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  • new storyCoal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:13 am

    BILLINGS, Montana - Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions from many power plants.

  • Coal plant operator says Colstrip remains profitable for now 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 8:16 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - The formation of a new company to run Montana's largest power plant has raised questions among analysts and plant detractors about how long it can keep going, as pollution control costs rise and coal's share of the electricity market crumbles.

  • Items belonging to missing hunter found in Crazy Mountains 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 6:10 pm

    BIG TIMBER, Montana - A man doing some fencing work in the Crazy Mountains found items belonging to a 38-year-old Bozeman man who went missing during an elk hunt in September 2014.

  • Judge rules Havre boy to be tried as adult for stabbings 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 5:03 pm

    HAVRE, Montana - A state judge has ruled a 17-year-old Havre boy should be tried as an adult in a knife attack on three Montana State University-Northern students in an apartment in Havre.

  • Man pleads no contest to burning daughter with lighter 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:34 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - A 44-year-old Billings man has pleaded no contest to charges that he held down his 6-year-old daughter and burned her with a lighter.

  • Man sentenced for slashing throat of senior living resident 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 3:29 pm

    BUTTE, Montana - A 73-year-old Butte man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing a fellow resident at a senior living facility by slashing the man's throat with a butcher knife.

  • Court upholds redistricting in Montana, 12 other states 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 3:20 pm

    HELENA, Montana - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld independent redistricting commissions in Montana and 12 other states, though members of the Montana panel say their work would not have changed regardless of how the court ruled because the state has just one congressional district.

  • Bozeman man dies in kayaking accident 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 2:44 pm

    BOZEMAN, Montana - A man has died after a kayaking accident in the East Gallatin Recreation Area in Bozeman.

  • Washington state man charged for marijuana on Amtrak 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 11:08 am

    KALISPELL, Montana - A Washington state man faces drug charges after he reportedly claimed two bags containing 12 pounds of marijuana from the Amtrak station in Whitefish.

  • College experiment lost in failed launch of supply rocket 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 10:35 am

    BILLINGS, Montana - A Rocky Mountain College professor says he's ready to replace an algae experiment lost on board a supply rocket that broke apart following its launch Sunday.

  • Billings man dies, woman injured in crash near Roberts 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 10:02 am

    BILLINGS, Montana - A 22-year-old Billings man was killed and a woman was critically injured in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 212 near Roberts.

  • Montana counties to get federal payments 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 7:07 am

    HAMILTON, Montana - Montana counties will receive nearly $27 million to compensate for non-taxable federal lands within their boundaries.

  • Some Montana schools missing vaccine benchmark, data shows 
    Updated: Jun-28-15 2:44 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - Vaccination rates at one in eight elementary schools in Montana are too low to ensure immunity from outbreaks of measles or whooping cough, new state data shows.

  • Montana autopsies to be outsourced to other states in July 
    Updated: Jun-28-15 2:03 pm

    MISSOULA, Montana - Montana autopsies will have to be done in other states in the coming weeks because the state's only two forensic medical examiners qualified to assist county coroners are leaving.

  • Judge rejects environmentalists' open-meetings lawsuit 
    Updated: Jun-28-15 1:00 pm

    MISSOULA, Montana - A Helena judge has rejected three environmental groups' claims that Gov. Steve Bullock violated the state's open-meeting laws by holding discussions before nominating 5.1 million acres of forest land for priority federal management.

  • Helena man loses lawsuit against Forest Service for tasing 
    Updated: Jun-28-15 12:38 pm

    MISSOULA, Montana - A federal judge has sided with the federal government in a lawsuit filed by a Helena man who said a U.S. Forest Service employee caused him brain damage in using a Taser on him in 2010.

  • Deschamps out, Essmann elected GOP Party chairman 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 9:28 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Members of Montana's Republican Party ousted six-year chairman Will Deschamps on Saturday, electing Rep. Jeff Essmann of Billings to lead them through the 2016 election cycle.

  • Law enforcement opens in Philipsburg 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 5:17 pm

    PHILIPSBURG, Montana - Police work has come a long way since vigilantes imposed their justice in the mining camps and mountains and Missouri Breaks hideouts of Montana territory.

  • Scuba diving in Montana reveals underwater frontier 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 5:13 pm

    MARION, Montana - The calm evening sheen of McGregor Lake filled the backdrop as Mike Ferda climbed into a burly waterproof suit bristling with hoses and valves. Before strapping on a 30-pound oxygen tank and pulling on his mask, he spit in the lenses.

  • Ex-tax preparer sentenced for stealing 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 1:34 pm

    KALISPELL, Montana - A 29-year-old Bigfork woman who stole money from a customer while working as a tax preparer in Kalispell has received a five-year sentence.

  • Butte man dies in house fire 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 12:53 pm

    BUTTE, Montana - Investigators believe a 64-year-old man died from possible smoke inhalation in a fire at his Butte residence.

  • Man convicted of fatal shooting at Bozeman house party 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 9:50 pm

    BOZEMAN, Montana - A jury has convicted a 27-year-old Iraq war veteran of mitigated deliberate homicide for shooting a man to death during an argument outside a Bozeman house party.

  • Montana celebrations to mark landmark gay marriage ruling 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 4:56 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Gay rights advocates celebrated Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling to legalize gay marriage by planning parties across Montana, as the attorney general conceded his fight to enforce the state's constitutional amendment that marriage is between a man and a woman.

  • Man gets 50 years for running meth ring from prison 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 12:22 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - A man serving 25 years to life for a drug-related killing has been sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for running an eastern Montana drug ring from a California prison using smuggled cellphones.

  • Advocacy group challenges summer roundup at wild horse range 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 12:19 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - An animal advocacy group has filed a lawsuit to stop a summer roundup at the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range that aims to reduce the size of its mustang herd along the Montana-Wyoming border.