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Investigation underway after two bodies found near Cascade

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Right now an investigation is underway after two bodies were found near Cascade, MT.

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Unique scholarship for Belt High School students: Matt Darko Memorial Scholarship Fund

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BELT- Each year two high school graduating seniors from Belt High School are each awarded a $1,500 scholarship, but it's the man behind the scholarship that makes it so unique.  "Matt had a zest for life. He tended bar at a celebrity bar in Denver, then he'd take a month off and go to Europe," said Del Darko, Matt’s father.   The scholarship was created in honor of Matt Darko who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 34 from a heart aneurysm in 2013. Meliss... More>>

Appraisal fair in Fort Benton

Montana Antiques Appraisal Fair: What are your treasured items worth?

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FORT BENTON- Are you wondering what some of your most prized items are worth? Well, today at Fort Benton roughly 250 people stopped by the Montana Antiques Appraisal Fair to find out. You may have seen these three guys on PBS’s "Antiques Roadshow" where collectors discover they can turn trash into treasure with the help of an appraiser. Now Timothy Gordon, Grant Zahajko, and Allen Rodgers are in our "Treasure State" looking at things like paintings and smal... More>>

Missing 19-year-old found near Lolo Peak

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UPDATE: The 19-year-old was found at 8:30 PM and is okay, according to the Missoula County Sheriff's Office.

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Soldiers aiding Hurricane Florence relief

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HELENA- Hurricane Florence is leaving homes under water, people without power, and some waiting to be rescued, and that's why our Montana Army National Guard is sending crews to help. "Being able to help someone. I mean it's a good feeling actually getting out there and getting to do your job," said Shayde Crist, Crew Chief with Army National Guard.   19 soldiers left for Maryland early this morning, September 16th. Once they arrive on September 18th they'll be on call... More>>

Two people arrested after stealing vehicle

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GREAT FALLS-  According to GFPD two people are now behind bars after officers caught them with a stolen vehicle.  It all started around 4:30 p.m. Saturday evening when an officer noticed a car at the intersection of 2nd Ave. S. and 14th St. S. The officer noticed a white 2018 Chevrolet Silverado that GFPD had been looking for.  When the officer put his sirens on, the driver who was a male and his passenger fled on 3rd Ave. S. at estimated speeds of 80 mph.  At t... More>>

First year for art vendors at Arts On Fire

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GREAT FALLS- Arts On Fire is back at Paris Gibson and this year local vendors got into the action. We spoke with one potter who tells us why it’s important.  Jimmie Henry starts with just a lump of clay and adds different colors and elements to her own unique piece of pottery. She said this type of freedom is why she loves making art. But it’s not only one of a kind bowls. She also makes a variety of other items including bells.   "So, I like looking...

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Under The Big Sky Buddy Walk

Walking for awareness

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GREAT FALLS- Down syndrome is still the most common chromosome disorder according to the Centers for Disease Control, and this morning, September 18th people from across our community gathered at the University of Providence raising awareness about the disorder. Under The Big Sky Buddy Walk is in its ninth year. This walk is a way to bring those with and without Down syndrome together. By understanding this disorder people are able to realize there's nothing different with those who ... More>>

Domino's paves the way to better roads in Havre

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HAVRE - Domino's Pizza launched a nationwide social media campaign over the summer to help pave America's roads. Paving began Thursday morning around 9:30 along 12th Avenue between First and Fourth St. 

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Montana Treasure: Grace Home

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When driving along 5th Avenue North, you might notice the Grace Home. It's a place that helps homeless veterans get back on their feet. "The Grace Home has given me a place where I can heal," resident Edward Aguasanta said. "Where I can actually transition from where I was in life as far as coming home from war." The Grace Home has been around for two years now, and looks to give veterans hope. "A lot of residents coming in have been homeless for awhil... More>>

Alcohol listed as factor in Plentywood volleyball team bus crash

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Sheridan County Undersheriff Scott Nelson says alcohol is a factor in a two-vehicle crash that injured several members of the Plentywood Girls Volleyball Team.

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U-Haul moving into Agri-Village Shopping Center

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GREAT FALLS- A new business is coming to Great Falls in a well-known building that has been abandoned for some time. 

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"Make A Sober Decision": MANG campaign preventing drunk driving

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GREAT FALLS- Montana has been named the state with the most ineffective drunk driving laws according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. But now Montana Air National Guard is being proactive in making sure that culture changes with a campaign called, "Make A Sober Decision". This morning, airmen saw the pain, suffering, and consequences that happen when someone decides to drink and drive. A reenactment walked airman through five possible scenarios leaving them teary-eyed in ...

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Classic cars, motorcycles, and men's health

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GREAT FALLS- For the past four years Teigh Fleury has been battling cancer, but that doesn't stop him from giving back every year at the annual Men & Machines Car and Bike Show. The show takes place at the Benefis Sletten Center Institute parking lot. It brings in car enthusiasts and families from all over the area for a day of fun in the sun. There was also food, activities for children, and live music. But the main idea behind the event has a more serious tone, it's to educate...

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Before you take a sip, take precaution

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GREAT FALLS- Before you get in the car this weekend, you may want to think twice when starting your engine. Montana Highway Patrol says more officers will be out patrolling and cracking down on drunk driving considering it's a holiday weekend.

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Four activities to end summer on a sweet note

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GREAT FALLS- If you opted out of camping this weekend, but you’re still looking for a few family-friendly outdoor activities, we have a few options for you: -Fan Appreciation Night Monday, September 3rd as Voyagers face off Billings at 7:00 p.m.  -Native Games including kickball and double ball at First People's Buffalo Jump at 12 p.m. Monday, September 3rd -CMCLC Labor Day Picnic Monday, September 3rd at the pavilion in Central Park from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Free beer, hot d... More>>

MEPA issued for 10 year-old girl in Bozeman

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MONTANA- (Update: September 1, 2018) According to the Montana Department of Justice, a Missing Endangered Person Advisory was issued for 10 year-old Vanessa Marquart.  MDJ said, a court order has been issued to place Vanessa in the care of Child Protective Services. Julloyd Silas and his vehicle have been located and are no longer of any interest with this case. If you have new any information, contact Butte Silver Bow Law Enforcement at (406) 497-1130.  MDJ sta...

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Gold Hill Fire forces new evacuations

Lincoln County issues new evacuation orders

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The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office issued evacuation notices on 12 properties near the Gold Hill Fire Thursday night.

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Knife brought into Walmart Supercenter

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Around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 19th Great Falls Police Department cars were at the Walmart Supercenter on 5320 10th Ave. S. KFBB was told by the GFPD that there was an altercation that happened inside of the store, and there was knife.  A Walmart employee told KFBB that there was an altercation.  As KFBB learns more, we will keep you updated. 

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Popular school supply buys

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GREAT FALLS- Over the next few weeks, your children will be packing up their book bags and getting on the school bus. That means checking off everything on their supplies list, including some of the hot ticket items this year. According to our friends over at Target, this year there seems to be a theme of superheroes and sequins. Brandy Ward, the Senior Team Leader at Target, said they have sold a lot of Minecraft bookbags, Shopkins supplies, holograph notebooks, and locker chandelie... More>>

Bridge along Montana Highway 21 open

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AUGUSTA- After more than two months of waiting, the bridge along Montana Highway 21 near Augusta is finally open for travelers. The bridge officially opened on Friday. You may remember it collapsed in June after heavy rainfall and snowmelt flooded rivers and creeks around the town, and it's been closed ever since. According to the Montana Department of Transportation, the bridge was paid for by the MDT's Federal Aid Program More>>

Governor Bullock supports ban on assault weapons

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MONTANA- Governor Steve Bullock is rumored to be considering a possible run for president in 2020. Just last week we told you he made his third visit to Iowa, which typically draws presidential hopefuls because of Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.  And now today, Governor Bullock told CNN's Jake Tapper he supports a ban on assault weapons: "You know, I would, Jake. If we were to really step back for a minute, I think most folks that -- be it in Montana or e...

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Daines hopes to secure more funding to honor Vietnam veterans with new visitor center

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Senator Steve Daines spent his afternoon back on Capitol Hill fighting to build an education center at the heart of one of the nation's most recognizable memorials.  Nearly 58,000 names don the wall that was built nearly two decades after one of the most divisive times in America's history with thousands coming home from Vietnam only to be spit upon, shamed and even attacked for fighting for our country.  President and CEO of Vietnam Veteran's Memorial ...

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$20 million settlement between Montana Diocese and victims of sexual abuse by clergy approved

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After more than 80 claims of sex abuse have been settled with the Catholic Diocese of Great Falls Billings, the names of all the child sexual abusers have been released. 

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No leads in missing Flathead woman case

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The Flathead County Sheriff's Office has confirmed they currently have no leads concerning the disappearance of Alex Nicole Beltran who has been missing since July 16th. 

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Two dead in Helena, investigation underway

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The Helena police department is investigating after two bodies were discovered inside a home along Hannaford Street. According to Lieutenant Jayson Zander, police were called to the scene around 10 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found the bodies of a man and a woman. 

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Montana Treasure: Roadhouse Diner's Creative Burgers in Great Falls

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It’s a little place with big taste in Great Falls. Roadhouse Diner makes what people say are the freshest burgers around, and they have the awards to prove it.  Walk in and you’ll be greeted with a big hello by servers, you can hear burgers sizzling, fires frying, and people chatting. 

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Priests at Trump Rally

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GREAT FALLS- The four priests from the Great Falls-Billings Diocese have been trending on social media since President Trump’s visit to the Electric City. Claims were made when the men were seen smiling and laughing as President Trump made controversial remarks.  

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Sheriff's deputies find baby buried alive near Lolo Hot Springs

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The Missoula County Sheriff's Office says one man is now facing criminal charges after a baby was rescued from being buried alive in the mountains.  Around 8 pm on Saturday, July 7th, 911 received a call that a man was acting strangely in the Lolo Hot Springs area. 

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Police: Woman thought demons were chasing her, drove into oncoming traffic

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A press release from the Park County Sheriff's Office states on Saturday, July 7th around 11 am, a distraught woman called 911 because she believed people were following her and trying to kill her. 

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10 immigrants arrested in Lolo National Forest

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U.S. District Court documents say 10 immigrants who were picking mushrooms in the Lolo National Forest were arrested in May of 2018.

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Two men shot, 1 killed on Blackfeet Reservation

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BLACKFEET RESERVATION -  A late night dispute between two males has resulted in one of them dying.  The press release from the Blackfeet Law Enforcement isn't detailing out much information, including what the dispute was about or who these men were.   As of right now, we know that one male was transported to a local hospital, and the other died of his injuries. The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Browning.

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CONFIRMED: Trump to visit Montana July 5 Video included

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GREAT FALLS - White House officials confirmed that President Donald Trump has plans to visit Montana soon.

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State Officials tour flood damage Video included

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Lt. Governor Mike Cooney toured the flooded Sun River community today, June 22nd. Flooding began in the town earlier in the week, washing away roads, flooding homes, and trapping some people inside their town. Lt. Gov. Cooney spoke to several families, including the Opheim's. Right now, it's difficult to say how much money it will cost to repair roads and homes, but officials are working to find an answer. More>>

Fishing access sites closed due to high water

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CASCADE COUNTY - Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks has implemented closure of 2 fishing access sites due to flooding on the Sun River The Medicine River FAS and the Fort Shaw FAS are closed until further notice. FWP says they'll stay that way until the area can be cleaned up and deemed safe. More>>

Governor requests aid from FEMA

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HELENA - Monday afternoon Governor Steve Bullock put in an official request to FEMA to provide additional resources back to Montana to help clean up and recover from the widespread spring flooding. If approved the money would be used to repair damaged roads, culverts, and bridges. Since April more than 20 counties, 8 cities, and 3 tribes have all declared emergencies. Then in May the Governor declared a statewide flooding emergency, however, state law requires that it expire in 20 ... More>>

Result are in! It's a wolf!

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The mysterious creature that captivated the nation after it was shot and killed near Denton in May has been identified. Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks says the animal is, in fact, a wolf. The carcass was sent to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service forensic laboratory in Oregon. After comparing the DNA to thousands of samples from wolves, coyotes, and dogs and concluded it was a gray wolf from the northern Rocky Mountains.  FWP says the original pictures of ... More>>

Woman found dead on Phillips Street, man arrested

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Missoula City Police say they were called to the area of Lowell School on Phillips Street around 2:26 Sunday morning for a report of an injured woman lying in the roadway. 

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Woman arrested for shooting gun in city limits

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Friday evening GFPD responded to reports of a gunshot near 9th Street South and 3rd Ave.  Per their investigation, it was determined a female had fired a shot from a handgun. GFPD arrested 27-year-old Katrina Morsette of Great Falls on charges of felony criminal endangerment and two outstanding warrants. Her bond was set at $50,000. She's since been released. 

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Community Spotlight: Foot of the Cross Christian Store

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A new store has been approved as a non-profit in Great Falls, and now they’re deciding where their new home will be. Foot of the Cross Christian Store will be the first in Montana, and they’re holding a fundraiser to help get things going. There will be a silent auction and Basket Bingo at the Elks Lodge Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. More>>

Montana Army National Guard

Behind the scenes of families and military deployment

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HELENA- With multiple military bases in Montana we're surrounded with soldiers and airmen training for deployment.  It's practiced over and over again amongst themselves, however, once they leave their spouses and families, they're sometimes left not knowing when they'll come home.   That's exactly what happened for a handful of families in Helena over the weekend. We spoke with one woman, whose husband is among the 19 soldiers assisting with Hurricane Florence relief. &qu... More>>

Art in Great Falls

Bye, bye blank walls, murals in Great Falls

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GREAT FALLS- Our city is getting a facelift and it's all thanks to one man whose spraying graffiti on local business walls. We explain how this graffiti is having a positive trickle effect on our community.  "It simply brings people together," said Cameron Moberg a muralist from San Francisco. That's exactly what Moberg has been doing since 1992 when he started expressing himself through art. "A long time ago I was painting in San Francisco and there was a kid w... More>>

New HPD position to focus on impaired driving

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The Helena Police Department is taking huge strides to combat impaired driving. HPD announced one officer will fully dedicate his time to finding those who are driving under the influence. Regular patrol officers do their best to spot potential DUIs, but often have several other tasks on their plate. Officer Steve Hagen says thanks to a new grant, officer Dakota Becker’s attention, will solely be focused on stopping the DUI epidemic. Becker has been on midnight patrol dut... More>>

Three cases of the flu confirmed in Lewis and Clark County

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Tomorrow marks the first day of fall, but flu season has already gotten off to a rough start for folks in the Capital City. Lewis and Clark County public health officials confirm three people have already contracted the virus. One case was so severe, the patient needed to be hospitalized. So far, everyone who has tested positive has been under the age of 25. Officials won't release their exact ages, but say they are mostly school-aged children. All have contracted the "A&q... More>>

Veterans honor POW-MIA brothers and sisters

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Today is a solemn day as we commemorate our heroes who either were captured, or went missing in the line of duty. Our bliss Zechman spoke with veterans who honored their POW MIA brothers and sisters. Name after name was recited as these veterans listed Montana heroes that never made it home. "Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard… They all paid their dues to keep our country free," said James E. Heffernan, a Korean War Veteran. Fifty-three Montanans, ... More>>

Community Spotlight: Ethan Cox Benefit Video included

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Tuffy’s Sunset Inn in Sun River is having a benefit to help the family of a lost community member. Saturday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. Tuffy’s will have a live and silent auction, fifty-fifty drawings and raffles for two smokers. There will also be a bouncy house for the kids and gold fish races, along with a spaghetti dinner at 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Cox family and donations are welcome.  More>>

Great Falls looking for more volunteer ski patrol

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Are you an avid skier or snowboarder and want to help the ski community out? Now is your chance. Great Falls Ski Patrol is actively looking for new members to join their crew of volunteers. Most volunteers work one day on weekends every other week. The ski patrol director says this is a very fulfilling job for those who want to help out. “Our objectives are to number one make sure the skiing public is having a good time, we also respond to medical issues and emergencies on the... More>>

Community remembers Doug Wicks for work on River's Edge Trail

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Dozens gathered at the pelican on the River’s Edge Trail tonight to honor one man, and it’s a man many say we all owe a debt to. “Tonight we are honoring Doug Wicks, he began the trail with a few other people and we are just bringing honor to him and what he created for this community. 52 miles of trail you just can’t beat that for Great Falls Montana,” said Becky Nelson, Rivers Edge Trail Board Member. Wicks passing has taken a toll on his family and f...

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East Helena to get a high tech high school

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It looks like East Helena will be getting a "high tech high school." Updated sketches of the building have been released, which reveal a new approach to the traditional high school layout.   East Helena’s Superintendent Ron Whitmoyer says the goal is to create an "adult environment." The building will be equipped with a library cyber café, which will be used to study, hangout and work on group projects. It will also be a user-friendly environme... More>>

Bullock discusses impacts of Medicaid on Montana

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HELENA, Mont.,- Today Governor Steve Bullock met with medical professionals, veterans and more to discuss the impact of Medicaid expansion in Montana. Our Bliss Zechman explains how many say the healthcare program means more to them than just numbers.  “For the veterans who come back and don't have that access, Medicaid is very important to them and their healthcare should be important to all of us,” said James Holbrook, a veteran. Unfortunately, many veterans, es...

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Montanans rally to keep public lands in public hands

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HELENA, Mont.,- More than 100 residents gathered in Helena to say they want to keep public lands in public hands. Our Bliss Zechman spoke to nature enthusiasts, who say access to these spaces, are being threatened by some of our representatives in Washington. These Montanans aren't cheering because they're happy. They're rallying because they believe legislation proposed by treasure state representatives could limit access to the ground they're standing on. "It’s a lac... More>>

GFPD ramping up patrol after suspicious person follows student Video included

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Imagine your child is walking home from school and a strange vehicle pulls up asking them "do you need a ride?" Which raises the question would your child know what to do? One child in Great Falls knew exactly what to do and eventually avoided a deadly situation.  Madison Adams, A seventh-grader at East Middle, said she was scared when a man asked her three times if she needed a ride on the way to school. She said that when she knew she was being followed. The inciden...

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Tractor overturns in field, driver injured

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Around 4 pm on September 20th, a tractor flipped over in a field on Sunview Lane near Sun River Road. When help arrived, the driver was conscious but suffered several broken bones. 

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Daisy's Deli shut down

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The popular Daisy's Deli has shut down. The business, located along 1st Avenue North, made the announcement on Facebook on Thursday, September 20th. The post reads: "We are sad to say that Daisy's Deli is permanently CLOSED!! It has been really wonderful serving all of you."  More>>

Community Spotlight: Candlelight Memorial in Honor of Doug Wicks

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You’re invited to join the River’s Edge Trail Foundation to celebrate the life of Doug Wicks, one of the trail's most influential people. The Candlelight Memorial will be at the pelican statue by the new federal courthouse Thursday, September 20, at 5:30 p.m. Chuck Jennings with RETF joined us live in the KFBB Studios for tonight’s Community Spotlight to share his fond memories of Doug, and how you can to at the Candlelight Memorial. More>>

House fire on 7th Street South Video included

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Before 8 pm Wednesday, Great Falls Fire Rescue and Great Falls Police Department were called to a home that was completely engulfed in flames on 7th Street South in Great Falls. 

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Missing woman from the Flathead area found

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One family in Northwestern Montana finally has some closure, after the remains of their loved one were found in North Dakota. Her family said Darlene Billie had been missing since October.

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SUV versus horse trailer on I-15

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A crash that stalled traffic along I-15, just north of Cascade Wednesday morning. Troopers told us on the scene that a truck pulling a horse trailer filled with several bulls tried to make a turn in the authorized vehicle only pull out. when it turned, an SUV driving behind it slammed into the trailer. 

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City Commission tables Subdivision for Wheat Ridge Estates on January 15th

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The City Commission moved to table the annexing which would create a subdivision for a 37 plot land to be called Wheat Ridge Estates. This comes after more than 4 hours of discussion between stake holders, the developer, proponents, opponents, and the commission. The proposed Wheat Ridge Estates are originally planned within Malmstrom's Accident Potential Zone. Meaning if approved, The base would not be allowed to use the airstrip which has been deactivated for more than two decades...

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City Commission amends Great Falls Emergency service contract

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Calling 911 might not get you a paramedic anymore. But Great Falls Emergency Services says this isn’t a bad thing.

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Montana State Parks to receive $944,398

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Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced Montana is set to receive $944,398 to help support state parks and outdoor recreation. The money comes from the land and water conservation fund which is paid for by offshore drilling and gas leasing. “The Land and Water Conservation Fund and its State and Local Assistance Program has provided over $4.2 billion to help states protect special places and bring outdoor recreation opportunities to local communities across the country,... More>>

Community Spotlight: Motorcycle Cannonball Race Checkpoint! Video included

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From Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon, riders are making the cross country ride on a unique blend of motorcycles during the Motorcycle Cannonball Race. One checkpoint will be at the Big Sky Harley Davidson in Great Falls before riders head out for Spokane. James Olson with Big Sky Harley Davidson stopped by the KFBB Studios to share what makes this event interesting, and why they’re stopping in the Electric City. More>>

NeighborWorks Great Falls

Families celebrating home ownership

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GREAT FALLS- After 12 months of sweat and hard work, eight families through NeighborWorks will finally celebrate being homeowners at tomorrow's Dream Street open house. Through the "Owner Built Homes" program, eight to 10 families a year are chosen through an application process in the spring. NeighborWorks said they're required to have a certain credit score, income, and stable work history. They work 30 hours a week with each other and volunteers to piece together their...

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East Helena to provide high school classes one year early

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East Helena announced they will let high school students into their halls one year early. This means Helena High could lose about 100 kids from its student body next year. The district is set to lose thousands of dollars in funding because of the new high school option. Surprisingly, Helena Public Schools say they are ready for the transition. New HPS Superintendent, Tyler Ream, says everything will be ok as long as East Helena continues to gradually phase in its students. Next ... More>>

Health experts discuss future of medicine in Montana

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Hundreds of healthcare professionals met in Helena to discuss the future of medicine in Montana. Our Bliss Zechman spoke with the top experts in the Treasure State, and explains how far the field has come, and where it's going.  Public health has served Montana for more than 100 years. As officials with MPHA celebrate their centennial, they also realize there are many health hurdles Montana needs to overcome. Public health experts have to address a wide range of illness and di... More>>

Courtnage found unfit for trial for second time Video included

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After weeks of evaluations by forensic psychologists, Pamela Courtnage, the woman who is charged with killing her mother was found unfit for trial for the second time. A forensic psychologist professor from the University of Montana to broke down the process on how they determine to deem someone unfit to stand trial.  The first step is actually seeing if they understand the charges that are brought against them. From there professor Laura Kirsch said it's a very detailed proces... More>>

Havre police say boy brought unloaded BB gun to school

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The Havre Police Department says an eight-year-old boy brought an unloaded BB gun to school this week.

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Miesmer to serve 10 additional years on carjacking case

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(Great Falls) A Montana man who is serving a 100-year prison sentence for a homicide has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for brandishing a gun during a carjacking.    The U.S. attorney's office says the federal sentence 29-year-old Branden Miesmer received Monday will run consecutive to his state sentence for the methamphetamine-fueled shooting death of 26-year-old Cody Bruyere in Great Falls in September 2015.    Prosecutors say officers were pursuing... More>>

New Great Falls pet shop damaged during hit-and-run

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The Great Falls Police Department is investigating a hit and run on 3rd Street NW that damaged a building.

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Thousands Stolen from Stage Coach Motors

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Stage Coach Motors was broken into and robbed early Sunday morning in Ulm. Owner, Justen Wolf, explained that he discovered the robbery around 10:00 a.m. Sunday. He was missing thousands of dollars, a laptop and a van. Wolf has reported the incident to police and received a surveillance video. He believes that the white Chevrolet pickup truck involved was the same truck that crashed into Pita Pit later Sunday morning.  No word yet on if the incidents are related. To read mor... More>>

Crash on 10th Ave S. sends vehicle through Pita Pit wall

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Early Sunday morning, around 3 am, a vehicle hit another vehicle on 10th Avenue South. 

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Community Spotlight: 2018 Scholarship Information Night

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Are you the parent of student interested in going to college? Then come join the Great Falls Public Schools Foundation to learn about the college scholarship process. The GFPS foundation and school counselors are hosting their Scholarship Information Night Sept. 20th at CMR at 7 p.m. and Great Falls High Sept. 27th at 7 p.m. The event is aimed at helping parents and students through the online application process, meeting deadlines and what application reviewers are looking for in a c... More>>

Helena Public Schools Parents can track their kids on bus routes

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Helena Public Schools say their transportation system is one of the safest in the country. On top of other safety features, they're getting ready to launch a system allowing parents to track their bus riders in real time. Starting in October, parents will be able to keep up with their students through an app. Kids will check on, and off the bus with an ID card. When they do, parents will receive a text letting them know exactly when their child stepped on, and off the bus. Throug... More>>

Constitution Week Celebrated, Speakers emphasize importance of civic education

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On this day 231 years ago,  our nation's founders signed one of America’s most important documents. Our Bliss Zechman explains how patriots gathered today in Helena to remind every generation that the constitution is more than just a piece of paper.   Most Americans never forget to celebrate our freedom on July 4th. However, unlike Independence Day, today marks a time in U.S. history many of us have a hard time remembering. "We don’t realize what a specia... More>>

"Future of the Falls": Young Professionals being called to speak up

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GREAT FALLS- Voices from young professionals in our community are being asked to speak up about what they'd like to see in Great Falls. "The Future of the Falls" is there chance to do so.  After realizing there wasn't really a venue for young people to express their ideas about the Electric City, Mayor Bob Kelly decided to host "Future of the Falls" A forum where young people can voice their opinions about what they would like to see in Great Falls as they g...

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Montana Army National Guard aiding Hurricane Florence relief

Montana Army National Guard: Turning this flight around or not?

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LINCOLN, NB- Yesterday, 19 Montana Army National Guard soldiers took to the sky. Their destination, North Carolina. Their mission, help with flood relief. When they arrived in Lincoln their mission was called off, but they are continuing on to the east coast. According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Florence has now been now downgraded to a tropical depression. This means that the winds have weakened and the focus now shifts to recovery. "The EMAC was drawn by North... More>>

Woman falls 60 feet off cliff in Black Eagle

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According to the Black Eagle Fire Chief, crews were called out around 10:30 pm Sunday night after reports that woman fell above the Rivers Edge Trail. When crews arrived, they had to carry the woman 200 yards to an ambulance were she was then taken to Benefis. We are don't know the extent of her injuries or why she was on the cliff in the first place. Cascade county also responded but Black Eagle Fire Department had the situation under control when they arrived More>>

Montana Highway Patrol investigating fatal crash in Dawson Co

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According to the MHP incident website, a fatal crash took place on Highway 200 south near Glendive. Troopers were dispatched around 7 am Monday morning. We did contact dispatch for more information but they are still investigating the scene. It is unclear on how this accident happened, how many people were killed or injured. We will keep you updated as more information comes in.

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Babysitter accused leaving wet child outside unattended

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According to court documents, Orieona Louise Stensrud is facing assault on a peace officer, endangering the welfare of a child, obstructing a peace officer or public servant and resisting arrest.  On September 16, the Great Falls Police Department responded to a welfare check on a little girl that had been left outdoors for 1-2 hours alone. Once officers arrived on the scene they found the girl playing with a garden hose and she was wet. Officer said the air ... More>>

Man wanted for walking away from prerelease center

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The Department of Corrections is asking for help locating a man who walked away from the Great Falls Transition Center. According to the DOC, Richard Trent Nygaard walked away between 4 and 6 this morning. He is 6'1, 185 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has several face tattoos, including one above his right eyebrow that says "Foe." If you've seen him, call your local law enforcement.  More>>

Community Spotlight: Chamber Fun 101 Video included

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The Great Falls Symphony is excited to bring ‘Chamber Fun 101’ to this weekend’s Arts on Fire Family Day. The event starts at 12 p.m. and goes until 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Paris Gibson Square Museum. There will be live performances, fun and free activities for all ages and unique petting zoo. A couple members of the Great Falls Symphony joined us live in the KFBB Studios tonight to explain what’s in store for the event. More>>

Helena Brewers sell gear, say goodbye

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Everything at Kindrick Legion Field is either packed up or has a price tag on it. Baseballs, bats, and even wheelchairs have to go. "Whether it be concession wear, shelving, chairs, couches from the coaches office. We got a lot of really cool stuff that people can take with them and see it as a memory to the Helena Brewers and its going to be going on for a really discounted price," said Greg Mroz, Voice of the Brewers.   The yard sale is necessary because there's no ... More>>

Helena's Parade of Homes Features Habitat for Humanity House

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Helena's Parade of Homes is highly anticipated event where folks have traditionally gotten to  walk though luxury houses. However, as our Bliss Zechman explains, this year organizers are mixing things up by showcasing more diverse homes. For the first time in its 26-year history, the event is featuring a Habitat for Humanity home. Habitat's house features first-rate amenities like granite counter tops and wooden floors. But it's built with something even more special: Love. ... More>>

Supporters of I-185 vocalize opinions at Cascade County Courthouse

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GREAT FALLS- 1,600 toe tags were dropped on the Cascade County Courthouse lawn today, September, 14th representing the number of Montanans that die in a year from tobacco-related diseases according to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. I-185 is a ballot initiative that would raise taxes on all tobacco products. This morning the ACS CAN, a group supporting this tax hike brought students along with them as part of the Healthy Montana Campaign.  They said not only ... More>>

GFPS science field trips cut

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GREAT FALLS- Without the School Mill Levy being passed this year, among other programs cut, this means the Environmental Education Curriculum was cut for grades K through 6th  at Great Falls Public Schools. Meaning no more science field trips like going to Black Eagle Dam to learn about how energy is collected through our dam system.  GFPS said a possible alternative is organizations with certain expertise like water management creating camps for kids during summer, Christ... More>>

Big Foot Found!

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Big foot has been found! While the creature wasn't living or breathing, Helena's Parks and Recreation Department was happy to get their Sasquatch back… their cardboard cut-out of the mythical beast, that is. The "squatch" went missing a few weeks ago from his hide-out on mount Helena. Big Foot has been hanging out on the trails for the past couple of months for the department's summer photo contest. Someone hiking near Grunge Canyon Boulevard saw him away from ... More>>

A man, barely clinging to life, found in forest near Lincoln

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A man, who was barely clinging to life, was found in a forest near Lincoln. The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Department is hard at working trying to found what landed the man in that situation. The victim's name has not been released, but he is described as a 42-year-old white male from Great Falls. The case started a couple of weeks ago when an abandoned Ford Mustang was reported near Lincoln Gulch Road on August 20. Authorities sent out search crews, but they could not find...

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Carroll College converts is library to a learning commons

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Once the dirt settles, Carroll College will no longer have a library. Instead, it will house a learning commons. "We’re looking at this to be a space that students want to call home 24/7," said John Cech, President of Carroll College.   Not only will the name and look of the space change. Those in the Carroll community think this will alter the way college students learn. "Get more information, sooner, with greater retention. Instead of spending five or si... More>>

Applestem Corn Maze goes political with "Battle of the Flattops" theme

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Applestem Corn Maze has been offering family-friendly fall activities for 14 years, and this year they decided to get a little political, but it’s not a bad thing. This year’s theme is “Battle of the Flattops” as incumbent Senator Jon Tester and opponent Matt Rosendale get ready to duke it out in this year’s general election. But why would a corn maze tackle this as their theme? “It sounded kind of neat and corny I guess is the best way to put it.... More>>

35th Annual Threshing Bee in Choteau Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Ben Wombacher stopped by the KFBB studios to talk about the 35th annual Threshing Bee happening on September 15-16th. Both days the event runs from 7:00-5:00pm.  Tickets are $8/person or $25/family, and tickets are good for both days. The events include saw milling, threshing, a historic church, historic homestead house, a blacksmith, music, food and dancing.  Things will kick off at the City Park, located near the Rodeo Grounds. Signs wil...

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Caught on camera: Man drug behind truck after attempted robbery

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Pictures are making the rounds on social media after a post on the Stolen Great Falls Facebook page claims the man in the photos was trying to pull off a robbery. 

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Student safety program prepares future trades workers

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Montana has one of the highest rates of workplace injuries in the nation, according to the Montana State Fund. Our Bliss Zechman spoke to that group as they try to do their part to stop unnecessary injuries and deaths. 

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Some Montana Representatives call for a pay raise

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A couple of Montana legislators are calling for their pay to increase substantially. Right now, Montana lawmakers make about $90 for every day spent in session. That makes them some of the lowest paid legislators in the entire country. Members of both sides of the aisle are calling for the raise, but not everyone has thrown their support behind it. Senator Mary Caferro of Helena is about to serve her 8th legislative term. She told our Bliss Zechman that while she understands why som... More>>

United Way of Cascade County to launch 2018 Fundraising Goal Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Kim Skornogoski stopped by the KFBB studio to discuss United Way of Cascade County's upcoming 2018 Fundraising Campaign. Last year, UWCC raised $1,047,000. To celebrate the upcoming year, as well as campaign volunteers and businesses, UWCC will be kicking off the fundraising goals on Tuesday, Sept. 18th at 5:30pm at Giant Springs Elementary, located at 520 32nd St. N. For more information or to help UWCC reach it's fundraising goals, click here. 

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Little Shell Chippewa tribal win

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A historic vote in Washington Thursday for the Little Shell Chippewa tribe and their fight for federal recognition.  For the first time, the U.S. House Representatives approved a bill regarding the tribe's push for recognition.  

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UPDATE: Investigations complete on two separate August train derailments

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The first train derailment happened up by Cut Bank on August 2nd. 12 cars carrying grain derailed and no injuries were reported but Amtrak customers had to be diverted. The investigation concluded Mother Nature was to blame. “The investigation determined that the cause of the derailment was a thermal misalignment of the track. And that happens when extreme temperatures expand the track or steal resulting in a shifting of the track,” said Ross Lane BNSF conducts daily ins...

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Driver says motorhome burned on I-15 a complete loss

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We are hearing reports of a motorhome on fire on I-15 near the Manchester exit. 

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Motor Vehicle Division expects Montana to get REAL ID extension

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In less than a month Montana’s extension to roll out Real ID approved licenses is scheduled to end, but state authorities are hoping that the federal government will grant an extension.

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9/11 Parade Held in Great Falls

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Dozens of people came out to the AgriVillage parking lot to honor the lives of those lost during 9/11. Motorists left the lot at 7:00 p.m. and headed to the Veterans Memorial. Once there, a brief service was held to show that what happened 17 years ago, has not been forgotten by Montana residents.  More>>

Rankin Run to be held in Great Falls after more than a decade

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The Rankin Run back in the 80s used to be one of the largest running events in great falls and has since died out. Fast forward to 2018 and the YWCA is bringing this fun event back to life. All in name of Janet Rankin, the first U.S, congresswoman ever, and was born and raised here in Montana. “She was a person who spent her whole life supporting peace and justice for everyone and really was a wonderful role model so having this race named after her is very appropriate to the Y... More>>

Candidate forum discusses healthcare in Montana

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 A group of 15 local legislative candidates made their way to Great Falls College MSU today for a candidate forum hosted by Montana health votes, a nonpartisan group hoping to bring healthcare to the discussion table. The questions ranged from how we should better integrate supplemental nutrition assistance programs  better known as snap into our community, to should we raise the legal age of buying tobacco, or even how can we better care for our elderly with assisted livin...

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17th annual Capitol 9/11 Ceremony Honors Heroes, Urges U.S. to Unite

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Although it has been 17  years since the Twin Towers fell and even though the enemy was thousands of miles away when planes struck the Pentagon, most Montanans still feel 9/11's effects. "I’m humbled just to be here and remember and honor those guys that went before," said James E. Heffernan. The 83-year-old has served the United States in countless capacities. From his time in the Armed Forces through his term as a police officer, his years of service have taug... More>>

Empty Bowls for YWCA Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Sandi Filipowicz with YWCA stopped by the KFBB studio to discuss the upcoming annual "Empty Bowls" event in Great Falls. This year's fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22nd from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Heritage Hall at Great Falls College MSU. $25 gets you a handcrafted bowl, soup, bread, dessert, and live music.  For more information, visit YWCA's website. 

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Remembering 9/11

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On a Tuesday, 17 years ago, the United States was attacked and 3,000 Americans died. This year once again we remember the lives lost. and reflect on the tragedy of the day that Americans will never forget.

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Carroll ranks "Best in the West," staff and students explain why

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Carroll College was just ranked "Best in the West" by U.S. News and World Reports. The college in Helena has earned that title for the past eight years.   Our Bliss Zechman spoke with students and staff to find out what makes Carroll so great.   Is it the academics or the athletics?  The atmosphere or the architecture? The Carroll community has their own take on what makes their college so great. "They email you by name. They contact you personally if ... More>>

Phase two of a three series project

Benefis Health System: New section open in emergency department:

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GREAT FALLS- This morning, September, 11th Benefis Health System gave KFBB an inside look to a section of their new emergency department. Inside the emergency department, there’s a brand new space called the  Critical Care Pod that opens tomorrow, September, 12th at 9 a.m. It holds trauma bays, behavioral health rooms, and critical care rooms. Benefis said this space is designated to dealing with a higher level of care for people who are extremely ill and need care faster... More>>

9/11 Reflection

Inside The Pentagon on 9/11: MAFB Colonel shares his story

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GREAT FALLS- A personal story of the Vice Wing Commander of the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom, who at the time of 9/11, was inside The Pentagon just feet away from where the attack happened. 17 years ago to this day on 9/11 Col. Peter Bonetti was just one wedge and one ring away from where an incoming plane flew into the Pentagon. 

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Senator Tester secures funding for C-130 aircraft apron

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Senator Jon Tester says he secured $9 million to build a new aircraft apron for the Montana Air National Guard.

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9/11 Heroes Run in Great Falls Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Marcus Delgado with the Travis Manion Foundation stops by the KFBB studios to talk about the 1st annual 9/11 Heroes Run happening in Great Falls on Sunday, Sept. 16th.  The race will take place at the West Bank Park starting at 10:00am. Registration is open until Wednesday, but folks can register the day of. In addition to the race, you can expect to see the Color Guard, fire trucks, rural fire departments, and a raffle.  For more informat...

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Carroll College ranked "Best in the West" for the 8th year in a row

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Press release courtesy of Sarah Lawlor, Director of Public Relations for Carroll College:  HELENA, MT – For the eighth straight year, Carroll College is the top rated Regional College in the West as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Carroll once again earned a perfect score of 100 with the 2019 rankings providing data on over 1,800 schools. “Carroll College has always focused on educating students who are not only remarkable in the classroom but also ready and... More>>

Novice Helena teacher receives national recognition, grants

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Just three years into her teaching tenure, Delacey Humbert has won multiple science-based grants and awards. Last week, she got $2,000  from Voya's Unsung Heroes Program. However, this teacher has accomplished so much more.  "It’s kind of overwhelming. I don't want to come off as though I’m trying to toot my own horn the whole time and get a whole bunch of awards. That's not what it’s about," said Humbert. Humbert applies for dozens of grants...

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Sen. Jon Tester proposes new prescription drug plan

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GREAT FALLS- Each month people are left with pennies in their pockets after spending the majority of their check on prescription drugs.  Sharon Odden was diagnosed with cancer. She pays about $300 a month for her one prescription drug and she's not alone.  "Last week I was talking to a lady. She got diagnosed with cancer this spring. She pays $1,500 a month for one pill," said Tester.  This morning, September 10th Sen. Tester introduced the Creates Act...

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New East Helena Police Chief looks to connect community

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East Helena has a new police chief, who just started last week. Chief Michael Sanders tells us he has several plans for the growing community. Although he is new to the position, Sanders is neither a stranger to law enforcement nor to the Helena community. He graduated from high school in Helena and went on to get his undergraduate degree from Carroll College. He then spent a few years working for the Helena Police Department. Sanders has spent the last 20-plus years working fo... More>>

Fire in Helena kills 2 pets

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Early this morning, a fire broke out in a two-story apartment complex on East Lyndale Avenue in Helena. 

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Man Identified after logging accident

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In a press release from the Gallatin Valley Sheriff's Office they have released the name of a man killed by logs near Three Forks. On Thursday, the Gallatin County 911 center received a call of a male who had an accident while unloading logs from a tractor-trailer at a lumberyard outside of Three Forks. Deputies and Three Forks ambulance arrived and found 69-year-old Allan Wagner of Belgrade deceased, having succumbed to blunt force injuries sustained during the accident. More>>

Small pups from surrender case up for adoption

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More than 20 pups that were surrendered from one family are now ready to go to their “fur-ever” homes. Our Bliss Zechman got a chance to get to pet and love on those little dogs today. She explains how it's going to take more than affection to get care of the critters.   A couple of weeks ago, these pups were crammed into one home. The Lewis and Clark County Humane Society gave them some TLC and a few treats. Now, they're ready to find their forever families. "...

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Walk to End Alzheimer's set for Saturday in Helena

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Tomorrow folks will crowd Carroll College to help stop Alzheimer’s disease. Our Bliss Zechman explains how walking can be one of the best ways to battle the illness Folks can help find the cure to Alzheimer’s by simply putting one foot in front of the other. "The significance of the walk is for us to come together once a year and show our support and raise awareness as well," said Jayme Klehforth, Helena’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event Chair.  ... More>>

Cybersecurity employment rising: GFC MSU offering tech boot camp

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GREAT FALLS- Cybersecurity jobs are growing more and more, and one local college said it's safe to say that those jobs are right here in Great Falls. Great Falls College MSU said we have companies in our city who do have large IT departments, and that's why GFC MSU is offering what is called a CompTIA Security+ Boot Camp. This means people will learn how to detect security threats, installing technology and tools, and putting in secure network systems.  “We have companie...

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Cesar Milan comes to the Electric City

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Ever wonder what's on the mind of your furry friend? Well take a seat as the man know for understanding dogs takes great falls by storm. Cesar Milan is in the house.  This is his first live show in the Electric City. He said shows like this gives him a chance to interact and share positive energy with both dogs and humans alike.  Milan said the most important piece of advice he can give anyone who is going to get a dog or already has one, is the dog is the teache... More>>

Car crash resulting in two people taken to hospital

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GREAT FALLS- Two people were taken to the hospital after a morning crash on the south side of Great Falls. According to GFPD, a car was heading West on 4th Avenue South when it hit several others. It then crashed into a camper trailer, causing damage to it and a nearby truck. The driver crashed into another vehicle before finally stopping and running away. However, police quickly found him. It's estimated the driver caused thousands of dollars in damages. More>>

Man hit by car in Great Falls

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A man was rushed to the hospital Friday morning after being hit by a car. It all happened around 9:00 a.m, along 13th Street South. The man was not in the crosswalk when he was hit. His condition has not been released at this time, and we don't know if any tickets have been issued.    More>>

Commission speaks out on suicide prevention

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LEWIS AND CLARK CO., Mont.,- Suicide is a crisis plaguing the Treasure State. In fact, Montana the highest rate of suicides in the nation.   Our Bliss Zechman explains what people in Lewis and Clark County are doing to help stop the problem. "I don't want anyone to have to say to themselves: coulda, shoulda, woulda," said Lewis and Clark County Commissioner Jim McCormick.   McCormick gave a powerful yet tearful speech this morning on the importance of suicide... More>>

Six new Montana Highway Troopers vow to keep roadways safe

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President Trump isn't the only person being honored with a ceremonial welcome today. This morning, six new Montana Highway Patrolmen earned their badges and deservingly a lot of applause. "Most of us are running away from trouble, they're running to trouble to help keep us safe," said Attorney General Tim Fox.   AG Fox imparted words of wisdom to the new troopers, letting them know the immense responsibility brought on by their newly pinned badges. "The lives an... More>>

MDT says York Road Roundabout in Helena could save lives

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The Montana Department of Transportation is working to stop deaths and accidents on one dangerous intersection in Helena. MDT hosted a public meeting tonight to explain how a roundabout could fix issues on York Road.   Many folks were concerned the new installation would cost taxpayers millions of dollars. However, MDT assured citizens that only federal dollars would be used for the project.   The department says they modeled the York Roundabout after a similar installatio...

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Future of Helena baseball decided: Kindrick Legion Field goes to American Legion

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The future of baseball in Helena has been decided. Two different organizations fought tonight to gain control of Kendrick Legion Field, which is the former home of the Helena Brewers. Our Bliss Zechman explains how the Helena City Commission came to their decision and how fans are taking the news.    the Helena city commission had an unusually large audience tonight. The room was packed with folks.. Some who had to sit on the floor or wait outside the room. That's becau...

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UPtown Goes Downtown! Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Kellie Pierce with the Downtown Great Falls Association stopped by the KFBB studio to talk about a new event, "UPtown Goes Downtown."  The festivities are a collaboration between the University of Providence and DGFA. They will take place on Friday, Sept. 7th from 4:00-7:00pm on the 100-300 Blocks of Central Avenue in Great Falls.  The night will feature store discounts, Argos merchandise, and everything UP! For more information,...

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Medicare 101 in Great Falls Video included

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In tonight's Community Spotlight, Pam Roatch and Tina Bundtrock stopped by the KFBB studios to talk about a new program in Great Falls, Medicare 101. The program, which is free and takes place on Wednesday, September 5th, will feature two separate presentation to cater to different schedules of those interested. Those presentations are at 1:00pm and 3:00pm, both at the Great Falls Senior Citizen Center.  For more information about the event, head over to its website. 

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Ensuring your child's success this school year

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GREAT FALLS- In between the start of a new school and running around to after school activities, helping your children with their homework can sometimes be a frustrating challenge especially if you’re unsure how to assist them. Great Falls Public Schools says if you run across this problem don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher. They’re there for a reason. Their role is to create a partnership through home and school, and the only way they can do that...

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Granddaughter opens credit card under grandpa's name without permission

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GREAT FALLS- According to Cascade County court documents, Melissa Matejovsky opened a Chase Credit Card in her grandfather’s name, Joseph Frankovich without his permission. On January 25, 2018, Adult Protective Services received a report that Matejovsky used her grandfather’s checking account to make payments to the Chase Credit Card. Her grandfather had never used a debit card and does not have one.  He also never withdrew cash from an ATM and realized numerous ATM ... More>>

GFPS programs for your child inside and outside the classroom

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GREAT FALLS- We wanted to let you know about a few programs through the Great Falls Public Schools that are readily available for your child’s success inside and outside of the classroom. 

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Bullock says Montana economy is strong, presents 2018 Labor Day Report

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Governor Steve Bullock presented the 2018 Labor Day Report on Tuesday. The data shows that Montana’s economy is strong, but our state has several work force challenges. Bullock happily announced that Montana’s unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in more than a decade. Our Gross Domestic Product growth (GDP) is escalating faster than the rest of the nation.   Plus, Montana entrepreneurs launched almost 3,000 new businesses just in the last year. But Bull... More>>

Governor Bullock reacts to President Trump's second visit

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In less than two days, President Donald Trump returns to the Treasure State. He will be taking the stage at Metrapark on Thursday at 7:00 P.M. While many are gearing up and getting excited for Trump's visit, Governor Steve bullock did not seem fazed by the president's second trip to the Treasure State. Bullock said the president has not extended an invitation to attend the rally in Billings. The Governor did not seem to be upset about that. Bullock added that Montanans can make... More>>

More jobs, more beer: brewery apprenticeship program launches,

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Governor Steve Bullock had a busy day, but he took the time to go by one of Helena’s most popular breweries. But Bullock didn't stop to drink a beer. Many Montanans know making the perfect microbrew takes more than skill. It comes down to a science. This morning Governor Bullock announced a new program that will help those who want to get in the business learn the tricks of the trade. "Brewers like so many other facets of our economy are really trying to make sure that y... More>>

One man charged with assault

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GREAT FALLS- One person has been charged in the stabbing that put one man in the hospital about two weeks ago.  According to court documents, Joseph Elthie now faces several charges. According to police, the victim arrived at Benefis on Saturday, August 18th around 5:40 in the morning with a stab wound. He told police he was sprayed with pepper spray then stabbed while at a party. He described the attacker who was identified as Joseph Elthie. Police were able to track down Elth... More>>

Rollover accident on I-15 sends one man to hospital

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At approximately 8:30 a vehicle rollover occurred on I-15 just a couple miles east of Vaughn. Sun Prairie Fire said the driver was Mercy Flighted to Benefis with unknown injuries at this time. Scanner traffic indicated he was partially ejected and had a head wound. They also said Montana Highway Patrol is currently investigating the cause of the incident and there is no word if an animal, speed, or alcohol was involved in the incident. The accident shut down both lan... More>>

Brewers take their last bat, fans say goodbye

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Come tomorrow there be no more music or cheering, no more pitches or homerun no more peanuts or cracker-jacks. That is because tonight was the very last time the Helena Brewers played on Kindrick Legion Field. "We’ve got families where they're kids grew up here and now those families have kids. And tonight is going to be really emotional for a lot of us," said Marlene Hughs, a longtime Helena Brewer fan.   For about 40 years, Helena has gotten to be taken out to... More>>

Community Spotlight: All Breed Dog Show

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The Electric City Kennel Club and Flathead Valley Kennel Club are excited to bring the “All Breed Dog Show’ to Great Falls. The event runs from Sept. 15-18 at Montana Expo Park. Christian McClelland with the ECKC, along with Vanilla Bean, joined us live in the KFBB Studios for tonight’s Community Spotlight to explain more about the event. More>>

Calumet Montana Refinery shutting down for maintenance

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The refinery shut down their normal activities today and will be undergoing maintenance which is expected to last about a month. Calumet says during this time you can expect flaring due to the shutdown and start up procedures. There will also be increased traffic to and from the refinery as contractors will be working around the clock. The refinery says these flaring activities should not pose any threat to human health, safety or the environment. More>>

Family Affair opening up after major remodel

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The Family Affair restaurant in Great Falls had its first major hiccup since the business opened more than 40 years ago. Back in July one of the owners got a phone call most business owners never want to get. “I got a phone call in the morning telling a car went through our business and it was a horrible feeling and I ran down here and a car really did go through,” said Karla Husemoller. After shutting down, they needed to fix the damages that were done. “First we...

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Local woman qualifies for international CrossFit competition

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GREAT FALLS- On a positive note one local woman is packing up instead of unpacking her car on Labor Day weekend and preparing to head to an elite CrossFit competition. Jaime Huestis is 41 years old and seems to be unstoppable in the gym. 

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  • Suspect in custody after shots fired, chase in Missoula Northside

    Suspect in custody after shots fired, chase in Missoula Northside

    Thursday, September 20 2018 8:54 AM EDT2018-09-20 12:54:28 GMT

    One man is in custody after an incident involving a gun and a short police chase in Missoula's Northside early Thursday morning. 

    One man is in custody after an incident involving a gun and a short police chase in Missoula's Northside early Thursday morning. 

  • Police: House fire that sent 6 to hospital ruled arson

    Police: House fire that sent 6 to hospital ruled arson

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-09-19 21:09:13 GMT

    According to the Billings Police Department, the fire that sent six people to the hospital Tuesday morning was determined to be intentionally set.

    According to the Billings Police Department, the fire that sent six people to the hospital Tuesday morning was determined to be intentionally set.

  • Flood victims get cleanup help

    Flood victims get cleanup help

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-05-30 23:15:03 GMT
    Wednesday, May 30 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-05-30 23:15:03 GMT
    HELENA, Mont.,- Multiple organizations band together Wednesday to help flood victims with cleanup efforts. Thanks to the LDS Church, Red Cross and more, the cleanup process just got a little easier. From water testing to counseling services, several Helena based organizations are offering their services to a community that was recently devastated by floods. Victims can come out to get guidance as well as free goods. Buckets of disinfecting supplies are being handed out along with ...
    HELENA, Mont.,- Multiple organizations band together Wednesday to help flood victims with cleanup efforts. Thanks to the LDS Church, Red Cross and more, the cleanup process just got a little easier. From water testing to counseling services, several Helena based organizations are offering their services to a community that was recently devastated by floods. Victims can come out to get guidance as well as free goods. Buckets of disinfecting supplies are being handed out along with ...
  • Pipeline protester must pay over $3K in fines

    Pipeline protester must pay over $3K in fines

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 8:18 PM EST2017-11-22 01:18:47 GMT
    Tuesday, March 20 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-03-21 00:27:58 GMT

    65 year old Leonard Higgins turned off an emergency valve at a Spectra Energy site last October just south of Big Sandy. Not only did the self-proclaimed activist admit to turning the valve off. He video taped himself as he did it. 

    65 year old Leonard Higgins turned off an emergency valve at a Spectra Energy site last October just south of Big Sandy. Not only did the self-proclaimed activist admit to turning the valve off. He video taped himself as he did it. 

  • Local Business Spotlight: Morning Light Coffee

    Local Business Spotlight: Morning Light Coffee

    Monday, March 19 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-03-20 00:42:26 GMT
    Tuesday, March 20 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-03-20 20:04:01 GMT

    Making latte's and cappuccinos wasn’t even a thought for morning light coffee roasters almost 30 years ago. In fact, they got into the coffee business as wholesalers for local grocery stores. Times have changed however, they opened a coffee shop, continued roasting and haven’t looked back. “We are kind of unique that we roast our own coffee in our store. We started that concept back in 1989 and it was a fairly new concept, nobody was doing it around the countr

    Making latte's and cappuccinos wasn’t even a thought for morning light coffee roasters almost 30 years ago. In fact, they got into the coffee business as wholesalers for local grocery stores. Times have changed however, they opened a coffee shop, continued roasting and haven’t looked back. “We are kind of unique that we roast our own coffee in our store. We started that concept back in 1989 and it was a fairly new concept, nobody was doing it around the countr

  • Discovering the Future: Native American Bison Experience

    Discovering the Future: Native American Bison Experience

    Students at Paris Gibson Education Center had the opportunity of a lifetime to go the Fort Belknap reservation and harvest a bison: what they call the Native American Bison Experience.

    Students at Paris Gibson Education Center had the opportunity of a lifetime to go the Fort Belknap reservation and harvest a bison: what they call the Native American Bison Experience.

  • Update: Suspect arrested in hit-and-run accident that killed Canadian man

    Monday, April 24 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-04-25 01:16:44 GMT
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    One Canadian man has been arrested in connection to a crash that killed a 72-year-old man in Great Falls on April 15th. 

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    Highlights from the final day of the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals held on Sunday, January 14th. 
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  • Attorney General to investigate alleged sex abuse of children case in Miles City

    Attorney General to investigate alleged sex abuse of children case in Miles City

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    Montana Department of Justice assisting with James Jensen Investigation.  Confidential hotline and email established for survivor reporting.

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