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Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Baker def. Colstrip, forfeit Big Timber 37, Three Forks 13 Billings Central 55, Hardin 14 Billings Senior 42, Belgrade 0 Billings West 35, Bozeman 3 ...

Blackfeet Nation celebrates life of Chief Earl Old Person

Oct. 22, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Nation honored Chief Earl Old Person with a weeklong memorial, ending with a funeral service Friday in the Browning High School gym. The gym smelled of sage, many women wore ribbon skirts and some men wore headdresses as they...

Professor resigns amid probe into posts on women, Muslims

Oct. 22, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A University of Montana professor who was placed on administrative leave while the university investigated blog posts about his religious beliefs that maligned women, Muslims and people who are LGBTQ resigned on Friday. “It is apparent to me...

Dems seek investigation of AG's possible 'abuse of power'

Oct. 22, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the Montana Legislature are asking for an investigation into whether the attorney general abused his power by sending a Montana Highway Patrol trooper to a Helena hospital over a complaint from the family of a COVID-19 patient. ...

Montana Supreme Court overturns man's marijuana conviction

Oct. 22, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has overturned a man's conviction for transporting drugs after finding the arresting officers violated his constitutional right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. Tuesday's unanimous ruling sends the case back...

Williams nominated to lead US Fish and Wildlife Service

Oct. 22, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Martha Williams, the former director of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, was nominated Thursday by President Joe Biden to lead the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Williams was appointed shortly after Biden's inauguration to serve as...

COVID-19 treatment clinic opens at Butte hospital

Oct. 21, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — The state has helped open a monoclonal antibody infusion clinic at St. James Health in Butte as part of an effort to reduce the severity of COVID-19 cases and free up hospital beds, Gov. Greg Gianforte said Thursday. The clinic is being run by a...

Montana redistricting commission advances two map proposals

Oct. 21, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's redistricting commission has honed in on two maps dividing the state into two congressional districts, after the commission's nonpartisan chair said she disapproved of all nine maps proposed earlier this month by the two Republican and two Democratic...

Montana media groups appeal ruling over closed GOP meeting

Oct. 20, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Members of the Montana media are appealing a state judge's ruling in a lawsuit over whether Republican members of a legislative committee legally held a secret meeting before voting on bills involving abortion and transgender health care. The media...

Judge: Arco partly responsible for aluminum plant cleanup

Oct. 20, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the Atlantic Richfield Co. is partially responsible for millions of dollars in cleanup costs at the former Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. plant that it sold more than 35 years ago. Arco owned the aluminum smelting...