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Stories with person: Jeff Essmann
  • Montana leaders react to former Sen. Conrad Burns' death 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 11:24 am

    HELENA, Montana - Condolences rolled in Thursday night as word of former U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns' death spread. Burns died of natural causes at his home in Billings, Montana Republican Party Executive Director Jeff Essmann said. Here is what some state and congressional leaders had to say:

  • Ex-Montana Sen. Conrad Burns dies; influenced energy policy 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 12:01 am

    HELENA, Montana - Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a former cattle auctioneer whose folksy demeanor and political acumen earned him three terms and the bitter disdain of his opponents, died Thursday. He was 81.