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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Green Party is denouncing one of its candidates for state Legislature in response to comments he made in 2016 about immigrants and former President Barack Obama. Green Party Coordinator Danielle Breck said Saturday that House District 85 candidate John Gibney of Hamilton had refused to apologize for comments she described as "bigoted."

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Gunshots fired in a Montana high school parking lot came from the gun of the school's resource officer, who fired at the fleeing car of a student who allegedly attempted to run him over. That's the findings in an initial investigation of the altercation at Missoula's Big Sky High School released Saturday by the Montana Department of Justice.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Minnesota company plans to build an 80-megawatt wind farm in central Montana that would provide power to NorthWestern Energy customers. ALLETE Clean Energy announced this week that construction is expected to start this year on the South Peak project. It's scheduled to go online in late 2019.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park has reported a series of potential eruptions from the world's largest active geyser for the first time since 2014. Park officials said employees reported seeing an eruption at the Steamboat Geyser in northwest Wyoming Thursday evening. Geologists comparing those reports to remote thermal sensors believe the activity could be a series of minor eruptions. Steamboat's major eruptions can shoot steam to heights of 300 to 400 feet (91 meters to 122 meters).

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