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  • Mike Van Diest announces retirement as Carroll Fighting Saints head football coach

    Mike Van Diest announces retirement as Carroll Fighting Saints head football coach

    Monday, November 12 2018 11:37 AM EST2018-11-12 16:37:38 GMT
    Monday, November 12 2018 11:37 AM EST2018-11-12 16:37:38 GMT
    HELENA - In an early morning press conference, Mike Van Diest announced he will be retiring and ending his 20-year coaching career at Carroll College.  He's lead the Fighting Saints to 6 National Championships and 14 Frontier Conference Championships. Their most impressive run, however, came from 200-2011 where Van Diest lead them to 12 straight conference titles.  The same can't be said for his last year ending 2018 with a 4-6 record. During his tenure Coac...
    HELENA - In an early morning press conference, Mike Van Diest announced he will be retiring and ending his 20-year coaching career at Carroll College.  He's lead the Fighting Saints to 6 National Championships and 14 Frontier Conference Championships. Their most impressive run, however, came from 200-2011 where Van Diest lead them to 12 straight conference titles.  The same can't be said for his last year ending 2018 with a 4-6 record. During his tenure Coac...
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Bear attack west of Columbia Falls

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On November 11, 2018 at approximately 9 a.m. the Flathead County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Bear Attack just off Trumble Canyon Road north-west of Columbia Falls. The Flathead County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page says two males had reportedly been hunting when one of the males was attacked. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office, North Valley Search and Rescue, the Two Bear Air Rescue Helicopter and ALERT responded. According to the sheriff's office, the victi...

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USS Billings Commissioning Ceremony Kickoff

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You may remember back in July of 2017, the USS Billings, a new Navy combat ship was christened in the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin. Today a kickoff event was hosted at the Double Tree Hotel to help raise money for the ship's commissioning ceremony.  

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MSU Billings celebrates Veterans Day; dedicates new veterans center Video included

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MSU Billings observed 100 years of Veterans Day with a celebration of their own.  The celebration included a large flag display, patriotic music, and a lunch reception to honor our nation's veterans . 

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Holiday Food and Gift Festival back at MetraPark

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The 33rd annual Holiday Food and Gift Festival is taking place this weekend at the MetraPark.  Pictures with Santa, food vendors, and abundance of shopping is available with more than 200 booths at the Expo Center.

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Busy roads expected for Thanksgiving

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According to a press release from AAA, the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 Michelle Donati from AAA Montana says rising levels of household wealth and more disposable income is translating into more travelers kicking off Thanksgiving with a getaway. Donati also added that although gas prices in Montana are much higher than last year- but AAA doesn't expect it to impact road travel. The release says AAA expects to resc... More>>

$15,000 in Gold stolen from Grizzly Gold and Silver Video included

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Grizzly Gold and Silver on King avenue was robbed on Friday night. At around 5:30 PM, right before the store closes, two individuals came into the store asking to look at a large display of cold coins says store manager Roger Bruckner.

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100th anniversary of end of WWI tomorrow

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President Trump is with other world leaders in Paris this weekend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The war began in 1914 and lasted until 1918. 

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Montana wildfire costs

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Montana had 35 wildfires that each burned more than 100 acres (40 hectares), costing the state more than $95 million this year.    

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Trump defends Attorney General pick Video included

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President Trump says he hasn't spoken with acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker about the Russia probe, which Whitaker publicly criticized before being hired at the Department of Justice.

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Deadly wildfires leave thousands homeless in California Video included

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At least five people are dead and tens of thousands have been forced from their homes after two California wildfires exploded in size overnight and into Friday. At least three major wildfires are burning, hundreds of miles apart. 

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Happy Homes boosts security after burglaries Video included

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Happy Homes Apartments is beefing up security on their properties after a series of burglaries over the last few weeks.  In a letter sent to tenants today, Happy Homes informed residents they're installing deadbolts in all garage doors. 

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Veterans honored with free dentistry

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Businesses across the country are offering specials and discounts to veterans, ahead of veterans day.

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Operation Christmas Child returns to Billings Video included

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Operation Christmas Child, a worldwide program through Samaritan's Purse International Relief is returning to Billings. On November 12th, there will be several locations in Billings collecting shoe box gifts for the Samaritan's purse project. 

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Military service runs deep at Fromberg High School Video included

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Fromberg high school put on its annual veteran's day ceremony this morning.  a ceremony they've hosted since 2010.  fromberg schools veterans day ceremony honors those in their community who bravely served their country. 

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Coroner's inquest rules shooting justified

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A coroner's jury finds that five Billings police officers were justified in the deadly shooting of a Montana man last year.

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Zinke says he won't run for Montana governor in 2020

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he won't run for Montana governor in 2020.

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FDA plans strict limits on sale of flavored e-cigarettes

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning on requiring strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age verification controls for online sales, in an effort to curtail their use among children and teenagers.

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Montana vote totals, absentee returns set state records

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More voters cast ballots in this week's election than any other midterm in Montana history, and only two presidential elections have had higher voter numbers.

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Judge blocks further construction on Keystone XL Pipeline

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UPDATE: A federal judge in Great Falls has blocked construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

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Crow Reservation women inspired by general election winners Video included

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Voters are sending Native American women to congress for the first time. Deb Haaland took the congressional seat in New Mexico, and voters in Kansas are sending Sharice Davis to Washington.

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Do you have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? Video included

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Many are looking forward to the winter sports and snowball fights, but for some, it’s a fight to make it through the dark and cold winter months. Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise known as SAD, affects roughly 3 million people every year. However, it is often just written off for what many might call the “Winter Blues”. According to the Mayo Clinic, signs and symptoms to look out for include depression,low energy, difficulty concentrating,... More>>

Montana Rescue Mission in need of financial support this holiday season Video included

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The Montana rescue mission is asking for your help when it comes to this holiday season. 

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Veterans Day: a soldier's story

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Trevor Allen knew he wanted to enlist in the U.S. Army when he was in middle school. His gut told him he was meant to be an infantryman.

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Recall: Subaru recalls 229,000 Outback, Legacy vehicles for "generous" fuel gauges 0

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Subaru has issued recalls affecting about 400,000 of its vehicles. The issue is two problems that could cause the vehicles to stall.

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Yellowstone geyser trespasser in court Video included

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A Colorado man is temporarily banned from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks after he pleaded guilty to charges related to leaving the boardwalk at Yellowstone and walking right up to Old Faithful and other geysers. 

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Why it's important to follow the Move Over Law Video included

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Cody - Did you know you should move over to another lane if you pass any vehicles stopped for official public business? 

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Presidential permit ruled vacant, Grassroots Movement claims victory Video included

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The presidential permit issued by President Trump to move forward with the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Project has been vacated.

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Sears/ K-Mart to close 40 more stores

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The problems continue to mount for troubled retailers Sears and K-Mart. Sears holdings announced Thursday that 11 K-Marts and 29 Sears locations will shut their doors in February.  That's in addition to the nearly 200 locations the company said would shut down in the coming months. 

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Camp Fire in California prompts evacuations Video included

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An out-of-control wildfire is forcing mandatory evacuations in Northern California. Cal fire says the "Camp Fire" is over 18-thousand acres in size.  It's burning in Butte County some 90 miles north of Sacramento. 

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Gunman identified in California massacre Video included

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Investigators say 28-year-old Ian David Long opened fire immediately after entering a crowded bar late Wednesday night, killing 12 people. 

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UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled for Lakeside girl

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KALISPELL - The Montana Department of Justice issued an AMBER Alert for a 12-year-old Flathead area girl. 

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95 car thefts reported in Billings in October

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On Wednesday, the Billings Police Department rolled out a powerful new tool to help the people of Billings better understand the kinds of crimes that are being reported in their community. A check of the software shows BPD responded to 95 vehicle theft complaints in October.

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Deer test positive for chronic wasting disease in Liberty, Carbon counties Video included

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Second tests on tissue samples from a white-tailed buck harvested in southern Liberty County and a mule deer doe harvested within the CWD-positive area in Carbon County came back positive for chronic wasting disease.

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Vehicle may have led to building fire at Missoula auto repair shop

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The Missoula Fire Department (MFD) believes a vehicle parked inside an auto repair shop may have started a fire at the shop Wednesday night.  According to MFD crews were called to Rocky Mountain Diesel for a report of smoke and flames just after 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.

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Missoula parents focus on street crossing safety after accident

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Missoula parents are on high alert after a six-year-old girl was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street near her school bus stop Tuesday morning. Families that live along the road where it happened are trying to help their kids understand street safety.  

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CMC to offer free cervical cancer screening day

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The Missoula Community Medical Center will offer free cervical cancer screenings at its Cancer Care Center on Thursday, November 8.  

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Don Jones elected for next Yellowstone County Commissioner of District 3, so what does this mean? Video included

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Republican Candidate Don Jones is elected as the next Yellowstone County Commissioner of District 3 winning 57 percent of the vote against Democratic Candidate Robyn Driscoll.

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Teen and dog become unusual workout partners Video included

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It's recommended that you work out three to four days a week for at least 30 minutes.  That can be tough to do unless you have a workout buddy .  Kaylee Prevost has found quite possibly the cutest workout buddy.  She wakes up, brushes her teeth, eats breakfast, and works out...with her dog.  You read that right, her four legged friend likes to work on her bod too.  Two year-old black lab, Willow, is Kaylee's workout partner.  Kaylee said, "ever... More>>

Billings Police Dept. launches crime map, Twitter account Video included

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Billings Police Department announced today on Facebook, a new crime mapping and data website has been launched to the public.  According to Chief St. John, BPD had a crime map system three to four years ago, but a software change temporarily took the program down. 

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Yellowstone County Toys for Tots gets big donation Video included

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This holiday season will be the 71st year of the U.S. marines Toys for Tots program.  Thanks to a $1,000 check donated by Shopko, Marines with Toys for Tots got to go on a little shopping spree this morning. 

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Harvard paper suggests interstellar object may have been alien probe

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A Harvard paper claims a cigar-shaped interstellar object, spotted tumbling through our solar system last year, may have been an alien probe.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions submits resignation in letter to President Donald Trump. Trump says Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker will become acting attorney general. This is a developing story.

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UPDATE: Missing teen found safe.

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The Helena Police Department has issued a Missing and Endangered Person Advisory for Caleb Wayne Taylor. He was last seen on Monday, November 5th, in Helena. 

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Gianforte celebrates reelection, Kathleen Williams thanks supporters

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Rep. Greg Gianforte retained his seat in the U.S. House, with election results showing him winning 52-45 percent over challenger Kathleen Williams. 

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Rosendale congratulates Sen. Tester on his victory

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State Auditor Matt Rosendale, the Republican nominee in Montana’s U.S. Senate race, released a statement Wednesday after conceding to Senator Jon Tester.

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Students shelter in place after gun stolen near Belgrade High School

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Schools in Belgrade are in a shelter in place after a hand gun was reportedly stolen from a vehicle near Belgrade High School. Law enforcement say a suspect is at large. 

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  • Mattress Firm Student of the Week: Jefferson's Simonie Mendenhall

    Mattress Firm Student of the Week: Jefferson's Simonie Mendenhall

    Friday, November 9 2018 5:08 PM EST2018-11-09 22:08:13 GMT

    Jefferson High senior Simonie Mendenhall says she hits the volleyball court year-round and that work is paying off.  "Just determining open positions on the court based off of the set and things like that I guess," said Simonie Mendenhall. 

    Jefferson High senior Simonie Mendenhall says she hits the volleyball court year-round and that work is paying off.  "Just determining open positions on the court based off of the set and things like that I guess," said Simonie Mendenhall. 

  • Grizzly Sports Report: November 7th, 2018

    Grizzly Sports Report: November 7th, 2018

    Thursday, November 8 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-11-08 05:05:41 GMT

    Watch the tenth episode of the Grizzly Sports Report! Head coach Bobby Hauck joins show host Shaun Rainey after Montana gets back on the winning side of the slate, beating Southern Utah 57-14, to bring their overall record to 5-4 on the year. Also on the show, Ben Wineman provides a rundown of the rest of Griz athletics, where we focus on the Big Sky Conference champions, the Montana Grizzly Soccer team, who won their first championship since 2011 this last weekend in O...

    Watch the tenth episode of the Grizzly Sports Report! Head coach Bobby Hauck joins show host Shaun Rainey after Montana gets back on the winning side of the slate, beating Southern Utah 57-14, to bring their overall record to 5-4 on the year. Also on the show, Ben Wineman provides a rundown of the rest of Griz athletics, where we focus on the Big Sky Conference champions, the Montana Grizzly Soccer team, who won their first championship since 2011 this last weekend in O...

  • Mattress Firm Student of the Week: Belt Husky Anthony Wall

    Mattress Firm Student of the Week: Belt Husky Anthony Wall

    Thursday, November 1 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-11-01 20:10:32 GMT
    Thursday, November 1 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-11-01 20:10:32 GMT

    Teamwork is the signature trait for the Belt huskies. One of the major leaders in the Huskies team culture is coach, Jeff Graham. Meet coach Graham's right hand man, Anthony Wall.

    Teamwork is the signature trait for the Belt huskies. One of the major leaders in the Huskies team culture is coach, Jeff Graham. Meet coach Graham's right hand man, Anthony Wall.

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  • 100th anniversary of end of WWI tomorrow

    100th anniversary of end of WWI tomorrow

    Saturday, November 10 2018 8:58 PM EST2018-11-11 01:58:22 GMT

    President Trump is with other world leaders in Paris this weekend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The war began in 1914 and lasted until 1918. 

    President Trump is with other world leaders in Paris this weekend to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The war began in 1914 and lasted until 1918. 

  • Trump defends Attorney General pick

    Trump defends Attorney General pick

    Friday, November 9 2018 10:49 PM EST2018-11-10 03:49:57 GMT

    President Trump says he hasn't spoken with acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker about the Russia probe, which Whitaker publicly criticized before being hired at the Department of Justice.

    President Trump says he hasn't spoken with acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker about the Russia probe, which Whitaker publicly criticized before being hired at the Department of Justice.

  • Deadly wildfires leave thousands homeless in California

    Deadly wildfires leave thousands homeless in California

    Friday, November 9 2018 9:04 PM EST2018-11-10 02:04:49 GMT

    At least five people are dead and tens of thousands have been forced from their homes after two California wildfires exploded in size overnight and into Friday. At least three major wildfires are burning, hundreds of miles apart. 

    At least five people are dead and tens of thousands have been forced from their homes after two California wildfires exploded in size overnight and into Friday. At least three major wildfires are burning, hundreds of miles apart. 

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  • UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled for Lakeside girl

    UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled for Lakeside girl

    Thursday, November 8 2018 3:21 PM EST2018-11-08 20:21:16 GMT

    KALISPELL - The Montana Department of Justice issued an AMBER Alert for a 12-year-old Flathead area girl. 

    KALISPELL - The Montana Department of Justice issued an AMBER Alert for a 12-year-old Flathead area girl. 

  • Bear attack west of Columbia Falls

    Bear attack west of Columbia Falls

    Sunday, November 11 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-11-11 22:35:17 GMT
    Sunday, November 11 2018 10:29 PM EST2018-11-12 03:29:23 GMT

    On November 11, 2018 at approximately 9 a.m. the Flathead County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Bear Attack just off Trumble Canyon Road north-west of Columbia Falls. The Flathead County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page says two males had reportedly been hunting when one of the males was attacked. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office, North Valley Search and Rescue, the Two Bear Air Rescue Helicopter and ALERT responded. According to the sheriff's office, the victi...

    On November 11, 2018 at approximately 9 a.m. the Flathead County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Bear Attack just off Trumble Canyon Road north-west of Columbia Falls. The Flathead County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page says two males had reportedly been hunting when one of the males was attacked. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office, North Valley Search and Rescue, the Two Bear Air Rescue Helicopter and ALERT responded. According to the sheriff's office, the victi...

  • USS Billings Commissioning Ceremony Kickoff

    USS Billings Commissioning Ceremony Kickoff

    Sunday, November 11 2018 10:16 PM EST2018-11-12 03:16:08 GMT

    You may remember back in July of 2017, the USS Billings, a new Navy combat ship was christened in the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin. Today a kickoff event was hosted at the Double Tree Hotel to help raise money for the ship's commissioning ceremony.  

    You may remember back in July of 2017, the USS Billings, a new Navy combat ship was christened in the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin. Today a kickoff event was hosted at the Double Tree Hotel to help raise money for the ship's commissioning ceremony.  

  • $15,000 in Gold stolen from Grizzly Gold and Silver

    $15,000 in Gold stolen from Grizzly Gold and Silver

    Saturday, November 10 2018 9:48 PM EST2018-11-11 02:48:00 GMT

    Grizzly Gold and Silver on King avenue was robbed on Friday night. At around 5:30 PM, right before the store closes, two individuals came into the store asking to look at a large display of cold coins says store manager Roger Bruckner.

    Grizzly Gold and Silver on King avenue was robbed on Friday night. At around 5:30 PM, right before the store closes, two individuals came into the store asking to look at a large display of cold coins says store manager Roger Bruckner.

  • Montana sheriff's office accused of illegally deleting comments, banning people from Facebook page

    Montana sheriff's office accused of illegally deleting comments, banning people from Facebook page

    Saturday, November 10 2018 7:09 PM EST2018-11-11 00:09:56 GMT

    President Donald Trump is being criticized for not finding a way to visit a cemetery in France for Americans killed in World War I. Trump was to visit the cemetery on Saturday, but the White House canceled the trip because of bad weather, which grounded the presidential helicopter that was to fly him to Belleau, about a two-hour drive east of Paris. 

    President Donald Trump is being criticized for not finding a way to visit a cemetery in France for Americans killed in World War I. Trump was to visit the cemetery on Saturday, but the White House canceled the trip because of bad weather, which grounded the presidential helicopter that was to fly him to Belleau, about a two-hour drive east of Paris. 

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  • MSU Billings celebrates Veterans Day; dedicates new veterans center

    MSU Billings celebrates Veterans Day; dedicates new veterans center

    Sunday, November 11 2018 6:28 PM EST2018-11-11 23:28:57 GMT

    MSU Billings observed 100 years of Veterans Day with a celebration of their own.  The celebration included a large flag display, patriotic music, and a lunch reception to honor our nation's veterans . 

    MSU Billings observed 100 years of Veterans Day with a celebration of their own.  The celebration included a large flag display, patriotic music, and a lunch reception to honor our nation's veterans . 

  • School bus driver drives over injured deer to end suffering while students watched

    School bus driver drives over injured deer to end suffering while students watched

    Friday, November 9 2018 5:45 PM EST2018-11-09 22:45:09 GMT

    DEXTER, Mich. - Officials say a school bus driver intentionally drove over an injured deer to end its suffering while some students watched.

    DEXTER, Mich. - Officials say a school bus driver intentionally drove over an injured deer to end its suffering while some students watched.

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  • MSU Billings celebrates Veterans Day; dedicates new veterans center

    MSU Billings celebrates Veterans Day; dedicates new veterans center

    MSU Billings observed 100 years of Veterans Day with a celebration of their own. 

    The celebration included a large flag display, patriotic music, and a lunch reception to honor our nation's veterans .

    MSU Billings observed 100 years of Veterans Day with a celebration of their own. 

    The celebration included a large flag display, patriotic music, and a lunch reception to honor our nation's veterans .

  • $15,000 in Gold stolen from Grizzly Gold and Silver

    $15,000 in Gold stolen from Grizzly Gold and Silver

    Grizzly Gold and Silver on King avenue was robbed on Friday night. At around 5:30 PM, right before the store closes, two individuals came into the store asking to look at a large display of cold coins says store manager Roger Bruckner. 

    There was no physical altercation, but the two men distracted the employee, taking coins in and out of display and secretly palming the coins hiding them in their jacket.

    Grizzly Gold and Silver on King avenue was robbed on Friday night. At around 5:30 PM, right before the store closes, two individuals came into the store asking to look at a large display of cold coins says store manager Roger Bruckner. 

    There was no physical altercation, but the two men distracted the employee, taking coins in and out of display and secretly palming the coins hiding them in their jacket.

  • Keystone Pipeline ruling

    Keystone Pipeline ruling

    A federal judge has blocked construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and the decision has caused mixed emotions around Montana.

    A federal judge has blocked construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and the decision has caused mixed emotions around Montana.