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News Minute: Here is the latest Montana news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. MDT

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Officials at Yellowstone National Park say new thermal activity occurred at the park over the past several days. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports a release from the park says the new activity is in the Geyser Hill area of Upper Geyser Basin, across the Firehole River from Old Faithful. The hill features dozens of hot springs and geysers, but the vents that have erupted water onto the boardwalks over the past several days are brand new. There was also a rare eruption Saturday of Ear Spring.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Storms this week are dumping rain across Montana and bringing the state closer to the end of a fire season that's been much smaller and much less expensive than 2017's record-setting year. Fires this year have burned 143 square miles acres across Montana, which is about 7 percent of the record 2,134 square miles that burned in 2017. The cost to the state is also a small fraction of last year's budget-busting $70 million fire season.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A judge has reinstated a Billings medical marijuana provider's license, questioning whether the state violated the owner's right to due process in revoking the license without giving the owner a chance to respond to the allegations. District Judge Don Harris said he'll likely issue a decision next week in the case of Montana Organic Medical Supply.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Donald Trump Jr.'s rally to support Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale next week has been moved to the Gallatin County fairgrounds. The Rosendale campaign announced the change of venue Wednesday on its Facebook page.

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