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Yellowstone bison to be given to tribes instead of zoos

October 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

An Indian reservation in Montana will receive 145 bison from Yellowstone National Park that were quarantined to create a herd free of a disease that threatens ranchers’ cattle, according to a government plan approved on Thursday.
The Montana Fish …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

MSUM gives sorority 3 years of probation for bullying

October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A sorority at Minnesota State University Moorhead will be on probation for three years and was ordered to review its policies and procedures after a university panel found its members engaged in bullying behavior.
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MSUM gives sorority 3 years of probation for bullying

October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A sorority at Minnesota State University Moorhead will be on probation for three years and was ordered to review its policies and procedures after a university panel found its members engaged in bullying behavior.
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Man pleads to illegal saltwater disposal charges

September 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A Kalispell, Mont., man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to 11 charges relating to the operation of a saltwater disposal well near Dickinson in an ongoing investigation that could result in more charges.
Nathan Garber, 45, operate…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Officials: Big beets for Billings

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

HARDIN, Mont. — Western Sugar Cooperative is going to have a big crop this year, and the biggest part of it will be in the Billings, Mont., production area.
“We have a very respectable crop coming across Western Sugar,” said J. Kent Wimmer, lo…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Montana college student missing after fishing trip found alive

September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

A University of Montana student who disappeared over the weekend during a fishing trip was found alive on Tuesday near the state’s border with Idaho where his sport utility vehicle had broken down, authorities said.

Dozens of law enforcement offic…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Montana restricts oil drilling to protect sage grouse, head off federal intervention

September 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Matthew Brown

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday ordered restrictions on future oil drilling and other activities blamed for driving down sage grouse numbers, bringing Montana into step with states across the West rushing …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Blind vet paddles kayak through Montana’s whitewater rapids

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

EMIGRANT, Mont. — Eric Marts had never touched a kayak, let alone fathomed paddling the one-man boat through raging whitewater rapids — until, strangely enough, he lost his eyesight.
“To be honest, if I could see, I’d probably look at that w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Blind vet paddles kayak through Montana’s whitewater rapids

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

EMIGRANT, Mont. — Eric Marts had never touched a kayak, let alone fathomed paddling the one-man boat through raging whitewater rapids — until, strangely enough, he lost his eyesight.
“To be honest, if I could see, I’d probably look at that w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Montana court sanctions judge for rape sentence

July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday censured a judge and suspended him for 31 days for improperly suggesting a 14-year-old girl was culpable in her rape and unlawfully sentencing the former teacher convicted of the crime to just a month in jail.
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