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Montana lawmakers approve resolution on compensation for wrongfully incarcerated

The state Legislature last week passed a resolution to examine how it might set up monetary compensation to support those wrongfully incarcerated upon their release. House Joint resolution 36, which passed through the Senate on Thursday following a 34-16 vote, requests an interim study for appropria


Friends, family raise money for Park County deputy involved in head-on crash

Friends, family and co-workers of a Park County sheriff’s deputy involved in a head-on collision that killed another person have started a fundraising page to help with after care and recovery costs.


New evidence gets mistrial in Montana senator's nephew death

The discovery of new evidence prompted a judge to declare a mistrial in the prosecution of a Spokane man charged with killing the nephew of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana in a sword attack, a newspaper reported.


1 killed, deputy hurt in head-on crash in southern Montana

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say one person was killed and a sheriff’s deputy was injured in a head-on crash in southern Montana. Park County Sheriff Brad Bichler says a vehicle crossed into the opposite lane on U.S. Highway 89 south of Livingston just before midnight Friday and crashed into


New wood-fired pizzeria opens in mall

If there’s one thing that sets Bullman’s Pizza apart from other wood-fired pizzerias, it’s the crust, general manager Dan Lopilato said. “I’ve tried a lot,” he said. “I’d say the crust makes us stand out.”


University of Montana conference forecasts trouble for China

China will celebrate its recent history in ways that could be felt around the world, according to a Montana-based business journalist. “When you have the same people in charge with very little accountability for 70 years, you get some baggage,” Dexter Roberts said at the University of Montana’s 17th


As the tech industry grows in Montana, are women growing with it?

A longtime veteran of Bozeman’s tech world, Susan Carstensen, said the business climate for women in Montana doesn’t look like it did when she first started. “The difference between 1995 and today, I think, is pretty dramatic,” she said.


Wildfire reported in Southwest Montana

Madison County, Mont. - Crews are responding to a wildfire in Southwest Montana. A Facebook post from Madison County Emergency Management/ Fire Warden indicates crews from Madison County, Jefferson County and the forest service are battling a fire in the area of South Boulder Road.


Payment options available for Montana taxpayers

The Montana Department of Revenue reminds taxpayers that payment options are available for people unable to pay their 2018 state income taxes in full. Montana taxpayers can request a payment plan at the department’s TransAction Portal (TAP) at tap.dor.mt.gov or by calling the department’s Collection


'Trench guy': Longtime bear biologist honored for career working with bears

Mark Haroldson remembers a time when it took a while to find a grizzly bear, back when he started trapping them for research in the Yellowstone ecosystem in 1984. “When I started down here,” Haroldson said, “it took a lot of trap nights to catch a bear, even in the park in some places. Now you don’t


Hunters concerned domestic sheep may spread disease to prized bighorn herd

A Montana ranching family’s decision to run a herd of goats and sheep in a region that supports the largest bighorn herd in the state, and was home to a new state-record ram, is giving some hunters heartburn.


Iowa State administrator named dean of Montana State University’s Graduate School

An administrator and professor of nuclear physics from Iowa State University will be the next dean for the Graduate School and associate vice president of research at Montana State University.


County files lawsuit against contractor for storage facility

Gallatin County is suing a Missoula-based construction company for breach of contract and fraud related to work on the county storage facility on South 16th Avenue near College Street.


Montana State settles discrimination case, hit with new one

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana State University has agreed to pay $120,000 to a former student who claimed school officials discriminated against him when they expelled him for allegedly threatening violence against a transgender student.


Meet the 2019 Little Sullivan Award finalists: Sydney Stites

Sydney Stites always dreamed of attending Iowa State. It wasn’t a straight shot, but those dreams came true for the former Bozeman all-state softball player. Born in Fargo, N.D. Stites’ family moved to Ames, Iowa where her father, Jon, would attend veterinary medicine. It was there the Stites family


FOBSE scholarship gives LPHS senior a shot at college

BIG SKY – Sara Davis, 19, wakes up at 4 a.m. each morning to prepare for the day. Davis and her boyfriend leave their apartment in Bozeman by 5 a.m. so he can arrive punctually at his job at Spanish Peaks Mountain Club. Davis then drives the car back into town to work at the Country Market in Meadow


Here's your go-to guide for Montana concerts in 2019

Crazy Town with Dropout Kings and Head Trauma - Billings - May 22. SmokeStack and the Foothill Fury - Billings - May 30. Zahira & Rising Buffalo Tribe - Billings - June 15. Jim James, the Lennon Claypool Delirium - Bonner - June 22.


Value-added efforts would pay dividends in Eastern Montana

Value-added products could help northeastern Montana capitalize on its natural resources even more than it is doing now, Secretary of State Corey Stapleton suggested during a business round table Thursday in Sidney.


Records fall in Great Falls at Optimist track and field meet

GREAT FALLS — On a warm blustery day at Memorial Stadium, a pair of meet and stadium records were broken at the Great Falls Optimist Club Women’s Track meet in the long and triple jumps.


Bozeman-Yellowstone Airport likely to see another record year

The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport has seen a 23 percent increase in passenger traffic so far in 2019 and is once again on track to have a record-breaking year. “Just like everything else in the valley, it’s hard to imagine where we’re going,” said airport director Brian Sprenger.