Colo. man who trafficked cocaine with former NFL running back Travis Henry gets 37 months

Colo. man sentenced in ex-NFL player’s drug case

BILLINGS, Mont. — A Colorado man who trafficked cocaine in partnership with former Denver Broncos running back Travis Henry has been sentenced to 37 months in federal prison.

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Judge says GM can drop Montana mine in favor of foreign suppliers for precious metals

Judge OKs GM’s move to drop Montana mine contract

BILLINGS, Mont. — A bankruptcy judge on Wednesday granted General Motors Co.’s request to drop its precious metals contract with a Montana mining company so it can instead use cheaper foreign suppliers.

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Montana resort for elite climbs out bankruptcy, goes to Boston investor for $115 million

Montana resort for elite sold for $115 million

BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana’s ultra-posh Yellowstone Club is in new hands, following a $115 million deal that the new owner hopes will close the door on the resort’s much publicized descent into bankruptcy.

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Oklahoma couple suspected in burial, excavation of young girl held without bail

Oklahoma-coupleOkla. couple held in burial, excavation of girl

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Montana judge makes ruling in lawsuit over natural gas field after 24 years

Mont. Judge rules on case _ 24 years later

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — The wheels of justice grind slowly, but this is pushing the envelope. In Montana’s Toole County, retired District Judge Ronald McPhillips ruled this week in a lawsuit that was left hanging for nearly a quarter-century. The judge ruled in Great Falls against Milan Ayers, who contended that former partner James Rubow swindled him out of his share of a natural gas field, with leases potentially worth millions of dollars.

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Famed Mont. dino hunter gets probation in stolen bones case

Mont. dino hunter gets probation in theft case

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Renowned dinosaur hunter Nathan Murphy was sentenced Wednesday to three years probation after pleading guilty to stealing fossils.

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Prosecutors seek prison time for Mont. dinosaur hunter who pleaded guilty in stolen bones case

Feds seek prison term for famed Mont. dino hunter

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Federal prosecutors say dinosaur hunter and fossil thief Nathan Murphy should spend a year behind bars as a warning to others who steal and sell bones.

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Judge says bankrupt co-founder of exclusive Yellowstone Club has to sell personal assets

Judge: Exclusive club co-founder has to liquidate

BUTTE, Mont. — A bankruptcy judge Tuesday rejected Edra Blixseth’s bid to reorganize her finances, pushing the co-founder of the ultra-exclusive Yellowstone Club into a forced sale of her many houses, cars and other properties.

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Montana woman who hid body of son in car trunk pleads guilty to reduced charges

Mont. woman who hid son in car trunk pleads guilty

HELENA, Mont. — A Montana woman accused of hiding the body of her 2-year-old son in the trunk of her car for most of last summer pleaded guilty Friday to negligent homicide and evidence tampering.

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US wildlife agency to reconsider status of wolverines; lawsuit claimed species is in jeopardy

US to reconsider species protection for wolverines

HELENA, Mont. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to reconsider its decision that denied wolverines protection under the Endangered Species Act.

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