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Missoula man charged with fatally stabbing girlfriend

Jan. 28, 2022 16:11 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula man who called 911 to report his girlfriend had stabbed him is charged with deliberate homicide after responding officers found her dead in the residence with numerous stab wounds, according to charging documents. The man reported the stabbing at...

Gov. Doug Burgum aware of data center developer's dark past

Jan. 28, 2022 11:35 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum was aware of the troubled past of a businessman involved in the construction of a $1.9 billion data center in northwestern North Dakota, a spokesman said Friday. Montana-based FX Solutions President Richard Tabish was convicted and then...

Bannan leads Montana over Idaho 81-62

Jan. 27, 2022 23:25 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Josh Bannan had 18 points and nine rebounds and Cameron Parker posted 15 points as Montana won its 10th consecutive home game, beating Idaho 81-62 on Thursday night. Robby Beasley III had 13 points for Montana (14-6, 7-2 Big Sky Conference). Brandon Whitney...

$1.9 billion data center planned in northwest North Dakota

Jan. 26, 2022 15:24 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum on Wednesday announced construction of a $1.9 billion data center located near the biggest city in the state’s oil-production region in northwest North Dakota. The second-term Republican governor hailed the Atlas Power Data Center to be...

Lake County officers investigating possible homicide-suicide

Jan. 19, 2022 17:29 PM EST

POLSON, Mont. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in northwestern Montana are investigating an apparent homicide-suicide near the town of Big Arm, Lake County Sheriff Donald R. Bell said Wednesday. Officers responding to a 911 call just before 4:30 a.m. found a woman who had been shot...

Brothers shot and killed in Three Forks, suspect charged

Jan. 16, 2022 16:09 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Gallatin County officials continue to investigate after two brothers were shot to death in the small town of Three Forks, northwest of Bozeman, over the weekend. Sheriff Dan Springer identified the victims of the early Saturday shooting as Chase Estabrook, 32,...

Black ice, crashes block eastbound Interstate 90 in Montana

Jan. 12, 2022 17:16 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Treacherous driving conditions due to freezing rain in western Montana caused crashes that blocked lanes on Interstate 90 both east and west of Missoula and led Missoula Public Schools to cancel classes because buses were unable to run safely. The eastbound...

BNSF Railway taking over Montana Rail Link route

Jan. 11, 2022 14:03 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — BNSF Railway has announced plans to resume operation of its mainline rail corridor through southern Montana, ending a lease with Montana Rail Link. Under the lease that began in 1987, MRL operated the tracks owned by BNSF Railway between Huntley, Montana, and...

Avalanche blocks I-90 on Montana side of Lookout Pass

Jan. 07, 2022 18:43 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Three small snowslides on Friday, and concerns there might be more, led the Montana Department of Transportation to close the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Lookout Pass overnight, while avalanche warnings were in place in western Montana and for the Cooke City area...

Missoula man says owl led him through blizzard to campsite

Jan. 02, 2022 08:11 AM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Mike Stevenson dropped to his knees in the dark. He searched beneath the deepening, drifting snow for the trough of snowshoe tracks marking his passage from camp earlier that day. He detected nary a trace. The storm blocked every glint of...