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{FD} Montana Republicans tap Rosendale to take on vulnerable Democratic Sen. Tester

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Montana State Auditor Matthew Rosendale won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Tuesday in the race to challenge the vulnerable Democratic incumbent Jon Tester in November. Continue reading

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{FD} Republican Montana Senate candidates embody Trump in effort to take on Tester

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Four candidates are vying for the Republican nomination to take on Sen. Jon Tester, an endangered incumbent Democrat, in the fall — and President Trump’s effect on the Republican Party is showing among them. Continue reading

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{FD} Strange wolf-like animal killed in Montana puzzles wildlife officials

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A large wolf-like animal shot and killed in Montana has wildlife officials and social media wondering what it was, ABCFoxMontana reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Montana bear researcher working ‘dream job’ mauled by grizzly, walked 2 miles with fractured skull

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A woman working her “dream job” as a bear researcher walked two miles with a fractured skull after being mauled by a grizzly last Thursday in northwestern Montana, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Man wanted for 1989 drug smuggling charges busted trying to enter US from Canada

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An American man wanted on charges related to a large-scale drug smuggling operation was arrested by border patrol agents when he tried to enter the U.S. from Canada after nearly 30 years on the run. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump calls on Tester to resign over Ronny Jackson allegations: ‘His reputation has been shattered’

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President Trump on Saturday called for Montana Sen. Jon Tester’s resignation, after a White House’s report disputing his allegations against the president’s pick for the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson. Continue reading

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{FD} Men pull woman from vehicle sinking in Montana flood waters

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Two passing motorists are being hailed as heroes after they saved a woman from floodwaters in Montana on Tuesday in a dramatic rescue caught on video. Continue reading

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{FD} Montana day care worker built ‘drug den’ inside cabinet to smoke meth on the job

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A Montana day care worker who worked with infants is accused of smoking meth on the job inside a “drug den” built below a cabinet. Continue reading

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{FD} Pellet gun-waving man inside Montana casino shot, killed by police

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A police officer shot and killed a man who was waving a pellet gun and threatening patrons inside a casino early Tuesday — the second fatal shooting by officers in Montana’s largest city in less than 24 hours. Continue reading

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{FD} Bald eagle swoops in, grabs fish off Montana lake in close-up video

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The impressive hunting skills of a bald eagle were on full display after a fisherman recently set his camera up on a lake in Montana. Continue reading

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{FD} Climber Hayden Kennedy kills himself after girlfriend’s avalanche death

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Just two weeks before renowned climber Hayden Kennedy killed himself following the death of his girlfriend in an avalanche in Montana, he wrote on a climbing blog that he had watched too many friends die in the mountains over the last few years. Continue reading

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{FD} Indiana man, 29, reportedly uses GoFundMe to raise money to meet 14-year-old girl in Montana

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An Indiana man who allegedly started a fundraiser to be able to travel to meet a teenage girl in Montana has reportedly been charged with felony sexual abuse of children. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawk trying to grab snake caused 40-acre brush fire in Montana, fire crews say

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Wildlife that came into contact with electrical equipment caused a brush fire in Black Eagle, Montana, Wednesday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Gianforte ordered photographed, fingerprinted for assault of reporter

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Republican Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte has been ordered to be photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter in May — opening the door for the congressman’s mug shot to be plastered in opponents’ campaign ads in next year’s election. Continue reading

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{FD} Tourist plunges to his death in Montana’s Glacier Park while taking photos

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Officials with Montana’s Glacier National Park say a visitor who was taking photographs of the scenery fell into a creek, was swept into a culvert and plunged off a steep cliff to his death. Continue reading

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{FD} American student stuck in China jail for days is freed, family says

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A U.S. lawmaker says Chinese authorities have released an American college student who was arrested in their country a week ago after reportedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother in a fare dispute. Continue reading

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{FD} Montana earthquake: 5.8 magnitude quake strongest in 20 years

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A magnitude 5.8 earthquake that rocked western Montana early Thursday morning was the largest quake to hit the area in the past 20 year, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Continue reading

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{FD} Montana earthquake: 5.8 magnitude earthquake felt in region

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The U.S. Geological Survey tweeted early Thursday that a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit western Montana at about 12:30 a.m. local time. Continue reading

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{FD} Montana dam blocked again over threat to endangered fish

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A judge on Wednesday blocked construction of a $59 million irrigation dam because of the potential threat to an ancient fish species in Montana’s Yellowstone River just three months after he lifted a previous injunction on the project. Continue reading

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{FD} Montana woman fatally injured by dogs while doing yard work

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A Montana woman has suffered fatal injuries after being mauled by two dogs over the weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Dozens hurt in deck collapse at Montana lodge during funeral

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Dozens of people were injured, some critically, after a second-story deck collapsed at a Montana lodge Saturday during a funeral, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Montana election: Gianforte, Quist, and what to know about the race

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Montana is holding a special election on Thursday for the state’s congressional seat. Here’s what to know about what’s going on. Continue reading

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{FD} Montana deputy killed on duty is honored

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Hundreds of people gathered in Montana to honor the life of Mason Moore, who was fatally shot in the pursuit of a suspect. Continue reading

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{FD} Officer fatalities grow as Montana deputy is killed on duty

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The death of a Montana deputy shot early Tuesday brings the total number of U.S. law enforcement officers who have died this year to 51. Continue reading

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{FD} Southwestern Montana deputy killed in shootout

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A sheriff’s deputy was killed in a shootout with two suspects during a traffic stop early Tuesday near Three Forks, Montana. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing Montana woman feels like ‘idiot’ for getting lost in woods for a week

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A missing hiker says she feels like an “idiot” for getting lost in the Montana wilderness for six days. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors: Woman used meth, didn’t seek care for girl

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Federal prosecutors say a Montana woman abused a 13-month-old girl in her care, used methamphetamine while the girl was unconscious and, when she stopped breathing, put her body in a bag and threw it in a trash can before going home to sleep. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials rescue 2 black bear cubs after mom hit by pickup

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Game wardens have rescued two black bear cubs orphaned after their mother was struck and killed by a pickup truck on a road through Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front. Continue reading

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{FD} Sessions expands program to combat crime on tribal lands

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced plans to allow more tribal nations to tap into national information systems to fight crime and bolster relationships with Native America. Continue reading

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{FD} Diocese filing for bankruptcy to settle sex abuse claims

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A Montana Roman Catholic diocese is filing for bankruptcy protection as part of a settlement with 72 people who filed sex abuse claims. Continue reading

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{FD} Library book stolen 35 years ago returned with $200 donation

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A book swiped from a Montana library more than 35 years ago has been returned — with an apology and cash. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: ‘No apparent reason’ for shooting on Vegas Strip bus

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A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire “for no apparent reason” as passengers got off at a stop in the heart of the tourism corridor, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police: ‘No apparent reason’ for Vegas shooting

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The Latest on a fatal shooting on a bus along the Las Vegas Strip (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Montana man identified as Las Vegas Strip shooting victim

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Authorities say a Montana man was shot and killed on a Las Vegas bus before the gunman barricaded himself in the vehicle, shutting down the Strip for hours. Continue reading

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{FD} Montana fire department rescues dog who got his head wedged in wheel

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A curious puppy named Blaze ended up in a precarious situation Monday when he ended up getting his head stuck in a tire wheel and needed the help of the local fire department. Continue reading

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{FD} Rabbis plan response to white supremacist threats in Montana

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Orthodox Jewish rabbis said Wednesday they will counter white supremacists’ harassment of the Jewish community in the Montana town of Whitefish by sending students to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp and by mailing a Torah to every Jewish family … Continue reading

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{FD} Mountain lions killed after mauling 2 dogs in Montana

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State wildlife officials killed a female mountain lion and three kittens after they killed two dogs on the northwestern edge of Missoula, near a school bus stop in the Grant Creek area. Continue reading

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{FD} Lost poodle reunited with family after car crash in Montana

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A toy poodle who ran away after a car crash in eastern Montana has been reunited with its owners after managing to survive in severe winter weather for over a week. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged, name written in blood at burglarized home

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A 31-year-old man is charged with breaking into two Billings homes, including one where his last name was written on the wall in his own blood. Continue reading

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{FD} Montana ski town roiled by white supremacist ‘troll army’

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The Montana ski resort town of Whitefish is an unlikely flashpoint between white supremacists and residents trying to preserve the small town’s reputation as a welcoming vacation destination. Continue reading

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{FD} Montana avalanche buries Idaho skier, killing him

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An avalanche in southwestern Montana killed a skier over the weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Montana incest sentence ‘reprehensible’ but no way to appeal

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Montana’s attorney general’s office says it cannot find legal grounds to challenge a “reprehensible” 60-day jail sentence for a man who raped his 12-year-old daughter. Continue reading

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{FD} Yellowstone dam, fish bypass OK’d; court approval needed

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Federal officials have approved a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana’s Yellowstone River but construction can’t proceed until a judge signs off. Continue reading

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{FD} Attorney: Oil patch murderer needs treatment, not prison

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An attorney for a mentally disabled man serving a 100-year prison term for killing a high school teacher in the Northern Plains’ oil patch asked the Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday to vacate his sentence and place him under the custody of state health… Continue reading

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{FD} Rifle discharges at Montana gun show, injuring 2

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Authorities say a bolt-action rifle was fired during a gun show in Billings, Montana, injuring a man and a young girl. Continue reading

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{FD} Grizzly bear mauls, seriously injures Montana elk hunter

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Montana wildlife officials say a female grizzly bear protecting her two cubs attacked and seriously injured an elk hunter. Continue reading

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{FD} Invasive mussel larvae found for first time in Northwest

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Officials from across the Northwest hope it’s not too late to contain invasive mussels found for the first time in Montana. Continue reading

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{FD} US cancels energy leases in Montana area sacred to Blackfeet

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U.S. officials cancelled 15 oil and gas leases on Wednesday in an area bordering Glacier National Park that’s considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada. Continue reading

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{FD} Oregon man reportedly dies trying to ‘hot pot’ in Yellowstone hot spring

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An Oregon man who died after falling into a scalding Yellowstone National Park hot spring in June was looking for a place to “hot pot,” the forbidden practice of soaking in one of the park’s thermal features, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: APNewsBreak: Victim’s mom doesn’t blame police

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The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Wyoming man during a confrontation with police in Billings, Montana, (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Continue reading

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