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Wildlife agencies to cancel Trump endangered species rules

Oct. 26, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday plans to cancel two environmental rollbacks under former President Donald Trump that limited habitat protections for imperiled plants and wildlife. The proposal to drop the two Trump-era rules...

Cause of Montana Amtrak derailment still under investigation

Oct. 26, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A preliminary report on an Amtrak train derailment in Montana last month that killed three people and injured dozens more offered no clues about what triggered the accident, but said the train’s emergency brakes were activated and that Amtrak estimated the damage at...

Former Halliburton CEO, wife donate to Montana Tech nursing

Oct. 26, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A former CEO of Halliburton and his wife have donated $7 million to the nursing program at Montana Tech. The gift from Dave and Sherry Lesar is the largest single gift in the history of the university, Chancellor Les Cook said Monday. ...

Montana Democrats want investigation of attorney general

Oct. 25, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican leaders in the Legislature on Monday approved a request by Democratic lawmakers to look into the Montana Department of Justice's involvement in investigating a complaint made by the family of a COVID-19 patient at a Helena hospital. St....

Man drives into pond while being pursued by police, dies

Oct. 25, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A man died after driving into a pond while being pursued by Missoula police, a spokeswoman said Monday. Officers tried to initiate a traffic stop Saturday evening, but the driver did not stop and officers began a pursuit, police spokeswoman Lydia...

Work starts on plant to treat mine waste water in Belt Creek

Oct. 24, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

BELT, Mont. (AP) — The town of Belt was built on coal. For 50 years men worked the mines ringing the small town east of Great Falls. The coal they harvested was first used to power the paddle-wheelers that once plied the Missouri River. Later it fired the smelters of...

Bergen, Brown help Montana cruise past Idaho 34-14

Oct. 23, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Junior Bergen had a pair of touchdown runs to help Montana beat Idaho 34-14 on Saturday night. Bergen's 10-yard touchdown run tied the game 7-7 late in the first quarter, and his 19-yarder capped the scoring for Montana (5-2, 2-2 Big Sky...

Montana State holds Idaho State to 3 FGs, wins 27-9

Oct. 23, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Isaiah Ifanse scored the go-ahead touchdown, Matthew McKay threw a pair of fourth-quarter TD passes and Montana State allowed just three field goals, defeating Idaho State 27-9 on Saturday. The win pushes Montana State, ranked eighth in the FCS...

After long absence "dancing birds" return to western Montana

Oct. 23, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Sometime in the next few years, some lucky people might witness an annual ritual that disappeared decades ago in western Montana. It will happen as the dawn breaks over grasslands south of Missoula or near Drummond or in the Blackfoot Valley. ...

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 ...