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Search continues for missing skier near Whitefish

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Multiple search and rescue teams are actively looking for a skier who is missing near Big Mountain. 

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Northwest Montana snow totals

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The ongoing snowstorm has dropped some impressive amounts of snow, especially across Northwest Montana.

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Emergency travel only on Flathead County roads

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The Flathead County Sheriff's Office is asking folks to stay off the roads for the next 12-to-24 hours.

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Winter weather continues to bring traffic troubles

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Continued snowfall, cold temperatures and blowing snow are continuing to cause problems on the roads across Western Montana.

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Monday Montana news headlines

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Here's a look at your top Monday news stories from across Western Montana.

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How to talk to your kids about the Florida shooting

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Communication is a significant topic of conversation among professionals and parents after the school shooting that left 17 dead.

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FWP biologists keeping busy this winter

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Winter is an ideal time for wildlife biologists to capture animals.

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Lack of heat closes Charlo schools

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The school system announced on their Facebook page that a lack of heat in the elementary and high school buildings has forced the closure.

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Avalanche danger remains in Western Montana

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The avalanche danger remains in place on Monday in Western Montana.

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Great Falls brewery launches new beer commemorating MSU

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People will soon see the Golden Bobcat Pale Ale on shelves across the state.

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Weather Forecast: A dry but cold week ahead

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Very cold temperatures are in the forecast today.  

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New volunteer firefighters learn vehicle extrication techniques

25 new volunteer firefighters will respond to calls throughout Lewis and Clark County. (MTN News photo) 25 new volunteer firefighters will respond to calls throughout Lewis and Clark County. (MTN News photo)
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Twenty-five new volunteer firefighters will respond to calls throughout Lewis and Clark County.

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Sen. Tester hosts infrastructure round table in Bozeman

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Senator Jon Tester was in Bozeman to meet with local city officials to discuss their needs and interests for the infrastructure bill. 

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Other viruses cause Zika-like damage to fetuses, study finds

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The virus is transmitted between birds and Culex mosquitoes, which can infect humans, horses and other mammals.

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Montana VA responds to concerns about primary care vacancies

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Leaders with the Montana VA Health Care System said they can continue meeting the primary care needs of veterans around the state.

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Dozens stranded on broken chairlift at Red Lodge Mountain

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Dozens of skiers and snowboarders became stuck at Red Lodge Mountain after a chairlift cable derailed Saturday afternoon.

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7,000 acres of land being protected in Northwest Montana

More than 7,000 acres of forest land near Olney is being permanently protected by a public-private partnership. (MTN News photo) More than 7,000 acres of forest land near Olney is being permanently protected by a public-private partnership. (MTN News photo)
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More than 7,000 acres of forest land near Olney is being permanently protected by a public-private partnership.

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Friends remember former governor Judy Martz competing in the Olympics

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Judy Martz traveled to Austria in 1964 to compete in the women's 1500 meter speed skating category.

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No grizzly hunting in Montana for 2018

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The Montana Wildlife Commission is accepting a recommendation not stage a hunt for the bears near Yellowstone National Park.

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Montana wildlife officials: About 2 percent of 339 deer killed in special hunt near Bridger had CWD

Mule deer. (courtesy photo) Mule deer. (courtesy photo)
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Wildlife officials are still waiting for results from the deer killed in the final weeks of the season. 

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Sessions orders review after FBI says it missed Parkland tip

Attorney General Jeff Sessions (CNN photo) Attorney General Jeff Sessions (CNN photo)
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A person close to Nikolas Cruz, the confessed shooter, contacted the FBI on January 5 to report concerns about him, the FBI said in a statement Friday. 

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Stapleton updates review process for problematic mail ballots

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Secretary of State Corey Stapleton, who caused a political stir last year when he highlighted 363 mail ballots not counted because of improper signatures, says his office and others have agreed how to review such ballots for possible “voter misconduct.” 

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Indictments issued against Russians in U.S. election meddling case

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the defendants wanted to undermine confidence in our democracy. 

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Missing Butte man found dead at base of headframe

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The body of a Butte man who was reported missing on Jan. 28, 2018 was found Thursday.

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Flu now blamed for 84 child deaths this season, CDC says

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Three out of four children who died from the flu had not gotten a flu vaccine, the acting director of the CDC said during a news conference.

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Holter Museum remembers the days of print photography

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The Holter Museum of Art is working to raise interest around a medium that time has passed by. 

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Hundreds attend tour of new Butte airport terminal

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The new facility is all about making a good first impression.

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Trout Creek couple fined in major wildlife violations case

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A Trout Creek couple faces several penalties after what state wildlife officials say they committed “significant wildlife violations”. 

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Washington college on lockdown after reports of gunfire on campus

A community college south of Seattle was on lockdown after reports of shots fired. (photo credit: CBS) A community college south of Seattle was on lockdown after reports of shots fired. (photo credit: CBS)
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Highline College south of Seattle sent out a notice around 9 a.m. Friday morning telling students and staff to lock down classrooms and offices. 

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Remains of Sperry Chalet holding up

Part of the historic Chalet burned in last summer's Sprague fire. (file photo) Part of the historic Chalet burned in last summer's Sprague fire. (file photo)
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There has been concern about whether the damaged stone walls could withstand the impacts of a Glacier National Park winter.

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No shortage of multimillionaires among MT’s 2018 congressional candidates

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont. U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.
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Montana may have the wealthiest member in all of Congress – Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte – but he’s far from being the only multimillionaire running for federal office this year in Montana. 

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Bozeman man identified as Fergus Co. crash victim

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The crash is being investigated by the Montana Highway Patrol and the Fergus County Coroner’s Office.

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First responder receives minor injuries in multi-vehicle Wyoming crash

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An overturned semi trailer was ripped in half and an emergency responder injured in a multi-vehicle crash near Rawlins, Wyo., early Thursday morning.

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Bipartisan immigration plan: Where the senators stand

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A group of bipartisan senators struck a deal on an immigration compromise, but it's unclear whether it will garner the 60 votes it needs to advance the legislation.

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Gov. Bullock orders flags to half-staff

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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock ordered flags lowered to half-staff out of respect for the Florida school shooting victims and families.

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Former US Olympics ski team member shares his passion

Helena-born alpine skier Roger Little was a member of the United States Olympic Ski team in 1972. (MTN News photo) Helena-born alpine skier Roger Little was a member of the United States Olympic Ski team in 1972. (MTN News photo)
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Helena-born alpine skier Roger Little was a member of the United States Olympic Ski team in 1972.

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Visitor restrictions ramp up at Helena hospital due to flu

St. Peter’s Health has increased their visitation restrictions due to the rising cases of influenza in the area. (MTN News photo) St. Peter’s Health has increased their visitation restrictions due to the rising cases of influenza in the area. (MTN News photo)
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St. Peter’s Health has increased their visitation restrictions due to the rising cases of influenza in the area. 

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Butte couple honored for 60 years of marriage

The 14th annual Chocolate Extravaganza at the Butte senior living home also crown residents Pete and Helen Radonich King and Queen. (MTN News photo) The 14th annual Chocolate Extravaganza at the Butte senior living home also crown residents Pete and Helen Radonich King and Queen. (MTN News photo)
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The 14th annual Chocolate Extravaganza at the Butte senior living home also crown residents Pete and Helen Radonich King and Queen.

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Belgrade man killed in Grass Range crash

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 A man is dead after rollover crash Thursday in Grass Range, where the Montana Highway Patrol said road conditions remain treacherous. 

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Florida suspect's digital profile 'very, very disturbing'

The Broward County Sheriff's Office in Florida is responding to reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. There are reports of victims. (photo credit: CNN) The Broward County Sheriff's Office in Florida is responding to reports of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. There are reports of victims. (photo credit: CNN)
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The family Nikolas Cruz lived with didn't notice anything terribly strange about the young man's behavior the morning of the massacre at a Parkland, Florida, high school.

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Kalispell hospital adds another heart procedure

The Rocky Mountain Heart and Lung Clinic provides cardiac and pulmonary care to those in the Flathead Valley and beyond. (MTN News photo) The Rocky Mountain Heart and Lung Clinic provides cardiac and pulmonary care to those in the Flathead Valley and beyond. (MTN News photo)
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The Rocky Mountain Heart and Lung Clinic provides cardiac and pulmonary care to those in the Flathead Valley and beyond. 

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FraudWatch: Over-payment scams

echnology makes selling unwanted items a lot easier thanks to the various online platforms. (MTN News photo) echnology makes selling unwanted items a lot easier thanks to the various online platforms. (MTN News photo)
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Technology makes selling unwanted items a lot easier thanks to the various online platforms.  

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Trial set for Senate candidate Downing on fish-and-game charges

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Bozeman Justice of the Peace Bryan Adams scheduled Troy Downing’s trial for three days, from May 23-25.

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DPHHS considering statewide contract for managing developmentally-disabled services

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The Bullock administration said initially it planned to take over case-management duties itself, with state employees.

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Marion storage unit fire under investigation

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The building contained 30 storage units.

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VA Secretary faces calls to resign on Capitol Hill after travel expense report

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. (CBS News) Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. (CBS News)
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"He's really part of the culture of corruption that too often defines this organization. I just don't think that he has the moral authority to clean it up," said Colorado Republican Mike Coffman.

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At least 17 dead in Florida school shooting, law enforcement says

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At least 16 people are dead after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, law enforcement officials told CNN.

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Former Rocky Boy Health Clinic CFO Sutherland sentenced to prison for wire fraud

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The United States Attorney’s Office announced on Wednesday that U.S. District Judge Brian Morris sentenced Kathy Ann Sutherland of Box Elder to 12 months and 1 day of imprisonment.

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Florida students hid in classrooms, closests in deadly school shooting

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Police say the suspect is in custody but the scene remains active. Authorities are still working to secure buildings on campus.

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Prices are going up. But it's good news for you

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Prices are going up, but it's actually good news for you — at least right now. 

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Montana Department of Revenue issues deadline reminder

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Several important deadlines are approaching for owners of real and personal property in the Treasure State.

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Curling: Sweeping through Montana and the 2018 Winter Games

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The curling club in Bozeman works to promote the sport and teach anyone who wants to learn. 

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GOP U.S. Senate candidate Murray drops out

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Belgrade business owner Ron Murray, a Republican who’s been running a low-profile campaign for the U.S. Senate, said Wednesday he’s dropping out of the race. 

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Montana Ag: Windrift Hill is expanding

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The small shop on Main Street in Conrad will be moving to a new facility down the road giving them 8,000 square feet of possibilities.

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Flathead wrestlers bring home hardware from state tourney

The Braves finished with 288 points, ahead of Bozeman with 222 and Billings Skyview with 181.5. (courtesy photo) The Braves finished with 288 points, ahead of Bozeman with 222 and Billings Skyview with 181.5. (courtesy photo)
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The Braves finished with 288 points, ahead of Bozeman with 222 and Billings Skyview with 181.5.

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Morning Rounds: New Shingles Vaccine

We answer your medical questions during Morning Rounds Wednesday mornings on Montana This Morning. We answer your medical questions during Morning Rounds Wednesday mornings on Montana This Morning.
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We answer your medical questions during Morning Rounds Wednesday mornings on Montana This Morning.

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Toddlers and Technology: The screen time debate

Around the 1990's, the popularity of home computers grew, and now there's tablets and smartphones. (MTN News photo) Around the 1990's, the popularity of home computers grew, and now there's tablets and smartphones. (MTN News photo)
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Technology is prevalent now, more than ever. It's accessible by just about anyone, and it's landing in the tiny hands of toddlers.

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Climber dies after fall on Oregon's Mount Hood; 6 others rescued

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One climber is dead after falling 700 to 1,000 feet on Mount Hood in Portland, Oregon.

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Art helping the homeless in the Flathead

Randi Sui was born in Kalispell and raised in multiple cities across Montana. She is now an established artist who is based out of the Boston area. (MTN News photo) Randi Sui was born in Kalispell and raised in multiple cities across Montana. She is now an established artist who is based out of the Boston area. (MTN News photo)
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Randi Sui was born in Kalispell and is now an established artist who is based out of the Boston area. 

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Expectations high for Whitefish's Maggie Voisin at 2018 Winter Olympics

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Whitefish's own Maggie Voisin is looking to carve her name into Olympic lore.

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From fuel tax increase, MT local governments getting $6.2M in road money

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Montana cities and counties are getting $6.2 million in additional road-maintenance money this year from higher state fuel taxes – and local officials say it’s a badly needed influx of infrastructure cash. 

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Land management opportunities pop up in wake of wildfires

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The damage from 2017’s wildfires has created opportunities in the off season as private landowners are looking to keep their property from being destroyed. 

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Flu vaccine available and highly recommended

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Since late September, over 4,000 cases of the flu have been reported with nearly 500 hospitalizations, and 24 deaths in Montana.

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Rocky Boy rural water supply is low

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The Rocky Boy rural water supply is very low and officials are urging residents to boil their water.

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Two Montana dogs compete in Westminster Dog Show

Viola (right) and Chello (left) are both competing (Facebook) Viola (right) and Chello (left) are both competing (Facebook)
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A pair of musically-named canines hope to strike a chord with judges at the 142nd Westminster Dog Show in New York City.

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Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, backs off aggressive marketing amid lawsuits

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The company will no longer market those drugs to doctors and is laying off half its sales force.

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Prosecutors: Argument over loud music preceded Billings stabbing

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Prosecutors allege a woman stabbed her brother's girlfriend during a day of heavy drinking when the two women argued over loud music.

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Valentine's Day spending

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Millions of Americans will give candy, flowers and other goodies to their loved ones for Valentine’s Day.

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Student of the Week: Maddie Boller

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The Student of the Week airs on during the Tuesday 10:00 News on the Montana Television Network and is brought to you by Town Pump.

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Montana Wilderness Association names photo contest winners

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Xavier Springer’s photo taken during a bright orange sunrise in Glacier National Park has been chosen as the grand-prize winner.

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Flu season could cost businesses billions this year

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More than 17,000 flu-related hospitalizations have been reported in the U.S. since October. 

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Butte man charged with 8th DUI

Police arrested Daniel Hutchison, 53, on suspicion of DUI. (courtesy photo) Police arrested Daniel Hutchison, 53, on suspicion of DUI. (courtesy photo)
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A Butte man is facing charges for driving while under the influence for the eighth time.

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MSU once again seeing record enrollment

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The university set a spring enrollment record of 15,496 students and marks the tenth year of consecutive growth for the spring semester.

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Butte firefighters battle large blaze in extreme cold

Heavy smoke could be seen from a fire at 520 Dakota Street in Butte on Tuesday morning. (MTN News photo) Heavy smoke could be seen from a fire at 520 Dakota Street in Butte on Tuesday morning. (MTN News photo)
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Heavy smoke could be seen from a fire at 520 Dakota Street in Butte on Tuesday morning.

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Royer wins Young Living Race to the Sky

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Jessie Royer crossed the finish line at 7:23 p.m. on Monday.

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On Special Assignment: Budget cuts impacting Montana's non-profits

Missoula non-profit Opportunity Resources says they have already seen drastic changes and the situation looks to only get worse.(MTN News photo) Missoula non-profit Opportunity Resources says they have already seen drastic changes and the situation looks to only get worse.(MTN News photo)
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Missoula non-profit Opportunity Resources says they have already seen drastic changes and the situation looks to only get worse.

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'Colossal' American oil boom could spoil OPEC's plans

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The International Energy Agency says that a massive increase in output means the U.S. will soon be producing more oil than Saudi Arabia.

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Kalispell planning dept. continues talks on large development

The city planning board be discussing a proposal for a 324-unit housing development project on Two Mile Drive. (MTN News photo) The city planning board be discussing a proposal for a 324-unit housing development project on Two Mile Drive. (MTN News photo)
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The city planning board be discussing a proposal for a 324-unit housing development project on Two Mile Drive.

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Proposed Seeley Lake development sparks debate

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A proposed 60-home subdivision near Seeley Lake nearly falls on the border of Powell and Missoula counties.

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Man charged with assault and kidnapping in Great Falls

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Prosecutors requested that bond for Elias Joseph Rodriguez be set at $100,000.

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Montana wind-energy project receives key federal loan

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The developer of a wind farm in Broadview will receive a $2 million grant for renewable energy from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Billings man booked on 8th DUI charge

Hamell has seven prior DUI convictions. (MDOC) Hamell has seven prior DUI convictions. (MDOC)
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A crash in a residential Billings neighborhood has resulted in an eighth drunken-driving charge for a Billings man.

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Federal judge upholds Montana ban on political “robo-calls”

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A federal judge has upheld Montana’s ban on automated political “robo-calls” – although the 27-year-old ban has seldom, if ever, been enforced. 

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Trump hosts meeting with state, local officials on infrastructure

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Only $200 billion of the $1.7 trillion proposal would come from new federal funding. The rest is expected to come from state and local governments and private investment.

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Montana teen fights rare condition

Despite his struggles, Remko and Dena Wouters said their son is perfect. (MTN News photo) Despite his struggles, Remko and Dena Wouters said their son is perfect. (MTN News photo)
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The 14-year-old has had a tough life so far spending most of it in the hospital or in his wheelchair, but that doesn’t stop him from being a kid.
 

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