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  • Ex-Montana gov, others seek money for mine access

    A group of investors that includes former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is seeking $10 million from a mining company in exchange for access to a huge copper and silver reserve - a move the company's chief executive said Wednesday was "extortion" and included a threat to stir up negative publicity for the project.

  • Senator: Governor, commissioner trying to oust him

    A Republican Senate leader claims in recently filed court documents that Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, the commissioner of political practices and two others conspired to remove him from office by accusing him of breaking campaign laws.

  • Cruzado oversees fundraising records at MSU

    As Waded Cruzado came to Bozeman four years ago to become Montana State University's president, she sent out copies of a business management book she found inspiring.

  • ** FILE **  Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, shown here in Helena, Mont., August, 2012, says he will not run for Montana's open U.S. Senate seat in 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Gouras, File)

    Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer: Congress as popular as a cockroach

    Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said that his home state does not have a high opinion of Congress, suggesting voters view it in the same light as insect pests.

  • CORRECTS YEAR TO 2014 This March 9, 2014 photo provided by the Wyoming National Guard shows chunks of ice buildup in thr Horn River where community first responders and Wyoming National Guard units assisted in flood relief efforts in Graybull, Wyo. (AP Photo/Wyoming National Guard)

    Crews assess flood damage in Montana, Wyoming

    Water levels began to drop on flooded rivers in Montana and Wyoming on Tuesday, and authorities scrambled to restore road access for hundreds of people left isolated by high waters.

  • Schweitzer joins cable news channel as contributor

    Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Thursday that he's joined cable news channel MSNBC as a contributor.

  • Yellowstone bison slaughter begins

    Yellowstone National Park transferred 20 bison to a Montana Indian tribe for slaughter on Wednesday, marking the first such action this winter under a plan to drastically reduce the size of the largest genetically pure bison population in the U.S.

  • This undated photo released by the Montana University system is of Board of Regents chairwoman Angela McLean. Gov. Steve Bullock has named on Monday Feb. 10, 2014, McLean as lieutenant governor. McLean will replace John Walsh, whom the Democratic governor appointed last week as interim U.S. senator. (AP Photo/Montana University System)

    Board of Regents head is named lieutenant governor

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday named state Board of Regents chairwoman Angela McLean as his new lieutenant governor, an appointment the first-term Democratic governor said shows that education is the top priority of his administration.

  • Montana U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, left, looks at a tee-shirt worn by supporter Ron Kuneff at a Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 rally for the Democratic lawmaker in Billings, Mont. Baucus has been nominated to be the next U.S. ambassador to China. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

    Baucus caps 6 terms in Senate with Montana tour

    Max Baucus launched what could be his last lap around Montana as the state's senior U.S. Senator on Friday, seeking to shore up his political legacy at home with a vote pending in Washington, D.C. over his nomination to become the next ambassador to China.

  • Race to take control of Senate in 2014 'pretty close right now'

    Republican hopes for retaking the Senate in 2014 improved substantially this weekend when Democrats' best option declined to run for Montana's open seat.

  • ** FILE **  Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, shown here in Helena, Mont., August, 2012, says he will not run for Montana's open U.S. Senate seat in 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Gouras, File)

    Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer says he won't run for Senate

    Popular former Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Saturday morning that he will not run for Montana's open U.S. Senate seat in 2014, an announcement that complicates Democratic efforts to retain their majority in next year's elections.

  • **FILE** Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, addresses the state Legislature in Helena on Jan. 10, 2013. (Associated Press/The Independent Record)

    Montana Sen. Max Baucus won't seek re-election

    Montana Sen. Max Baucus said Tuesday he won't seek a seventh term next year, saying he wants to spend the next year and a half on Capitol Hill focused on serving his constituents and chairing the powerful Senate Finance Committee without the distraction of running for re-election.

  • A bison roams freely outside a pen enclosing others in Gardiner, Mont., in Yellowstone National Park. On Monday, 64 bison from Yellowstone were to arrive at Montana's Fort Peck Reservation under a relocation initiative to repopulate parts of the West with the animals. (Associated Press)

    Montana is shuffling its buffalo

    Sixty-four bison from Yellowstone National Park were due to arrive at northeast Montana's Fort Peck Reservation, under a long-stalled relocation initiative meant to repopulate parts of the West with the iconic, genetically pure animals.

  • American Scene

    Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said in a tearful news conference Tuesday that nobody in the organization saw any hint that wide receiver Kenny McKinley was suicidal before he took his own life.

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