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Bigfork Orchards is one of the many place you can find this year's crop of cherries. (MTN News photo) Bigfork Orchards is one of the many place you can find this year's crop of cherries. (MTN News photo)

It's Flathead Cherry season! Video included

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It's that time of the year again -- millions of pounds of cherries plucked from the trees along Flathead Lake.

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Stage II fire restrictions coming to Western Montana

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Stage II fire restrictions will go into effect on federal, tribal, state, and private lands in the Missoula area at 12:01 AM on July 27.

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Weather Forecast: Sunny and hot, with some thunderstorms

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Good Wednesday Everyone! Hot and sunny weather will continue today, with highs mostly in the 80's to low 90's. There is a good chance for thunderstorm

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Crews continue battling Mineral County wildfires Video included

(MTN News photo) (MTN News photo)
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The Sunrise fire burning 11 miles southeast of Superior has now burned over 2,350 acres with no containment. 

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Gov’s office: $70M in `triggered’ state budget cuts will occur Video included

State Budget Director Dan Vills State Budget Director Dan Vills
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As expected, the state must implement widespread budget cuts triggered by lower-than-projected tax revenue, Gov. Steve Bullock’s budget director announced Tuesday. 

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Residents near Sunrise Fire ordered to evacuate

View of Sunrise Fire from Fire Camp (Credit: Jennifer Russell) View of Sunrise Fire from Fire Camp (Credit: Jennifer Russell)
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 "This is the time to leave the area immediately and in an orderly fashion," says Inciweb. 

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Sen. Daines, Tester react to Trump's military ban on transgender people

Daines, Tester. Daines, Tester.
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President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the US armed forces.

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Proposed voter-initiative on transgender bathroom use ready for signatures

Jeff Laszloffy, president, MT Family Foundation Jeff Laszloffy, president, MT Family Foundation
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A proposed initiative to prohibit transgender people from using the public bathroom or locker room of their choice in Montana has been approved for signature-gathering – the first step toward placing it on the 2018 Montana ballot. 

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Man who kidnapped and raped Poplar 4-year-old sentenced to prison

Lieba was sentenced to prison on Wednesday (MTN News) Lieba was sentenced to prison on Wednesday (MTN News)
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The man convicted at trial of kidnapping a 4-year-old Poplar girl from a park and raping her before leaving her for dead was sentenced on Wednesday to federal prison. 

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Poplar woman sentenced to prison for killing baby, dumping body

Kenzley Olson. Kenzley Olson.
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The Poplar woman who admitted she beat a 1-year-old baby to death and disposed of her body after smoking methamphetamine with a friend last year was sentenced to prison on Wednesday.

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Obamacare repeal bill fails in Senate vote

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The text of the legislation mirrors a bill that the Senate passed in 2015 that President Obama then vetoed.

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Vehicle ends up in Missoula river after police pursuit

The pursuit ended with a vehicle in the Clark Fork River. (MTN News/Russ Thomas photo) The pursuit ended with a vehicle in the Clark Fork River. (MTN News/Russ Thomas photo)
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A man who led Missoula Police on a pursuit and ended up driving his vehicle into the river is in custody.

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Details emerge after murder suspect dies in Missoula

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A man who authorities believe killed a woman in Jefferson City over the weekend died Tuesday night during a traffic stop in Missoula. 

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Doctor offers tips to lessen exposure as air quality worsens Video included

The view from the KPAX - St. Patrick Hospital Eyecam as of mid-day on Wednesday. The view from the KPAX - St. Patrick Hospital Eyecam as of mid-day on Wednesday.
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The wildfires burning across Montana are taking a toll on our air quality, but there are some things you can do to limit your exposure to the smoke.

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Missing Lake County boy found safe Video included

(photo credit: Lake County Search and Rescue) (photo credit: Lake County Search and Rescue)
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A 10-year-old child is back safe with his family after disappearing into the woods barefoot on Monday evening near Polson.

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Weather Forecast: Increasing threat for storms

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Afternoon thunderstorm threat remains through today and Thursday, but not for all...

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Lolo Peak fire adds another 500 acres

A fire information trailer is now in place along Highway 93 at the Lolo weigh station. (MTN News/Mark Thorsell photo) A fire information trailer is now in place along Highway 93 at the Lolo weigh station. (MTN News/Mark Thorsell photo)
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The Lolo Peak fire keeps growing as it burns 10 miles southwest of Lolo. 

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Fire managers: Weather will eventually quell Lolo Peak fire Video included

The public turned out for a Tuesday meeting in Stevensville to learn more about the Lolo Peak fire. (MTN News photo) The public turned out for a Tuesday meeting in Stevensville to learn more about the Lolo Peak fire. (MTN News photo)

Fire managers say it's going to be the weather that eventually extinguishes the dangerous Lolo Peak fire.

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Mountain biker dies at Big Sky Resort

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Authorities were called just after 3:15 p.m. that an 18-year-old man collapsed while riding, according to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.

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Anaconda stabbing leads to attempted murder charge

Justice Eckert, 21, of Redmond, Ore., is accused of stabbing a man with a pocket knife at least five times during a fight outside a bar. Justice Eckert, 21, of Redmond, Ore., is accused of stabbing a man with a pocket knife at least five times during a fight outside a bar.
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An Oregon man faces attempted murder charges after a weekend stabbing outside of an Anaconda bar.

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Granite County wildfire evacuations lifted Video included

Evacuations have been lifted  near the Goat Creek fire. (USFS photo) Evacuations have been lifted near the Goat Creek fire. (USFS photo)
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Authorities have lifted the mandatory evacuations that were in place for the Brewster Creek Road residences impacted by the Goat Creek 

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Firefighters continue to hold back Lolo Peak Fire Video included

“Yesterday, we had an increase in fire activity due to a couple of spots and runs," says Lolo Peak Fire PIO Leigh Golden. “Yesterday, we had an increase in fire activity due to a couple of spots and runs," says Lolo Peak Fire PIO Leigh Golden.
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A busy weekend fighting the Lolo Peak Fire has spilled over to the first two days of the workweek.

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Mental health services facing big budget cuts in Montana Video included

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Providers of mental-health services in Montana say they’re bracing for reductions that could undermine local care for the mentally ill. 

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Senate parliamentarian says more BCRA provisions would require 60 votes

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This comes after the Senate voted to open debate on health care Tuesday afternoon.

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New wildfire burning near Seeley Lake

Jeanelle Slade photo. Jeanelle Slade photo.

A Type III Incident Command Team has been ordered and is expected to arrive on Tuesday.

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Evacuations lifted for residents in Lodgepole Complex fire area

Courtesy: Monte Wiebke Courtesy: Monte Wiebke
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Evacuations have been lifted for property owners in the Lodgepole Complex fire zone area in Garfield County. 

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Fire near Arlee kicking up smoke, no structures threatened

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CSKT Fire Prevention Officer C.T. Camel says the Liberty Fire is not threatening any structures.

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Poplar man who served 2 years in prison for raping unconscious teen arrested for new violation

Longee was convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl (SVOR) Longee was convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl (SVOR)
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Federal prosecutors are seeking to have Arthur Dion Longee’s release revoked after he admitted in June to assaulting a woman at her home in Poplar.

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Body recovered from base of Rims below Billings park

Rescue crews were at the scene of an incident on the Rims on Tuesday. (MTN News/Dustin Klemann photo) Rescue crews were at the scene of an incident on the Rims on Tuesday. (MTN News/Dustin Klemann photo)
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The body of a woman was found Tuesday at the bottom of the Billings Rims below Swords Park.

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Family's ranch saved from Lodgepole fires thanks to strong community Video included

(photo credit: Mary Brown) (photo credit: Mary Brown)
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The Brown family has been ranching the area for almost 60 years. 

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Senate advances health care bill as McCain makes dramatic return, Pence breaks tie

(CNN image) (CNN image)
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Senate Republicans voted Tuesday to advance to floor debate on their efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. 

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FWP: 2017 tests find no invasive mussels in Montana waters Video included

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The state instituted strict monitoring and testing after water samples found mussel larvae last Fall. 

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Fannie Sperry: Montana’s famous cowgirl

Fannie Sperry, one of Montana’s best-known cowgirls Fannie Sperry, one of Montana’s best-known cowgirls
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Fannie Sperry, one of Montana’s best-known cowgirls, was raised on a ranch near the Gates of the Mountains.

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Autopsy scheduled for woman found dead in Jefferson County Video included

(MTN News photo) (MTN News photo)
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The woman's body was found early Saturday morning on a road near Jefferson City. 

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Wildfires outside Philipsburg continue to burn

The Meyers fire as seen from Moose Lake Road. (photo credit: USFS) The Meyers fire as seen from Moose Lake Road. (photo credit: USFS)
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The Whetstone fire has torched over 1,600 acres while the nearby Meyers fire has burned over 950 acres.

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$2M approved for Glacier Park International Airport improvements Video included

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Senator Jon Tester's office has announced nearly $5 million to upgrade airports across the state.

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Wildfires continue to burn near Lincoln

Arrastra Creek Fire (courtesy of the Helena- Lewis and Clark National Forest Service) Arrastra Creek Fire (courtesy of the Helena- Lewis and Clark National Forest Service)
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Three fires in northern Lewis and Clark County continue to burn. 

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Waterton-Glacier Science and History Day being marked Video included

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This unique opportunity to hear from park specialists runs until 3:30 p.m. at the West Glacier Community Building.

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Montana news headlines

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Here's a look at your Tuesday top news headlines from across Western Montana.

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Montana Made: StoneTek of Belgrade Video included

Customers sometimes need a little education before they see what StoneTek is all about. Customers sometimes need a little education before they see what StoneTek is all about.

Shane and Shawn Petersen know tile and stone - they've installed them for more than 20 years - that is until 2011 and a trip to Vegas.

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Rock Creek fires now battled as a Complex Video included

The Sapphire Complex is made up of 3 fires burning in the Rock Creek area. (photo: inciweb.org) The Sapphire Complex is made up of 3 fires burning in the Rock Creek area. (photo: inciweb.org)
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The three fires burning near Rock Creek have a new name -- the Sapphire Complex.  A total of 5,400 acres have burned so far.

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Structures threatened as wildfire near Superior grows Video included

Fixed wing aircraft drops retardent ahead of the Sunrise Fire (Credit: Kevin Chaffe) Fixed wing aircraft drops retardent ahead of the Sunrise Fire (Credit: Kevin Chaffe)

A fire burning southeast of Superior is now #2 on the national priority list.

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Missoula man charged with drug manufacturing Video included

Taren Chase Smith (MTN News photo) Taren Chase Smith (MTN News photo)

Taren Chase Smith of Missoula appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court Monday on three felony drug manufacturing charges. 

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Small wildfire quickly contained near Columbia Falls Video included

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Columbia Falls fire Chief Rick Hagen says the one acre fire sparked shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday in the area of  U.S. Highway 2 and Hilltop Road. 

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Engineers to discuss Columbia Falls highway project Video included

Engineers are ready to start explaining plans for a major project to resurface US Highway 2 east of Columbia Falls. (MTN News photo) Engineers are ready to start explaining plans for a major project to resurface US Highway 2 east of Columbia Falls. (MTN News photo)
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Engineers are ready to start explaining plans for a major project to resurface US Highway 2 east of Columbia Falls.

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Lodgepole Complex fires swell to 250,000 acres, containment at 20% Video included

(photo credit: Brandon Peterson) (photo credit: Brandon Peterson)

More personnel arrived on scene from 34 states including hot shot crews to hit the front lines.

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Fire camps become temporary homes for busy crews Video included

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Having a place to eat, rest and even shower is essential to keep crews charged.

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Roundup man identified as "AK-47 Bandit" denies charges in Nebraska Video included

Gathercole appeared in a Dawson County courtroom on Thursday (CBS) Gathercole appeared in a Dawson County courtroom on Thursday (CBS)
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The Roundup man suspected of carrying out a series of armed bank robberies in multiple states denied charges of theft and possessing a stolen firearm at his Monday court hearing in Dawson County Nebraska. 

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Owners of property damaged by wildfire may qualify for tax relief

July Fire in Phillips County. July Fire in Phillips County.
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The tax relief is prorated based on the number of days the property is unusable.

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Man who died in a fall at Glacier National Park identified Video included

Robert Durbin of Corvallis, Montana (Photo from GoFundMe page) Robert Durbin of Corvallis, Montana (Photo from GoFundMe page)
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Robert Durbin of Corvallis, Montana, has been identified as the 26-year-old man who died after falling about 100 feet near Haystack Creek in Glacier National Park. 

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Authorities ID Ronan man killed in motorcycle accident

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says that Gibson Donald Brooks, 19, of Ronan died in the July 20 accident.

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Missoula County now under "extreme" fire danger

(MTN News photo) (MTN News photo)
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Local fire officials have hiked the fire danger in west-central Montana to "extreme". 

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Great Falls air show delights thousands of people Video included

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Organizers say more than 20,000 people showed up on both Saturday and Sunday to take in the action. 

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Body found in Jefferson County, investigation underway Video included

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Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body near Corbin in Jefferson County.

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Motorcyclist dies in crash near Neihart Video included

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Authorities have not yet released the man's name, but did say that he was a 49-year-old Montana resident.

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Goat Creek fire grows to over 1,800 acres Video included

Evacuations remain in effect near the Goat Creek fire. (USFS photo) Evacuations remain in effect near the Goat Creek fire. (USFS photo)

The Goat Creek fire burning east of Missoula in the Rock Creek area has now burned over 1,800 acres. 

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Surviving a grizzly attack twice: Montana man tells his tale Video included

In October of 2016 Orr was in the Bear Creek drainage south of Ennis scouting for elk. He started walking down the trail before the sun came up. Three miles later he first saw the bear that attacked him. (MTN News photo) In October of 2016 Orr was in the Bear Creek drainage south of Ennis scouting for elk. He started walking down the trail before the sun came up. Three miles later he first saw the bear that attacked him. (MTN News photo)
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Outdoorsman Todd Orr shared his incredible story of survival and terror with MTN News.

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Corvallis man ID'd as Glacier National Park victim Video included

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Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says that Robert Charles Durbin, 26, died in a Saturday fall in the Haystack Creek area.

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Western Montana air quality dinged by wildfire smoke

The view from the KPAX - St. Patrick Hospital Eyecam as of Monday morning. The view from the KPAX - St. Patrick Hospital Eyecam as of Monday morning.
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Active wildfires across Western Montana keep pumping smoke into our air. 

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UM student detained in China released Video included

University of Montana senior Guthrie McLean (left). (courtesy photo) University of Montana senior Guthrie McLean (left). (courtesy photo)
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A University of Montana student who has been behind bars in China has reportedly been released from custody. 

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Human-cause blaze quickly knocked down near Kalispell Video included

The fire quickly grew to two acres before being contained. (MTN News photo) The fire quickly grew to two acres before being contained. (MTN News photo)
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A fire that ignited Sunday evening near Kalispell was met by an aggressive response from firefighters. 

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Man killed in Bridger Canyon crash Video included

A man is dead after rolling his vehicle on Bridger Canyon Drive at around 9 p.m. on Sunday night. (MTN News photo) A man is dead after rolling his vehicle on Bridger Canyon Drive at around 9 p.m. on Sunday night. (MTN News photo)
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Authorities believe that the man was driving at high speeds and missed the turn, driving into a power line and then rolled the vehicle into a ditch.

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12 homes destroyed in growing Lodgepole Complex Fire Video included

The Lodgepole Complex consists of four fires burning in eastern Montana. (BLM photo) The Lodgepole Complex consists of four fires burning in eastern Montana. (BLM photo)

The Lodgepole Complex fires, which consists of four fires burning in eastern Montana, has burned 12 homes and an estimated 226,000 acres.

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Fire Emergency declared in Montana

The Lolo Peak fire (photo credit: Brandon Allen) The Lolo Peak fire (photo credit: Brandon Allen)
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Gov. Steve Bullock has issued an executive order declaring a fire emergency in Montana. 

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9 people dead after sweltering tractor-trailer found at San Antonio Walmart

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"We are looking at a human-trafficking crime here," San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said. 

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Money approved for projects in Glacier, Yellowstone national parks Video included

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks.

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Show jumping takes center stage at The Event at Rebecca Farm Video included

The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell. (MTN News photo) The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell. (MTN News photo)
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The competition started heating up as many riders completed in the third leg of the equestrian triathlon -- show jumping.

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Chinn Fire burns 7,000 acres south of White Sulphur Springs Video included

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The Chinn Fire has burned 7,090 acres of land about 12 miles south of White Sulphur Springs.  

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Butte Vietnam veteran laid to rest in hometown Video included

The funeral for Captain Robert Holton was held 48 years after he was killed while serving in southeast Asia. (MTN News photo) The funeral for Captain Robert Holton was held 48 years after he was killed while serving in southeast Asia. (MTN News photo)
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The funeral for Captain Robert Holton was held 48 years after he was killed while serving in southeast Asia.

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Lolo Peak fire grows to 400 acres Video included

A top level fire incident management team is taking over at the Lolo Peak fire. (MTN News/Mark Thorsell photo) A top level fire incident management team is taking over at the Lolo Peak fire. (MTN News/Mark Thorsell photo)
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The Lolo Peak fire has grown to nearly 400 acres, according to fire officials.

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Father and daughter reunite in Great Falls after more than 40 years Video included

Life has come full circle for Steve Smith and his daughter Julie.  It took more than 40 years to do so. Life has come full circle for Steve Smith and his daughter Julie. It took more than 40 years to do so.
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"Happy, I'm very happy.  I'm very grateful,” said Julie on seeing her father for the first time in more than four decades. 

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Canadian aircraft help battle Montana wildfires Video included

4 "super scoopers" are on loan to help fight Montana wildfires. (MTN News photo) 4 "super scoopers" are on loan to help fight Montana wildfires. (MTN News photo)
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Two Canadian CL-215 water scooping planes are stationed in Kalispell at Glacier Park International Airport.

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Fires near Lincoln have burned thousands of acres Video included

Arrastra Creek Fire has burned more than 2,000 acres. (Photo from Inciweb) Arrastra Creek Fire has burned more than 2,000 acres. (Photo from Inciweb)
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The Park Creek Fire has burned more than 2,700 acres while the nearby Arrastra Creek has burned more than 2,000 acres.

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Fires keep burning outside of Philipsburg, public meeting set

The Meyers fire as seen from Moose Lake Road. (photo credit: USFS) The Meyers fire as seen from Moose Lake Road. (photo credit: USFS)
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A meeting to brief the public on the efforts to battle a pair of large wildfires burning outside of Philipsburg will be held on Sunday.

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Lodgepole Complex fire grows to 125K acres, evacuation order remains

The Lodgepole Complex consists of four fires burning in eastern Montana. (BLM photo) The Lodgepole Complex consists of four fires burning in eastern Montana. (BLM photo)
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The Lodgepole Complex consists of the Bridge Coulee Fire, the South Breaks Fire, the Barker Fire, and the Square Butte Fire. 

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Crews brief residents on Granite County firefighting efforts Video included

The Goat Creek fire has forced evacuations and road closures in Granite County. (MTN News photo) The Goat Creek fire has forced evacuations and road closures in Granite County. (MTN News photo)
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Nearly 50 people turned out at the Clinton Fire station, just 24-hours after a third fire erupted in the Rock Creek area.

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Montana anti-suicide coalition aims to end stigma

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An anti-suicide coalition in Helena is hoping that talking about the subject openly will remove the stigma around suicide. 

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"Rattlesnake hunter" staying busy in Great Falls Video included

Jeremy Allestad operates a "reptile removal" service, and he has been very busy over the last several days. Jeremy Allestad operates a "reptile removal" service, and he has been very busy over the last several days.
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Jeremy Allestad operates a "reptile removal" service, and he has been very busy over the last several days. 

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Western Montanans arrested after fentanyl-laced heroin found in Bozeman drug bust

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The trio was arrested after law enforcement found the group in a hotel manufacturing fentanyl-laced heroin along with other drugs. 

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2 men sentenced in connection with Creston murder

Christopher Hansen (center) and David Toman (right) were sentenced Thursday in connection with the murder of Wade Allen Rautio. Christopher Hansen (center) and David Toman (right) were sentenced Thursday in connection with the murder of Wade Allen Rautio.
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Two men were sentenced Thursday in Flathead District Court for their roles in the May 2016 killing of Wade Allen Rautio. 

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Major parts of health care bill violate Senate rule

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Senate parliamentarian says some provisions in original Senate bill require 60 votes.

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New, tougher distracted driving law starting up in Washington Video included

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The next time you're in Washington state you could get a ticket for checking your texts while you wait at the stop light or eating while driving.

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Gallatin County attorney opposes Gianforte mugshot, fingerprint motion

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After two extensions Lambert responded Thursday, asking the court not to excuse Gianforte from the normal booking procedures. 

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Fires grow outside of Philipsburg

The Meyers fire as seen from Moose Lake Road. (photo credit: USFS) The Meyers fire as seen from Moose Lake Road. (photo credit: USFS)
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Two fires that are burning outside of Philipsburg are continuing to grow larger. 

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State Capitol gets some much needed upgrades Video included

Workers have been busy this summer replacing some of the original skylights on Montana’s State Capitol. (MTN News photo) Workers have been busy this summer replacing some of the original skylights on Montana’s State Capitol. (MTN News photo)
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Workers have been busy this summer replacing some of the original skylights on Montana’s State Capitol that are more than 100 years old.

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Little Hogback, Sliderock fires show growth

The Little Hogback Fire (courtesy photo) The Little Hogback Fire (courtesy photo)
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A pair of wildfires burning near Rock Creek have grown larger.

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Lincoln area wildfires keep growing

Arrastra Creek Fire. (courtesy: Inciweb) Arrastra Creek Fire. (courtesy: Inciweb)
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Wind and heat Thursday grew two Lewis and Clark County wildfires by hundreds of acres. 

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Boulder woman killed in rollover crash

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A 38-year-old woman from Boulder was killed in a rollover accident north of Whitehall Friday morning.

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Helena man survives rollover, killed by passing vehicle at crash scene

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The Montana Highway Patrol reports a 33-year-old Helena man died when he was hit by another car on Birdseye Road Thursday night.

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Mineral County wildfire grows, public meeting set

The Sunrise fire is burning between Alberton and Superior. (Lolo National Forest photo) The Sunrise fire is burning between Alberton and Superior. (Lolo National Forest photo)
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Winds pushed the Sunrise fire which is burning between Alberton and Superior to 482 acres on Thursday.

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Self-serve kiosk debuts at McDonald's in Kalispell Video included

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A McDonald's in Kalispell is among the first in the nation to include self-service kiosk ordering and a more tech centered experience.

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Evacuation orders issued near Goat Creek fire Video included

The Goat Fire in Granite County (photo credit Loren Barker) The Goat Fire in Granite County (photo credit Loren Barker)

The Goat fire has burned over 400 acres and forced evacuations in Granite County.

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Eastern Montana wildfires explode to 48,000 acres

A series of wildfires burning in Eastern Montana blew up on Thursday and now have torched approximately 48,000 acres.

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New, tougher distracted driving law starting up in Washington Video included

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The next time you're in Washington state you could get a ticket for checking your texts while you wait at the stop light.or eating while driving.

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Arlee home destroyed in Thursday morning fire

Amy Knutson photo. Amy Knutson photo.
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An Arlee area home is a total loss from a fast-moving fire Thursday morning.

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Charges against 1 of 4 suspects in Poplar man's murder dismissed

The victim has been identified as Patrick Wayne Mitchell (Photo from Bureau of Prisons) The victim has been identified as Patrick Wayne Mitchell (Photo from Bureau of Prisons)
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Charges against one of the four people accused in the beating death of a Poplar man in early July have been dismissed, according to newly obtained tribal court documents.

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Former corrections director Batista temporary Parole Board appointee

Former state Corrections Director Mike Batista Former state Corrections Director Mike Batista
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Former state Corrections Director Mike Batista has been appointed to Montana’s newly configured Board of Pardons and Parole – but said Thursday he plans to serve for only a month or so. 

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Senate GOP eyes Tuesday for health care vote, but exact plan up in the air

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Senate GOP leaders are eyeing Tuesday for a health care vote, but no one knows yet which proposal will be voted on. 

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1 hospitalized, 1 arrested after Lake Co. high-speed chase

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One person is in the hospital while a second person is in jail after leading numerous law enforcement authorities on a high speed chase Wednesday night. 

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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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