Committee has 4 options to replace Confederate Foundation
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A community group in Helena has unveiled four possible designs to replace a Confederate memorial fountain that was removed from a city park last year amid outcry after a racially-motived shooting at a black church in South Carolina and a deadly white supremacist rally in …
Montana’s minimum wage going up to $8.50 an hour in 2019
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's minimum wage is going up 20 cents to $8.50 an hour, starting on Jan. 1.
Divers find no adult invasive mussels in Montana reservoir
CHESTER, Mont. (AP) — The state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports that for the second consecutive year, divers did not find any invasive mussels in Tiber Reservoir.
Main line open after train derailment, coal goes to landfill
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Rail Link officials say the main freight line across southern Montana has re-opened after a coal train derailment at Columbus.
Bail set at $1M for man charged in Billings carjackings
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Bail was set at $1 million for a 41-year-old Wyoming man accused of breaking into buildings and stealing several vehicles during an hour-long police chase in Billings.
Montana hospital settles whistleblower suit over doctor pay
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a whistleblower lawsuit after a settlement was reached with the Montana hospital accused of paying some of its physicians at above-market rates in exchange for patient referrals to in-house services.
Lee Dismisses New Publisher in One Day After Conservative Tweet
Lee Enterprises has reversed its decision to hire a Gatehouse Media sales executive as its regional publisher for western Montana.
Judge restores energy lease on Montana land sacred to tribes
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has reinstated an oil and gas lease on land in northwestern Montana that's considered sacred to some Native American tribes in the U.S. and Canada.
Cascade County charges 14 inmates in regional jail riot
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Cascade County prosecutors have filed charges against 14 inmates for a July riot that damaged the regional detention center in Great Falls.
Montana woman gets 10 years for crash that killed friend
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A southern Montana woman who caused a crash that killed a 31-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.