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Possible homicide investigated near Kalispell

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Information from witnesses indicates that a male, who late slipped under the water, was seen with three other people on the Old Steel Bridge. 

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Volunteers sought for The Event at Rebecca Farm Video included

The Event at Rebecca Farm will run from July 19 until July 23. (MTN News photo) The Event at Rebecca Farm will run from July 19 until July 23. (MTN News photo)
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The Event at Rebecca Farm will need extra volunteers with this year's addition of the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships. 

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Infrastructure bill stumbles again; Legislature extended another day

Rep. Mike Cuffe, House sponsor of the infrastructure bonding bill Rep. Mike Cuffe, House sponsor of the infrastructure bonding bill
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The Montana House fell two votes short of passing an $80 million infrastructure bonding bill Thursday morning, extending the 2017 Legislature another day. 

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Port Polson Player Theatre hoping to pass down vintage seats Video included

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It’s out with the old and in with the new at the Port Polson Players Theatre. 

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Weather Forecast: Mix of rain and snow showers for valleys today Video included

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The highs will only reach into the 40s for most locations across the region under mostly cloudy skies. 

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VA Montana holds event to shed light military sexual trauma

A 2015 Department of Defense study found more than 6,000 cases of reported sexual assaults in the armed forces. A 2015 Department of Defense study found more than 6,000 cases of reported sexual assaults in the armed forces.
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A 2015 Department of Defense study found more than 6,000 cases of reported sexual assaults in the armed forces. 

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Animal Care Expo, Cat Adoption event returning to the Flathead Video included

The event is on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Flathead Spay & Neuter Task Force outside of Columbia Falls. (MTN News photo) The event is on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Flathead Spay & Neuter Task Force outside of Columbia Falls. (MTN News photo)
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The event is on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Flathead Spay & Neuter Task Force outside of Columbia Falls.

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Fraud Watch: Social Media Scams Video included

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Social media can be a great way for people to stay in touch with friends and family, but it can also be an easy way for scammers to target you.

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Montana news headlines

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Your top local headlines: Murder investigated in Kalispell; tech takes center stage at UM event; Snowy winter doesn't stop deer and elk.

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Long winter didn't impact Western Montana deer, elk populations Video included

While some places in the Northwest saw a higher mortality rate for deer and elk, that wasn't the case in Western Montana. (MTN News photo) While some places in the Northwest saw a higher mortality rate for deer and elk, that wasn't the case in Western Montana. (MTN News photo)
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While some places in the Northwest saw a higher mortality rate for deer and elk over the winter, that wasn't the case in Western Montana.

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2 students taken into custody after online threats against Browning school

Napi Elementary School Napi Elementary School
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Two students who reportedly threatened to "shoot up" a school in Browning are now in custody.

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The race for votes on health care is on, once again

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act runs fro. Nov. 1, 2016 - Jan. 13, 2017. Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act runs fro. Nov. 1, 2016 - Jan. 13, 2017.
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All eyes were on the conservative House Freedom Caucus which has stood united against House leadership's health care bill.

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More Americans think Trump will increase their taxes, rather than decrease them - poll

U.S. investigators are looking into whether Trump campaign representatives had a role in helping Russian intelligence as it carried out cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee and other political targets in March 2016. (CBS News photo) U.S. investigators are looking into whether Trump campaign representatives had a role in helping Russian intelligence as it carried out cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee and other political targets in March 2016. (CBS News photo)
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More Americans think Donald Trump will increase their taxes rather than decrease them – though Democrats are most likely to say this. 

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Annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday

The event is set for April 29 at the Whitefish Police Department. (MTN News file photo) The event is set for April 29 at the Whitefish Police Department. (MTN News file photo)
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Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is inviting everyone to take part in the 13th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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$80M construction bonding bill revived – but on life-support, as session nears end Video included

$80M infrastructure bill advances $80M infrastructure bill advances
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An $80 million infrastructure bonding bill – one of the last, most contentious issues remaining before the 2017 Montana Legislature – re-emerged Wednesday, but is on life-support until Thursday.

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Records show Quist, Gianforte have different hunting and fishing history

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KTVH requested the public records regarding the hunting and fishing licenses for both Quist and Gianforte from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

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Billings man allegedly stabbed friend in neck while drunk Video included

Elliot Bradley is charged in Yellowstone County Justice Court (YCDF) Elliot Bradley is charged in Yellowstone County Justice Court (YCDF)
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A Billings man is accused of stabbing his friend in the neck while they were drinking alcohol at a Laurel residence on Monday.

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Medical marijuana bill clears Montana Legislature

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SB 333 would set up new regulatory systems for medical marijuana in Montana.

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2 robbed at gunpoint in Missoula neighborhood Video included

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Missoula Police say two people were robbed at gunpoint Monday night on Cregg Lane.

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Woman arrested in Ravalli County in connection to Great Falls homicide Video included

Linda Christianson (Ravalli County Detention Center booking photo) Linda Christianson (Ravalli County Detention Center booking photo)
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During the initial stages of the investigation, deputies felt that the death was not a suicide and deemed the scene and circumstances suspicious. 

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Missoula man accused of hotel rape Video included

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A Missoula man is accused of attacking and raping a woman in an area hotel last week. 

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Montana bill to remove "use of force" from consent definition moves forward

State Senator Diane Sands (D-Missoula). (MTN News photo) State Senator Diane Sands (D-Missoula). (MTN News photo)
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The bill is sponsored by Democratic senator of Missoula.

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Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect Conference honors advocates Video included

Dozens of Montanans were recognized Tuesday for their efforts to support children and families. (MTN News photo) Dozens of Montanans were recognized Tuesday for their efforts to support children and families. (MTN News photo)
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Dozens of Montanans were recognized Tuesday for their efforts to support children and families.

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House candidates in Montana shoot guns in new ads

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Ads from each candidate highlight their similarities on a certain key issue. 

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Trump executive order calls for review of "egregious" federal land grab

Grand Staircase National Monument (Photo credit: Visit Southern Utah) Grand Staircase National Monument (Photo credit: Visit Southern Utah)
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Thee review will consider all national monument designations of federal public lands since 1996 that are 100,000 acres or larger. 

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Program hopes to inspire future Montana healthcare workers Video included

Students spent Tuesday at St. James Healthcare in medical workshops as part of the R.E.A.C.H. program. (MTN News photo) Students spent Tuesday at St. James Healthcare in medical workshops as part of the R.E.A.C.H. program. (MTN News photo)
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The program aims to get high school kids thinking about careers in the medical field and giving them some hands-on experience.

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One Class at a Time: Sentinel High School Video included

Thomas Leik’s Mechanics and Industrial Technology classroom. (MTN News photo) Thomas Leik’s Mechanics and Industrial Technology classroom. (MTN News photo)
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Thomas Leik’s class is breaking down and building bicycles that are donated from Free Cycles in Missoula. 

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Montana distillers look to expand toward Japan Video included

A group of Montana breweries and distilleries took a trip out of the country to try and export some of their product. (MTN News photo) A group of Montana breweries and distilleries took a trip out of the country to try and export some of their product. (MTN News photo)
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A group of local breweries and distilleries took a trip out of the country to try and export some of their product. 

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Report: Western Montana high schools get top grades Video included

Stevensville High School (MTN News file photo) Stevensville High School (MTN News file photo)
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The list shows Stevensville coming in the third sport followed by Glacier High School.

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Montana mill: New tariffs on Canadian timber are a good start Video included

The tariffs announced this week range from 3% to 24% for five Canadian lumber companies. (MTN News photo) The tariffs announced this week range from 3% to 24% for five Canadian lumber companies. (MTN News photo)
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The tariffs come after an agreement signed under President George W. Bush expired in 2015.

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Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood to perform in Billings Video included

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Country music star Garth Brooks announced Wednesday morning that he and Trisha Yearwood will perform in Billings in June. 

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Addition to ALERT helping patients in Northwest Montana Video included

This fixed-wing addition to the ALERT program in Kalispell has been staying busy. (MTN News photo) This fixed-wing addition to the ALERT program in Kalispell has been staying busy. (MTN News photo)
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When Chris Miller gets a call for help, the first thing he does is check the weather because for patients who need him the sky is the limit.

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Zinke says Trump executive order won't jeopardize public lands

Grand Staircase National Monument (Photo credit: Visit Southern Utah) Grand Staircase National Monument (Photo credit: Visit Southern Utah)
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Ryan Zinke briefed reporters on the “Review of Designations under the Antiquities Act,” which Mr. Trump will sign Wednesday.

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Judge blocks part of Trump's sanctuary cities executive order

Judge William H. Orrick (photo: cand.uscourts.gov/who) Judge William H. Orrick (photo: cand.uscourts.gov/who)
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A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a threat to take away funds from sanctuary cities.

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Budget deal could kill wage increase for direct-care workers Video included

Rep. Jon Knokey, R-Bozeman Rep. Jon Knokey, R-Bozeman
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A last-minute budget deal could effectively kill a measure to raise wages for thousands of locally employed workers who take care of developmentally disabled and elderly Montanans, supporters of the bill said Tuesday. 

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Montana medical marijuana backers at odds over Senate bill Video included

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Montana Senate Bill 333 now includes requirements to track and limit seeds, test labs and plants, and implement taxation. 

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Legislature passes bill to comply with federal “Real ID Act” Video included

Montana has been fighting the implementation of the REAL ID Act for 9 years. (MTN News photo) Montana has been fighting the implementation of the REAL ID Act for 9 years. (MTN News photo)
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At the end of this year, a Montana driver’s license would not meet the federal standards to be used for air travel or access to federal facilities. 

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State of the Young Child event comes to Missoula Video included

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Missoula organizations are trying to help find alternatives as the cost and availability of childcare continue to be a concern for parents.

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Montana's largest job fair coming to Missoula Video included

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The 2017 Missoula Career Fair is set to be one of the largest in recent memory.

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Jury convicts Missoula man of drugging and raping underage girls Video included

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Erik Nugent was arrested in September and charged with 14 felonies, including rape, sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography and endangering the welfare of children. 

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Lawmakers insert $13M hospital tax in budget bill Video included

Bob Olsen, VP of Montana Hospital Assoc. Bob Olsen, VP of Montana Hospital Assoc.
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In a surprise move Tuesday, state lawmakers endorsed a temporary $13 million tax on a dozen Montana hospitals to help balance the 2018-19 state budget – and fund a pilot program to help children attending privately run preschools. 

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Livingston man among first in state to receive robotic-assisted knee surgery Video included

Mark Baker, who lives in Livingston, recently had knee surgery. (MTN News photo) Mark Baker, who lives in Livingston, recently had knee surgery. (MTN News photo)

A Livingston man recently had partial knee replacement surgery with the surgeon performing the procedure with the help from a hand-held robot. 

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19-year-old star bull rider aims to make it back to the top

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Jess Lockwood from tiny from Volborg, Montana is touring the country, posing for photos and riding high in front of more than a million fans a year. 

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Grant brings new technology to rural Montana medical communities Video included

The trucks were provided to the state from a $4.6 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. (MTN News photo) The trucks were provided to the state from a $4.6 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. (MTN News photo)
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A large grant is bringing three new high-tech trucks will help medical training in rural Montana. 

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Eureka lawmaker's efforts to revive infrastructure bonding bill stalls

The Montana State Capitol building in Helena (MTN News photo) The Montana State Capitol building in Helena (MTN News photo)
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Rep. Mike Cuffe (R-Eureka) brought a motion Monday to suspend House rules and revive House Bill 645. 

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Suspect arrested for fatal crash near Great Falls Video included

The crash that killed Marvin Knutson happened on April 15, 2017. (MTN News photo) The crash that killed Marvin Knutson happened on April 15, 2017. (MTN News photo)
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Jaroglav Kleberc has been charged with negligent homicide, tampering with physical evidence, and failure to remain at an accident scene.

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Tester, Daines support new US Agriculture Secretary appointment Video included

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Both of Montana's U.S. senators are supportive of the confirmation of Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as the Agriculture Secretary. 

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Trump slaps first tariffs on Canadian lumber

The Softwood Lumber Agreement imposed export fees on Canadian lumber headed to the U.S. (MTN News photo) The Softwood Lumber Agreement imposed export fees on Canadian lumber headed to the U.S. (MTN News photo)
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The Trump administration is hitting Canada with stiff tariffs of up to 24% on lumber shipped into the United States.

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Stand-off ends in Great Falls, suspect arrested Video included

The suspect in the hours-long stand-off in Great Falls has been arrested. The suspect in the hours-long stand-off in Great Falls has been arrested.
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A standoff in Great Falls ended with the suspect being removed from a home on Smelter Avenue Northwest on a stretcher.

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Public encouraged to attend Libby Dam meeting

The Libby Dam (MTN News photo) The Libby Dam (MTN News photo)
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Federal officials will be hosting a public meeting on the operations of the Libby Dam in May. 

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Public meetings set for Yellowstone Park anglers Video included

With the threat of aquatic invasive species and efforts to restore native fish species, Yellowstone National Park is hosting public meetings over the next few days. (Photo credit: NPS/Neal Herbert) With the threat of aquatic invasive species and efforts to restore native fish species, Yellowstone National Park is hosting public meetings over the next few days. (Photo credit: NPS/Neal Herbert)
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Fishing season in Yellowstone National Park is about a month away and anglers are getting an education about the threats the park’s fish face.

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Centerline rumble strips expanded in MT for highway safety Video included

A study by the Federal Highway Administration found the center line rumble strips are an effective way to reduce crashes. (MTN News photo) A study by the Federal Highway Administration found the center line rumble strips are an effective way to reduce crashes. (MTN News photo)
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The work to install centerline rumble strips for highways includes Montana Highway 200 between Clearwater Junction and Great Falls.

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Montana Made: World's best burger is made in Montana Video included

The Burger Dive serves up award winning lunch (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan photo) The Burger Dive serves up award winning lunch (MTN News/Brandon Sullivan photo)
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The Burger Dive made their first appearance on the world stage in 2014 by winning the title of “Best of the Bash.”

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Kalispell meeting highlights Montana sex trafficking issue Video included

The growing problem in northwest Montana area drew more than 30 officers from the region to the Flathead Valley Community College. (MTN News photo) The growing problem in northwest Montana area drew more than 30 officers from the region to the Flathead Valley Community College. (MTN News photo)
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The growing problem in northwest Montana area drew more than 30 officers from the region to the Flathead Valley Community College.

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7 ways a government shutdown will affect your daily life

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The last time the government was forced to close up shop -- for 16 days in late 2013 -- it cost taxpayers $2 billion in lost productivity,

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Senate Bill amending Lake Co. criminal jurisdiction moves forward Video included

The Lake County Courthouse in Polson. (MTN News photo) The Lake County Courthouse in Polson. (MTN News photo)
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Senate Bill 310 amends an existing statute concerning criminal jurisdiction between the CSKT and Lake County.

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Program aids Western MT bull trout conservation efforts Video included

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Montana's largest and perhaps tastiest native trout have been on the federal threatened species list for the last two decades.

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State budget may include unusual `trigger’ language, to cut programs further Video included

Rep. Nancy Ballance, R-Hamilton Rep. Nancy Ballance, R-Hamilton
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As Montana lawmakers complete work on the state’s $10 billion, two-year budget, they’re also planning to insert a new wrinkle that could end up cutting – or adding – millions of dollars in spending in the future. 

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Accused killer of Poplar baby agrees to plead guilty Video included

Kenzley Olson. Kenzley Olson.
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The woman accused of killing a Poplar baby and dumping her body in the garbage in April of 2016 has agreed to plead guilty.

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Kalispell-area sting nets several arrests for soliciting prostitution Video included

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Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says that criminal charges have been filed against seven people for soliciting prostitution. 

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Former Lake County Judge dead at 80

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Former Lake County District Court Judge C.B. McNeil has passed away at the age of 80. 

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Man killed in fatal I-90 crash near Three Forks

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A Wisconsin man was killed in a car crash just outside Three Forks around 12 p.m. on Sunday. 

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Montana motorcycle group raising awareness about child abuse Video included

Guardians of the Children is bringing awareness to child abuse. (MTN News photo) Guardians of the Children is bringing awareness to child abuse. (MTN News photo)
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Guardians of the Children, which aims to make communities aware of child abuse, hosted a picnic Sunday in Bozeman.

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Sun River team captures top honors at Worlds Robotics Championship Video included

The Sun River Rednek Robotics team came home as heroes on Sunday. (MTN News photo) The Sun River Rednek Robotics team came home as heroes on Sunday. (MTN News photo)
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The team returned from placing in the top bracket out of 128 teams at an international robotics competition in Houston.

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Montana values, gun rights highlight Donald Trump, Jr. Kalispell visit Video included

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Donald Trump, Jr. told a crowd at Glacier Park International Airport that the fight for Montana's House seat isn't just among Treasure State voters.

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Whitefish offering safe disposal of unwanted prescription drugs Video included

The event is set for April 29 at the Whitefish Police Department. (MTN News file photo) The event is set for April 29 at the Whitefish Police Department. (MTN News file photo)
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The service -- which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 29 -- is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

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Little Shell Tribe holds quarterly meeting Video included

The Little Shell Tribe held their quarterly meeting in Great Falls over the weekend. (MTN News photo) The Little Shell Tribe held their quarterly meeting in Great Falls over the weekend. (MTN News photo)
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Officials say the tribe is comprised of roughly 5,300 members across north-central Montana.

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Recovery continues for MHP trooper hurt in head-on crash

Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Scott Bennett (MTN News file photo) Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Scott Bennett (MTN News file photo)
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Sgt. Scott Bennett Bennett was hurt when his cruiser was hit head-on by a car which lost control on a snowy corner on U.S. Highway 93 South.

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Empower Montana works for unity Video included

Montanans are uniting against discrimination thanks to education from a workshop hosted by Empower Montana. (MTN News photo) Montanans are uniting against discrimination thanks to education from a workshop hosted by Empower Montana. (MTN News photo)
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Montanans are uniting against discrimination thanks to education from a workshop hosted by Empower Montana. 

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100 days in, Democrats' biggest asset is Trump

President Trump is seen here speaking at the White House on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Pool photo via CNN) President Trump is seen here speaking at the White House on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Pool photo via CNN)
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While Democrats have a common enemy, they still don't have a common message -- or a single leader.

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Bill would amend criminal jurisdiction laws between Lake Co. & CSKT Video included

The Lake County Detention Facility in Polson. (MTN News photo) The Lake County Detention Facility in Polson. (MTN News photo)
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A bill that addresses criminal jurisdiction between Lake County and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has cleared the Montana Senate.

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  • Monte goes pro… again

    Monte goes pro… again

    Thursday, October 27 2016 6:20 PM EDT2016-10-27 22:20:56 GMT

    A new Monte has again turned pro in the NBA, this time shedding the brown fur of a Grizzly bear, and donning the silver fur of “Clutch,” the Houston Rocket’s beloved bear.

    A new Monte has again turned pro in the NBA, this time shedding the brown fur of a Grizzly bear, and donning the silver fur of “Clutch,” the Houston Rocket’s beloved bear.

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