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Sunny weather to start, but mid-week storms possible

Details Sunny weather, reaching into the mid 70s will begin the week, but storms off the Pacific headed towards Billings could make for wet and cooler days towards the end. ...

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Crow woman to compete in Miss Indian World Pageant

Details Crow woman to compete in Miss Indian World Pageant Tahnya Laforge arrived in the world one minute behind her twin sister Natasha....

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Church planters hope to grow faith

Details Church planters hope to grow faith It’s Sunday morning at Elevation Church, and the Rev. Dave Carroll is a busy man....

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A decade later, YBGR teachings helped Billings man turn his life around

Details A decade later, YBGR teachings helped Billings man turn his life around Andrew Akerstrom woke up late one evening in a cell at the Yellowstone County jail knowing that God was speaking to him....

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10,000 youths later: YBGR continues its reach into community, region

Details 10,000 youths later: YBGR continues its reach into community, region It's not hard to find the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch's main residential campus, stretching over 410 acres between Billings and Laurel. ...

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Head-on collision occurs at King Avenue West on Saturday night

Details Head-on collision occurs at King Avenue West on Saturday night A man in his 70s was taken to the hospital Saturday for non-life-threatening injuries after the green minivan he was driving collided head-on with a white SUV at the intersection of King Avenu…...

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Fire breaks out in home on Gymnast Way

Details Fire breaks out in home on Gymnast Way Sixteen firefighters responded Saturday to a kitchen fire that filled a home on the 3700 block of Gymnast Way with heavy smoke. ...

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Kids fill their baskets with candy, prizes at Easter-related events

Details Kids fill their baskets with candy, prizes at Easter-related events Harlow Mahlen got an egg-cellent haul of plastic candy-filled Easter eggs Saturday at the Great Easter Eggstravaganza at the Depot in downtown Billings....

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Saturday's weather perfect for Easter egg hunts

Details Above-normal temperatures could cause increased snow melt over the next few days, especially in parts of southern Montana, but that will also make Saturday a great day for Easter egg hunts....

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Chief discusses use of force, officer shooting review process

Details Chief discusses use of force, officer shooting review process In the wake of Yellowstone County’s fifth officer-involved shooting since the beginning of 2013, Billings Police Chief Rich St. John discussed the department’s internal review process for offi…...

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Home invasion suspects appear in court

Details Home invasion suspects appear in court Three people charged in connection with a home invasion Tuesday appeared in Justice Court Friday before Judge David Carter. ...

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Friends and family gather to remember Richard Ramirez

Details Friends and family gather to remember Richard Ramirez Born and raised on the south side of Billings, Richard Ramirez spent a lot of time in South Park....

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Billings business leader proposes to ban marijuana

Details Billings business leader proposes to ban marijuana HELENA — A Billings businessman has proposed an initiative for the November 2014 ballot that effectively would ban the possession, use, cultivation, trafficking and transportation of marijuana…...

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Artifact Road Show lets people share their treasures

Details Artifact Road Show lets people share their treasures Melanie Israel, of Custer, celebrated her birthday Friday by presenting a really old fossil for examination at the Bureau of Land Management’s Artifact Road Show, held at the Billings Curation Center....

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Bullock names Billings attorney Michael Moses to state judgeship

Details Billings attorney Michael Moses has been appointed to the state district judge seat formerly held by Susan Watters, who now is a judge in U.S. District Court. ...

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Interim chancellor named for MSU Billings

Details Interim chancellor named for MSU Billings Sheila Stearns, Montana's former commissioner of higher education, will serve as interim chancellor at Montana State University Billings....

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Formerly homeless vet saves up to cook for caring nurses

Details Formerly homeless vet saves up to cook for caring nurses Paying the bills is a delicate balancing act....

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Achievers

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Woman sentenced for burglary connected to 2013 fatal shooting

Details Woman sentenced for burglary connected to 2013 fatal shooting A Billings woman was sentenced on Friday after twice skipping sentencing hearings for a felony burglary conviction stemming from a 2013 incident that ended with the fatal shooting of her husba…...

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Man taken to hospital after rollover on I-90

Details Man taken to hospital after rollover on I-90 A Billings man was taken to St. Vincent Healthcare after rolling his white Oldsmobile on I-90 Thursday night....

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Sentence revoked for Level 3 sex offender who stalked girls at mall

Details Sentence revoked for Level 3 sex offender who stalked girls at mall A judge sentenced a level 3 sex offender on Thursday to the Montana State Prison for following young girls at the Rimrock Mall....

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Billings will celebrate Arbor Day with the governor April 25

Details Billings will celebrate Arbor Day with the governor April 25 Billings’ Arbor Day celebration April 25 in Pioneer Park will begin with cleanup and beautification and end with education about trees....

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Billings man reported missing

Details Billings man reported missing Police are requesting the public's help in locating Joseph Kelly, a 59-year-old man from Billings, who has been reported missing.  ...

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Officer in Monday shooting also shot, killed man in 2013

Details Officer in Monday shooting also shot, killed man in 2013 The officer who fired three shots, killing Richard Ramirez, 38, this week fatally shot another man in 2013....

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Saturday events at Pictograph Caves, Four Dances mark Archaeology Month

Details Saturday events at Pictograph Caves, Four Dances mark Archaeology Month In celebration of Archaeology Month the Bureau of Land Management is teaming up with Montana State Parks to host an Archaeology Day at the Four Dances Natural Area and Pictograph Cave State Pa…...

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Negotiators agree to 3-year deal with sheriff's deputies

Details Negotiators agree to 3-year deal with sheriff's deputies Negotiators have agreed on a three-year deal for Yellowstone County Sheriff's deputies that will include a 5.13 percent wage increase for the current year....

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Deputies will see 5% raise under tentative contract deal

Details Deputies will see 5% raise under tentative contract deal Negotiators have agreed on a three-year deal for Yellowstone County Sheriff's deputies that will include a 5.13 percent wage increase for the current year....

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Stillwater County investigates string of Park City break-ins

Details The Stillwater County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a string of seven break-ins reported in Park City between Feb. 1 and March 26....

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Rescue Mission seeks volunteers to help with Easter meal

Details The Montana Rescue Mission is seeking volunteers to help with its Easter meal....

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Meetings set to get insight on Montana State Parks

Details Montana State Parks is holding eight meetings around the state beginning on Monday to devise a strategic plan for the agency....

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