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Missoula man gets 30 years for trafficking several people, including minors, for sex

A man will spend 30 years in federal prison for sex trafficking. Terrance Tyrell Edwards, 35, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Billings by Judge Susan Watters after he was found guilty in February of multiple instances of sex trafficking, transportation of multiple people, including three minors, with intent to engage in prostitution, Read More…

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Police investigate burglaries of homes evacuated during Wyoming wildfire

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Police are investigating burglaries that occurred at homes evacuated by a wildfire in southern Wyoming. Albany County Undersheriff Josh DeBree says one burglary was reported in Woods Landing and two burglaries were reported at residences along Wyoming 10. DeBree tells the Laramie Boomerang that the top goal of the sheriff’s office is to catch Read More…

Fort Peck tribes raise concerns about Keystone XL pipeline threatening reservation's water

The Keystone XL pipeline is facing opposition from American Indians along its Montana-to-Oklahoma route, beginning with the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux tribes. Proposed by TransCanada Corporation, the pipeline for Alberta tar sands oil skirts the Fort Peck Reservation, but crosses under the Missouri River not far from the Fort Peck/Dry Prairie Regional Water System. Read More…

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Little Big Horn College to host symposium on Crow Indian Treaties of 1868

CROW AGENCY — Humanities Montana awarded a $5,169 grant to Little Big Horn College for a symposium, “Treaties that Live: Sesquicentennial of Crow Indian Treaties of 1868 at Fort Laramie and Fort Hawley.” According to a press release, the symposium includes lectures, interactive panel discussions, an exhibit of documents and films that provide multidisciplinary accounts Read More…

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One person dies in structure fire north of Glendive

One person died in a structure fire Tuesday evening north of Glendive, according to Dawson County officials. The Montana State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the incident, along with the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, county attorney Brett Irigoin said Wednesday. No additional information is available at this time, Irigoin said, including details about the person Read More…

Feds investigating Kalispell hospital over doctor pay

KALISPELL — Kalispell Regional Healthcare is under federal investigation over “compensation to certain physicians” and recently told employees it has set aside $21.5 million for a potential settlement. Hospital spokeswoman Mellody Sharpton told the Flathead Beacon she couldn’t provide details on the allegations, but the hospital denies any wrongdoing. The Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Read More…

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University of Wyoming celebrates 2nd year of effort to boost Native American enrollment

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming’s weeklong Native American Summer Institute has wrapped up its second year of seeking to boost the college’s Native American enrollment. The institute drew 38 students from about 10 high schools and an additional seven potential transfer students from Central Wyoming College. The 2017 institute brought in 28 students Read More…

Zinke foundation in Montana land deal with Halliburton head

HELENA —  U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s family is involved in a land deal with the head of an energy services giant that has business with the Interior Department. Politico first reported the Zinkes’ dealings with Halliburton chairman David Lesar for a planned commercial development in Zinke’s hometown of Whitefish, Montana. The charitable foundation created by Zinke Read More…

Land deal ties Interior secretary's family, Halliburton boss

HELENA — Records show U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s family is involved in a land deal with the head of an energy services giant that does business with the Interior Department. Politico first reported the Zinkes’ dealings with Halliburton chairman David Lesar involving a commercial development in Zinke’s hometown of Whitefish, Montana. A charitable foundation Read More…

Child's remains, artifacts from oldest-known burial site in North America are from same era, study shows

Four years after the remains of a 12,700-year-old infant boy were reburied near Wilsall, he continues to be the subject of scientific speculation and study. The so-called Anzick-1 child and the more than 100 bone and stone tools that were buried near him were from the same era, according to research by Lorena Becerra-Valdivia and co-authors Read More…