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By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Aug 30, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to speed up a proposal to block new gold mining claims on forested public lands in Montana near ...

By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Aug 11, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A judge sentenced a 20-year-old man to life in prison Thursday for killing a couple who stopped to help him alongside a road on ...

By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Feb 9, 2017

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday started shipping hundreds of wild bison to slaughter for disease control, as a ...


By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Feb 3, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A deal disclosed Thursday will allow the mass slaughter of hundreds of wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park, while ...

By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Dec 1, 2016

Some members of Congress, industry groups and local officials have criticized the move. BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. government officials have ...

By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Oct 30, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A man killed during an armed confrontation with police in a Montana hotel had stopped taking medications needed for his mental illness ...


By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Oct 14, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A coal company with mines in Montana and Wyoming said Thursday that it's begun exporting fuel to Asia through a Canadian shipping ...

By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Aug 30, 2016

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like ...

By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Jun 24, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A sharp increase in royalties paid by companies extracting U.S.-owned coal would trigger only modest mining reductions, according to a ...


By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Jun 9, 2016

The death of a tourist who left a boardwalk and fell into a boiling, acidic spring in Yellowstone National Park shows the challenges that rangers face as they ...

By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Mar 27, 2016

Concerns over a bird that ranges across Wyoming and the West continue to delay federal oil and gas lease sales, five months after Interior Secretary Sally ...

By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Jan 14, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The killing of a Montana man by a Yellowstone National Park grizzly bear highlights the need for hikers in the region to travel in ...


By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Dec 10, 2015

Anticipating removing grizzly bears from the Endangered Species List as as soon as January, wildlife managers will seek to maintain bear numbers in the ...

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