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Purple Heart recipient recounts serving in Korea after joining Ar...

Jack Pettitt has lived life on his own terms. The 88-year old Kalispell resident joined the Army at 14, fought in Korea, rebuilt and raced cars and much more. A devoted husband and father, Pettitt raised two children in Northern California before age and deteriorating health prompted his move to live with his daughter Sharon Peetz and her husband in Kalispell in 2019.

Standard view: EPA, DEQ offer years-late...

When EPA has a problem with public perception of potential health hazard in Butte, Montana, EPA Region 8 toxicologist Charlie Partridge rides to the rescue.

Conover man went through 26 resupply box...

Having scrambled up the final wet rocky surface to the chilly peak of Mt. Katahdin, Sam Abernethy of Conover concluded his 2,193-mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Starting on April

Guest opinion: Thank a school-lunch professional today

Supply chain problems have been top-of-mind this fall for many Americans — from building contractors to restaurants of all types. For school nutrition programs across the country there have been

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Snow-lovers pack the annual Great Falls ...

Cars packed the Montana ExpoPark fairgrounds and then got packed with ski and snowboard gear to get ready for the winter season. There isn’t any snow yet, but more people are prepared for it now with the return of the Great Falls Ski and Board club ski swap.

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Bronze Star, Purple Heart recipient reco...

The 88-year-old Kalispell resident joined the Army at 14, fought in Korea, rebuilt and raced cars and much more. A devoted husband and father, Pettitt raised two children in Northern California before age and deteriorating health prompted his move to live with his daughter Sharon Peetz and her husband in Kalispell in 2019.

As enrollment surges, district begins planning for expansion

As the population continues to grow, so does enrollment in Public Schools, with no signs of slowing down based on anticipated residential development over the next decade. As of Oct. 12, the district has grown by 330 students compared to the 2020-21 school year,

Upstart hauler seeks – again – to crack ...

If you want your garbage picked up in Missoula, there’s only one company to call – Republic Services, which has a countywide monopoly. But a small firm based in Belgrade is trying for a second time to crack the Missoula market,

One year later, dispute over fired Helen...

It’s been a year since Dr. Tom Weiner and St. Peter’s Health parted ways, launching a very intense public battle between the hospital and the oncologist, along with many of

Passenger rail service on the southern route would benefit all Mo...

You’d have to be of a certain age to remember what it was like to have passenger rail service on the southern route through Montana. But if you ever got

Discovery of bowhunter's remains after 5...

Idaho bowhunter Raymond Jones went missing on his son's 12th birthday, Sept. 7, 1968. Fifty-three years later, Jones' body was found by another bowhunter, solving a mystery that had long

The State of Beef: Cattle producers, Neb...

Some farmers are marketing steaks and hamburger directly to consumers, the pasture-to-plate approach. Others are bypassing large packers by establishing their own, smaller-scale packing plants.

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State Articles
Montana State edges Weber State 13-7 in ...

Freshman kicker Blake Glessner's two field goals in the third quarter made the difference in a defense-heavy contest as Montana State edged Weber State 13-7 Friday night.

Montana Run 2021 a success

With September over, the Halvorson Family was able to hold their annual Run for Montana the weekend of Sept. 25. “It initially started from friends

State of the 49ers Quarterback Position

The 49ers are struggling on offense through their first 5 games and even though many have pointed at head coach Kyle Shanahan as being the root of the problem, the quarterback position does bear its share of responsibility.

University of Montana students call for ...

About 150 students rallied in front of Main Hall on Friday afternoon and called for the University of Montana to fire computer science professor Rob Smith —or for him to

Montana timber industry seeing success and challenges during the ...

Although Montana's timber industry is smaller than it was at its peak in the 1980's and 1990's, it still remains an important economic driver for the state and many communities.

‘Hannah Montana’: Here’s a List of Miley...

Hannah Montana' included a few boys who came and left Miley Stewart's life. Here's what we know about this Disney Channel character.

Montana beef producers advocate for Coun...

Montana is well known for its beef industry, and there’s new federal legislation being pushed to reinstate Country Of Origin Labeling

When does Daylight Saving Time end in 2021? When do clocks fall b...

Daylight Saving Time, often called incorrectly by the plural Daylight Savings Time, ends on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 (11/07/21). The end of DST marks the day when clocks 'fall back' one hour, giving everyone an extra hour of sleep.

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SCL Health announces Jen Alderfer as new...

BILLINGS, Mont. - Jen Alderfer, MBA, MHA, FACHE, has been named the president of the Montana Region and St. Vincent Healthcare, SCL Health announced Friday.

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Kelly Clarkson admits she ‘cries in the ...

KELLY Clarkson admitted that she ‘cries in the shower’ amid her nasty divorce and battle for her Montana ranch with her ex Brandon Blackstock. The singer filed for divorce from Brandon

MT infection control expert answers questions about the COVID-19 ...

BILLINGS - With COVID-19 cases rising daily in Montana, many are asking the question: to boost or not to boost? But some hesitancy might come from needing more information about the vaccine or boosters.

Opinion: California’s wildfire dilemma: ...

President Joe Biden’s proposed budget this year includes a $500 million boost to what the White House calls “forest management” and other efforts to reduce wildfire risk. In July, California lawmakers approved $1.

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National Articles
Popeyes and Megan Thee Stallion Kick Off...

Popeyes has unveiled a special collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, and the first order of business is a brand-new hot sauce.

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Trick-or-Treaters With Special Needs: An...

How to make sure all the kids, especially those with special needs, enjoy Halloween night.

TikTok Hack Claims to Remove the Taste of Alcohol

The latest TikTok hack sees users adding a small amount of baking soda, a pinch of salt, and some water to vodka or tequila, and having it remove the taste of alcohol!

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Halloween Isn’t the Only Horrifying Holi...

Whether you’re naughty or nice, we’ve discovered that Christmas has a serious dark side. Let’s set aside that warm and cozy fireside scene and take a look at the horrifying side of Christmas.

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4 'Squid Game' Masks for Your Last-Minut...

Did you love the Korean horror thriller, "Squid Game?" Check out these inexpensive masks that will have you looking like you're part of the show.

Former US president Bill Clinton in hospital

Former US president Bill Clinton was in hospital with an infection on Thursday, a spokesman for the 75-year-old said. Doctors said Clinton was responding well at the center in Irvine, California. The infection was not connected to the coronavirus.

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7 Wild Conspiracy Theories We Can't Stop...

We can't get enough of it. Portals to another dimension, lizard people, hoaxes, and secret government spying made our list.

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Friday Office Cocktail: Aviation Cocktai...

The OCN Drinks crew is serving up something purple, pretty, and powerful in support of Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Make at Home

Here are a few ways you can whip up a creative costume with stuff from around the house or your local thrift store.

2022 Awards Season Schedule: Oscars, Emm...

The 2022 awards season is just around the corner, and we've got the list of dates you're gonna want to keep in your back pocket as things start to roll out—even as early as this October!

Dunkin's Brewed Up a Frightful New Bever...

The Peanut Butter Cup Macchiato will have you saying "trick-or-treat"!

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Nostradamus' Predictions for 2021 Include an Apocalypse, Famine, ...

Nostradamus has made many predictions about the future of humanity and he predicted 2021 will be worse than 2020. These predictions included a global famine, asteroids, a devastating earthquake, and a Zombie Apocalypse.

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