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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court says state and local law enforcement officers do not have the authority to arrest people on federal civil immigration detainers.

Wednesday's ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and others against Lincoln County.

LEWISTOWN, Mont. (AP) — A 57 year old Missoula man has died of an apparent suicide at a locked drug treatment center in Lewistown.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court is asking city and county judges to consider releasing from jail as many offenders as they can to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Officials say the Montana Republican Party bankrolled the signature-gathering effort to get the Montana Green Party certified for the 2020 ballot.

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Doctors say a shortage of testing capacity is making it harder for health officials in Wyoming to determine how many people have been infected with coronavirus.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A Canadian company says it has started preliminary work along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S. as oponents wait for a judge to rule on their request to block the project.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (The Billings Gazette) — A legal team representing customers of Montana's utilities says NorthWestern Energy's proposal to purchase a larger portion of a coal-fired power plant in southeastern Montana for $1 doesn't include an analysis showing the acquisition is in the public interest or will result in reasonable electricty charges.

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Montana schools must test drinking water for lead content following state rule changes related to school health, officials said.

Schools may begin in March with a December 2021 deadline to complete testing, The Daily Inter Lake reported Sunday.

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Yellowstone National Park has started capturing bison migrating outside the park and will hold them for possible slaughter as part of a population reduction program.

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KALISPELL, Mont. — Montana schools must test drinking water for lead content following state rule changes related to school health.