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8th grade students at Laurel Middle School mentor 5th grade students as part of WEB program.

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Concerns raised about emergency notifications after terrible fire season

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After a devastating wildfire season across our state And deadly wildfires now happening in California, Concerns are being raised about emergency notifications and the ability to communicate during the danger and chaos. 

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Memorial service for Huntley basketball coach this Friday

The celebration of life for Kurt Kautz is this Friday at 11 a.m. in the Huntley Project School Gymnasium. Those attending are asked to wear red, as Kurt was a lifelong Red Devil. In lieu of flowers, people are asked to make donations to the "Blankets and Bears" or "Citizens for Our Veterans" organizations. A Kurt "Cubby" Kautz memorial scholarship will be established at a later date.

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Traffic violation leads to major drug bust Video included

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A traffic violation leads to a big bust for Montana Highway Patrol. The incident occurred just outside the city limits.

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"The Cancer Survivor in Me Does Get Jitters"

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Coach Vicki Carle expects at least 1,000 people to fill Skyview High School's gym tomorrow night.

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Huntley Project Remembers Coach Kautz

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The town of Worden is remembering a high school basketball coach who died in a car crash.

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MHP traffic stop uncovers 80 pounds of marijuana

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A Washington man is being held in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility following a traffic stop Thursday morning that uncovered 80 one-pound sealed bags of marijuana in his car.

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Montana wildlife officials say poached deer likely suffered

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Wildlife officials say one or more poachers illegally shot eight mule deer in eastern Montana with a type of ammunition used for small game that likely caused the animals to suffer considerably.

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Star Wars decoration wins Halloween

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A two-story, "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio should be enough to make any trick-or-treating Darth Vader proud.

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Here's how you can become a professional pizza taster

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Could you be the right choice for this gig?

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Wyoming woman gets probation for giving pot gummy to child

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming woman will serve four years of probation for giving a marijuana gummy to her daughter. 

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Kids Compete in NILE Rodeo

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Kids from across numerous states compete for "The Nile Champion" title.

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Off-road vehicle deaths are rising: Here's what you should know to keep your kids safe

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Many kids and even adults are cruising around on off-road vehicles.

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Rollover crash near Lockwood kills one man

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We have new information on the rollover crash near Lockwood that took the life of one man.

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#MeToo: Tweets draw attention to sexual assault and harassment

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Milano cited a friend and asked people to reply "me too" to the tweet if they've experienced sexual assault or harassment.

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City of Bozeman to hold controversial meeting tonight discussing "Bathroom Bill"

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Tonight the City of Bozeman will hold a very controversial commission meeting, considering the motion of authorizing the city to participate as a plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging the Montana Locker Room Privacy Act. 

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Habitat for Humanity teams up with local churches to build a new home Video included

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It is a perfect fall day for Habitat for Humanity, along with pastors and congregants from several churches in the area.

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Red Cross offers free volunteer training Video included

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In the wake of recent disasters like the Las Vegas shooting and Hurricane Maria, the Red Cross of Montana held a free volunteer training workshop at Rocky Mountain College today.

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Russell Fagg running for Senate Video included

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2018 is going to be a busy year for former Yellowstone County District Judge Russell Fagg. On Saturday, dozens of people joined Fagg as he officially made his candidacy for Senate official.

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Griz cruise against North Dakota, win 41-17

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The Montana Grizzlies improved to 5-2, and 3-1 in the Big Sky Conference after dismantling the defending Big Sky Champions North Dakota 41-17. 

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Proper CPR training can help save lives Video included

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Knowing how to properly perform the hemlich maneuveur and CPR could mean the difference in saving someone's life. From EMS training to emergency  management planning, Jason Mahoney, an emergency preparedness coordinator from Saint Vincent's Healthcare has more than a decade of experience in his field.

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The origins of Friday the 13th - - as described in a new documentary about Freemasonry

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Why is Friday the 13th supposed to be bad luck? Most people have no idea that it’s a historic event that actually caused this. A new film called "33 and Beyond - - The Royal Art of Freemasonry" describes the event in history, along with lifting the veil on what is a centuries-old secret society called the Free Masons.

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How to protect animals during the holiday season Video included

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With Halloween the start of the holiday season we humans need to be aware of our decorations and their effects on animals. Many of us love to decorate our houses and put out candy, especially for Halloween. Any food left out encourages animals to approach your house and cause some issues for the animal.  Animals can eat any food left out and get sick or get stuck in our holiday decorations. ZooMontana Director, Jeff Ewelt, says the best thing to do is keep decorations on your p... More>>

ZooMontana Sleepy Hollow Wagon rides kick off October 13th Video included

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The Sleepy Hollow Wagon rides kicked off October 13th at 6 pm at ZooMontana. There are two horse-drawn wagons taking guests through spooky sites while telling the tale of Sleepy Hollow and the Headless Horseman. The haunted hay rides will continue every Friday and Saturday until Halloween as well as the entire week leading up to Halloween. The rides will start at 6 pm each night and go until 10 pm. The rides are family friendly and cost 15 dollars per person. Children 3 years old a... More>>

Haunted Ghost Tour at Yellowstone Art Museum

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Billings is full of history so have you ever wondered if any buildings in town are haunted? The Yellowstone Art Museum might be thanks to its history as a county jail. Go Unite planned a haunted tour tonight for about 50 people on Friday, October 13th. Formally a jail in the 19th century, the Yellowstone Art Museum still has some long-term criminals hanging around. The tour takes you behind the scenes to visit the locations of the prisoners and learn about the different ghosts. The... More>>

Self-sustaining house 1-year later Video included

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You may remember a story we did last year on a self-sustainable house in Billings. It's been exactly one year since the Hafer's moved into their home. Hafer said they started moving in last July but it took them until October of last year to get fully settled. KULR8's Melissa Scavelli caught up with Randy Hafer to discuss how the different components are working. Hafer said they're definitely still working out some issues but everything has been going as planned. They've changed up ... More>>

Saturday is National Dessert Day!

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You can make delicious desserts with five ingredients or less!

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In NY town, parents may do time if their child does crime

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A city in New York has a new law that lets authorities send parents of bullies to jail for up to 15 days and fine them up to $250. 

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Turkeys gone wild: resurgent turkeys clash with human neighbors

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Some New England residents now complain that the birds destroy gardens, damage cars and even attack people. 

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Murky timeline is a focus of Las Vegas shooting probe, police expected to release new info today

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Nearly two weeks after the Las Vegas mass shooting, authorities have yet to sort out the basic facts. Las Vegas police are expected to release new information about the case today. 

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Warren Miller Entertainment to host movie premiere in Bozeman tonight

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Grab your popcorn; it’s time for a movie! Warren Miller Entertainment, for the first time ever has chosen Bozeman as one of three locations to host the worldwide premiere of Warren Miller’s latest film “Line of Descent.” 

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Gallatin River cleanup set for Saturday morning

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Local volunteers in Bozeman are coming together to clean the Gallatin River. 

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State Fire Marshal: Fire at old Big Timber high school "human caused"

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Washakie Medical Center celebrates multi-million dollar renovation

In Wyoming, people in Worland got a chance to explore their newly remodeled hospital. They helped celebrate the 27-million dollar renovation and expansion of the Washakie Medical Center. Penny Preston reports the hospital got the facelift through a public-private partnership. 

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NILE rodeo prepares to celebrate 50th Anniversary

The Northern International Livestock Exposition -- better known as the NILE -- kicks off in Billings this weekend. It's the NILE's 50th anniversary. They've got a few special celebrations planned for the occasion. 

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Billings YMCA receives $8,000 from Heart and Sole Run

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The Billings YMCA can now make some upgrades to their indoor and outdoor playgrounds. Thanks to the Billings community that participated in the 2017 Heart and Sole run the YMCA now has 8,000 dollars to play with. Thursday, October 12th, YMCA Billings CEO Kim Kaiser happily accepted the $8,000 raised from this year's Heart and Sole run. The annual Heart and Sole run is held every Father's Day and benefits the YMCA. Kaiser says the kids are looking forward to the new improvements th... More>>

Small businesses need to be on the look-out for cyber attacks

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month across the United States. Cyber attacks typically impact large companies but the Better Business Bureau says small businesses are also at risk. According to the BBB, small business owners know the risks for cyber attacks but are at a loss as far as what to do if they're attacked. A new report from the Better Business Bureau found that half of small businesses reported they could only remain profitable for one month if they lost essential data... More>>

Two-vehicle crash kills one

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Billings Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that resulted in one person dead Thursday evening. 

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9Round Fitness kicks cancer, one cent at a time Video included

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9Round Fitness is trying to kick the life out of cancer...literally. 

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How to safely use a gas can Video included

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A Billings man is recovering in a Denver hospital Thursday after a bizarre accident. 

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Electronic waste event combats hazardous tech disposal methods

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This Saturday Oreo's Refining is holding an electronic waste collection event in Missoula to cut down on electronic pollution. 

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Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch awarded $112,000 for workplace safety Video included

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Montana ranks among the highest in the nation in workplace accidents and fatalities. 

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9Round Fitness aims to kick cancer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Video included

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Thursday is your chance to help 'kick cancer,' as 9Round Fitness once again participates in a nationwide fundraising event. 

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Army schedules hearing to consider Bergdahl guilty plea

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US Army will conduct a court-martial hearing in the desertion case of Bowe Bergdahl, who's expected to enter a plea.

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Investigation underway in man burned while gassing up his car in Billings

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A Billings man is currently recovering at a Denver Hospital after suffering burns while trying to gas up his car.

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The Boy Scouts are no longer just for boys

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The organization Wednesday announced it will admit girls to the program.

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House GOP moves to revamp law on national monuments

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WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are moving to revamp a century-old law used by presidents to protect millions of acres of federal land considered historic, geographically significant or culturally important.  

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Bozeman man charged with impersonating animal control

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Bozeman man who faces a charge of assaulting his former girlfriend is now charged with impersonating an animal control officer in an attempt to pick up her cat from a veterinarian's office. 

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Items you need to take with you if exploring in the back country this winter

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Every year we discuss it, but this year seems to be earlier than normal after the shocking death of a renowned climber this weekend that came due to an avalanche. 

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Billings mayoral forum at Billings Food Bank

We are less than a month from the general election in which Billings residents will choose a new mayor. Tonight Bill Cole and Jeff Essman were guests at the Billings Food Bank for a mayoral forum. It gave the public an opportunity to learn more about the men who want to be mayor of the magic city. KULR-8 will be sponsoring a mayoral debate next Tuesday at MSUB. It starts at 7:00pm and will air live on our Facebook page.
 

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Fire prevention week: Laurel Fire Department hosts open house Video included

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It is fire prevention week and the city of Laurel has been visiting schools and teaching every kid in each grade how to prevent fires and be safe.

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Former Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County employee faces charges of indecent exposure Video included

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A former employee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County faces charges of showing his genitals to a minor who is just 13 years old.

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Big Sky Comedy Festival grows to one of the biggest in the Comedy industry Video included

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It's grown to one of the top comedy festivals in the world and it started right here in the Magic City six years ago. It's the sixth annual Big Sky Comedy Festival. 

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"Cross-dresser" in wheelchair charged with assault with a weapon

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Man in wheel-chair with rifle claims he was arrested for being a cross-dresser.

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Death toll from California wildfires rises to 21

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Authorities say some of the most destructive wildfires in California's history have killed 21 people. 

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In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs

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In a historic change, the Boy Scouts are announcing plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts.

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Ravalli County man faces multiple felony charges after drunken shooting

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Court documents say James Leroy Garrison allegedly shot at another man twice after a drunken argument. 

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Distracted driver causes three car chain reaction near Laurel

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BILLINGS- A three-car crash slowed traffic on Interstate 90 during the Wednesday morning commute.  

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Police respond to two car crash blocking Missoula street

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MISSOULA- Missoula Police are responding to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Wyoming and Catlin. Those with the police department posted on their Facebook Page that an investigation was underway. Ambulance and fire are on scene and you can see one vehicle overturned. 

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Ways you can include fun S.T.E.M activities at home

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Bozeman School Foundations has released a press release stating that they have partnered with Bozeman School District #7 to add “project lead the way” S.T.E.M curriculum in all district kindergarten through 8th grade classes. 

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How to defend yourself if involved in an armed robbery

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In the past couple of days multiple armed robberies have happened in Bozeman including an armed robbery near Montana States Campus. 

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Can you guess Montana's favorite Halloween candy?

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What sweet treats are Americans actually buying? 

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Flu shot controversy: The danger vs. the benefit

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Flu shots will likely save thousands of lives this year. They may also permanently paralyze people. It’s a paradox that plays out every flu season, the need to vaccinate the masses at the expense of a few who will unexpectedly suffer irreparable injury from a bad reaction to the vaccine. 

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Woman found dead in her home

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A woman is found dead in side her West Billings home on Tuesday afternoon. Investigators attribute her death to a fire in her home. According to a press release from the Billings Fire Department, the home on the 3500 block of Lynn Avenue sustained about $75,000 worth of damage. The fire caused heavy smoke damage throughout the home. The woman and her three cats were found dead inside. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. More>>

"Conrad Burns Memorial Highway" sign to be unveiled tomorrow Video included

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Yellowstone County Commissioners are set to unveil the "Conrad Burns Memorial Highway" sign Wednesday. 

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Commission grants MTSUN solar project a contract extension Video included

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The Montana Public Service Commission granted to extend a solar developer's contract from 10 to 15 years. The commission extended a decision for a proposed 80-megawatt solar farm near Billings.

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Military veterans honored by U.S. Senator Jon Tester

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U.S. Senator Jon Tester presented various combat medals to two Billings area veterans. 

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MSUB to move forward with national search for next chancellor

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Montana State University Billings will move forward with a national search before naming the schools next chancellor. 

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Laurel School Board and Laurel residents discuss the future of Laurel Public Schools Video included

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Overpopulation has become a problem in the Laurel school district. Laurel Middle School has missed accreditation two years in a row because of the teacher to student ratio. 

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Man takes life following girlfriend's death in Imp Peak avalanche Video included

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Friends and family members are dealing with the tragic death of a Montana couple. A Saturday avalanche claimed the life of  23-year-old Inge Perkins, a Bozeman resident. During the avalanche, her boyfriend was stuck as well. 27-year-old Hayden Kennedy was rescued from the snow but took his life.

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Open enrollment for 2018 health insurance begins November 1st

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Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Matt Rosendale announced today that final individual and small group 2018 health insurance rates are now available to Montanans.

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Avalanche kills one in the Madison Range Saturday

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It happened on Imp Peak in the southern portion of the range.

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PSC extends solar plant contract to 15 years

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The Montana Public Service Commission granted a solar developer’s motion to reconsider a prior decision on Thursday. The Commission voted to extend the length of a contract available to the proposed 80-megawatt MTSUN solar farm near Billings to a term of 15 years, up from 10. 

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Caught on Camera: Girl learns she's being adopted Video included

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A video of a Utah girl received national attention this week after she got news she would be adopted.

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TONIGHT: Paralyzing Fear

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It’s a paradox that plays out every flu season: the need to vaccinate the masses, at the expense of a few who will unexpectedly suffer irreparable injury

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"Perma Red" movie hosting casting calls in Montana

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Casting calls for "Perma Red," a movie set in 1940s Montana, continue today. 

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Wildfires across California ravage towns and cities

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A relentless onslaught of wildfires in Northern California is ravaging wineries, rural towns, and whole neighborhoods.      

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Now is the time to book your plane ticket for the Holidays

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The holiday season is right around the corner which means, airports around the country are going to start filling up. 

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First annual Montana Food Show takes place in Bozeman

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Tuesday marked the first ever Montana Food Show in Bozeman. 

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Men's brains are wired differently than women's

If it seems the men in your life are more selfish, there may be a good explanation. It's how their brains are wired! 

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Red Cross Shelter Training

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Are you interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer? Would you like to learn how to set up a shelter during a disaster?  The Red Cross of Montana is holding a free volunteer recruitment and training workshop Oct. 13-14 at the Morledge Kimball Room 119 and 125 at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, 1511 Poly Drive. . 

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October 8-14th is National Fire Prevention Week Video included

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Sunday, October 8th, marked the start of Fire Prevention Week across the nation. This week has prompted fire departments to head to their local schools to teach children about fire prevention in their homes. The National Fire Prevention Association said, "in 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 365,500 home structure fires. These fires caused 2,560 deaths, 11,075 civilian injuries, and $7 billion in direct damage." This year's fire prevention week theme i... More>>

UPDATE: Montana Avenue reopened after crash sends one woman to hospital

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Billings Police are investigating a crash early Monday morning that sent one woman to the hospital.

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Get spooked! Podcasts to get you in the Halloween spirit

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Over the next few weeks we are highlighting some spooky podcasts that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Bozeman Health planning to build new outpatient care center in West Bozeman

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Bozeman Health has announced the purchasing of nearly five acres of land for a new neighborhood outpatient care center. 

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Dove apologizes for Facebook soap ad that many call racist

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The company says it "missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully."

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Indigenous Peoples Day? Italians say stick with Columbus

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The gesture to recognize victims of European colonialism has also outraged Italian-Americans. They say eliminating their festival of ethnic pride is culturally insensitive. 

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Senator Steve Daines will host Montana High Tech Job Summit

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Monday is the big day, Senator Steve Daines will host the Montana High Tech Job Summit at the University of Montana. 

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The importance of cisco Video included

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You'll probably never catch Montana's newest fish species, but as Winston Greely shows us in this week's outdoor report, cisco are the secret to those big fish you hope to catch. More>>

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issues new rules on payday loans Video included

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New rules on payday loans were issued this week. The loans, usually up to one-thousand dollars, must be paid back when borrowers receive their paycheck. 

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Your Health: exercise helps insomnia Video included

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More than one hundred million Americans suffer from insomnia but experts say exercise is a great way to beat sleep difficulties.

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Laurel School District to present 20-year plan and bond election Video included

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Laurel School District will be hosting a presentation on Monday evening to discuss their 20-year plan and bond election when voting begins this November.

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Immigration proposals includes changes in green-card system Video included

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has sent Congress an immigration wish-list that includes overhauling the country's green-card system, hiring 10,000 more immigration officers and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. 

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Corker aide says Trump asked senator to run

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The chief of staff for Sen. Bob Corker says President Donald Trump called the Tennessee Republican last week and asked him to reconsider his decision not to run for re-election in 2018. 

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Federal disaster aid headed to Florida, Alabama

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Sunday the federal government has issued an emergency declaration for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in the Panhandle following Hurricane Nate. 

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Nate makes landfall near mouth of Mississippi

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Hurricane Nate has made landfall at the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 storm with winds of 85 mph (74 kph). 

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Griz get Big Sky road win, beat Idaho State 39-31

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At times, it didn’t look pretty. But the Montana Grizzlies (4-2, 2-1) left Pocatello with the most important thing, a victory, as they beat the Idaho State Bengals (3-3, 1-2) 39-31. 

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City college hosts open house event

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MSU Billings City College held an open house today.  The event went from 10 am to 1 pm. This open house was an opportunity to tour the college, learn about various programs and see demonstrations from your field of study.

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Alabama, Mississippi begin to see storm impacts

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officials in Alabama and Mississippi say their states are starting to see impacts from the fast-approaching Hurricane Nate. 

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Hurricane Nate expected to hit Saturday night as Cat. 2 Video included

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Hurricane Nate is now expected to be a category-two storm when it hits the gulf coast. Forecasters believe Nate will make landfall southeast of New Orleans overnight. 

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Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for 'great' health law

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is reaching out to Democrats to see if they "want to do a great HealthCare Bill" after Republicans have failed so far to fulfill their yearslong promise to repeal and replace the Obama health law. 

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Crow Agency water restriction lifted, safe to begin flushing pipes Video included

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Wednesday, Crow Agency residents were told not to use any drinking water after one of two water treatment plants was vandalized. 

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UPDATE: Water restrictions lifted on Crow Agency Video included

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Crow Agency has received water sample results. The water tested negative for contamination. Crow Agency has lifted water restrictions as a result. 

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Clinical psychologists gives advice for those affected by tragedy

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Following many tragic events in the last few weeks, those affected continue to mourn for their losses. Clinical psychologist Dr. Karen Kietzman said you don't have to be in a traumatic event to be affected by it and she is also speaking to people who have come home following the Vegas mass shooting and what steps they can take to help move forward.  "I think people here, if they need to talk about it especially right after you need to talk about it. 

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UPDATE: Jace Killsback contends he is still president despite vote to remove him from office

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Jace Killsback contends that he is still the rightful president of Northern Cheyenne Tribe after council members voted Friday to remove him from office.

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Man steals Musselshell County fire chief's vehicle, leads police on pursuit

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A man is in custody Friday after leading police on a high speed chase through Huntley. 

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Pumpkin spice air freshener prompts evacuation of school

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An unusual smell prompted an evacuation and a hazardous materials response at a Baltimore high school. 

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Goodbye, AIM: AOL Instant Messenger to end in December

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The end of an era. 

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Feel Good Friday: "Green" puppy becomes service dog

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Talk about the luck of the Irish.

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Are you ready for winter? - Here's how you can indulge in the food without the weight gain

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According to the New England Journal of Medicine during the winter season the average American will gain around 5 pounds. Experts say most of this weight gain comes from a lack of exercise and healthy eating during the winter holidays.  By simply working out you can not only get ahead of the winter weight gain, but can have benefits you can utilize during and after the holiday season. Just a simple routine of cardio for 20 minutes at 6mph can burn 229 calories stimulating weight... More>>

UPDATE: Old Big Timber high school erupts in flames, fire crews have it contained

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We are receiving reports into our newsroom of a fire at the old high school in Big Timber on 4th Ave.  

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MSU professor wins National Award for work on the Total Solar Eclipse

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Bill Nye, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Sally Ride and John Glen. What do these names have in common with Montana State University? 

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Free breakfast for kids at two elementary schools in Cody

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Kids in Cody are getting free breakfast at two elementary schools.  All of the students in each school are eligible. The pilot program is popular with the teachers and the students at Eastside Elementary School.

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Montana Governor Speaks at Carbon Capture Forum

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The Governor of Montana meets with locals and other officials at forum regarding carbon capture.

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Rocky Boy still recovering from winter storm

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Nearly 1,000 people are still without power in the Hi-Line as a result of Monday's record breaking storm.  

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Billings man brings aid to Puerto Rico Video included

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Despite endeavors of many pet owners and animal groups, many animals are left displaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria As dozens of people and pets remain stranded, several animals groups like the Humane Society have sent rescue teams to help. Dave Pauli, the Senior Director of The Humane Society's Wildlife Innovations traveled to Puerto Rico to help evacuate animals and people. 

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UPDATE: Laurel Police continue to investigate student with gun

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Laurel Police Chief Rick Musson says that reports of a Laurel Middle School student carried a gun on campus earlier this week have not been confirmed.  

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National Rifle Association calls for federal review of "bump stocks"

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The National Rifle Association says the "bump stocks" device that the Las Vegas shooter used to turn semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons should be "subject to additional regulations." 

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Are you at risk of a home invasion?

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According to a recent report, 63% of Americans are at high risk of burglary. The 2017 Security Report conducted by DIY home phone and security company Ooma asked 1,000 Americans about home protection and was able to draw conclusions that many home invasions are the result of various factors. The first of these factors is location. 

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Law enforcement officers honored for acts of bravery Video included

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Four people in law enforcement were honored at Laurel City Hall tonight They were awarded for acts of bravery and valor, during a shooting in Laurel earlier this year.

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Christmas Stamps are Here

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The U.S. Postal Service will begin celebrating the Holiday season with four new Forever stamps featuring images that illustrate the themes of four beloved Christmas carols: “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night” and “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.” ...

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TRENDING: Florida couple marries after parking lot mistake

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Colin and Tiffany, of Delray Beach, Florida, first met in 2012 while shopping at a Publix.

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Consumer alert: mom says son's toy Tonka truck caught fire

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"He kept putting it out with the hose. And it just kept catching on fire, and the wheels just kept running." 

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Weather closes Rocky Boy Schools again Thursday

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There will be no school for Rocky Boy Schools students and staff today. School officials say there will be school Friday, October 6. Tribal leaders say there are three transit vans available for anyone who needs a ride for food or medical purposes. Call the Water Resources Department at 395-4225 if you need a ride.  More>>

Local store in Bozeman is preparing for the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is rapidly approaching and with that, comes gift buying. 

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Water restriction for the town of Crow Agency Video included

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The Crow Reservation implemented severe water restrictions on the reservation. One of their two water plants was broken into and vandalized early Wednesday morning, including damage from a shotgun.

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Man dies after being injured in a highway project west of Cody

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An Oregon man died in Billings after being injured in a highway project west of Cody. A falling rock hit Shane Powell in the head, and he was taken off life support at St. Vincent’s last Thursday. The project he was working on may save lives in the future. Wyoming’s Department of Transportation started the million dollar rock removal project west of Cody in early September. Their goal is to remove more than ten thousand cubic yards of rock. They’ve been  ... More>>

Second racial slur written on college dorm door Video included

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It's been less than a week since the racial slur incident occurred at Sheridan College in Wyoming. On Monday night Lynelle Shakespeare took to Facebook again after learning her daughter's roommate was being targeted. 

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Crow Agency warns residents to not drink town's water

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Bureau of Indian Affairs is warning residents in the town of Crow Agency to not drink their water. 

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Interior secretary slams critics of his travel expenses Video included

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is strongly defending his use of private charter flights for government business, calling criticism of his travel "complete and utter bull---" that's based on politics.

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UNLV Rebels to wear new football jerseys supporting Vegas victims Video included

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The University of Las Vegas Rebels are switching up their football uniforms to show support for the victims lost in Sunday’s deadly shooting.  The new design includes red ribbons imprinted on the helmets and jerseys, but it hasn't been unveiled quite yet. In the Meantime, the athletic department is sporting red ribbons on their shirts to show their support. 

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From the memorial: mourner says Las Vegas will recover from tragedy Video included

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Messages of love and grief appeared on the Las Vegas Strip after the tragic shooting Sunday night. One Texas couple says they made it a priority to come here. 

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Montana assists the Chippewa Cree Tribe with snow removal

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The Chippewa Cree Tribe was met with mounds of snow, blocking road access this morning. KHEW 88.5 FM thanked the state of Montana for bringing a v-plow out to help with snow removal.  While it's slow going, they said, the work is getting done. 

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SLIDESHOW: Memorial for Las Vegas victims appears on The Strip

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A memorial forms along the Las Vegas strip to remember the victims of Sunday night’s deadly shooting. Our Andrea Lutz has been in Las Vegas for days and sent us these images.

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Pizza delivery driver robbed, Billings police investigating

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Police say the suspects took $30 cash and two pizzas. 

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School closures and delays in north central Montana

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Severe winter weather and heavy snow on the Hi-Line near Havre has left thousands in the dark this morning and caused school cancellations. 

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Below freezing temperatures, how to prep your home and car

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 Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! It’s the beginning of October but it already feels like winter. 

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Wyoming school district considers plan to arm teachers and volunteers

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Wyoming’s new guidelines on arming teachers and volunteers in schools was unveiled in Cody Tuesday night. Cody’s school board reviewed the Wyoming Department of Education Guidance report. School Board members were given the report Friday, but told it was embargoed until late Tuesday.

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Billings mother reacts after son helped save lives in Las Vegas attack

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"Yeah the guy standing next to him you know, he died. That could've been my son." said Patty Grace Lacy.

For Patty Grace Lacy, she was unaware of what happened to her son Mark Lacy in Las Vegas until her daughter in law Misty contacted her to let them know they were okay.

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Man struck by lightning years ago now suffers from seizures

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"To this day, I see electrical storms and I hesitate...it's something that sticks with you for the rest of your life." said Aaron Larson. When he was ten years old, Aaron Larson was struck by lightning but he didn't know this would have long term effects until a year later. 

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Whitefish couple shares account of saving dozens during horrific Vegas shooting

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Montana Billionaire philanthropist Mike Goguen and his wife Jamie found themselves in the middle of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. This morning they met our Andrea Lutz on The Strip in Vegas to talk about their effort to save dozens of people.

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University of Montana hires Bodnar as new president Video included

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Montana University System leaders announced today that Seth Bodnar has accepted the offer to be the next president of the University of Montana.

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Bob Seger concert postponed due to medical concern

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Bob Seger's November concert at MetraPark has been postponed. 

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Dozens of firearms seized from Mandalay Bay and shooter's home

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Detectives are combing through evidence to uncover the motive behind the Las Vegas shooting and any other pertinent information that would help shed light on this horrible event. 

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SLIDESHOW: Las Vegas aftermath

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Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, our Wake Up Montana anchor Andrea Lutz headed to the city to provide complete coverage on the state of the victims and how law enforcement is handling the attack. Above are a few photos showing what Vegas looks like in the aftermath. 

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The City of Bozeman has named its new City Manager

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After nearly half a year, the City of Bozeman has named its new City Manager, Andrea Surratt. 

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How first responders cope with trauma

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First responders are often the first on scene in tragic events. this morning we're learning how they cope with these situations. First responders truly see it all and studies show they are susceptible to secondary trauma. It is part of their job, but that doesn't make it any easier.  Sergeant Travis Welsh says everybody handles trauma in their own ways and luckily, their agencies do all they can to make resources available. 

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Montana teen killed in crash near Helena

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A 16-year-old Montana teen has died in a single-vehicle rollover crash on a gravel road near Helena. The Lewis and Clark County Coroner says Logan Guse, of Helena, was pronounced dead at the scene. We're told two passengers were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The accident was reported to the Montana Highway Patrol around 4:15 Saturday morning. The patrol says Guse was driving around a curve to the right and crossed the center line, before rolling sever...

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The Great Debate: are automatic and semi-automatic gun laws strict enough? Video included

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Emotions are high following the horrendous shooting in Las Vegas that claimed 59 lives and has left over 500 people injured. The shocking attack has thrown the gun law debate back in the forefront of American politics. 

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