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.
Federal Judge Restores Yellowstone Grizzlies to Endangered Status
A U.S. judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades
Bodies of elderly couple found in camper at fishing access
CASCADE, Mont. (AP) — The bodies of an elderly couple were found in a camper at a fishing access site along the Missouri River south of Cascade.
Great Falls man dies in all-terrain vehicle crash
LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — A 23-year-old Montana man died in a weekend all-terrain vehicle crash near Livingston.
Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline says it plans to start construction next year, after the U.S. State Department concluded major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated.
Rosendale was Right – Tester was Tops in Lobbyist Cash
The Republican group got it right — Tester was the top recipient in Congress of money from lobbyists for a time, according to campaign contribution data compiled by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.