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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A man who chained himself to a concrete-filled barrel in an effort to prevent trucks from hauling Yellowstone National Park bison to slaughter has pleaded guilty. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Joshua Rivera, of Clifton, Colorado, pleaded guilty Monday to trespassing and interfering with a government employee. He and another man were arrested Friday for trying to block a road in Yellowstone. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported the men belong to the group Wild Buffalo Defense.

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) - A vacant building in the northern Montana town of Harlem collapsed over the weekend, spilling bricks into the street. Harlem Fire Chief Robert Scheffelmaer said the building that previously housed a grocery store likely collapsed due to the weight of snow on the roof. No one was injured.

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The new University of Montana President says he's restructuring the university's administration to put a greater emphasis on enrollment and student success. Seth Bodnar says he plans to combine the communications, admissions and financial aid offices and hire a new vice president to oversee those areas.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Organizers say more than $4 million in art was sold at the 50th annual Russell auction in Great Falls. Works by Charles M. Russell accounted for over $2 million in sales, including a buffalo hunt painting that sold for $1.25 million.

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