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Giving locally? There’s an app for that, now

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Just about a year ago, Erin Jimison, a mother, career woman and self-described Type A personality, came to a realization. Virtually the only aspect of her life in which she wasn’t making well-thought-out decisions, she said, was in making donations to charitable causes. 

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Supporters of river, lake at Bighorn at odds as tourism season gears up

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BILLINGS - A river apart. Two sides are fighting over the management of Bighorn Lake and Bighorn River come to the table on Tuesday. 

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Tester: VA nominee known as 'the candy man' for handing out prescriptions 'like candy'

Sen. Jon Tester of Montana was on "Anderson Cooper: 360" Tuesday night. CNN photo. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana was on "Anderson Cooper: 360" Tuesday night. CNN photo.
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The embattled nominee tapped to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs was known as "the candy man" inside the White House, Sen. Jon Tester said Tuesday, citing reports from individuals who raised concerns about his nomination.

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Rock Creek Testicle Festival ends after 35 years in Montana

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For the first time in 35 years, Rock Creek will not be hosting the annual Testicle Festival.

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Video extra: Bull riders aim for 8 seconds at PBR in Billings

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BILLINGS - If you missed last weekend's Professional Bull Riders competitions in Billings this past weekend, we've got you covered.

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Q2 Weather: A fast moving cold front moves into Billings Wednesday afternoon

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The cloudy skies are starting to role in the Billings, but the temps are hanging in there. 

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JetBlue adds flight in Bozeman to California

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BOZEMAN - JetBlue Airways announced Wednesday that the company will offer non-stop seasonal service to Long Beach Airport. 

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Flooding outlook for Yellowstone County

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With the exception of Monday morning’s slurry of wet snow, it appears that spring is in session here in Yellowstone County. I know many residents are happy to put some distance between themselves and our record setting snowfall this winter. However the natural follow up to a winter with record setting snowfall is a spring with some flooding concerns, especially here in Montana where dealing with swollen waterways is a yearly occurrence. As all the extra moisture in the mou...

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GOP U.S. Senate candidates mostly touting free-market solutions for health care

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When it comes to health care, at least three of the four Republicans who want to challenge U.S. Sen. Jon Tester say get rid of “Obamacare” – and let some form of the free market flourish. 

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Attorney General Sessions in Billings Friday to address drug crisis

Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearing.  CBS NEWS Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearing. CBS NEWS
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions will deliver remarks in Billings on the opioid crisis Friday, April 27.

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Fatal crash reported in Glacier County

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According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the crash was reported at 6:16 a.m. Wednesday. 

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Republicans hold first baseball practice since last year's shooting

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In an instant on the morning of June 14, 2017, Republican lawmakers' very normal baseball practice for the upcoming annual congressional baseball game was thrown into disarray when a man suddenly opened fire on the field, injuring several people on the field. 

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Uranus smells like rotten eggs, scientists confirm

A 2006 image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope that shows bands and a dark spot in Uranus' atmosphere. NASA/SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE A 2006 image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope that shows bands and a dark spot in Uranus' atmosphere. NASA/SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE
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"If an unfortunate human were ever to descend through Uranus' clouds, they would be met with very unpleasant and odiferous conditions."

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Billings Senior and Skyview compete at State Academic Finals in Missoula

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A dozen of the strongest academic high schools around the state gathered in Missoula for the Montana Academic State Championship on Tuesday.  

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Montana suspension bridge torn down after vandalism damage

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Witnesses said the bridge collapsed after people were on it jumping up and down and making it swing back and forth.

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Caught on Camera: Cowboy foils armed robber

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A store customer wearing a cowboy hat can be seen removing his glasses and tackling a young man who enters the store pointing a gun at employees. 

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Video Extra: Corpse Flower Blooms

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For the first time ever, Tucson Botanical Gardens in Arizona has a blooming corpse flower.  

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Melania Trump shines as Trumps host elegant first state dinner

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There were no celebrity guests, Hollywood entertainers or superstar chefs. But as she stepped out of the background to host her first state dinner, Melania Trump sought to sparkle in her moment in the spotlight.

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A Wild Affair: ZooMontana fundraising event to be held Friday

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ZooMontana Director Jeff Ewelt and Allison stopped by the studio to give everyone an update on "The Fab Four," the zoo's baby otters. 

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Q2 Weather: Warm, then wind, Sun then possible storm

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The forecast is mainly about warm and dry weather, but there are a few wrinkles to talk about. 

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Student of the Week: Devin Williams and Liliana Munn of Shepherd High School

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The Student of the Week this week are Devin Williams and Liliana Munn of Shepherd High School. 

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Sheriff identifies boy who died in ATV crash

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Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle has identified the child who died in an ATV crash on Sunday. 

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Woman leads police on chase from Laurel, crashes into ZooMontana gates

Leona Holliday. Yellowstone County Detention Facility. Leona Holliday. Yellowstone County Detention Facility.
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A woman who led patrol cars on an early Monday morning chase from Laurel to Billings is in custody and facing several charges. 

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Former Missoula school employee charged with drug crimes

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As a preventative measure, school officials closed off the staff member’s former office and are conducting tests. 

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Former Trump aide Flynn coming to Billings to campaign for Republican Downing

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BILLINGS - Michael Flynn, who served as President Trump's national security advisor for 24 days, is coming to Billings May 6 on a campaign stop for Republican Senate candidate Troy Downing. 

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Tester wants to determine validity of allegations against VA nominee Jackson before decision

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HELENA - U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said Tuesday lawmakers must determine the validity of “concerning” allegations against President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, before taking further action on his confirmation.

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Rapper Meek Mill released from prison in Philadelphia, attends 76ers game

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Meek Mill was released from prison Tuesday after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered his immediate release.

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Judge orders reopening of DACA, after 90-day delay

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Another federal judge has overruled the Trump administration's efforts to end a popular immigration program -- this time saying the government has to accept new applications.

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Montana's 'Rednek Robotics' team claims another world championship

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The team took first place at the Tech Challenge World Championship in Houston over the weekend.

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New details emerge from random attack at Billings grocery store

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BILLINGS - More details emerged in court documents about the random attack that injured one woman on Monday morning. 

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Billings company develops new technology to help firefighters track toxic clouds

Scott Roller of Diamond B Technology Solutions. MTN News. Scott Roller of Diamond B Technology Solutions. MTN News.
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A Billings company has developed a faster way for first responders to track clouds of toxic gases during an accident, and they’re working with city firefighters to test it out. 

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Judge hears arguments in Dems’ lawsuit to toss MT Green Party from the ballot

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Six Green Party candidates are currently on the ballot - three running for U.S. House and U.S. Senate

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Q2 Weather: Now that the snow is gone let the sun shine in Billings

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One day it’s cloudy and snowing and we are breaking the record for the snowiest winter. The next day it’s sunny and back up into the 50s. That’s Montana.

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FBI joins search for missing Bozeman woman Danielle Diamond

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The FBI has joined the search for Danielle Diamond, last seen on Nov. 27, 2017, at the Bozeman Public Library. 

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VA nominee Ronny Jackson's confirmation hearing postponed

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Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, and Jon Tester, D-Mont., the top lawmakers on the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, announced Tuesday that Ronny Jackson's confirmation hearing to be secretary of the Veterans Affairs department has been postponed. 

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Gardiner student recognized for poster highlighting missing Montana children

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A fifth-grade student from Gardiner was honored in Helena on Monday for her artwork bringing attention to missing children in Montana. 

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Boat with zebra mussels found in Anaconda

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks watercraft inspection station in Anaconda intercepted a boat carrying zebra mussels. The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks watercraft inspection station in Anaconda intercepted a boat carrying zebra mussels.
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 The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks watercraft inspection station in Anaconda intercepted a boat carrying zebra mussels on Friday. 

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Sheriff: Death of woman found in the Yellowstone River investigated as homicide

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Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder said Tuesday the death of a woman whose body was found in the Yellowstone River is being treated as a homicide. 

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Montana Made: RoBarr Roasted Barley

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Many people drink coffee or tea every day, but a company in Conrad has created a replacement out of barley.

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Video Extra: Rescued Bear Cubs

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Three bear cubs were rescued this weekend. 

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Bookies bet on Arthur for royal baby name

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Bookies are betting that Prince William and Duchess Kate's third child's name will be Arthur. 

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Future Farming: Agriculture Intelligence

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Agriculture in the US is a more than 360- billion dollar annual business, but it's in trouble. 

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Court rules monkey does not own selfie copyright

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Monkey ©. Monkey don't. 

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Facebook: Here's how we decide what we allow on our site

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Facebook says it's revealing for the first time its internal guidelines for what is and isn't permitted to appear on the site.

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Study: People who eat breakfast gain less weight

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A new study suggests eating a regular meal in the mornings may help you stay slimmer. 

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Kelly Clarkson to perform at MontanaFair

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MetraPark announced Tuesday morning that Grammy Award winning performer Kelly Clarkson will perform at MontanaFair in August. 

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Q2 Weather: It feels like spring, and then it feels like summer

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The sun is out, and the warming begins. 

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Police officer’s kindness inspires Great Falls woman to "pay it forward"

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A Great Falls police officer’s generosity inspired one woman to pay it forward. 

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Missing Billings girl found safe

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UPDATE: Police report Olivia was located. No further updates were provided.

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Toronto collision leaves 10 dead, 16 injured; suspect in custody

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The driver of a white van collided with multiple pedestrians on a busy street north of downtown Toronto on Monday, leaving numerous people injured along a trail of destruction stretching up to a mile, officials said.

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Former President George H.W. Bush in intensive care

Former President George H.W. Bush. Former President George H.W. Bush.
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Former President George H.W. Bush is in intensive care, CNN has learned. His wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, died last week at 92. This is a developing story.

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Waffle House murder suspect Travis Reinking is now in custody

Travis Reinking, the man suspected of killing four people at a Nashville-area Waffle House on Sunday, is now in custody, Metro Nashville police said. Travis Reinking, the man suspected of killing four people at a Nashville-area Waffle House on Sunday, is now in custody, Metro Nashville police said.
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After a frantic day-long manhunt, the gunman accused of killing four people at a Nashville-area Waffle House is now in custody, police said Monday.

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Billings transient stabs woman inside Albertsons grocery store

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BILLINGS - A woman was stabbed in police say was a random attack in a downtown Billings grocery store on Monday morning. 

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Tester says he's a no vote on Pompeo for secretary of state

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jon Tester announced Monday night he will opposed CIA Director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state.

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Tester asks for delay in confirmation hearing of VA secretary

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The ranking Democrat on the Senate Veterans Affairs committee is concerned about allegations he's hearing about Ronny Jackson, the president's pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Television journalist Judy Woodruff gives Billings talk on American media and her long career

Judy Woodruff. MTN News photo. Judy Woodruff. MTN News photo.
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BILLINGS - She's worked her way up from a cleaning film and answering the phone as a newsroom secretary, to become one of the worlds most admired and trusted journalists. Judy Woodruff was in Billings Monday.

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Q2 Rewind: 40 years of adventure with 'Peaks to Prairie' in Montana

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BILLINGS - This coming Sunday, Peaks to Prairie Adventure Race marks its 40th annual race. 

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Bishop weighs in on controversy over fundraiser at Billings Catholic schools

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Bishop of Great Falls-Billings Diocese supports catholic schools but questions choice for Mayfair co-chairs. 

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Hard landing: Evel Knievel Days canceled in Butte

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BUTTE – The festival dedicated to the “King of the Daredevils” has been officially canceled this year after being an annual event for the last 15 years.

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Investigation continues into body discovered in Yellowstone River in Billings over weekend

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BILLINGS - Police responded to Two Moon Park after several reports of a body seen floating in the Yellowstone River Sunday afternoon.

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City temporarily barred from naming Billings police officers in sex case

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A district court judge granted a temporary restraining order Monday barring the city of Billings from releasing the name of three police officers disciplined for having sex with a civilian employee on city property. 

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Wanted in Montana: BOLO Alert issued for Rashaad Collins

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Rashaad Collins has several convictions including Partner/Family Member Assault and  Assault with a Weapon stemming from a Jan. 2011 incident in Missoula County.

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Billings breaks snowfall record

Billings broke the snowfall record Monday morning. Brenda Kline shared this photo from Coburn Road. Billings broke the snowfall record Monday morning. Brenda Kline shared this photo from Coburn Road.
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The National Weather Service reports the Monday morning snowfall has pushed Billings over the all-time record. 

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Search for person in Missouri River turns to recovery mission

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Dam workers saw a person in the river coming toward the dam. They say the person went through dam.

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Unruly passenger tased, removed from American Airlines flight in Miami

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An unruly passenger was removed from a Miami to Chicago flight after being tased by Miami-Dade Police.

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Telos Fitness in Billings holds Festivus Games

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The games were held at Telos, a hybrid gym which combines aspects of a fitness center with a studio gym.

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Web Extra: Family dog protects lost 3-year-old girl

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A 17-year-old cattle dog in Australia is being praised for staying with a 3-year-old girl as she spent a rainy night lost outdoors. 

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Child killed in Montana ATV crash

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A 9-year-old boy died in an ATV crash near Boulder after suffering severe head injuries.

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Student of the Week: Korbin Adams and Eduardo Burgos of Greybull High School

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Korbin Adams and Eduardo Burgos of Greybull High School are Student of the Week. 

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Duchess Kate delivers royal baby No. 3

A crowd gathers  outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital ahead of the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child. (Twitter @KensingtonRoyal) A crowd gathers outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital ahead of the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child. (Twitter @KensingtonRoyal)
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, or Kate, as she's known to most of the world, delivered she and Prince William's third child on Monday.

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Montana Ag Network: Ranch families wanted to help preserve monarch habitats

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As monarch butterflies prepare to fly north, Montana farm and ranch families are encouraged to help provide a layover for these iconic insects by planting milkweed habitats along the migration path. 

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Girl Scouts reach 3,000 box goal with Cookies for Chloe

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More than 3,000 boxes of cookies. That’s how many Girl Scouts in Billings sold on Saturday to honor their scout sister Chloe Lai, who died from influenza in February.

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Colorado man who says he survived bear attack is bitten by shark

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Dylan McWilliams was paddling into the line-up at Shipwreck's Beach off Poipu Thursday morning when he felt something bite down on his leg. 

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Purple 5K helps homeless in Billings

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An annual run in Billings helps the homeless, addicts and those in poverty. The 9th annual Purple 5K raises money for the Downtown Billings Alliance Spare Change for Real Change program.

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The first Earth Day

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Uncounted millions took part that first Earth Day ... the first, but hardly the last.

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The return of Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" Mustang

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 In the 1968 classic "Bullitt," Steve McQueen gave every future James Bond and Jason Bourne a driving lesson.

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University of Montana hosts 50th Kyiyo Celebration

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The event was held at the Adams Center by the Kyiyo Native American Student Association with this year's theme being “Honoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future.”

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Fatal crash reported in Jefferson County

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A fatal crash has been reported in Jefferson County.

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4 killed at Tennessee Waffle House as police search for seminude suspect

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Nashville police are asking residents to lock their doors and stay alert after a seminude gunman killed four people at an area Waffle House.

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Downed power line sparks fire in Vaughn

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Gusty winds led to a fire on Medicine River Road in Vaughn, toppling a power line to go down and spark.

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Montana Red Cross volunteer embodies mission of organization

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This Salute to Service report features a volunteer who has more than a decade of service to the Montana Red Cross. 

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Annual Clean-up Day gets underway in Bozeman

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Hundreds of Bozeman citizens registered on Saturday for the city’s annual Clean-Up Day.

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Volunteers work to beautify the Billings Rims

Rotarians Frank Witt, Jon Doak and Dave Lundin work with grinders remove graffiti from the sandstone face the Rims. (Photo courtesy of Christ Waite) Rotarians Frank Witt, Jon Doak and Dave Lundin work with grinders remove graffiti from the sandstone face the Rims. (Photo courtesy of Christ Waite)
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Volunteers with the Billings Rotary Club worked with grinders to remove graffiti from the sandstone face of the Rims Saturday morning.

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Utah man loses more than 100 pounds on Keto diet

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Many people fear eating fat might also make you fat. However, one Utah man proved otherwise.

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Grave gardening: Tending more than just flowers

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The Woodlands is a mid-19th century cemetery, which dates to a time when, believe it or not, graves were designed to be planters.

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Making a clean sweep: Decluttering your life

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Take a drive across America and along with the mountains and rivers, a big part of the passing scenery is of self-storage facilities.

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Bishop responds to priest's Facebook post about Billings Catholic Schools Mayfair

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The Diocese of Great Falls Billings responded to the Facebook post by a Great Falls Priest who wrote about the annual Mayfair fundraiser leadership, involving a couple which he says engages in homosexual behavior. 

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Al Franken to make first public appearance since leaving Senate over sexual harassment allegations

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Al Franken will make his first public appearance next month since leaving the Senate last December over sexual harassment allegations.

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Hundreds of mourners pay their respects to Barbara Bush

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Family, friends, and dignitaries attended the funeral of former First Lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston Saturday.

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Verne Troyer, "Mini-Me" in Austin Powers films, dies at 49

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Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers comedy films, has died at the age of 49.

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Man faces charges for hitting woman with car

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The woman had marks on her legs and feet that appeared consistent with being struck by a car.
 

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Former teacher sentenced to prison for child pornography

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Several images and videos of child pornography were discovered on the man's confiscated electronic media.

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