Classes resume Tuesday after Flathead County school threats

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) -- Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday at Flathead Valley public schools that were closed after several schools received cyber threats from an unknown person....

Costs from major natural disasters can stress state budgets

ATLANTA (AP) -- A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding....

MT Lottery

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- These Montana lotteries were drawn Sunday:...

Bitterroot seeks input on logging, access plan

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) -- The Bitterroot National Forest is seeking input on a plan that affects access, logging and prescribed burns in an area near Darby....

Tribal leaders urge Yellowstone Park name changes

GARDINER, Mont. (AP) -- Leaders of Native American tribes gathered this weekend to urge the U.S. government to rename a valley and a mountain in Yellowstone National Park....

Saturday's Scores

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Montana Cash' game

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Montana Lottery's "Montana Cash" game were:...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Big Sky Bonus' game

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Montana Lottery's "Big Sky Bonus" game were:...

Montana man gets lengthy sentence for attempted homicide

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana man found guilty of attempted deliberate homicide for a shootout with a cabin owner has received a lengthy prison sentence....

Montana wildfires: Rain and snow help but won't end season

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Rain snow and cold have replaced heat and smoke after about two dry months on Montana's fire lines, leaving crews scrambling for extra sleeping bags, heaters, coats and long underwear....

Winter storm warning still active for Montana high areas

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- Authorities say more snow is expected in high elevation areas in Montana....

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Settlement sets aside $10M for Colstrip community

SEATTLE (AP) -- Puget Sound Energy, the largest owner of the Colstrip power plant in Montana, says it will be able to pay down its debts from two newer units there by 2027, years earlier than previously expected....

Damaged chalet in Montana being protected from winter

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) -- Work is being done to help protect what remains of a fire damaged chalet in Glacier National Park from Montana's winter weather....

Not guilty pleas entered for man charged in officer's death

TOWNSEND, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana judge entered not guilty pleas on behalf of a California man charged in the death of a sheriff's deputy and for shots fired at other officers during a pursuit that spanned the southwestern part of the state....

4 years later, cleanup nears end for big North Dakota spill

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Cleanup is finally in sight four years after a pipeline break sent more than 20,000 barrels of oil oozing across a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota, state regulators said Friday....

Montana judge orders involuntary medication for suspect

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana judge ordered a woman accused of killing her 69-year-old mother to be held at a state hospital and granted hospital staff permission to medicate her without consent....

LPN gets prison for stealing gold, silver from quadriplegic

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) -- A licensed practical nurse has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $665,000 in restitution for stealing gold and silver coins from a quadriplegic north-central Montana man he was hired to help care for....

Regents adopt campus operating budgets knowing cuts ahead

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- The Montana Board of Regents adopted campus operating budgets totaling about $1.55 billion for Fiscal Year 2018, knowing reduced state revenues may lead to cuts....

Montana's unemployment rate holds at 3.9 percent in August

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held at 3.9 percent in August....

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