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Yellowstone Park Shut Down
Yellowstone National Park officials announced the implementation of contingency plans for a government shutdown on Saturday, according to a press release from the National Park Service, in response to the federal budget continuing resolution and immigration impasse in Washington D...
Naked Man on MT Highway
A Minnesota man was arrested in Gallatin County after allegedly crashing his vehicle, stripping naked, and running along a Montana highway for several minutes. 33-year-old Shawn Hiatt appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court on Tuesday...
Lange Sentenced to 18 years
Former Montana House Republican Majority Leader Michael David Lange was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison on Thursday for his central role in a drug trafficking ring that distributed large amounts of methamphetamine in Montana and Wyoming...
Investigating Missing Bison
Staff at Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday reportedly discovered that 52 bison– being held at the Stephens Creek facility for possible quarantine– had been released from their pens.  Q2 reports the National Park Service announced Wednesday it initiated a criminal investigation...
Walmart Apologizes to MSU Professor
KTVQ Billings reports that Walmart has issued an official apology to Montana State University professor Dr. Gilbert Kalonde for racism he suffered at the hands of a Montana Walmart employee in 2016. The ACLU of Montana filed a lawsuit on the professor’s behalf after the employee manually listed “CL…
Trooper Cited for Domestic Abuse
The Billings Gazette reports that a Montana Highway Patrol trooper in Great Falls faces a domestic abuse charge after he allegedly grabbed a woman by the neck in an attempt to keep her from leaving a home. The Great Falls Tribune corroborated the reports Trooper Mike George Flood was cited with part…
FEMA Denies MT Disaster Relief
The Billings Gazette reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Montana’s disaster relief request of $44 million in the aftermath of the catastrophic 2017 fire season that burned more than 1,500 square miles.
FEMA reportedly denied Gov...
Another Deputy’s Vehicle Struck on I-90
The Billings Gazette reports that a Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office deputy, responding to a crash on Interstate 90 on Wednesday morning, was left with minor injuries when a pickup hit his parked patrol vehicle.
The incident is the most recent in a string of crashes in which Montana…

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