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  • Tip from public helped police break Griego case

    April 15, 2014 1:36 AM

    BILLINGS - A tip from employees at the Billings Hobby Lobby store provided police with the first break in the case against accused serial rapist Toby Griego. Griego who was found guilty on 27 counts of rape, robbery and kidnapping, first became a subject of interest in the series... more »
  • Agriculture groups want rail car shortage addressed

    April 10, 2014 9:44 PM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - A shortage of rail cars and long delays in rail car deliveries is putting the squeeze on the nation's agriculture producers. That was the message delivered Thursday to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in Washington D.C. National and state agriculture leaders say grain producers deserve better... more »
  • Attorneys file appeal in Jordan Graham murder case

    April 10, 2014 9:14 PM

    MISSOULA - Attorneys for a Kalispell newlywed who admitted to pushing her husband over a cliff in Glacier National Park have filed an appeal of her sentence in U.S. District Court. Last month, 22-year-old Jordan Graham was sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for shoving her husband... more »
  • Former UM basketball player facing drug conspiracy charges

    April 9, 2014 12:54 AM

    BILLINGS - Former University of Montana standout basketball player Kevin Criswell faces federal drug conspiracy charges. Criswell entered a not guilty plea in Billings Federal Court Tuesday to the two-count indictment. Criswell was a standout for the Grizzlies from 2002 to 2006, and currently ranks fifth on the... more »
  • Man dies when truck crashes into Yellowstone River

    April 3, 2014 9:23 PM

    HUNTEY - A man died Thursday evening when a truck went off the road and into the Yellowstone River at the Highway 312 bridge just outside of Huntley. Lt. Shane Skillen with the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office said the crash happened at about 6 p.m. when an eastbound pickup... more »
  • Montana's Signal Peak Coal mine among most productive in the world Play Video

    April 2, 2014 11:45 PM

    ROUNDUP - Not many people believed Montana Governor Judy Martz back in 2001, when she traveled to Roundup to announce a new era in local coal mining. The governor's vision of a new state-of-the-art coal mine, railroad, and power plant had plenty of skeptics. After all, they had heard... more »
  • Corrections, DPHHS sued over treatment of mentally ill

    April 1, 2014 9:09 PM

    HELENA - Advocates for the disabled are taking Montana to federal court over the way some mentally ill inmates are treated in prison. Disability Rights Montana warned in late February it might sue the Departments of Corrections and Public Health and Human Services. On Monday, it filed a... more »
  • Jordan Graham asks court to withdraw guilty plea to husband's murder

    March 25, 2014 9:23 PM

    MISSOULA - Attorneys for a bride accused of pushing her husband off a cliff in Glacier National Park are moving to withdraw Jordan Graham's guilty plea, accusing prosecutors of acting in "bad faith". The new development comes just two days before Graham was to have been sentenced for the... more »
  • Lawsuit seeks to remove Montana Supreme Court candidate

    March 25, 2014 1:10 AM

    HELENA - A legal battle is brewing over the eligibility of a candidate who filed to run for the Montana Supreme Court. Five delegates to Montana's 1972 Constitutional Convention are asking that state Solicitor General Lawrence VanDyke be removed as a candidate for the Montana Supreme Court. The... more »
  • Defense wants death penalty ruled out in Sherry Arnold murder case

    March 21, 2014 1:35 AM

    SIDNEY - Defense attorneys representing a Colorado man charged in the kidnapping and murder of Sidney High School teacher Sherry Arnold, say their client's mental disability should preclude him from being eligible for the death penalty. Michael Spell's mental capacity will be the subject of a competency hearing scheduled to... more »
  • Senate hearing looks into crude-by-rail accidents

    March 6, 2014 1:07 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - On Capitol Hill Thursday, the focus will be on safety concerns involving rail cars transporting crude oil. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee holds a hearing to look specifically at recent accidents involving volatile Bakken crude. With an increase in crude-by-rail accidents, including the... more »
  • TransCanada CEO predicts Keystone XL will get White House approval

    March 6, 2014 12:54 AM

    HOUSTON - Backers of the Keystone XL Pipeline are now predicting the controversial project will soon get the approval from the Obama Administration. That word from Russ Girling, CEO of TransCanada, the company behind the $5.4 billion dollar venture. At a Houston energy conference this week, the largest... more »
  • Ballot initiative would let voters fill Senate vacancies

    March 4, 2014 8:59 PM

    HELENA - Governor Steve Bullock's appointment of then Lt. Gov. John Walsh to the U.S. Senate raised some questions about how Montana fills such vacancies, and it exposed Bullock to criticism from those who didn't like his choice. Now a ballot measure proposed Tuesday would let Montanans vote on... more »
  • Live from Georgetown Lake: Schweitzer Signs With MSNBC

    February 27, 2014 12:52 AM

    HELENA - Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer will be appearing regularly on several programs on cable channel MSNBC, all without leaving his Georgetown Lake home. Schweitzer told MTN News Wednesday that the network is building a studio at his home, that will allow him to appear on live TV... more »
  • New rules require tests on Bakken crude for rail shippers

    February 25, 2014 9:37 PM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a new order Tuesday that mandates shippers test crude oil coming from the Bakken region before transporting it via railcar. The emergency order comes just one day before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee begins to take a closer look... more »
  • Language for medicaid expansion ballot measure approved

    February 20, 2014 1:02 AM

    HELENA - A ballot initiative to expand Medicaid in Montana has the green light from the Montana Department of Justice. A department spokesman said revised language on the measure has been approved. Kim Abbott, co-director of the Montana Human Rights Network and the initiative's sponsor, said advocates could... more »
  • United Airlines' plane involved in turbulent flight departs Billings for repairs

    February 19, 2014 6:57 PM

    BILLINGS - The United Airlines plane involved in Monday's turbulent flight that sent three flight attendants and two passengers to the hospital, departed Billings Logan International Airport today. Federal Aviation Administration officials tell Q2 that the "aircraft in question remains out of service" but that the FAA has issued... more »
  • Two United Airlines flight attendants and two passengers released from hospital Play Video

    February 18, 2014 1:59 AM

    BILLINGS - After a turbulent flight into Billings where three flight attendants and two passengers were hospitalized, all but one flight attendant has been released. Paramedics responded to a runway to assist crew members and passengers of the plane at Billings Logan International Airport shortly after it landed. ... more »
  • North Dakota oil production slips due to weather

    February 18, 2014 1:42 AM

    Williston, N.D. - Extreme winter weather caused a 5.5 percent drop in Bakken oil production during December. According to the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, December was the first month in a year that North Dakota failed to set an oil production record. North Dakota natural gas... more »
  • Williston rent highest in the nation

    February 18, 2014 1:27 AM

    WILLISTON - Williston, North Dakota can now claim the No. 1 spot in the nation when it comes to rent prices. According to an online guide for renters, the going rate in the heart of the Bakken Oil Boom now surpasses rent prices in Boston, New York City, and... more »
  • Truck collides with Shepherd bus Monday afternoon

    February 17, 2014 8:02 PM

    SHEPHERD - One female bus driver was injured after a pickup truck collided with a Shepherd bus on Highway 312 shortly after 4 p.m. on Monday. A white pickup, headed northeast, failed to yield on a left hand turn, pulling in front of the Shepherd School District bus headed... more »
  • Crew members and passengers injured by turbulence aboard Billings-bound flight Play Video

    February 17, 2014 4:48 PM

    BILLINGS - Paramedics responded to a runway at Billings Logan International Airport on Monday afternoon, following a turbulent flight. United Airlines has since issued this official statement on Flight 1676; "The flight encountered severe turbulence upon descent into Billings, Montana. Three crew members and a number of passengers... more »
  • Tester appointed Chair of Senate Indian Affairs

    February 13, 2014 11:45 PM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Montana Senator Jon Tester has a new role in the Senate, he's the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. Tester has been on the committee his entire seven years in the U.S.Senate. The state's senior senator is from Big Sandy, just outside the... more »
  • Governor Bullock to FBI: Keep FBI Office in Sidney

    February 13, 2014 5:11 PM

    HELENA - Montana Governor Steve Bullock sent a letter today to FBI Director James Comey, urging him to keep the Bakken FBI office in its current location in Sidney, MT. "When the FBI was looking to set-up an office in the area, Sidney community leaders recognized the importance of having... more »
  • Billings south-side arson suspect identified Play Video

    February 12, 2014 9:09 PM

    UPDATE - Billings Police confirm Hermalinda Marie Ramirez faces charges of arson, assault with a weapon and criminal endangerment after she allegedly set fire to her home on Billings south-side Wednesday night. Firefighters responded to smoke and flames at 4127 Buchanan Avenue at about 6:40 p.m. Shortly after neighbors... more »
  • Billings realtor Sam Rankin announces Independent run for U.S. Senate

    February 11, 2014 9:19 PM

    BILLINGS - Billings resident Sam Rankin, a frequent face on the Montana political scene, is hoping enough people have had it with both parties in Washington that they'll help his campaign as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate. The long-time Billings real estate professional ran for the Democratic nomination... more »
  • Special Report: The Baucus Years, Part 3 Play Video

    February 6, 2014 1:06 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - So much to do, so little time. It's one of life's clichés, but it couldn't be more descriptive of the sudden chaos in the office of Montana Senator Max Baucus. Granted, there's been a sense of urgency ever since Baucus announced last year that he would... more »
  • Investigation questions competition in federal coal sales

    February 5, 2014 12:59 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - A new Congressional report on the nation's coal leasing program is getting mixed reviews. Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ed Markey, who requested the investigation, said the report indicates hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars have potentially been lost due to improprieties in coal lease sales in Wyoming... more »
  • Special Report: The Baucus Years, Part 1 Play Video

    February 4, 2014 1:11 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. He's been a member of Congress for four decades: four years in the U.S. House of Representatives and the past 36 years in the U.S. Senate. The Max Baucus era in Washington, D.C. is in its final hours as the six-term Senator prepares to become the 11th U.S.... more »
  • Ceiling collapse at Montana Rescue Mission injures two

    January 23, 2014 8:53 PM

    BILLINGS - A ceiling collapse Thursday at the Montana Rescue Mission's men's shelter injured two cooks. Community Relations Manager Sheila Cole said the collapse happened about an hour after contractors had finished some work. The collapse happened while the cooks were preparing dinner for the evening. Cole... more »
  • Affordable Care Act enrollments top 2 million

    January 13, 2014 9:32 PM

    HELENA - More than 2.1 million people were signed up for health plans under the "Obamacare" marketplaces as of Dec. 28, with the vast majority - nearly 1.8 million - signing up in December. Nearly one third of the total enrollees - 30 percent - were under 34, with... more »
  • Road report

    January 9, 2014 6:00 AM

    BILLINGS - In Billings, main streets are wet. Secondary streets and avenues are slushy and wet with areas of snow pack and ice. On the interstates and highways according to the Montana Department of Transportation: I-90 from Reed Point to Springdale has high gusty winds from there to... more »
  • Road report

    January 7, 2014 6:24 AM

    BILLINGS - In Billings main streets are snow packed or partially snow packed and icy. Secondary streets and avenues are snow covered with snow pack and ice with areas of slush. Many roads in and out of the city limits of Billings are drifting with snow, so watch out... more »
  • Road report

    January 6, 2014 6:09 AM

    BILLINGS - In Billings main streets are snow packed and icy. Secondary streets are snow covered with snow pack and ice. On the interstates and highways according to the Montana Department of Transportation: I-90 from Laurel to Lockwood, mostly clear. I-90 from Laurel to Park City, scattered snow and... more »
  • North Dakota derailment rekindles debate over pipelines vs. rail Play Video

    January 3, 2014 1:18 AM

    BILLINGS - Monday's train derailment and explosion near Casselton, North Dakota underscores a growing concern over rail safety, at least when it comes to transporting Bakken crude oil. Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a safety alert, warning the public, emergency responders, and shippers about the high volatility... more »
  • Road report

    January 2, 2014 6:28 AM

    BILLINGS - In Billings main streets are, mostly clear with areas of snow and ice. Secondary streets and avenues are,snow covered and icy. Zimmerman Trail is open and Airport Road from Main Street to Zimmerman Trail has areas of frost and ice. On the Interstates and highways according to... more »
  • Bakken oil plays big in Houston Play Video

    December 31, 2013 6:07 PM

    HOUSTON - To say the future looks bright for the Bakken oil region could be an industrial understatement. It really wasn't that long ago that the oil prospects in what was then known as the Williston Basin were among the industry's most under-performing. Then, new technology and new... more »
  • Montana Tech graduates drill for jobs in oil and gas country

    December 24, 2013 6:06 PM

    HOUSTON - Most of us are familiar with the term "techies", but in the world of oil and gas we've discovered a whole new meaning for the word. Montana Tech graduates, affectionately known as "techies", are making their presence known in nearly all aspects of the oil and gas... more »
  • Victim in Billings homicide identified as Joliet woman

    December 24, 2013 12:57 AM

    BILLINGS - Authorities have identified the victim killed in a shooting in the Billings Heights this past weekend. Jessica Stephenson, 25 of Joliet, died from multiple gunshots to the head and body, according to Yellowstone County Assistant Coroner Chad Fehr. Stephenson was killed as she was calling 911... more »
  • NorthWestern Energy files formal request to purchase PPL hydroelectric dams

    December 20, 2013 11:21 PM

    BUTTE - NorthWestern Energy submitted its formal request Friday to the Montana Public Service Commission to approve its purchase of 11 hydroelectric generating facilities and related assets from PPl Montana. The filing initiates the formal regulatory process to complete the previously announced $900 million agreement between the two companies.... more »
  • Record jackpot up for grabs in Mega Millions drawing

    December 17, 2013 11:30 PM

    CHICAGO - As much as $636 million was up for grabs Tuesday night in the Mega Millions jackpot. If no one wins Tuesday's jackpot, it will rise to at least $950 million for Friday's drawing. The numbers drawn Tuesday night were: 8, 20, 14, 17, 39 & the... more »
  • Fire crews tackle blaze behind old CJ's Restaurant

    December 17, 2013 10:49 PM

    BILLINGS - Billings Fire crews are on the scene of a small fire at 2456 Central Avenue, in the back of the old CJ's Restaurant building. The fire department responded to the area after reports of a strong smoke smell in the area. Once on scene, crews concentrated... more »
  • Former Montana Gov. Schweitzer has work to do in Iowa

    December 16, 2013 11:19 PM

    BILLINGS - Just two days before he'll speak at the Progress Iowa Holiday party this week, a new poll shows former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer has his work cut for him if he's serious about a possible White House bid in 2016. A new Des Moines Register Iowa poll shows... more »
  • Road report

    December 11, 2013 6:05 AM

    BILLINGS - All roads in the Billings area are snow covered with areas of slush and ice. Billings is on their slick streets policy which means officers will only respond to wrecks that involve injury, where traffic is blocked or in which a crime has been committed. For all... more »
  • Three armed robberies rock Billings, police search for suspects

    December 11, 2013 1:33 AM

    BILLINGS - Three armed robberies in a span of six hours kept Billings Police busy on Tuesday. Two of the robberies occurred within a half hour of each other. Just after 8:30 p.m., the Papa Johns at 305 24th Street West was robbed by a lone gunman brandishing... more »
  • Billings police investigate two armed robberies on Tuesday

    December 10, 2013 10:55 PM

    BILLINGS - Billings Police are investigating two armed robberies in the city on Tuesday with the latest heist occurring just after 8:30 p.m. In the latest case, employees at Papa Johns at 305 24th Street West say a black male entered the business, brandished a black handgun, demanded money,... more »
  • Court hears assisted suicide arguments

    December 10, 2013 9:59 PM

    HELENA - The issue of physician assisted suicide was in court Tuesday. Montanans Against Assisted Suicide is arguing that a policy position by the Montana Board of Medical Examiners implies that physician assisted suicide may be legal. A lawyer for the Board says that the position -- since... more »
  • Road report

    December 6, 2013 6:45 AM

    BILLINGS - All roads in Billings are snow packed and icy with dangerous intersections. On the interstate: I-90 Zoo Drive interchange to Lockwood partial snow pack and ice expect reduced speeds and slick on and off ramps. I-90 Laurel to the Bozeman Pass and I-90 from Billings down... more »
  • Road report

    December 5, 2013 6:03 AM

    BILLINGS - Another miserable day to be out and about on the roadways across Montana and Wyoming. Currently all roads in the Billings area are snow packed and icy with dangerous intersections. Billings is on their slick streets policy which means officers will only respond to wrecks that involve... more »
  • Electrical problem cause of Laurel building fire

    December 4, 2013 11:29 PM

    UPDATE LAUREL - Law enforcement officials have determined a shop fire in Laurel was caused by electrical issues. A towing company shop at 606 S. 6th St. was destroyed by the fire Wednesday night. Yellowstone County sheriff's Sgt. Dan Paris said the fire started near the back... more »
  • Lodge Grass Schools schedule late start Wednesday

    December 3, 2013 11:51 PM

    LODGE GRASS - Snow and cold temperatures will mean a late start for Lodge Grass public schools on Wednesday. Lodge Grass High School Secretary Linda Small says because of the difficult travel and road conditions, Lodge Grass Public Schools will delay the start of classes Wednesday morning until 10... more »
  • Road report

    December 3, 2013 7:04 AM

    BILLINGS - Winter driving conditions with snow and ice and possibly poor visibility at times. Be sure to give yourself plenty of extra time this morning. Billings is on their slick streets policy which means officers will only respond to wrecks that involve injury, where traffic is blocked or... more »
  • Coroner's Inquest rules shooting of Worden man justified

    November 25, 2013 5:29 PM

    BILLINGS - A coroner's jury has ruled that the shooting death of a Worden man by a Yellowstone County Sheriff's deputy last May was justifiable homicide by non-criminal means. The jury issued its ruling around 3:15 p.m. Monday. The coroner's inquest was looking into the deaths of 49-year... more »
  • Road report

    November 25, 2013 6:33 AM

    BILLINGS - Zimmerman Trail is now open to all through traffic from Highway 3 to Rimrock Road. Hesper Road is closed to all through traffic from Gabel Road to Shiloh Road due to building construction in the area. Use a different route at this time. The far left... more »
  • Road report

    November 22, 2013 6:13 AM

    BILLINGS - Main streets are mostly clear with secondary and neighborhood streets and avenues still snow packed and icy with areas of ice. Remember many intersections throughout town are slick and icy so use caution at all times. On the interstate according to the Montana Department of Transportation:... more »
  • Road report

    November 21, 2013 6:43 AM

    BILLINGS - In Billings all streets are snow packed and icy. All motorists should be prepared for backups and slow moving traffic. Billings is on their "slick streets policy" which means officers will only respond to wrecks that involve injury, where traffic is blocked or in which a crime... more »
  • Classic confrontation brewing in the Beartooths Play Video

    November 21, 2013 1:32 AM

    BILLINGS - Top officials with the Energy Corporation of America (ECA) were on hand last month to celebrate the opening of its new Billings office. The international oil and gas exploration company has big plans for the nearby Beartooth Front and the Big Horn Basin, but not everyone is... more »
  • Billings gas prices continue downward slide

    November 19, 2013 1:20 AM

    BILLINGS - What's going on with gas prices ? Well for the time being, Magic City residents are enjoying the latest downward slide at the gas pumps, but the question is how long will it last ? Over the past week in Billings, pump prices fell 1.1 cents/gallon... more »
  • Road report

    November 15, 2013 6:13 AM

    BILLINGS - The southbound lane of South Billings Blvd. at the intersection of King Avenue East is closed but is scheduled to re-open tomorrow morning, at that time the northbound lane of South Billings Blvd. will be closed through tomorrow afternoon at 5 pm. Look for curb and gutter... more »
  • Road report

    November 14, 2013 6:13 AM

    BILLINGS - Beginning today at noon the southbound lane of South Billings Blvd. at the intersection of King Avenue East will be closed and then re-opened Friday morning, at that time the northbound lane of South Billings Blvd. will be closed through this Friday at 5 pm. These paving operations... more »
  • U.S. oil production outpaces oil imports

    November 14, 2013 12:59 AM

    BILLINGS - More startling oil news, this time from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). For the first time since since 1995, domestric crude oil production exceeded crude oil imports last month, an important milestone as the country strives to achieve self sufficiency in energy. The EIA reports that... more »
  • Road report

    November 13, 2013 5:51 AM

    BILLINGS - The far left lane of Montana Avenue remains closed from North 29th Street to North 27th Street and also closed on Montana Avenue, the far right hand lane from North 19th to First Ave North. Slow down and watch for workers and equipment throughout this area. Hesper... more »
  • Hunters reports mixed success as deer rut gets underway

    November 13, 2013 12:52 AM

    BILLINGS - Hunters who stopped at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks check stations in south central Montana this past weekend reported signs that the annual deer rut is starting. The number of animals checked at Laurel, Columbus, Big Timber and Lavina generally was better than the same weekend last... more »
  • Road report

    November 8, 2013 6:47 AM

    BILLINGS - Good news, Rimrock Road is now open to all through traffic from Forsythia Blvd. to Shiloh Road. The far right hand southbound lane of 24th Street West remains closed from Avenue C to Grand Avenue expect merging traffic, backups and congestion throughout this working zone. On... more »
  • Road report

    November 7, 2013 6:30 AM

    BILLINGS - There is single lane traffic only on Grand Avenue from 28th Street West to 30th Street West. Expect merging traffic with workers and equipment in the area. The far right-hand lane of southbound 24th Street West remains closed from Grand Avenue to Avenue B is closed. This... more »
  • Road report

    November 5, 2013 6:00 AM

    BILLINGS - Right of way improvements will begin again today for Western Security Bank and will affect the southbound lane of 24th Street West just north of the intersection with Grand Avenue to Avenue B this lane will be closed through November 11th. Be cautious while traveling in this area.... more »
  • Road report

    November 4, 2013 5:50 AM

    BILLINGS - Single lane traffic only causing backups and congestion on Grand Avenue between 24th Street West and 22nd Street West. Look for traffic control devices, merging traffic and a 25 mph speed limit. Single lane traffic only on South Billings Blvd. between King Avenue East and Stone Street.... more »
  • Road report

    November 1, 2013 5:52 AM

    BILLINGS - Single lane traffic only causing backups and congestion on Grand Avenue between 24th Street West and 22nd Street West. Look for traffic control devices, merging traffic and a 25 mph speed limit. Single lane traffic only on South Billings Blvd. between King Avenue East and Stone Street.... more »
  • Road report

    October 31, 2013 6:14 AM

    BILLINGS - On Rimrock Road, miscellaneous road work continues from Zimmerman Trail to Shiloh Road with a detour from Zimmerman to 38th Street West. Expect possible delays with workers and equipment. Miscellaneous road work continues around Bench Blvd. from Lincoln Lane to Hilltop Road, especially around the new roundabout... more »
  • Road report

    October 30, 2013 5:54 AM

    BILLINGS - In the Billings area roads are wet or scattered wet. Watch for icy spots in and around shaded areas. On the interstates I-90 from Laurel to the Lockwood Interchange: Clear and dry US-212 from Rockvale to Red Lodge: Look for possible slushy sections with areas of... more »
  • Yellowstone roads closing soon for winter season

    October 29, 2013 8:51 PM

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - The roads to many favorite Yellowstone destinations will close to automobile travel in a few days as the park begins preparing for the winter season. The only road in the park which is open to wheeled vehicle travel all year is the section from the... more »
  • Palisades timber sold for $1.7 million

    October 29, 2013 5:27 PM

    HELENA - The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) today accepted a $1.7 million bid from RY Timber for the Palisades Timber Sale project in Carbon County, Mont. "This sale is great news for the MSU Morrill and Pine Hills School trusts," said DNRC Director John Tubbs.... more »
  • Road report

    October 29, 2013 6:48 AM

    BILLINGS - In Billings roads are clear with areas of ice and packed snow. Out on the Interstates: I-90 from Laurel to Livingston,snow and ice. I-90 from Billings to the Wyoming line,snow and ice with icy bridge decks. I-94 from Billings to Glendive,snow and ice with icy sections. ... more »
  • Big game season off to slow start in south central Montana

    October 29, 2013 12:51 AM

    BILLINGS - The opening weekend of the general big game season saw more hunters in south central Montana than the same two days last year, but a smaller percentage of them harvesting animals. Warm, mild weather made for difficult deer and elk hunting. Many hunters believe that cold,... more »
  • Road Report

    October 28, 2013 5:59 AM

    BILLINGS - Cold and snowy commute this morning. Roads in our area are wet, slushy turning icy and snow covered as the day continues. Give yourself extra time when traveling. Road construction projects in our area: On Rimrock Road, miscellaneous road work continues from Forsythia Blvd to Shiloh Road.... more »
  • Road report

    October 25, 2013 6:02 AM

    BILLINGS - Paving operations continue at the new Roundabout at Bench Blvd. and Hilltop Road. Expect flaggers and possible delays, maybe as long as 15 minutes. Paving, striping and other road work is also taking place from Hilltop Road to Lincoln Lane. Local businesses are still accessible throughout this work... more »
  • Road report

    October 24, 2013 5:42 AM

    BILLINGS - The Northbound lane of South Billings Blvd. near the intersection with King Avenue East is being reduced to single lane traffic today from 8 am until 5 pm. Then the South bound lane will have single lane traffic only tomorrow until Thursday at 5 pm. Follow all signage... more »
  • Bakken oil flares subject of class actions lawsuits

    October 24, 2013 1:09 AM

    HOUSTON - Ten class action lawsuits filed last week seek millions in lost royalties from some of the nation's largest oil companies due to the flaring of natural gas in the Bakken oil fields. Reporter Clifford Krauss with the New York TImes reports that the suit was filed by... more »

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