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Montana Special Election by the numbers

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Republican Greg Gianforte won a clear victory in Thursday’s special election to fill Montana’s open U.S. House seat. 

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Flathead Nat'l Forest campgrounds opening up for the season

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All of the campgrounds in the Flathead National Forest are scheduled to be open for the Memorial Day weekend.

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Help keep law enforcement safe; move over on roads Video included

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The Montana Highway Patrol is reminding people the importance of moving over and slowing down for emergency vehicles on the side of the road. 

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Stay safe around Western Montana's rivers Video included

The Clark Fork River in Missoula (MTN News file photo) The Clark Fork River in Missoula (MTN News file photo)
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Most rivers in Western Montana are running high, fast and cold this Memorial Day weekend prompting some important safety advice.

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Memorial Day Weekend at Glacier National Park

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Many services and facilities in Glacier National Park will be open for Memorial Day weekend.

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Check out LIVE coverage of the latest news from across Montana, the nation and around the world. 

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Sheriff's deputy, 7 others killed in Mississippi shootings

Brookhaven Police officer William Durr was one of seven people killed in Lincoln County, Mississippi during a shooting spree Saturday night. (credit: Oxford Police) Brookhaven Police officer William Durr was one of seven people killed in Lincoln County, Mississippi during a shooting spree Saturday night. (credit: Oxford Police)
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A sheriff's deputy and seven other people were shot dead overnight in southern Mississippi, authorities said Sunday. 

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Memorable Memorial Day weather

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So far, it's been a wonderful weather weekend, and Monday will be no different.

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Shearing season for Montana alpacas Video included

More than 100 alpacas (and three llamas) were given hair cuts for their own health, but also because alpaca fleece is also very valuable,  (MTN News photo) More than 100 alpacas (and three llamas) were given hair cuts for their own health, but also because alpaca fleece is also very valuable, (MTN News photo)
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The fleece comes in various varieties from royal, the softest and weakest, to superfine and all the way up to strong.

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Flags placed at veteran's grave sites at Fort Harrison Video included

A total of 3,500 flags were placed next to gravesites on Saturday. (MTN News photo) A total of 3,500 flags were placed next to gravesites on Saturday. (MTN News photo)
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A total of 3,500 flags were placed next to gravesides on Saturday with help of volunteers.

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Suspect in Great Falls "suspicious death" caught near Clearwater Jct. Video included

Just after 12 p.m. on Saturday, Great Falls Police officers were dispatched to a home at 1820 2nd Avenue North. (MTN News photo) Just after 12 p.m. on Saturday, Great Falls Police officers were dispatched to a home at 1820 2nd Avenue North. (MTN News photo)
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A pickup truck being looked for in connection with a Great Falls suspicious death was located by a Missoula County Sheriff’s deputy.

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Looming Trump budget cuts deepen distress on Pine Ridge

Looming Trump budget cuts deepen distress … Members of the Ogala Lakota tribe on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (CNN photo) Looming Trump budget cuts deepen distress … Members of the Ogala Lakota tribe on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (CNN photo)
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The challenges facing residents of Pine Ridge, one of the poorest parts of the country, are chronic and mounting.

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Holiday weekend marks the start of Montana grilling season Video included

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It’s the holiday weekend and it’s prime time for BBQ, but before firing up the grill there are a few things you may want to keep in mind. 

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Montana boaters prepare for watercraft inspections Video included

Tests last fall found invasive mussel larvae in Tiber Reservoir. Tests last fall found invasive mussel larvae in Tiber Reservoir.
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There are several things to keep in mind as the state continues its efforts to limit and prevent aquatic invasive species. 

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Travelers set for record Memorial travel weekend Video included

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Based on its Memorial Day travel survey of 1,300 respondents, more than one-third, or 34 percent, will be traveling to their destination Friday. 

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Remembering a Montana mining disaster Video included

168 miners were killed in a mine fire on June 8, 1917 in BUtte.  (MTN News photo) 168 miners were killed in a mine fire on June 8, 1917 in BUtte.  (MTN News photo)
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The Granite Mountain Speculator Mine claimed the lives of 168 people in a fire on June 8, 1917. 

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Montana FWP leaders shoot down "quiet waters" proposal

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A proposal to man personal watercraft on many of the state's major rivers hit a brick wall in Helena.

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Barrus pleads not guilty to 25 charges in deputy's slaying Video included

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In court Friday, despite Judge Reynolds' warning to remain silent, Barrus briefly made a statement addressing Moore's family. 

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Tuition increase passes for Montana University System

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The Board of Regents for the Montana University System passed a tuition increased following a decrease in funding from the Montana Legislation. 

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Invasive beetle prompts warning from Nature Conservancy

The Emerald Ash Borer beetle is a threat that The Nature Conservancy officials are trying to keep at bay. (MTN News photo) The Emerald Ash Borer beetle is a threat that The Nature Conservancy officials are trying to keep at bay. (MTN News photo)
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Ash trees line Missoula streets and towns across Montana, but an invasive species could wipe them all out if people are not careful. 

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Inmate visits again allowed at Montana State Prison

The Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge. (MTN News photo) The Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge. (MTN News photo)
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Warden Michael Fletcher says that that inmate visitation will resume on Saturday, May 27.

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Train derails in Great Falls

A BNSF spokesman says that seven cars derailed, and that only two of the cars were loaded. A BNSF spokesman says that seven cars derailed, and that only two of the cars were loaded.
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A BNSF spokesman says that seven cars derailed and that only two of the cars were loaded.

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Police investigating downtown stabbing

The incident happened late Thursday near the Bodega in downtown Missoula. (MTN News photo) The incident happened late Thursday near the Bodega in downtown Missoula. (MTN News photo)
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Sgt. Jim Klawitter says the incident happened around 11:45 Thursday night near the Bodega Bar on Ryman Street in Missoula.

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Upcoming Western Montana coming events

Check out some of the events happening across Western Montana Check out some of the events happening across Western Montana
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Here's a list of some of the upcoming events taking place across Western Montana.

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Disaster preparation workshop held in Helena

Each county in Montana has a mitigation disaster plan that identifies the risk and vulnerabilities in that certain community. (MTN News photo) Each county in Montana has a mitigation disaster plan that identifies the risk and vulnerabilities in that certain community. (MTN News photo)
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The workshop was organized by Montana Disaster Emergency Services and the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.

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Gianforte wins wild and wooly MT special congressional election Video included

U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte and his wife Susan Thursday night U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte and his wife Susan Thursday night
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Republican Greg Gianforte won a relatively comfortable victory in Montana’s congressional election Thursday – despite being cited for assault the night before the election, when he roughed up a reporter at a campaign event. 

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Route of  the Hiawatha opening for Memorial Day weekend Video included

Route of the Hiawatha (MTN News file photo) Route of the Hiawatha (MTN News file photo)
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The popular Route of the Hiawatha Mountain Bicycle Trail is set to open for the season on Saturday, May 27. 

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Columbus student charged with plotting classmate's murder Video included

Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch (YBGR photo) Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch (YBGR photo)
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Court documents state that a Yellowstone County Boys and Girls Ranch student allegedly plotted the torture and murder of her classmate.

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Murder charges filed after body found at Great Falls motel

Stanley Isaac LeBeau Stanley Isaac LeBeau
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A man was arrested on Thursday on a warrant for deliberate homicide in connection with a recent death at the Airway Motel.

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Montana U.S. House special election results Video included

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The polls have closed in Montana. You can now view up-to-date election results here. 

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Appeals court upholds block on Trump's travel ban; administration to appeal to Supreme Court

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The 10-3 ruling from the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a lower court's decision to halt core portions of the executive order indefinitely.

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Man dies from injuries sustained in crash near Libby

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A man who was hurt earlier this week after crashing his pickup truck near Libby has died.

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Teenage girl killed by RV in Big Horn County

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A 13-year-old girl was killed Wednesday night when she was hit by a vehicle while walking along Highway 212 east of Busby.

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What Greg Gianforte's win in Montana taught Washington

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Montana's bizarre special election and Gianforte's win are being cast as a referendum on events in Washington and a projection of what's to come.

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Gianforte wins Montana's congressional election with relative ease Video included

Republican U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte and his wife, Susan, on election night Republican U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte and his wife, Susan, on election night
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Gianforte said he’s going to Washington, D.C., to “drain the swamp and fight for Montana families.”

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Quist concedes special election in Missoula Video included

Democratic congressional candidate giving his concession speech in Missoula on 5.26.17. (MTN News photo) Democratic congressional candidate giving his concession speech in Missoula on 5.26.17. (MTN News photo)
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Quist remained very positive and upbeat during his concession speech, telling people he hopes they will stay involved in politics.

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Gianforte elected to U.S. House; apologizes to reporter Video included

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Republican Greg Gianforte has defeated Democrat Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks.

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Flathead voters grapple with Gianforte assault story Video included

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Some Flathead voters say the news hasn't changed their mind.

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MT voters go to polls – with special congressional race in harsh spotlight Video included

U.S. House candidates Greg Gianforte (left) and Rob Quist U.S. House candidates Greg Gianforte (left) and Rob Quist
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Most polls had shown Gianforte with a lead at least in the single digits going into Wednesday.

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Montana's absentee vote turnout in the spotlight after Gianforte 'body slam'

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A large percentage of those expected to vote in Montana's special congressional election have already turned in their ballots. 

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Montana leaders react to Gianforte incident

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Montana leaders are commenting after Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was cited for misdemeanor assault Wednesday night.

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Paul Ryan signals he would still seat Greg Gianforte if he wins special election

Republican Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte. (MTN News photo) Republican Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte. (MTN News photo)
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Speaker the House of Paul Ryan: "If he wins, he has been chosen by the people of Montana who their congressman is going to be."

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Public invited to comment on National Bison Range plans Video included

The National Bison range in Moiese. (MTN News photo) The National Bison range in Moiese. (MTN News photo)
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is inviting the public to attend two scoping meetings in June. 

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No answer to buyers remorse in Montana special election Video included

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For Montanan's that have voted absentee, or cast their votes early, there is no way to change your vote after the fact.

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Montana newspapers withdraw Gianforte endorsement following alleged assault Video included

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The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office cited Gianforte for misdemeanor assault on Wednesday night.

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Montana mussel invasion expected to cost millions Video included

based on experiences elsewhere in the United States, the invasion could impact everything from your power bills to the taxes you pay.. (MTN News photo) based on experiences elsewhere in the United States, the invasion could impact everything from your power bills to the taxes you pay.. (MTN News photo)
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Based on experiences elsewhere in the United States, the invasion could impact everything from your power bills to the taxes you pay. 

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MHP steps up patrol for Memorial weekend

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The Montana Highway Patrol wants to make sure drivers stay safe over the long Memorial Day weekend.

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Poplar woman admits stabbing boyfriend to death

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The Poplar woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in February of 2016 pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

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Gianforte cited for assault after altercation with reporter on eve of election Video included

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The reporter, Ben Jacobs of the Guardian, said he was “body-slammed” to the floor

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Slain Montana deputy's wife speaks out Video included

Jodi Moore , Deputy Mason Moore's wife. (MTN News photo) Jodi Moore , Deputy Mason Moore's wife. (MTN News photo)
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Jodi Moore spoke with MTN News while she stood in front of Mason’s equipment locker at the Three Forks Fire Hall.

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Flathead County gears up for busy Election Day Video included

The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday for Montana's special congressional election. (MTN News photo) The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday for Montana's special congressional election. (MTN News photo)
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There's a lot at stake in Thursday's Montana's special election and many in Flathead County have already cast their early votes.

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Montana congressional candidate cited for assault after election-eve incident

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The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office says Greg Gianforte was cited for misdemeanor assault and has until June 7 to appear in court.

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Quist campaign concludes in Missoula amid Gianforte assault scandal Video included

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Quist did not address the elephant in the room. He simply said thank you to supporters and volunteers for what he calls a campaign well-run.

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Key lawmakers backing MT special session to tackle infrastructure bills Video included

Rep. Rob Cook, R-Conrad Rep. Rob Cook, R-Conrad
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Some key lawmakers are saying they support calling the Montana Legislature back into special session, as soon as next month, to pass a pair of infrastructure-funding bills. 

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GOP official says Quist, backers broke campaign reporting laws

Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist
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A Republican Party official has filed a complaint alleging Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist and a group of his backers violated campaign-reporting laws, stemming from a newspaper insert distributed on Sunday.

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CBO: 23 million more would be without health insurance over next decade under House-passed bill

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The House narrowly passed the measure in early May by a 217-213 vote after twice not being able to secure enough votes in March to pass it then.

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Customer at Montana steakhouse picks up the tab for visiting officers

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The officers were in town for to participate in the funeral procession and memorial service for Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore.

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Graco recalls more than 25,000 car seats

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Graco is recalling more than 25,000 car seats that might not adequately restrain children during a crash.

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AG wants input on addressing substance abuse in Montana

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Aid Montana: Addressing the Impact of Drugs launched in April. 

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Gianforte on final Montana campaign swing pressing jobs and business support Video included

Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte meeting with supporters in Missoula on 5.24.17. (MTN News/Dennis Bragg photo) Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte meeting with supporters in Missoula on 5.24.17. (MTN News/Dennis Bragg photo)
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Republican Congressional hopeful Greg Gianforte is making one final blitz across Montana ahead of the May 25 special congressional election.

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Morning Rounds: Remember to use sunscreen in Montana Video included

Dr. Kasey Harbine of St. Patrick Hospital answers your medical questions. Dr. Kasey Harbine of St. Patrick Hospital answers your medical questions.
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Dr. Kasey Harbine of St. Patrick Hospital answers your medical questions.

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Winds knock out power to hundreds in the Flathead

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Flathead Electric Cooperative reports that as of 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday a total of 718 members were in the dark. 

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Latest technology for breast reconstruction comes to Missoula Video included

A recently approved FDA device to expand chest skin for an implant is available in western Montana that replaces saline with CO2. (MTN News photo) A recently approved FDA device to expand chest skin for an implant is available in western Montana that replaces saline with CO2. (MTN News photo)
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A recently approved FDA device to expand chest skin for an implant is available in western Montana that replaces saline with CO2.

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Mammoth Hotel seeing upgrades while preserving history Video included

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Yellowstone National Park's Mammoth Hotel, which was built in the 1930's, is seeing a major renovation. 

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First on CNN: Trump records robocall for Montana special election

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President Donald Trump is weighing in on the Montana special election this week with a robocall in support of Republican candidate Greg Gianforte.

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Solemn procession honors Deputy Mason Moore Video included

Though many didn't know Deputy Mason Moore personally, they felt the loss. (MTN News photo) Though many didn't know Deputy Mason Moore personally, they felt the loss. (MTN News photo)
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Law enforcement agencies from four states and nearly 500 personnel participated in the procession. 

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Butte woman killed by train in Miles City identified Video included

Alex Thatcher died Sunday (Facebook) Alex Thatcher died Sunday (Facebook)
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Alex Thatcher, 23, died Sunday when she was run over by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe in Miles City.

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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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