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Glendive native makes hot rod hall of fame

Tom Vogele was born in Glendive in 1950. He grew up ranching with his grandparents in the hills just south of town. As a child, Voglele demonstrated a talent and love for all things mechanical, which quickly turned to obsession. This obsession took him far away from his roots in rural … READ FULL STORY

Mueller Taps More Prosecutors to Help With Growing Trump Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is tapping additional Justice Department resources for help with new legal battles as his year-old investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 election continues to expand. As Mueller pursues his probe, he’s making more use of career prosecutors from the offices of U.S. attorneys and from Justice Department headquarters, as well Read More…

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MSU to host robotics competitions for Montana youth

BOZEMAN — Montana State University will host robotics competitions for Montana youth on Jan. 17-18, drawing nearly 120 teams from across the state and region. FIRST Lego League teams, composed of students in grades 4-8, have spent months building and programming robots made from Lego kits and will compete by performing “missions” on pool table-sized playing fields. Read More…

Jussie Smollett’s Alleged Accomplices Sue Actor’s Lawyers for Defamation

The brothers who allegedly helped Jussie Smollett stage a hate crime against himself are suing the former Empire actor’s lawyers for defamation, Reuters reports. Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo claimed that Smollett’s attorneys, Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian, continued to falsely accuse them of attacking the actor even after the Chicago police had closed their investigation Read More…

Glendive native makes hot rod hall of fame

Tom Vogele was born in Glendive in 1950. He grew up ranching with his grandparents in the hills just south of town. As a child, Voglele demonstrated a talent and love for all things mechanical, which quickly turned to obsession. This obsession took him far away from his roots in rural … READ FULL STORY

LeafFilter™ Continues Western Expansion, Opening New Office in North Los Angeles

This expansion is part of LeafFilterTM‘s continued commitment to helping homeowners across North America keep their homes safe by solving gutter cleaning needs once and for all – no clogs, guaranteed. For West Coast customers, LeafFilterTM‘s industry-leading, in-house R&D and product development teams created a new filter design to safeguard fascia style gutters and homes, Read More…

Soldier set to be sentenced for trying to help Islamic State

HONOLULU (AP) – A soldier based in Hawaii is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for trying to help the Islamic State group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He said he provided classified military documents, a drone and Read More…

Voter turnout continues to climb in county, statewide

SHERIDAN — After a record voter turnout in this year’s primary elections, Sheridan County drew one of the highest voter turnouts during a midterm election year in recent history for the 2018 general election. A total of 11,906 Sheridan County voters turned out for last week’s election, an increase of slightly more than 2,000 voters Read More…

2 Montana Supreme Court justices aim for another term

HELENA, Mont. – For the first time since 2006, Montana’s general election ballot will have no contested races for seats on the Montana Supreme Court. Instead, voters will have a yes-or-no vote on whether two incumbent justices should retain their seats. No challengers filed to run against Justices Beth Baker and Ingrid Gustafson, so they Read More…

Mueller Taps More Prosecutors to Help With Growing Trump Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is tapping additional Justice Department resources for help with new legal battles as his year-old investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 election continues to expand. As Mueller pursues his probe, he’s making more use of career prosecutors from the offices of U.S. attorneys and from Justice Department headquarters, as well Read More…

EDITORIAL: Opportunity in Helsinki

ANALYSIS/OPINION: There’s something about Helsinki, dark and cold in winter but bright and sunny in summer, that lends itself to meetings of global importance. The usually sleepy Finnish capital hard by the Russian border made its debut on the world stage in 1975, when it was host to a 35-nation meeting that changed the course Read More…

Missoula Can’t Continue to Hide Mountain Water Legal Fees, Attorney Claims

Missoula City Councilman Jesse Ramos wants to see how much a private attorney is receiving in compensation for work on the Mountain Water Condemnation lawsuit, but says he has been blocked from seeing the information by city officials. Missoula Attorney Quentin Rhoades explains. “The Mayor, the city attorney, and apparently the private attorney who has Read More…

Mark Zuckerberg says he’s ‘open’ to testifying to Congress, fixes will cost ‘many millions’ and he ‘feels really bad’

While not definitively saying yes, Mark Zuckerberg says he’s “open” to testifying before members of Congress regarding Facebook’s recent privacy scandal involving Cambridge Analytica. The data firm, which worked for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign before the 2016 election, is now embroiled in an ongoing controversy about how it collected user data from the social networking Read More…

EDITORIAL: The military and overseas ballots finally decide a congressional race

ANALYSIS/OPINION: “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over,” as the philosopher Yogi Berra once reminded us. Another philosopher without Yogi’s gift for turning a clever phrase once observed that “hope springs eternal.” Philosophy is most of what’s sustaining the hopes of the Republican candidate in that congressional race in southwestern Pennsylvania that the Democrat appears to Read More…

President Trump’s company reveals how much foreign profit it donated to the U.S. Treasury: $151,470

President Trump’s company revealed Friday how much foreign profit it had donated to the U.S. Treasury. (Evan Vucci/AP) This post has been updated President Trump’s hotels made $151,470 in profit from doing business with foreign governments in 2017, the Trump Organization announced Friday. The company donated that amount to the U.S. Treasury in late February, in Read More…

Making the Most of Economic Development Possibilities

Montana tends to draw the inventive and the entrepreneurial, fostering a can-do spirit within a sense of community, a place where knowing your neighbors also usually means knowing the local bank manager or any myriad types of small business owner. Harnessing this community spirit is a key aspect for Montana West Economic Development, and during Read More…

Montana attorney general sues Oxycontin maker

HELENA- Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced Dec. 4 a consumer protection lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, which manufactures opioid medication Oxycontin. Fox’s office claims that Purdue should be held partly responsible for the prescription opioid epidemic. In a press release, Fox said: “As our investigation revealed and our complaint alleges, for years, Purdue knew the Read More…

EDITORIAL: Kneeling NFL players take a sacking from the facts

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Retaliation isn’t always out of bounds. With their pre-game kneeling ritual, National Football League players have put a big hurt on their teams — and the fans — who pay their enormous salaries. Fans from coast to coast have responded with a forearm to the league’s all-important TV ratings, leaving the muscled men flat Read More…

Ballot battle erupts in Ohio over health care costs

They lost in California, but that hasn’t stopped activists from waging a referendum war in Ohio against the big pharmaceutical companies. If approved by voters in November, Ohio agencies and state-assisted programs would be required to buy prescription drugs at prices no higher than what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays for them — Read More…

EDITORIAL: God returns to Eastern Europe

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Only a quarter of a century after the Iron Curtain rang down on the repression and official atheism of the evil empire — “godless communism” some called it — there’s a resurgence of religious faith and identification in what was once the Soviet Union and its satraps in eastern Europe. A new poll by Read More…

EDITORIAL: A resurgence of the arsenal

ANALYSIS/OPINION: President Trump has taken the “Made in America” stamp on American consumer goods and put it to wider use as a slogan to inspire an economic and manufacturing renaissance. He’s not the first. Bob Hope was the face of a similar campaign four decades ago, with limited success. For consumers weary of goods with Read More…

Democrats overplaying 'Russia card,' President Trump says

President Trump said Democrats and the media are overplaying their hand on allegations of his campaign’s collusion with Russia, and it’s creating a backlash with voters. “I think what’s happening is, as usual, the Democrats have played their card too hard on the Russia thing, because people aren’t believing it,” Mr. Trump told reporters aboard Read More…

Big Prize in Amazon-Whole Foods Deal: Data

Amazon.com Inc. spent two decades hastening the demise of the traditional brick-and-mortar retail industry. So why would the tech giant spend $13.7 billion to acquire an organic-grocery chain with more than 460 stores? The deal for Whole Foods Market Inc., which people familiar with the matter said came together quickly, presents Amazon with several potential Read More…

Protest plague Ryan Zinke visit to Utah Bears Ears

SALT LAKE CITY – More than 500 protesters urging the protection of Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument demonstrate outside a Salt Lake City building where Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is meeting with tribal leaders. Protesters carried signs Sunday and shouted “Save our monuments, stand with Bears Ears!” as Zinke started a four-day Utah trip. He’s Read More…

Air Force intercepts Russian bombers near Alaska

US Air Force fighter jets intercepted four Russian warplanes that infiltrated Alaska’s Air Defense Zone on Thursday. A formation of two Su-35 “Flanker” fighter jets escorting a couple of Tupolev Tu-95 “Bear” bombers was met by two F-22 stealth fighter jets that were patrolling about 50 miles southwest of Chariot, Alaska, officials told Fox News. Read More…

NiSource Reports First Quarter 2017 Earnings

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) today announced, on a GAAP basis, net income for the three months ended March 31, 2017 of $211.3 million, or $0.65 per share, compared to $186.6 million, or $0.58 per share, for the same period of 2016. Operating income was $416.5 million for the three months ended Read More…

EDITORIAL: Sen. Schumer's chutzpah

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Chuck Schumer is a New Yorker, so he knows about chutzpah. He schmears it liberally on his breakfast bagel. Chutzpah is the useful Yiddish for “shameless audacity,” once defined by the young man who murdered his parents and begged the judge and jury to show “mercy for a poor orphan boy.” The new and Read More…

Poll: Republicans, Democrats agree on one thing

Republicans and Democrats see eye to eye on at least one thing — both parties are experiencing sharp internal division. Three-quarters of Republicans and Republican-leaners say the Republican Party is split, according to a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey Poll, while a majority of Democrats and Democratic-leaners say the same about their party. Just a quarter of Read More…