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Wal-Mart Stop Lets Jefferson Lines Restart Bozeman Bus Service

Coach bus service through Bozeman, shuttered temporarily last month as carrier Jefferson Lines searched for a new bus stop, is partically resuming. Afternoon routes traveling eastbound and westbound along Interstate 90 were resuming Bozeman service, stopping off Oak Street on the south side of Wal-Mart.

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Montana Brucellosis Program Is Lacking, Audit Says

Changes have been recommended in two state programs that are meant to lessen the chances for cattle to be exposed to the disease brucellosis. Brucellosis is a disease that can cause animals to abort their young.

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Yellowstone Bison Death Tally Likely More Than 570

Wildlife managers estimate more than 570 Yellowstone bison have been killed so far this winter between hunters and the annual ship to slaughter, according to state and federal bison management documents. The numbers show that bison managers have already surpassed 2016’s confirmed death tally of 534 and are inching toward their goal of removing 1,300 from the Yellowstone herd.

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Tester Plugs Bill For Teacher Shortage, Veterans Education

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester rolled out a proposal to bolster higher education opportunities for veterans and plugged a pair of bills targeting rural teacher shortages at Montana State University Billings on Monday.

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UM Traveling Exhibit ‘Motion’ Coming To Lakeside

Children and families can explore the world of physics at the Universtiy of Montana’s traveling “Motion” exhibit. On Feb. 23 and 24, the Lakeside Elementary gym will be transformed into an interactive science museum, featuring hands-on exhibits and activities that explore physics and engineering.

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Physician Asks Court To Dismiss 400 Charges, Including Negligent Homicide

A Florence physician is asking the court to drop 400 charges that revolve around the illegal distribution of drugs in three motions filed recently in Ravalli County District Court. Dr. Chris Christensen, 69, was arrested in August 2015 following a yearlong investigation that included a raid on his former Florence clinic in 2014.

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Bozeman Legislator Proposes Eliminating Wilderness Study Areas

A legislator known for supporting motorized access to public lands has introduced a resolution asking Congress to un-designate Montana’s wilderness study areas. Rep. Kerry White, R-Bozeman, submitted House Joint Resolution 9 on Friday. It calls for dropping nearly 1 million acres from possible federal wilderness consideration. Wilderness study areas in Montana exist mainly on U.S. Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management public lands.

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One Big Sky Center Update Expected Tuesday For City Council

Meeting a day later than normal because of the Presidents Day holiday Monday, the Billings City Council is set to hear a report Tuesday about something potentially monumental for downtown Billings — the proposed One Big Sky Center development. Tuesday’s work session begins at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 220 N. 27th St.

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FWP Proposes Purchase Of 425 Acres Along Bighorn River

Riparian habitat along the coveted Bighorn River north of Hardin is being proposed for acquisition by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The 425 acres borders the south end of the 141-acre Grant Marsh Wildlife Management Area, creating a larger block of habitat for species ranging from whitetail deer to pheasant and waterfowl.

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New Owner Aiming To Bring Stillwater Headquarters Back To Montana

Assuming Sibayne Gold closes its purchase of Stillwater Mining this spring, a top priority would be bringing top management back to southeast Montana, Sibayne CEO Neal Froneman said last week. Most, but not all top executives, will stay with the company, but Froneman would prefer they move out of their current Colorado corporate office and come back to Billings or Columbus, near the mining operations in the Beartooth foothills.

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