific moisture will produce a wet snow that will easily accumulate to roadways and pack down and ice up by Saturday morning. See the ti...

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Colder Tonight Butte

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Butte we are between storms tonight into most of Friday. Clear skies tonight will produce colder lows heading into Friday morning and there is a slight chance for some patchy valley fog. Speaking of fog areas east of the divide throughout SW Montana this morning were socked in with dense freezing fog and the Belgrade area was the worst with visibility down to practically zero for over 15 hours. Numerous accidents on I-90, secondary highways and in and around Bozeman were reported... More>>

Montana Historical Society unveils WWI exhibit

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'Times of Trouble, Times of Change: Montana and the Great War' is now open at the Montana Historical Society. 

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Skeletal remains of 3 children found in Missoula shed still a mystery

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The skeletal remains of three children left in a box in a shed in Missoula have police investigating a mystery: Who were the children, how did they die and how long ago did it happen?

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Class AA wrestling coaches unveil first poll of the season

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BUTTE – Defending Class AA state wrestling champion Kalispell Flathead remains the team to beat according to coaches across the state. The Braves topped the Class AA coaches poll this week, ahead of powers like Bozeman, Billings Skyview, and Great Falls High. Flathead coach Jeff Thompson has a pair of top-ranked individual wrestlers with Payton Hume and Tucker Nadeau taking the top spots in consecutive weight classes, 160 and 170 pounds, respectively. Hume finished runner-up la... More>>

Montana Spotlight: Holiday Youth Camps set for Dec. 21, 22

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Matt Rundle joins John to promote the Holiday Youth Camps at the YMCA on Dec. 21 -22 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The camps are for kids 5-11 years old and will feature sledding, ice skating, swimming, arts and crafts, games and more. For more info, call the YMCA at (406) 782-1266. More>>

Crow Agency man identified as victim in fatal I-90 crash

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The Big Horn County coroner has identified the victim of Wednesday's fatal crash on I-90.

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Native Americans, low-income clinics are big beneficiaries of Medicaid expansion

Anna Whiting Sorrell, director of operations, policy and planning for CSKT Tribal Health Anna Whiting Sorrell, director of operations, policy and planning for CSKT Tribal Health
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In the past 18 months, tribal health services on the Flathead Indian Reservation have added a physical therapist and more dental care, and will soon add a new clinic and new speech therapist -- and Medicaid expansion is a big reason why. 

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Net neutrality repeal drew 2M fake comments, prosecutor says

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Millions of comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission as it sought public feedback on the agency's plan to roll back "net neutrality" rules were fake, New York prosecutors claim.

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Omarosa Manigault Newman speaks out about abrupt White House exit

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Omarosa Manigault Newman is denying reports that she was forcibly escorted from the White House after being fired by Chief of Staff John Kelly, saying the reports are "100 percent false." 

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Update on state's bison hunt outside Yellowstone National Park

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FWP Warden Sgt. Matt Wemple joins Chet to update us on this year's bison hunt. More>>

Top stories from today's Montana This Morning

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Top stories from today's Montana This Morning, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 - latest local news and headlines from across the world. More>>

Yellowstone Club among world's best exclusive ski resorts

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Imagine a skiing experience with no lift lines where you can plunder pristine powder all day long. 

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Some evidence for grizzlies in Bitterroot, but no plan for active re-introduction

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State and federal agencies continue to discuss bears returning to the Bitterroot Range along the Montana-Idaho border.

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Federal Reserve, buoyed by stronger economy, lifts rates again

U.S. Federal Reserve Building (photo credit: Floyd Yarmuth/CNN) U.S. Federal Reserve Building (photo credit: Floyd Yarmuth/CNN)
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The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates one notch higher as the U.S. economy continues to get healthier. 

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Park service officials tackle bison management challenges at YNP

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The state of Montana has ordered the population of bison to be managed when they migrate off of federal lands to state lands like the ones outside of Yellowstone National Park.

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Tavis Smiley's show suspended by PBS amid misconduct allegations

Tavis Smiley, PBS host. Tavis Smiley, PBS host.
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PBS has suspended distribution of "Tavis Smiley" amid "troubling allegations" against the news show's namesake host.

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Suspect killed by police in Great Falls has been identified

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The man was shot by police after he reportedly brandished a weapon.

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Net neutrality repeal drew 2 million fake comments, prosecutor says

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More than 5,000 people have reported that comments on the proposed repeal of net neutrality were falsely made under their names, according to the probe.

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1 person dead in crash east of Helena

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It happened near mile marker 48 on U.S. Highway 12, just east of Crossroads Parkway.

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Crook steals entire ATM from Billings hotel

The photo shows a man taking the ATM (Linnell) The photo shows a man taking the ATM (Linnell)
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Photos of a crook stealing an ATM from a Billings hotel have been shared over 1,000 times online and police said Wednesday they are investigating the incident.

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PSC sets terms for wind project; developer says they’re unworkable

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State regulators this week set the terms for a proposed wind-power project near Martinsdale, in central Montana – but the developer said Wednesday those terms make the project “uneconomic” and unable to go forward.

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National Park Service slashes "free days"

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The National Park Service has announced it's dramatically cutting free entrance days in 2018.

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Hazardous Travel Weather Pattern Tonight

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A fast paced snow storm is producing widespread snow across SW Montana Wednesday afternoon and numerous reports of accidents, slide offs, jackknifed semis and road closures. The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY until 8 pm tonight for SW Montana. Snow accumulations of 1" - 3" for most valleys and mountain passes 2" - 4" or more is possible. As this storm exits the region tonight freezing valley fog is possible. For those areas whe... More>>

New rules to affect air travel: How to streamline your holiday trip

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Holiday travelers will see something new this year when they go through security. Any electronic device larger than a cell phone will have to be scanned individually. "It's important to know that we have been telling you for years leave those in the bag,” said Lorie Dankers, Transportation Security Administration (TSA). “The circuitry is different in a tablet than a laptop, but that has now changed. We know that this could be electronic of choice for people that like...

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Remains of 3 children found in Missoula shed

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Missoula police have confirmed they found a box containing bones and teeth believed to be from three children in a shed. 

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Couple donate to improve writing across MSU

The Writing Center in Montana State University's Wilson Hall is seen in this 2012 MSU photo. The Writing Center in Montana State University's Wilson Hall is seen in this 2012 MSU photo.
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BOZEMAN – Montana State University has announced that Ann Jackson and her husband, Ken Wilson, have committed to donating $570,000 to support programs and initiatives that will expand writing support for students and faculty. “We are grateful for Ken and Ann’s generosity and insight in supporting MSU students and faculty to improve student writing from several strategic angles,” said Chris Murray, president and CEO of the MSU Alumni Foundation. The Jackson-Wi... More>>

Fatal crash reported on I-90 in Big Horn Co.

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The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on Interstate 90. 

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Malmstrom airman arrested in connection with kidnapping

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She is facing charges of kidnapping, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and conspiracy to commit a felony.

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Montana Supreme Court says suspect in child rape can withdraw guilty plea

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According to the Montana Supreme Court, the victim’s parents had inappropriate contact with jurors, and acts of intimidation and violence were directed at defense attorney Jeffry Foster.

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Fire claims Butte business in Tuesday blaze (New Video)

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BUTTE - The smoke billowing from Ray’s Heating and Sheetmetal business on East Front Street was so thick, Butte firefighters who made the initial attack on the fire could not find the source of the flames. 

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No tickets needed for this show: The best viewing for annual meteor shower Wednesday night

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Look to the skies Wednesday night for the annual Geminid Meteor Shower. According to NASA, the best night to see the shower is Dec. 13 into the early hours of Dec. 14. The peak of the meteor showers will be at 9 p.m Wednesday night. 

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Montana man's death 5 years ago remains a mystery

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It's a cold case that continues to haunt a Ronan family on the fifth anniversary of Bob Van Gunten's death.

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AAA: Don't be "fueled" by premium gas

AAA tests show premium fuel benefits some vehicles, but comes at a high cost. AAA tests show premium fuel benefits some vehicles, but comes at a high cost.
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AAA tests show premium fuel benefits some vehicles, but comes at a high cost.

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Medicaid expansion: The big impact of a big part of Obamacare still going strong

Ian Ballard of Kalispell Ian Ballard of Kalispell
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Health-care professionals across the state say the expansion has had a huge impact

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Fire engulfs Butte business (RAW VIDEO)

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The fire broke out at around 11 a.m. and huge plumes of smoke and flames engulfed Ray's Heating & Sheetmetal. 

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Man arrested in connection with 1980 murder of California teenager

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A notorious 37-year-old cold case has finally been closed in northern California.

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Proposed tax plan could hit Montana state revenues

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State Revenue Director Mike Kadas says the U.S. Senate’s tax cut bill would reduce state tax revenues by as much as $123 million a year. 

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Grizzly managers meet in Missoula amid growing discussion over bear protection

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Managers from local, state and federal agencies will meet in Missoula this week to discuss the next steps in grizzly bear management..

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Trump lashes out at senator amid calls to resign over sexual misconduct allegations

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York
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President Donald Trump used a suggestive tweet on Tuesday to attack a Democratic lawmaker who has called for his resignation after multiple women renewed their sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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Change to MT license plate tabs to help ID expired tags

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You may notice a change when you get your new registration for your vehicle next year. The state is making changes to your license plate tabs. Currently, the tabs are colored black and white, in an effort to save the state money.

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Boulder Elementary School awarded One Class At A Time check

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Boulder Elementary School teacher Ms. Sonsteng accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 yesterday. The money will go toward purchasing OSMO Kits for the school. Amanda Badovinac from MT Tech and KXLF's Matt Elwell presented the check

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License for special hunt near Bridger sell out fast

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If you were planning on purchasing a license for the state wildlife department's special hunt Monday, you're too late. 

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Boy speaks out on viral bullying video, mom addresses backlash

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Keaton Jones, a Tennessee middle schooler, is speaking out after an emotional Facebook video about being bullied. 

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From a miner’s meal to a quick treat on the go: Butte shop makes pasties for 7 decades

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BUTTE - If you worked in the underground mines, the work was long, hard, and dirty.  So imagine how important a good meal would be during a short break. Finding a way to get a meat and potatoes kind of meal lead to the creation of the pasty.   

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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, Dec. 12, 2017 - latest local news and headlines from across the world. More>>

North Dakota woman admits killing pregnant neighbor to keep baby

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A woman has pleaded guilty to the murder of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind. 

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A look back: Sheriff Johnny France Finds the Mountain Men

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It was a cold Montana December in 1984 when Madison County Sheriff Johnny France discovered the hidden camp of the father-son fugitives known as the Mountain Men, wanted for the kidnapping of Olympian Kari Swenson and the killing of her rescuer.

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Ruling: MT Dem Party violated campaign-reporting laws in 2016

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The Montana Democratic Party violated campaign-reporting laws last year by failing to identify which candidates it was supporting with $300,000 in ads and other spending, the state’s top campaign enforcer said Monday. 

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License for special hunt near Bridger sell out fast

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If you were planning on purchasing a license for the state wildlife department's special hunt Monday, you're too late. 

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Biologists identify origin of illegally-introduced walleye found in Swan Lake

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Staff with Montana FWP netted two walleye in Swan Lake in October 2015, which had never been discovered in the lake until then.

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Pair of films set in Montana to premier at 2018 Sundance Film Festival

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BILLINGS -- A pair of films shot in Montana will make their world premiers in 2018 on the big screens at the Sundance Film Festival. 

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Haley on Trump accusers: 'We should all be willing to listen to them'

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said during an interview on CBS' "Face The Nation" that the women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct "should be heard." CNN photo US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said during an interview on CBS' "Face The Nation" that the women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct "should be heard." CNN photo
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that any women who speak up about inappropriate sexual behavior "should be heard," including President Donald Trump's accusers.

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Transgender people free to enlist in US military starting in 2018 after court ruling

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The Pentagon said Monday that it will begin processing transgender applicants to the military on Jan. 1. 

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Bozeman police looking for crash suspect

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The Bozeman Police Department is looking for help in identifying a man suspected of being in a crash on Friday, Dec. 8. The was driving a white pickup when he was involved in a crash on December 8, 2017. The crash occurred at the Town Pump on Huffine and Cottonwood. If you have any information, please contact Officer Tracy Senenfelder (badge #172) (406) 582-7172. (Photos courtesy of BPD) More>>

Missing since Dec. 1, search for Glen man suspended

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GLEN – The Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday that a Glen man remains missing after being reported missing on Dec. 1st. The sheriff’s office has suspended its search efforts for Calvin Charles Zimdars, 56, after nine days of extensive searching 

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  • Boulder Elementary School awarded One Class At A Time check

    Boulder Elementary School awarded One Class At A Time check

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:55 PM EST2017-12-12 17:55:20 GMT

    Boulder Elementary School teacher Ms. Sonsteng accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 yesterday. The money will go toward purchasing OSMO Kits for the school. Amanda Badovinac from MT Tech and KXLF's Matt Elwell presented the check

    Boulder Elementary School teacher Ms. Sonsteng accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 yesterday. The money will go toward purchasing OSMO Kits for the school. Amanda Badovinac from MT Tech and KXLF's Matt Elwell presented the check

  • Butte Central Elementary awarded One Class At A Time check

    Butte Central Elementary awarded One Class At A Time check

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 3:13 PM EST2017-12-05 20:13:30 GMT

    BUTTE - Butte Central Elementary teacher Heidi Burgess accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 Monday. The money will be used for hands-on Social Studies resource boxes. Mike Metesh from MT Tech and MTN's Matt Elwell presented the check.

    BUTTE - Butte Central Elementary teacher Heidi Burgess accepted a "One Class At a Time" check for $250 Monday. The money will be used for hands-on Social Studies resource boxes. Mike Metesh from MT Tech and MTN's Matt Elwell presented the check.

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