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Great Falls Tribune to be printed in Helena starting July 1

May. 22, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The Great Falls Tribune announced Friday it is closing its print shop and the newspaper will be printed in Helena beginning in July. The move means 21 people will lose their jobs, said Tribune Editor Grady Higgins. It does not impact newsroom or advertising jobs, or print...

This 2012 file photo shows a woman dressed as a mermaid swimming in the pool through a window of the Sip N' Dip Lounge in Great Falls, Mont. The mermaids were scheduled to go back to work on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, after the Montana governor's office clarified that hotel pools are included in his directive to ease coronavirus restrictions. (Larry Beckner/Great Falls Tribune via AP, File)

Mermaids returning to Montana tiki bar as it reopens

May. 6, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — For patrons at a Montana tiki bar that has a back wall of a window into a motel swimming pool, it's typical to see mermaids in the water five nights a week. So as the owner of the O'Haire Motor Inn and the Sip 'n Dip Lounge in Great Falls began preparing to reopen the bar after...

Great Falls Clinic staff gather in front of the hospital building to watch Montana Air National Guard C-130's perform a flyover to show appreciation for the medical community of Great Falls, Mont., on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. The appreciation flight continued on, performing additional flyovers for communities around the state.(Rion Sanders/Great Falls Tribune via AP)

Air National Guard flyover honors health care workers

May. 6, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Air National Guard flew C-130 aircraft over hospitals and clinics in 21 cities Wednesday to salute first responders and health care workers who are treating COVID-19 patients. Two C-130 aircraft flew over a hospital and clinic in Great Falls before splitting off, with one...

Cement truck tips over rounding turn in Great Falls

Apr. 30, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A cement truck tipped over in a Great Falls intersection after the driver took a turn to fast, police said. The driver was taken to the hospital after the crash Wednesday evening, but his injuries weren't life-threatening, said Sgt. Jeff Beecroft. Dalton Vogl was watering his lawn...

3 men sue Montana Council of Boy Scouts, claim sexual abuse

Apr. 29, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

Three men filed lawsuits Wednesday against the Montana Council of the Boy Scouts of America and two sponsoring agencies, alleging they suffered sexual abuse at scouting camps decades ago. The suits filed in District Court in Great Falls are allowed under a 2019 Montana law that extended the time people can sue...

Cloistered nuns emerge to bless health care workers

Apr. 26, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Through good times and bad they have prayed for all of us; a cloistered order of nuns, devout in their vows of poverty and seclusion. The Poor Clares are not often seen in public. Perhaps out for a walk or while attending a Mass at one of the community’s churches. For the...

In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020, photo, the carcass of a dead cow lies in a pasture on Mission Road in Cascade, Mont. Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter and his staff learned of the starving black Angus herd after people who drove by the property reported seeing the dead cows, the Great Falls Tribune reported Tuesday. (Rion Sanders/The Great Falls Tribune via AP)

Report: Plea deal reached in Montana cattle starvation case

Apr. 10, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A rancher has agreed to plead guilty to felony aggravated animal cruelty after more than 100 cows died of starvation in central Montana, a prosecutor said. George J. Savoy, 57, signed the agreement Thursday, the Great Falls Tribune reported. His attorney, Jason Holden, did not...

Sheriff: Missing Great Falls nurse drowned in Missouri River

Apr. 9, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A body found in the Missouri River south of Great Falls is that of a nurse who has been missing since Jan. 26, Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter said Thursday. An autopsy found Amy Harding-Permann, 34, died of accidental drowning. A homeowner spotted the body just before...

National Guard to screen Montana visitors starting Friday

Apr. 2, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

The National Guard will start screening people who arrive in Montana by airplane or train beginning Friday to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, while nearly 20,000 residents filed new unemployment claims last week. The 73 Guardsmen will be deployed to 17 locations in 11 cities, said Maj. Gen. Matthew...

Authorities discover starving cow herd in central Montana

Apr. 1, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A man is facing animal cruelty charges in central Montana after 230 cows were found starving in the middle of calving season, including 65 that were found dead. Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter and his staff learned of the starving black Angus herd after people who drove by...