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Conrad Burns' funeral next Friday at Metra Park Arena

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The funeral service for former U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns will be held on Friday, May 6 at 11 a.m. at Metra Park Arena in Billings....

Jailed Montana resort founder invokes right to silence

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The jailed founder of a Montana resort for the ultra-rich says he won't answer a judge's demands to reveal what happened to hundreds of millions of dollars in assets sought by his creditors....

Police: Mother arrested after child exposed to meth, dies

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- Police arrested a Great Falls woman on suspicion of felony endangerment in the death of her 10-month-old daughter, who prosecutors say had been exposed to methamphetamine and whose body was found in a "freezing cold" room in January....

Deputy rescues 2-year-old child from Yellowstone River

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A Yellowstone County sheriff's deputy rescued a 2-year-old boy who fell into the Yellowstone River....

Congress votes to designate bison as national mammal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The bison could soon become the national mammal of the United States....

Montana leaders react to former Sen. Conrad Burns' death

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Condolences rolled in Thursday night as word of former U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns' death spread. Burns died of natural causes at his home in Billings, Montana Republican Party Executive Director Jeff Essmann said. Here is what some state and congressional leaders had to say:...

Columbia Falls man sentenced for shooting near duck hunters

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) -- A Columbia Falls man has been given a one-year deferred jail sentence for shooting in the direction of other duck hunters last October after he had warned them against traveling through duck decoys he had set up along the Flathead River....

Man pleads guilty for fire at Habitat for Humanity ReStore

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A 32-year-old Helena man has pleaded guilty to setting the fire that caused more than $500,000 in damage to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Helena last summer....

Famous paleontologist celebrated at Museum of the Rockies

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- A $3 million endowment has been set up at the Museum of the Rockies in honor of renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, who is retiring after 34 years as the museum's curator of paleontology....

MT Lottery

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

Gov. Bullock wants $200M for infrastructure; details to come

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday proposed spending $200 million on roads, bridges, schools and other public works across the state. But he didn't specify any projects or exactly how to pay for them, despite previous plans getting hung up on such details....

Audit: Montana financial statements error-free

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A new audit released this week says Montana's financial statements are error-free this time - unlike a year ago when an audit revealed scores of mistakes and cited a lack of internal controls that could have exposed the errors sooner....

Idaho dropping to FCS beginning with 2018 season

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho will drop to the Football Championship Subdivision beginning in 2018 and intends to join the Big Sky Conference, school President Chuck Staben said Thursday....

Grizzly bears in Grand Teton Park attract onlookers

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- Newly emerged from their winter dens, grizzly bears are wandering out in the open in Grand Teton National Park, drawing crowds of wildlife watchers, photographers and others seeking a glimpse - from a safe distance....

Montana county wants to dispose of Cold War commode kits

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana county plans to dispose of more than three dozen Cold War-era sanitation kits meant to provide makeshift bathroom facilities for fallout shelters....

Grizzly bear monitoring project continues in Glacier park

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) -- A long-term program to monitor grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem continues this summer in Glacier National Park....

Lottery jackpots escape early week drawings

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Results of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's Montana Lotterin drawings:...

State officials propose boat dock at Wild Horse Island

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) -- State officials are proposing a floating boat dock be installed at Wild Horse Island in Flathead Lake in order to reduce injuries....

Toxic plant kills 4 cows in Yellowstone County

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- Agricultural scientists are warning Montana livestock producers to be on the lookout for a slender green plant that has killed at least four cows in Yellowstone County in a one-week period....

Winning numbers drawn in 'Montana Cash' game

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

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