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Conrad Burns, who rose from auctioneer and broadcaster to U.S. senator, dies at 81

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a former cattle auctioneer whose folksy demeanor and political acumen earned him three terms and the bitter disdain of his opponents, died Thursday. He was 81.

Burns died of natural...

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No kidding! Montana goat has quadruplets

HUNTLEY, Mont. (AP) — A first-time mama goat has given birth to quadruplets on a ranch in south-central Montana.

Willis McCall, the pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hardin, and his family rent a 22-acre ranch near Huntley. They have...

Barn fire kills an estimated 3,100 pigs

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — About 3,100 pigs were killed in a barn fire at a religious community in Montana.

The fire was reported about 5:45 p.m. Monday in the Milford Colony, Augusta volunteer firefighter Brad McBratney told the Great...