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Grace Montessori students celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday

Details Grace Montessori students celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday The large multipurpose space of the new Grace Montessori School, 4809 Grand Ave., was transformed into an impromptu Globe Theatre as a touring troupe of players retold a version of William Sha…...

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Governor weighs in on Barry Beach's parole hearing

Details Governor weighs in on Barry Beach's parole hearing HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock is asking the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole to consider whether Barry Beach has served enough time in prison....

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Leroy Van Dyke show canceled

Details Leroy Van Dyke and Williams and Ree’s April 27 performance at Rimrock Auto Arena has been canceled....

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Stillwater Mining lays off 31 salaried employees

Details Stillwater Mining lays off 31 salaried employees Stillwater Mining Co. has laid off 31 salaried and administrative employees in south-central Montana, according to union officials....

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Special K honors top ranchers, house parents; rallies support at fundraiser

Details Special K honors top ranchers, house parents; rallies support at fundraiser Staff and supporters of the Special K Ranch gathered Tuesday evening to honor the developmentally disabled ranchers who work there and to thank the people who support their work by giving to t…...

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Coroner identifies Sidney man who died in crash

Details William Bradley Carnduff, 29, has been identified as the Sidney man who died in a motorcycle crash on Monday....

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Woman walks away from Billings pre-release center

Details Woman walks away from Billings pre-release center A prisoner walked away from a Billings pre-release center on Tuesday night and authorities are asking for the public's help in tracking her down....

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Billings pre-release center walkaway arrested

Details Billings pre-release center walkaway arrested UPDATE: Lt. Kevin Iffland, with the Billings Police Department, said officers arrested Gray at about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday near Montana Avenue and North 17th Street....

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Wind and rain possible Wednesday in Billings

Details Wind and rain possible Wednesday in Billings Make sure things are tied down, because it could be a windy and rainy couple of days in Billings. ...

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Firefighters called to second-floor blaze at Sage Tower

Details Firefighters called to second-floor blaze at Sage Tower Billings Firefighters were called to the scene of a second-floor fire at the Sage Tower Retirement Apartments, 115 N. 24th St., at about 11 p.m. on Tuesday....

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Man who drove drunk on railroad tracks with son ordered to impaired driving court

Details Man who drove drunk on railroad tracks with son ordered to impaired driving court A Billings judge gave a man a deferred sentence Tuesday for endangering his son by driving drunk on railroad tracks in July 2012....

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MSUB chancellor candidate says he'd create a personalized college experience

Details MSUB chancellor candidate says he'd create a personalized college experience The second of four finalists for Montana State University Billings' chancellor position said at a Tuesday open forum that one of the most important aspects of the job is understanding and fost…...

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48-year-old charged in connection with coffee cup attack

Details 48-year-old charged in connection with coffee cup attack A 48-year-old man made an initial court appearance Tuesday on a charge that he was involved with assaulting a man who prosecutors say was attacked Sunday with a broken coffee cup....

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SD2 superintendent earns high marks

Details SD2 superintendent earns high marks Superintendent Terry Bouck was given mostly high praise in his first performance evaluation by the Billings School District 2 board at its Monday night meeting. ...

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Earth Day at Good Earth features community projects

Details Earth Day at Good Earth features community projects The parking lot at Good Earth Market, 3024 Second Ave. N., was abuzz with activity as regular patrons and new visitors came to check out the Earth Day festivities on Tuesday. ...

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Feature photos: Filling the BBWA canal

Details Feature photos: Filling the BBWA canal The BBWA canal slowly fills with water near Meadowlark School on Tuesday. Filling the BBWA ditch system between the Yellowstone River at Laurel and the Billings Heights takes about a week....

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Man with federal meth conviction sentenced for burglary, theft

Details Man with federal meth conviction sentenced for burglary, theft A Billings man sentenced in December to nearly nine years in federal prison for trafficking meth was sentenced Tuesday for felony burglary and theft....

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2 automated counters could boost Billings trail system

Details 2 automated counters could boost Billings trail system You may not have noticed new electric eyes keeping watch along a pair of Billings bike paths, but they’re noticing you....

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Billings woman confesses in California to abusing 3-month-old

Details A woman who was suspected in the death of her child in Billings in 2012 has confessed to abusing the 3-month-old girl....

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Fundraising underway for grad parties; MasterLube sets annual 'Grad Day'

Details Fundraising is underway for this year's all-night, alcohol-free graduation celebrations. The graduation night parties provide a safe and fun way for teenagers to celebrate....

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YMCA announces $2.5 million capital campaign, kicks off locker room renovation

Details YMCA announces $2.5 million capital campaign, kicks off locker room renovation With a few dozen swings from heavy hammers and a large hole in a locker room wall on Tuesday, the Billings Family YMCA kicked off a $2.5 million capital campaign for building renovations, incl…...

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Georgia man admits to role in check-cashing scheme

Details Georgia man admits to role in check-cashing scheme One of several Georgia men charged in connection with an elaborate check-cashing scheme that netted about $24,500 in January pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony forgery charges....

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Man with pending rape charges accused of drug possession

Details A 19-year-old Laurel man with two pending rape cases, both involving underage girls, was arraigned Tuesday on new felony drug charges....

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Billings man admits Walgreens break-in for prescription drugs

Details Billings man admits Walgreens break-in for prescription drugs A Billings man with a drug addiction admitted on Tuesday that he broke into Walgreens and stole prescription painkillers that he intended to use to pay a drug debt....

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Montana History Minute: Hollywood inadvertently saves historic Billings building

Details Montana History Minute: Hollywood inadvertently saves historic Billings building Billings Depot executive director Jennifer Mercer explains the history of the historic train station and how a Tom Cruise movie may have spared it from demolition....

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Man dies in motorcycle crash near Sidney

Details A man was killed and another injured after being thrown from a motorcycle near Sidney on Monday night....

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BPD car involved in crash with alleged DUI driver

Details BPD car involved in crash with alleged DUI driver A Billings Police Department patrol car was involved in a crash with an alleged DUI driver just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Sgt. Ronda Fox. There were no injuries. ...

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BPD car involved in crash with suspected DUI driver

Details BPD car involved in crash with suspected DUI driver A Billings Police Department patrol car was involved in a crash with a driver suspected of DUI just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Sgt. Ronda Fox. There were no injuries. ...

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April Showers headed to Billings

Details April Showers headed to Billings April showers are in the forecast Tuesday, and will most likely be in the forecast through the weekend in Billings. ...

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Memorial bull riding event now in its 3rd year

Details Memorial bull riding event now in its 3rd year Not only will there be plenty of heart-thumping action during the third annual Dustin Bergsing Memorial Bull Riding event set for April 26 in Laurel, but the crowd can enjoy a nice meal the ni…...

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