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Missoula neighborhood aims to reconnect after a crime-filled summer

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This weekend, residents who live around Strand and Kensington will gather for a block party to reconnect as neighbors and to work together to make the area safe.

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Glacier National Park sets fall schedule

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Closed since fires hit the west side of the park, the complete Going-to-the-Sun Road may not re-open again this fall. 

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Bears are everywhere across Western Montana

(photo credit: Mark Watson / Flickr) (photo credit: Mark Watson / Flickr)
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FWP reports they have been busy with reports of black bears in fruit trees and getting into garbage across Western Montana. 

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Libby asbestos management enters new phase

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A new effort on how the community can deal with the contamination for years to come is starting.

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"Hometana" creator helping with wildfire relief efforts

Shirstie Gaylord, the owner of online t-shirt shop Hometana and a MTN production manager, is working to help with wildfire relief efforts across Montana. Shirstie Gaylord, the owner of online t-shirt shop Hometana and a MTN production manager, is working to help with wildfire relief efforts across Montana.
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Shirstie Gaylord, the owner of online t-shirt shop Hometana and a MTN production manager, is working to help with wildfire relief efforts across Montana.

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First snow brings business to Flathead ski shops and resorts

Snowfall reached Whitefish Mountain last Tuesday, and can still be seen on the summit from town. (MTN News photo) Snowfall reached Whitefish Mountain last Tuesday, and can still be seen on the summit from town. (MTN News photo)
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Snowfall reached Whitefish Mountain last Tuesday, and can still be seen on the summit from town.

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CVS will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days

The changes will roll out on February 1, 2018 and cover all commercial, health plan, employer and Medicaid clients. (CNN photo) The changes will roll out on February 1, 2018 and cover all commercial, health plan, employer and Medicaid clients. (CNN photo)
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The changes will roll out on February 1, 2018 and cover all commercial, health plan, employer and Medicaid clients.

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Hunting is down in the US. The Trump administration wants to change that

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is not toying around when it comes to his support of hunters and fishers.

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Weather Forecast: Last day of rain and snow

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Good Friday everyone, The Pacific Northwest continues to be under a large low pressure system allowing wet and cool weather to continue for at least one more day.   Friday: The majority of the rain and snow will be found in southwest, and central Montana.  A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for southwest and central Montana through Saturday morning, with snow accumulating 4-10" for places above 5,000 ft. The snow along with breezy conditions, w... More>>

Firefighters move to mop up in Montana as rain moves in

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As several fires still burn in Montana, the weather during the last week has helped dampen the second worst fire season since the mid-1990s.

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No testimony from water company on 3rd day of hearings over proposed Flathead bottling plant

Nicole Miller/MTN News photo. Nicole Miller/MTN News photo.
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The Montana Artesian Water Company is seeking a permit to pump about 625,000 gallons of ground water a day to bottle up and sell nationwide.

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All evacuation warnings lifted in Sanders County

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Authorities are lifting all of the pre-evacuation notices around the wildfires burning in Sanders County. 

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Voting closes tonight for Kalispell Bypass award

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There are just hours left to vote for the Kalispell Bypass as the highway project which made the biggest difference in any community across the entire US.

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Throwback Thursday: Tranquilized bear bounces off trampoline in Missoula

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One of the earliest examples of a "viral video" from Montana is more than a decade-old.

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Humane Society of Western Montana helping after Hurricane Harvey

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Director of Programs and certified professional dog trainer Mariah Scheskie is headed to Texas 22 to help with pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

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Puerto Rico governor: Power could be out for months

Roofs ripped off houses in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria slammed into the city on Sept. 20. (photo credit: Fred Rasmussen) Roofs ripped off houses in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria slammed into the city on Sept. 20. (photo credit: Fred Rasmussen)
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Puerto Rico's energy grid took such a severe blow from deadly Hurricane Maria that restoring power to everyone may take months, 

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Hey, latte fans: Maple is having a moment this fall

Starbucks announced the debut of its new Maple Pecan Latte. (photo credit: Starbucks) Starbucks announced the debut of its new Maple Pecan Latte. (photo credit: Starbucks)
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Starbucks announced the debut of its new Maple Pecan Latte, bolstering a seasonal lineup that already includes the immensely popular Pumpkin Spice Latte. 

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Trump announces new executive order targeting those who trade with North Korea

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The order, which aims to cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea's nuclear and weapons programs, comes in response to North Korea's repeated missile and nuclear tests.

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All pre-evacuation warnings lifted in Lincoln County

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Authorities have announced that all pre-evacuation notices have been lifted in Lincoln County. 

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Montana State Veterans Cemetery receives makeover

Saluting Branches, a nonprofit organization where arborists and volunteers landscape and prune veteran properties, spent the day sprucing up the cemetery. (MTN News photo) Saluting Branches, a nonprofit organization where arborists and volunteers landscape and prune veteran properties, spent the day sprucing up the cemetery. (MTN News photo)
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Saluting Branches, a nonprofit organization where arborists and volunteers landscape and prune veteran properties, spent the day sprucing up the cemetery.

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Montana National Guard offers new Purple Heart hunting program

Officials announced a new Montana National Guard program that will allow limited hunting on Fort Harrison grounds. Officials announced a new Montana National Guard program that will allow limited hunting on Fort Harrison grounds.
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Officials announced a new Montana National Guard program that will allow limited hunting on Fort Harrison grounds. 

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Blackfeet Tribe buys City of Browning's assets

The Blackfeet Reservation in Browning (MTN News photo) The Blackfeet Reservation in Browning (MTN News photo)
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The town of Browning has been in the process of disbanding due to financial issues since 2016.

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Weather Forecast: Feeling like fall for the last day of summer

The Pacific Northwest is under the influence of a large, deep upper level low pressure system which will keep things cool and wet right through the end of the work week.

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Classes resume in St. Regis after bomb threat

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St. Regis School was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a bomb threat was discovered. 

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UM presidential candidate says the school's programs drew him west

Dr. Andrew Hale Feinstein is provost at San Jose State University, one of the largest universities in the Western United States. (MTN News photo) Dr. Andrew Hale Feinstein is provost at San Jose State University, one of the largest universities in the Western United States. (MTN News photo)

Dr. Andrew Hale Feinstein says his proven record of bolstering student enrollment and retention makes him a prime candidate for the job.

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Bozeman law firm representing Montanans impacted by Equifax breach

Beck, Amsden & Stalpes, PLLC, a law firm in Bozeman, is representing all Montanans in this lawsuit. (MTN News photo) Beck, Amsden & Stalpes, PLLC, a law firm in Bozeman, is representing all Montanans in this lawsuit. (MTN News photo)
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Beck, Amsden, & Stalpes, PLLC, is representing Montanans in a class action lawsuit over the huge data breach at Equifax on July 29.

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Contested case over proposed Creston water bottling plant continues

The issue is over a decision to grant a water-use permit to the Montana Artesian Water Company. (MTN News photo) The issue is over a decision to grant a water-use permit to the Montana Artesian Water Company. (MTN News photo)
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The issue is over a decision to grant a water-use permit to the Montana Artesian Water Company. 

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No injuries reported after crashes close I-90 near Turah

No one was hurt after multiple accidents shut down both lanes of Interstate 90 near Turah Wednesday evening. No one was hurt after multiple accidents shut down both lanes of Interstate 90 near Turah Wednesday evening.
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No one was hurt after multiple accidents shut down both lanes of Interstate 90 near Turah Wednesday evening.

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Remembering those lost fighting a devastating Montana fire season

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Two firefighters paid the ultimate price to keep us safe, one working on just the second wildfire of his career, the other an elite, experienced Hotshot with a family legacy of firefighting.

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Tester on newly-proposed GOP health care bill: "It may be the worst"

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Republican Senators are pushing forward with their latest plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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New MCPS school resource officer hopes to build relationships

MCPS welcomed their new student resource officer, Deputy Rebecca Birket, on Wednesday. (Augusta McDonnell/MTN News photo) MCPS welcomed their new student resource officer, Deputy Rebecca Birket, on Wednesday. (Augusta McDonnell/MTN News photo)
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MCPS welcomed their new student resource officer, Deputy Rebecca Birket, on Wednesday.

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Missoula kids Walk and Roll for better fitness

Augusta McDonnell/MTN News photo. Augusta McDonnell/MTN News photo.
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Kids can forgo a yellow school bus for a walking school bus.

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Montana PSC takes public comment for proposed rate cap on inmate calls

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The Montana Public Service Commission took public comment Tuesday on a proposal to limit the costs of phone calls between jail inmates and their families. 

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$1M bond for Montana man accused of kidnapping and torturing woman

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Bond was set at over $1 million for Charles Arleigh Green of Molt, who is accused of torturing his girlfriend in a series of attacks.

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McConnell to bring up vote on Obamacare repeal next week

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Next week, Senate Republicans will make one more attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with just 51 votes.

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Missoula candidate forums set

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The dates and times for a series of meetings where voters can learn more about the candidates running for municipal office have been set.

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Stage II fire restrictions lifted in Ravalli County

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Ravalli County Commissioners have lifted the Stage II fire restrictions for private lands effective immediately.  

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Montana author of “Land on Fire” talks wildfires

Montana author Gary Ferguson talks about his new book, “Land on Fire” and shares his perspective about this year’s wildfire season. Montana author Gary Ferguson talks about his new book, “Land on Fire” and shares his perspective about this year’s wildfire season.
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Montana author Gary Ferguson talks about his new book, “Land on Fire” and shares his perspective about this year’s wildfire season. 

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Morning Rounds: What you need to know to prevent a stroke

We answer your medical questions during the Wednesday edition of Montana This Morning. We answer your medical questions during the Wednesday edition of Montana This Morning.
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We answer your medical questions every Wednesday during Morning Rounds on Montana This Morning.

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Montana Television Network Montana Wildfire Relief Fund Raises $91,715

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Montana Television Network stations across the state have now raised $91,715 as part of their Montana Wildfire Relief Fund. 

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Interior Department gets arcade game "Big Buck Hunter Pro"

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The Interior Department is treating its employees to an unconventional addition to its cafeteria -- "Big Buck Hunter Pro."

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MT Supreme Court orders revisions to proposed designated bathrooms bill

The Montana Supreme Court decided Tuesday five revisions to the Act must be made before it can be placed on the ballot. (CBS News photo) The Montana Supreme Court decided Tuesday five revisions to the Act must be made before it can be placed on the ballot. (CBS News photo)

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has been ordered to revise the ballot initiative that requires people use the bathroom that matches the sex on the person’s birth certificate.

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Educators from 12 states take 3-day firearms course

A middle school teacher faces off with a mock school shooter. (CBS News photo) A middle school teacher faces off with a mock school shooter. (CBS News photo)
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Some teachers believe the answer is to arm themselves, while others strongly disagree. 

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New safe way to dispose of medications comes to Montana

The bags are now available in all 56 Montana counties. The bags are now available in all 56 Montana counties.
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The bags are now available in all 56 Montana counties, however, there are currently only 100,000 bags available for the state. 

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Montana budget cuts would hit children with disabilities program

We have never, ever, ever seen cuts in Part C like this," said Child Development Center Executive Director Carolyn Prussen.  (MTN News photo) We have never, ever, ever seen cuts in Part C like this," said Child Development Center Executive Director Carolyn Prussen. (MTN News photo)
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A program that offers resources to children with disabilities -- called Part C -- serves hundreds of families across Western Montana. 

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Road, water work set for Kalispell road

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Motorists should expect road closures on Northern Lights Boulevard with detours. 

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Ronan man arrested at border crossing

The Peace Arch Port of Entry in Blaine, WA. (courtesy photo) The Peace Arch Port of Entry in Blaine, WA. (courtesy photo)
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Roy Lee Sinclair, 70, was detained at the border crossing in Blaine, Washington after authorities found he had an outstanding warrant out of Lake County.

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Sen. Tester demands action after massive delayed mail delivery report

The Office of Inspector General revealed its findings on the U.S. Postal Service mail delivery delays earlier this week. The Office of Inspector General revealed its findings on the U.S. Postal Service mail delivery delays earlier this week.
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A report released this week shows two billion pieces of mail were delayed in delivery over the course of one year. 

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Troy woman dies in crash near Glasgow involving school bus

Valley County Sheriff Vernon Buerkle told MTN News that the driver of the pickup truck was Julie Steiger of Troy.

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Officials: $25M clerical error won't impact Missoula budget

Errors in the Missoula City Council's budget resolution are missing $25 million but city officials say the budget itself is accurate. (MTN News photo) Errors in the Missoula City Council's budget resolution are missing $25 million but city officials say the budget itself is accurate. (MTN News photo)

Errors in the Missoula City Council's budget resolution are missing $25 million but city officials say the budget itself is accurate.

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MT Department of Justice outlines fight against substance abuse

Since 1980, the drug offense rate in Montana has increased 559%. (MTN News photo) Since 1980, the drug offense rate in Montana has increased 559%. (MTN News photo)

From 2012-2016 the top felony conviction offenses in Montana were for possession of dangerous drugs.

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Central Mexico earthquake kills more than 140, topples buildings

People searching rubble of fallen building in Mexico City (photo credit: Obie Fernandez) People searching rubble of fallen building in Mexico City (photo credit: Obie Fernandez)
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At least 149 people died in Mexico City --- the country's capital -- and in the states of Puebla, Mexico and Morelos, officials said. 

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Hearing over contested water bottling plant near Creston begins

The battle between the company and Flathead residents has been ongoing for more than a year. (Nicole Miller/MTN News photo) The battle between the company and Flathead residents has been ongoing for more than a year. (Nicole Miller/MTN News photo)

It's been an ongoing battle for more than a year between the company and Flathead residents who have filed legal objections.

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One Class at a Time: Russell Elementary

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This week’s One Class at a Time grant winner is incorporating current events as reading assignments in her 4th grade classroom.

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Traditional Native American regalia displays tell historical, personal stories

Michelle Guzman, an academic advisor at the Payne Native American Center, says each outfit reflects tribal representation and history but also the personality of the man or woman wearing the regalia. Michelle Guzman, an academic advisor at the Payne Native American Center, says each outfit reflects tribal representation and history but also the personality of the man or woman wearing the regalia.
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The outfits were on display at the University of Montana Tuesday as part of American Indian Heritage week.

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For Crow relay team, it starts with a love of horses, family

At a practice session for the River Road Relay team at Crow Agency last month, team captain Cody Brown tends to one of the team's horses. (Ed Kemmick/Last Best News) At a practice session for the River Road Relay team at Crow Agency last month, team captain Cody Brown tends to one of the team's horses. (Ed Kemmick/Last Best News)
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The human beings involved in an Indian horse relay race certainly get a workout, and occasionally a few scrapes and bruises, but at practice the horses are the focus.

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'Trust has been an issue': Facebook's ads take a sour turn

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The company faces questions about how it sells ads, its safeguards for ensuring malicious or problematic ads are weeded out of the system, and whether lawmakers and regulators need to step in.

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Woman wanted by U.S. Marshals Service in Montana

Sabrina Greybull ( U.S. Marshals Service) Sabrina Greybull ( U.S. Marshals Service)
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The U.S. Marshals Service District of Montana issued Tuesday a wanted alert for Sabrina Greybull, 29.

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Flathead County schools back in session after cyber threats

Columbia Falls High School. (MTN News photo) Columbia Falls High School. (MTN News photo)
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Columbia Falls Schools Superintendent Steve Bradshaw saying it was great having students roaming the halls again.

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Wet weather helping calm Rice Ridge fire

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Recent rain and cooler temps continue to help crews battling the 160,100-acre fire near Seeley Lake.

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One killed in Missoula crash

The fatal crash happened at Johnson and 13th streets in Missoula. (MTN News photo) The fatal crash happened at Johnson and 13th streets in Missoula. (MTN News photo)
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The fatal one-vehicle accident happened late Monday night at the intersection of Johnson and 13th streets, 

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Weather calms, Meyers, Sapphire complex fires

Debris rolled downhill onto Rock Creek Road at the Sapphire Complex fire (inciweb.org photo) Debris rolled downhill onto Rock Creek Road at the Sapphire Complex fire (inciweb.org photo)
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The recent colder temperatures and accumulated precipitation have helped to reduce fire activity on the Meyers and Sapphire Complex fires

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Stage II fire restrictions being eased in Northwest Montana

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Stage 2 Fire Restrictions will officially be rescinded at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20 across Northwest Montana.  

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Lolo Peak fire holds steady

The Lolo Peak fire continues to burn in the Florence and Lolo areas. (MTN News photo) The Lolo Peak fire continues to burn in the Florence and Lolo areas. (MTN News photo)

The lightning sparked blaze has torched nearly 53,800 acres since first being spotted on July 15.

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Highway 200 Complex fires at 47,100 acres

The Sheep Gap fire as seen on 9.13.17. (photo credit: Brigitte Bernhardt) The Sheep Gap fire as seen on 9.13.17. (photo credit: Brigitte Bernhardt)
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Increased fire activity near the Sheep Gap fire forced new evacuation orders and warnings to be issued.

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Weather helps calm wildfires in Glacier National Park

The Sprague fire continues to burn near West Glacier in Glacier National Park. (inciweb.org photo) The Sprague fire continues to burn near West Glacier in Glacier National Park. (inciweb.org photo)
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The Sprague fire burning five miles northeast of West Glacier now stands at nearly 16,800 acres. 

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Hundreds turn out for Constitution Week celebration at Capitol

This year marks the 230th anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution which was signed on Sept. 17, 1787. (MTN News photo) This year marks the 230th anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution which was signed on Sept. 17, 1787. (MTN News photo)
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This year marks the 230th anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution which was signed on Sept. 17, 1787.

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Billings man accused of sexually abusing 4 young girls

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A Billings man was arrested Sunday and now faces charges for the alleged sexual abuse of four young girls. 

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Dillon school evacuated after guns found

Beaverhead County High School in Dillon (MTN News photo) Beaverhead County High School in Dillon (MTN News photo)
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Two students from Beaverhead County High School were arrested Monday after allegedly bringing guns to school.

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Montana Made: Diamond Products

Starting in beakers and ending in buckets, these cleaning products are made in Montana and used beyond The Treasure State. (MTN News photo) Starting in beakers and ending in buckets, these cleaning products are made in Montana and used beyond The Treasure State. (MTN News photo)
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Starting in beakers and ending in buckets, these cleaning products are made in Montana and used beyond The Treasure State. 

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2 dead, students injured in crash involving school bus

The crash happened at around 6:40 a.m. on Tuesday on Highway 2 near Vandalia which is northwest of Glasgow. 

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Restoration work well underway at Lolo Peak, Rice Ridge fires

Crews are had at work restoring areas near and around the Lolo Peak fire. (MTN News photo) Crews are had at work restoring areas near and around the Lolo Peak fire. (MTN News photo)

There were 150 miles of containment lines were established this summer to hem in the Lolo Peak Fire that are now being repaired.

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Rains help containment grow on Western Montana wildfires

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The latest round of storms is expected to formally end Montana’s volatile 2017 fire season. 

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History comes to life in Missoula

The Missoula City Cemetery held their annual Stones and Stories event on Sunday. (MTN News photo) The Missoula City Cemetery held their annual Stones and Stories event on Sunday. (MTN News photo)
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Volunteers were spread out throughout the grounds of the Missoula City Cemetery to tell the stories of people from Missoula's past.

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