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Trump Jr. returns to Montana to campaign for Rosendale in Bozeman

Donald Trump Jr. and former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle are coming to Bozeman on Tuesday to campaign for U.S. Senate ca… Read more

Colorado man caught on video walking on Old Faithful cited

Four citations were filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Yellowstone National Park against a Colorado man who was spotted Friday walking on the cone of Old Faithful, one of the park's most iconic thermal features. Read more

Armed carjacker who led police on manhunt in Helena sentenced

GREAT FALLS — A Montana man who is serving a 100-year prison sentence for a homicide has been sentenced to 10 years in feder… Read more

Here are the updated renderings of East Helena's new high school

These updated renderings of East Helena's new high school were released during a community meeting in September. Voters rece… Read more



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This week's most-read stories

Local

Controlled burn sparks 250-450 acre wildfire near Townsend

Officials say a prescribed burn sparked a wildfire that burned an additional 250-450 acres east of Townsend Monday night and Tuesday morning.  Read more

Local

Helena apartment fire early Sunday kills 2 pets, causes $375k in damages

Two pets were killed in a fire at an apartment complex early Sunday morning in Helena. Read more

IR Crime and Courts News

Foul play suspected after man found bound in wire, close to death near Lincoln

Officials suspect foul play after a Great Falls man was found near death and partially bound in electrical wire near Lincoln… Read more

406 Politics

#plaidshirtguy at Trump rally is ... a Billings high schooler

Billings West High School senior Tyler Linfesty learned Thursday morning during first period that he had been selected for VIP treatment at President Donald J. Trump's rally at MetraPark. Read more

Recreation lifestyles news

Hiker severely injured in Beartooth Mountains bear attack

A Minnesota hiker was attacked by a bear in the Beartooth Mountains on Sunday, according to the Park County, Wyoming, sheriff's department. Read more

406 Politics

Billings teen talks with CNN about going viral after Trump rally

Billings West High School senior Tyler Linfesty went viral on social media Friday after being removed from President Donald Trump's rally at Rimrock Auto Arena. Read more

IR Crime and Courts News

Helena woman charged with keying vehicle and punching its owner

A 23-year-old Helena woman is charged with damaging a vehicle and punching a man in the face. Read more

Montana News

Unconscious teen found by students at Lame Deer High School dies

Lame Deer High School was closed Wednesday after a 15-year-old male student was found unconscious near the school Tuesday and later pronounced dead at the town’s Indian Health Services Clinic. Read more

IR Crime and Courts News

Helena man accused of possessing 81 grams of marijuana

A 25-year-old Helena man is charged with possessing 81 grams of marijuana and hashish oil. Read more

IR Crime and Courts News

Helena man charged with drug possession

A 25-year-old Helena man is charged with possession of methamphetamine and hashish oil. Read more

This week's promotions

20 Under 40 - Recognizing 20 Outstanding Community Members Under Age 40 - July 2018

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Old Glory Landmark 15th Anniversary Commemorative Edition - July 2, 2018

Old Glory Landmark 15th Anniversary Commemorative Edition - July 2, 2018 Read more

This week's Photo Galleries

Photos: Missoula Sentinel bests Helena Capital in boys soccer action

The Missoula Sentinel Spartans downed the Capital High Bruins 5-1 Tuesday at Northwest Park in Helena. Read more

Photos: Missoula Sentinel bests Helena Capital in boys soccer action

The Missoula Sentinel Spartans downed the Capital High Bruins 5-1 Tuesday at Northwest Park in Helena. Read more

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