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Montana's firefighting fund will run dry by the end of the week, forcing state officials to begin drawing money from emergency reserves to keep crews and equipment on the front lines of the country's worst collection of wildland fires. As of today, Brie Ripley reports more than $168 million of mostly federal money has gone into battling about 80 large fires that have charred more than 400,000 acres statewide.

In the past week alone, firefighters in northwest Montana attacked more than 40 small wildfires, and there’s no end in sight for this summer’s active fire season. But, as Nicky Ouellet reports, they’re about to get some big help.

Native American lawmakers in Montana are calling for the removal of a memorial to Confederate soldiers in the state's capital city.

A controversial copper mine near White Sulphur Springs is one step closer to becoming a reality. As Yellowstone Public Radio’s Nate Hegyi reports, state regulators will now start working on the environmental impact statement.

Two Montana juveniles have been cited for starting a fire near Three Forks that burned two structures and about 250-acres of land.

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As the most severe drought in the nation continues to pummel ranchers and farmers in northeastern Montana, the National Weather Service says it isn’t ending anytime soon.

Both of Montana’s U.S. Senators disagree with the decision to abandon work on health care to focus on other legislative priorities.  

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Wyoming's former superintendent, who claimed a Casper lawmaker defamed her in a Facebook post.

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