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Jan 28, 2013 10:38 AM by Mark Thorsell - KPAX News

Monday morning Montana news headlines

MISSOULA - Missoula County Search and Rescue members are looking for two missing snowmobilers in the Seeley Lake area. Officials tell us the two men were supposed to come home Sunday night, but never did. Their vehicles were found at the trailhead, and crews are currently out there searching the area.

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MISSOULA - Three people were shaken up, but are okay after a hit and run incident that happened early Sunday morning. Police say that a female designated driver was driving two of her friends home at around 2 a.m. on Russell Street, when their vehicle was t-boned by an SUV traveling the wrong direction on Sixth Street.

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COLUMBIA FALLS - A 50-year-old Montana man is dead after a single vehicle accident that happened south of Columbia Falls. The Montana Highway Patrol was told about the crash just after 8 a.m. Sunday, with authorities saying the man was driving eastbound on Blackmer Lane when he drifted to the right, over-corrected, and went off the left side of the road.

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MISSOULA - The debate continues over what to do with the Western Montana fairgrounds, and some of the options that have been discussed include renovation or building a new multi-purpose event center. But in order to build a new events center, the fairgrounds would have to do away with its 18 acre horse racing grounds, and that doesn't sit well with Val Crossland, who runs the off-track betting at Katie O'Keefe's Casino.

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WORDEN - The words "championship" and "dynasty" are rarely used together when the topic at hand is high school speech and debate. But on Saturday, those words accurately described one coach's team on the quest for 30 straight titles.

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WHITEFISH - The world skijoring championships wrapped up this weekend at the Whitefish Municipal Airport. The unique extreme winter sport is held each year as part of the Whitefish Winter Carnival. Most of the skiers landed all three of the jumps, but what would a skijoring even be without a fall or two and a wayward horse now and again? That's skijoring in Montana.

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Courtney Olish's StormTracker Weather Center forecast: We'll see a wet start to the work week with valley locations seeing light snow flurries that will increase throughout the afternoon. The daytime highs in the upper 20s and low 30s, with overnight lows in the teens. Valley locations could see up to 2" to 5" of fresh snow by Wednesday morning, the strongest expected for Tuesday.

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