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 By Staff and wire reports    Local    March 11, 2014

Clear Creek hit by flooding swelling Montana rivers, washing out roads

Blaine County saw some of the impacts of the recent flooding that is devastating areas in southwestern and central Montana and led to a disaster declaration for the state, with more storms and... Full story

 
 By Staff and wire reports    Local    February 28, 2014

Arctic blast hits Hi-Line

A wind-chill warning is in effect for the Hi-Line through noon Sunday, with predictions of temperatures as far as minus 28 degrees tonight. The Weather Channel predicts a high of minus 5 Saturday. The University of Montana, all Missoula County... Full story

 
 By Staff and wire reports    Local    February 10, 2014

McLean named lieutenant gov

Staff and wire reports HELENA— Gov. Steve Bullock has named Board of Regents chairwoman Angela McLean as lieutenant governor. McLean will replace John Walsh, whom the Democratic governor appointed last week as interim U.S. senator. The appointment... Full story

 
 By Staff and wire reports    Local    January 10, 2014

Fund to aid S.D. ranchers a success

The Montana Ranchers Paying It Forward reached their goal of 40 head as of Nov. 19 to add to the successful fund to aid the South Dakotan ranchers who suffered severe losses in their stock due to winter weather in October. Rene Brown and Alisha... Full story

 
 By Staff and wire reports    Local    November 25, 2013

Hill County jail entangled in Ravalli dispute

The number of Native Americans in the Hill County Detention Center became a topic at a meeting between Ravalli County officials and Confederated Salish and Kootena tribal leaders. The comments of the Ravalli County Planning Commission has created a... Full story

 
 By Staff and wire reports    State News    June 5, 2013

Breaking: Bullock delcares emergency in Hill, Blaine counties

Gov. Steve Bullock has declared an emergency in Hill and Blaine counties and on the Rocky Boy's and Fort Belknap Indian reservations. Bullock's order includes 13 other counties in central Montana. Bullock signed an executive order Wednesday that... Full story

 
 By Staff and wire reports    Local    January 30, 2012

Senators want animal disease off security list

BILLINGS — U. S. Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus are asking federal health officials to lift security restrictions on the bacteria that causes a disease found in wildlife in and around Yellowstone National Park. The Montana Democrats said Tuesday... Full story

 
 By Staff and wire reports    Local    January 16, 2012

Baucus: Postmaster should visit Montana post offices before closures

U. S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., is telling the postmaster general, Patrick Donahoe, that he should visit rural Montana post offices before making any decisions to close some of them. The U. S. Postal Service announced last year that it would be...

 
 By Staff and wire reports    Local    January 5, 2012

Crews gaining ground on northwestern Montana fires

BROWNING (AP) — A pair of rare winter wildfires fueled by 60 mph gusts burned buildings and forced hundreds from their homes overnight on Montana's Blackfeet Indian Reservation, but better weather conditions on Thursday helped firefighters get a...

 
 By Staff and wire reports    Local    January 5, 2012

Crews gaining ground on northwestern Montana fires

BROWNING (AP) — A pair of rare winter wildfires fueled by 60 mph gusts burned buildings and forced hundreds from their homes overnight on Montana's Blackfeet Indian Reservation, but better weather conditions on Thursday helped firefighters get a...

 
 By Staff and wire reports    Local    January 23, 2011

Schools welcome fed reform

Decrying the state of American education, President Barack Obama this morning said states will get unprecedented freedom to waive basic elements of the sweeping Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, calling it an admirable but flawed effort that has...

 
 By Staff and wire reports    Local    January 21, 2011

Abel Wolf sentenced to three life terms in Okla.

DURANT, Okla — An Oklahoma judge has sentenced a man to three life imprisonment terms, plus five years, for child abuse and moving the remains of his 12-year-old daughter from Oklahoma to Havre to Oregon. District Judge Mark Campbell imposed the... Full story

 
 By Staff and wire reports    Local    January 20, 2011

25 train cars derail in Idaho, spilling grain

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train loaded with grain has derailed in a remote canyon in Idaho, about 18 miles east of Bonners Ferry. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says 24 cars derailed Sunday afternoon as the train with four locomotives and...

 
 By Staff and wire reports    TEST/National & World Headlines    January 18, 2011

House rejects balanced budget proposal, Rehberg backs measure

WASHINGTON — The House has rejected a proposal to amend the Constitution to require a balanced budget, seen by many as the only way to force lawmakers to hold the fiscal line and reverse the flow of federal red ink. The 261-165 vote was 23 short...

 
 By Staff and wire reports    Local    January 11, 2011

Mont. Senate OKs $7.9 million for Northern automotive-diesel center

HELENA — The Montana Senate agreed in an initial vote Friday to authorize the state to borrow about $100 million for projects around the state, including $7.9 million for a major revamp to the automotive-diesel center at Montana State...

 
 By Staff and wire reports    Local    January 8, 2011

Senate OKs funds for Northern automotive-diesel center

HELENA — The Montana Senate agreed in an initial vote Friday to authorize the state to borrow about $100 million for projects around the state, including $7.9 million for a major revamp to the automotive-diesel center at Montana State University-No...

 
 By Staff and wire reports    Local    January 2, 2011

Survey finds structurally deficient Montana bridges

Survey finds structurally deficient Montana bridges MISSOULA — A new survey finds one of every 13 highway bridges in Montana is structurally deficient, and that an average of 80,000 motorists a day cross what the report ranks as the top three busie... Full story

 
 By Staff and wire reports    Local    December 21, 2010

Montana population grows 9.7 percent

The U.S. Census figures released this morning showed that Montana's population increased 9.7 percent over the last decade. Despite the increase, it will continue to have only one member of the House of Representatives. The district, represented by...