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The groundbreaking marks a fresh start following a devastating fire a year ago that destroyed the Mission Mountain Mercantile. (Nicole Miller/MTN News photo) The groundbreaking marks a fresh start following a devastating fire a year ago that destroyed the Mission Mountain Mercantile. (Nicole Miller/MTN News photo)

Ground broken on new Condon business one year after devastating fire Video included

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One year ago this month Condon's only gas station and grocery store went up in flames.

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Canadian man killed in head-on crash near West Glacier Video included

The head-on crash happened on U.S. Highway 2 near mile marker 157. (MTN News image) The head-on crash happened on U.S. Highway 2 near mile marker 157. (MTN News image)
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A Canadian man died in a Sunday evening motorcycle crash near Glacier National Park. 

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Montana's special election means additional costs for counties Video included

Moore estimates the poll election will cost Cascade County an additional $60,000, which includes setting up all 7 polling locations and hiring 80 election judges. (MTN News photo) Moore estimates the poll election will cost Cascade County an additional $60,000, which includes setting up all 7 polling locations and hiring 80 election judges. (MTN News photo)
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The election to replace Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke comes just months after the statewide 2016 general election.

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In final days of MT U.S. House campaign, healthcare is a focus 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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The special election will be on Thursday, May 25th.

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Intergenerational trauma studied in northern Montana Video included

The Blackfeet Reservation in Browning (MTN News photo) The Blackfeet Reservation in Browning (MTN News photo)
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Blackfeet tribal member Carol Murray started researching the Baker Massacre as a student at Northern Montana College in Havre.

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Billings man accused of threatening neighbor with machete over gardening mishap

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A Billings man is accused of threatening his neighbor with a machete because he thought the victim was killing his flowers with a weed whacker.

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Woman killed by train in Miles City

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A Butte woman was killed when she was struck by a train in Miles City, according to a BNSF spokesman on Monday.

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Townsend preps for deputy’s procession Video included

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Nearly 500 law enforcement officers and first responders will participate in honoring Broadwater County deputy Mason Moore on Tuesday.

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British police: 19 fatalities after incident at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

Image from video posted by @hannawwh. Image from video posted by @hannawwh.
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There are fatalities following an incident at Manchester Arena in England on Monday, according to local police.

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Bullock vetoes health-care price transparency bill

Gov. Steve Bullock Gov. Steve Bullock
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Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday vetoed the session’s major bill to help health-care consumers do some comparison shopping, saying it might actually increase health-care costs.

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Montana new headlines

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A look at tonight's top stories.

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Gov. Bullock orders flags at half-staff on Tuesday for Deputy Mason Moore

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Moore died in the line of duty on Tuesday, May 16.

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Unique effort underway to restore sagebrush in Montana Video included

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Sagebrush is a vital component to Montana’s prairie ecosystems and a unique partnership is trying to restore the plant.

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Warm Tuesday, then much cooler

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It has been an exceptionally nice weather day to start our work week. 

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One killed in Sunday crash near Bozeman

The Montana Highway Patrol reports that one person died in a Sunday evening crash on Story Mill Road. (MTN News photo) The Montana Highway Patrol reports that one person died in a Sunday evening crash on Story Mill Road. (MTN News photo)
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The Montana Highway Patrol reports that one person is dead following a Sunday evening crash on Story Mill Road.

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Phone companies invest in upgraded service in Montana Video included

AT&T has spent $150 million in Montana in the last few years to improve coverage. (MTN news photo) AT&T has spent $150 million in Montana in the last few years to improve coverage. (MTN news photo)
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Construction crews have been working around the state adding coverage.

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Judging Yellowstone: Federal Magistrate holds unique legal position Video included

The Honorable Mark Carman might have the most unique job in the federal court system.  (MTN News photo) The Honorable Mark Carman might have the most unique job in the federal court system. (MTN News photo)
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The Honorable Mark Carman might have the most unique job in the court system.

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Victim ID'd, suspect arrested in Mission Valley hit-and-run Video included

The incident happened on St. Mary's Lake Road near the intersection of Chalwain Road. (MTN News photo) The incident happened on St. Mary's Lake Road near the intersection of Chalwain Road. (MTN News photo)
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Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says that Nick J Herak, 73, from the St. Ignatius area died in the Sunday morning incident.

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Beer and beef form a partnership in Montana Video included

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A Great Falls area brewery has found a unique way to reduce waste that benefits local livestock.

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Bozeman neighborhood hit with anti-Semitic messages again Video included

Dan Lourie received the literature and joined in the walk. (MTN News photo) Dan Lourie received the literature and joined in the walk. (MTN News photo)
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Anti-Semitic pamphlets were dropped in one of Bozeman's neighborhoods on Saturday.

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Gov. Bullock signs bill to protect domestic violence victims Video included

State Sen. MacDonald and Gov. Bullock seated at signing of SB 153. (MTN News photo) State Sen. MacDonald and Gov. Bullock seated at signing of SB 153. (MTN News photo)
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Senate Bill 153 makes strangulation of a family or partner member a felony crime in Montana.

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Billings man killed in motorcycle crash

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The Montana Highway Patrol was dispatched to a crash in Big Horn County at 10:20 a.m. on Sunday.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders wraps up Montana tour at MSU Video included

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wrapped up his Montana tour in Bozeman on 5.21.17.  (MTN News photo) Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wrapped up his Montana tour in Bozeman on 5.21.17. (MTN News photo)
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Sen. Bernie Sanders took a weekend tour through Montana to campaign for Montana Democratic congressional candidate Rob Quist.

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1 killed in Sanders County crash Video included

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One person died in a one vehicle crash near Trout Creek on Saturday evening. 

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"Wear It Montana" campaign promotes use of life jackets Video included

The event was part of national Boat Safety Week. The event was part of national Boat Safety Week.
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"Wear It Montana" is a program that is part of a national program to stress the importance of wearing a life jacket when you are anywhere near water. 

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Victims of fatal crash near Cut Bank identified

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The crash was reported to the Glacier County Sheriff's Office at about 2 a.m. on Friday.

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The other border

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A growing number of immigrants from Latin America say they're looking north.

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Possible leak found at Washington nuclear site

Concerns about shifting soil near tunnels containing contaminated material at the Hanford Site.prompted the evacuation. Concerns about shifting soil near tunnels containing contaminated material at the Hanford Site.prompted the evacuation.
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The discovery follows an incident early last week in which a site tunnel collapsed, sparking fears of radiation exposure.

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Bernie Sanders campaigns for Rob Quist in special election Video included

Sen. Bernie Sanders campaigning for Democratic congressional candidate (MTN News photo) Sen. Bernie Sanders campaigning for Democratic congressional candidate (MTN News photo)
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Democratic congressional candidate Rob Quist, along with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, are hitting the campaign trail hard to rally support. 

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Visitor restriction in place at Montana State Prison Video included

Montana State Prison facing staffing shortages (MTN News photo) Montana State Prison facing staffing shortages (MTN News photo)
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The Montana State Prison will restrict visitation this weekend after an influenza outbreak was discovered at the facility this week. 

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Family friend remembers the personal side of Deputy Moore Video included

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A family friend of Deputy Mason Moore remembers the fallen deputy as a loving husband, devoted father and involved community member.

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More than just hot water and big animals in Yellowstone National Park Video included

Native and non-native plants in the park (MTN News photo) Native and non-native plants in the park (MTN News photo)
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Most folks headed to Yellowstone National Park are thinking about the geysers and wild animals they are going to get a chance to see.   

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U.S. Honor Flag honors fallen deputy in Montana Video included

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The U.S. Honor Flag arrived in the state of Montana to honor Deputy Sheriff Mason Moore on Friday evening.

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RV park and cabin village approved for West Glacier Video included

GPI will be allowed to build a 102-space RV park and cabin village off River Bend Drive in West Glacier. (MTN News photo) GPI will be allowed to build a 102-space RV park and cabin village off River Bend Drive in West Glacier. (MTN News photo)
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Plans are moving forward for the West Glacier RV Cabin Village after Flathead County Commissioners gave their approval to the project.

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Grizzly bears captured, relocated in the Flathead

An adult female grizzly bear captured on May 16th south of Ferndale.  (photo credit: MT FWP) An adult female grizzly bear captured on May 16th south of Ferndale.  (photo credit: MT FWP)
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The animals were captured on May 16 after getting into two small chest freezers that were outside of a mobile home.

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Training for danger: Montana Law Enforcement Academy Video included

The MLEA puts officers through a 12-week training program that includes mock traffic stops and building searches. (MTN News photo) The MLEA puts officers through a 12-week training program that includes mock traffic stops and building searches. (MTN News photo)
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The MLEA puts officers through a 12-week training program that includes mock traffic stops and building searches.

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Whole milk making a comeback Video included

More and more people are ditching low-fat dairy products and choosing whole milk instead. (CBS News photo) More and more people are ditching low-fat dairy products and choosing whole milk instead. (CBS News photo)
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More and more people are ditching low-fat dairy products and choosing whole milk instead.

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Former Vann’s CEO will spend years in federal prison Video included

Ex- CEO George Manlove is charged with hundreds of counts of money laundering, fraud and theft . (MTN News photo) Ex- CEO George Manlove is charged with hundreds of counts of money laundering, fraud and theft . (MTN News photo)
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Three months after he was convicted of 170 counts of theft and fraud for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Vanns, former CEO George Manlove finally learned his fate.

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More details revealed in fatal shooting of Broadwater Co. deputy Video included

Broadwater County deputy Mason Moore was killed during a traffic stop near Three Forks. (MTN News photo) Broadwater County deputy Mason Moore was killed during a traffic stop near Three Forks. (MTN News photo)
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In charging documents released Friday, investigators recounted how Broadwater County Sheriff's deputy Mason Moore was killed early Tuesday morning near Three Forks.

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Report: Russia investigation identifies White House official as person of interest

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The report came moments after President Trump departed on Air Force One for his first foreign trip.

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Investigation underway after body of man found in Rosebud Mine

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Authorities say the body was found by an employee of the mine around 11 a.m. on Thursday.

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Montana senators comment on special counsel

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Speaking to MTN News from Washington on Thursday senators Daines and Tester said patience is required while three separate investigations move forward.

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2 killed, 1 hurt in crash near Cut Bank

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Two people are dead following an early Friday morning rollover crash Cut Bank. 

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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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Health leaders warn about youth e-cigarette use in Montana

State and county health leaders say more teenagers in Montana are using e-cigarettes. (MTN News photo) State and county health leaders say more teenagers in Montana are using e-cigarettes. (MTN News photo)
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State and county health leaders say more teenagers in Montana are using e-cigarettes. 

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Montana dispatchers talk about getting a tragic call Video included

A Gallatin County 911 dispatcher recalls getting the call that a deputy had been killed in the line of duty. (MTN News photo) A Gallatin County 911 dispatcher recalls getting the call that a deputy had been killed in the line of duty. (MTN News photo)
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 “Everything just sank, all of our hearts." Hit with tragedy, Erin Metzger and the other dispatchers on call knew their night was far from over.

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From inmate to parent: Montana women struggle to transition Video included

Landon and his mom, Shellie, have rebuilt a life together (MTN News photo) Landon and his mom, Shellie, have rebuilt a life together (MTN News photo)
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The visits Landon Morris had with his mother for the first eight years of his life were under close supervision surrounded by barbed wire.

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Mangan takes over as Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Video included

Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Jeff Mangan. (MTN News photo) Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Jeff Mangan. (MTN News photo)
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Jeff Mangan, a business owner from Great Falls, took over as Commissioner of Political Practices on Monday. 

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Montana sheriff offers gratitude for support in time of loss Video included

Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan (MTN News file photo) Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan (MTN News file photo)
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Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn M. Meehan expressed his sadness and gratitude on a social media post.

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Butte man charged with attempted murder Video included

Kyle Sholey Kyle Sholey
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A Butte man faces an attempted deliberate homicide charge after allegedly trying to shoot a woman at an apartment complex earlier this month. 

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Montanans drift off with new float therapy Video included

The treatment at Enlyten Lab in Missoula goes by a few names including restricted environmental stimulation technique therapy. (MTN News photo) The treatment at Enlyten Lab in Missoula goes by a few names including restricted environmental stimulation technique therapy. (MTN News photo)
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People are paying more than $50 to spend an hour or more floating in 12 inches of warm saltwater, naked, in the dark. 

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Western MT counties seeing steady return of absentee ballots

The Montana special congressional election will by on May 25, 2017. (MTN News file photo) The Montana special congressional election will by on May 25, 2017. (MTN News file photo)
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The larger Western Montana counties are seeing a steady return of absentee ballots for next week's special congressional election.

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Robert Mueller gets to work

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Mueller brings two veteran lawyers with him, including one who worked on Watergate.

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In Montana’s U.S. House race, Gianforte hopes the second time is a charm Video included

Republican U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte Republican U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte
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Gianforte is the former head of RightNow Technologies, a software-development firm that he and his wife, Susan, founded in Bozeman.

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Professional organizer seeking to help Montanans who struggle with hoarding Video included

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It’s a condition often shrouded in secrecy and shame -- and it’s a problem in Western Montana.

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West Glacier residents uneasy with proposed RV Park Video included

It's along this road that intersects Glacier's Going-to-the-Sun Road that Glacier Park Inc. wants to build the West Glacier RV & Cabin Village.. It's along this road that intersects Glacier's Going-to-the-Sun Road that Glacier Park Inc. wants to build the West Glacier RV & Cabin Village..
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An RV Park and Cabin Village proposed on an already-congested road in West Glacier has neighbors who live along the road concerned.

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CSKT police searching for Lake County woman

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Kimberly Hewankorn was last seen in the early evening hours of May 11 walking away from a Ronan residence.

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VA2K Walk and Roll event held at Fort Harrison Video included

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Sarah Smith, a VA2K representative, says veteran homelessness is a problem here in Montana.

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Montana beekeeper victim of massive California theft case Video included

Investigators found nearly $1 million worth of bees in Fresno County they say they were stolen from more than half a dozen counties in California -- and in Montana. (CBS News photo) Investigators found nearly $1 million worth of bees in Fresno County they say they were stolen from more than half a dozen counties in California -- and in Montana. (CBS News photo)
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Investigators discovered nearly $1 million worth of bees they say were stolen from more than half a dozen counties in California -- and in Montana.

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Sensory deprivation treatment comes to Missoula Video included

A new wellness treatment is gaining popularity across Montana and one of the newest locations offering the service is on Missoula's Hip Strip.  (MTN News photo) A new wellness treatment is gaining popularity across Montana and one of the newest locations offering the service is on Missoula's Hip Strip. (MTN News photo)
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A new wellness treatment is gaining popularity across Montana and one of the newest locations offering the service is on Missoula's Hip Strip.

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Man sentenced to prison for kidnapping, raping disabled Montana teen Video included

Rodney Zahn was sentenced to federal prison (photo credit: MT Dept. of Corrections) Rodney Zahn was sentenced to federal prison (photo credit: MT Dept. of Corrections)
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A man who admitted he raped the developmentally disabled girl he abducted from her home in Sheridan, Montana has been sentenced to federal prison. 

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Bozeman man charged with vehicular homicide after crash Video included

Lucas Keith Johnson, 23, is charged with negligent vehicular homicide. (MTN News photo) Lucas Keith Johnson, 23, is charged with negligent vehicular homicide. (MTN News photo)
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A 22-year-old woman is dead and a Bozeman man is behind bars after an early Thursday morning crash near Belgrade.

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Phone scam using slain deputy's name targeting Montana residents

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Authorities have reported complaints of a male calling residents and claiming he is raising money for slain Broadwater County deputy Mason Moore.

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Bad weather doesn't dampen the spirit of Special Olympians Video included

Weather forced the opening ceremonies for the Montana Special Olympics Summer Games in Missoula to be move indoors. (MTN News photo) Weather forced the opening ceremonies for the Montana Special Olympics Summer Games in Missoula to be move indoors. (MTN News photo)
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The bad weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the athletes, their families and coaches at the Special Olympics Summer Games in Missoula.

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Authorities investigating death at Great Falls motel Video included

The Great Falls Police Department is continuing to investigate a death at the Airway Motel. (MTN News photo) The Great Falls Police Department is continuing to investigate a death at the Airway Motel. (MTN News photo)
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Police are investigating a death that happened Wednesday at the Airway Motel on southwest side of Great Falls.

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Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a powerhouse, dies at 77

The death was announced by his family and reported on Fox News. There was no immediate information on a cause of death. (photo: Zuma Press via MGN) The death was announced by his family and reported on Fox News. There was no immediate information on a cause of death. (photo: Zuma Press via MGN)
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Roger Ailes, who transformed cable news and then American politics by building the Fox News Channel into a ratings powerhouse, died Thursday.

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Officers stand watch for slain Montana deputy Video included

Law enforcement officers are standing watch over deputy Mason Moore's body at a Bozeman funeral home. (MTN News photo) Law enforcement officers are standing watch over deputy Mason Moore's body at a Bozeman funeral home. (MTN News photo)
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Until deputy Mason Moore is laid to rest, officers are taking turns standing watch over his body at a Bozeman funeral home.

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In the wake of tragedy, the Flame of Hope burns bright in Missoula Video included

The Montana Special Olympics Flame of Hope is a symbol that burns bright, igniting the optimism of all who see it. (MTN News photo) The Montana Special Olympics Flame of Hope is a symbol that burns bright, igniting the optimism of all who see it. (MTN News photo)
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The Flame of Hope is a symbol that burns bright, igniting optimism in all who see it and giving solace to law enforcement in the face of tragedy.

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More big changes coming for Montana’s medical marijuana providers Video included

Voters approved Initiative 182 in November which loosened restrictions on the state’s medical marijuana program. (MTN News photo) Voters approved Initiative 182 in November which loosened restrictions on the state’s medical marijuana program. (MTN News photo)
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A Victor business is one of the first medical marijuana dispensaries to open after voters approved a loosening on the state’s medical marijuana program.

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Kalispell candlelight vigil honors slain Montana deputy Video included

More than 100 people gathered to honor the life of a man who many never met, but consider a hero. (MTN News photo) More than 100 people gathered to honor the life of a man who many never met, but consider a hero. (MTN News photo)
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More than 100 people gathered in Kalispell to honor the life of a man who many never met, but consider a hero.

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MT Prison Report: 70% of female inmates committed non-violent crimes Video included

A majority of women at the prison are locked up for non-violent crimes. (MTN News photo) A majority of women at the prison are locked up for non-violent crimes. (MTN News photo)
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Women are being incarcerated at a higher rate than ever in Montana and most of them are serving time for non-violent crimes. 

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Poet/musician Rob Quist navigates uphill road in U.S. House race Video included

Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist Democratic U.S. House candidate Rob Quist
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Backed by former Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Quist won the state Democratic Party’s nomination at a special convention March 5.

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Benefit to help Flathead father recovering from chronic medical condition Video included

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Jack Hokanson is widely known in the community as a loving husband and dad.

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How you can help the family of Deputy Moore

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Broadwater County Sheriff's deputy Mason Moore was shot and killed in the line of duty on Tuesday.

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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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