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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Figures from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis indicate that Montana outpaces neighboring Wyoming when it comes to recreation economies.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The speed limit on a deadly stretch of U.S. 212 in southeast Montana has been reduced to 65 mph.

Elk grazing in Grand Teton National Park.
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MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — An annual elk hunt is about to begin in Grand Teton National Park.

Wildlife managers have authorized 375 permits for this year's hunt, which begins Saturday.

A snow plow works on clearing the roads.
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state of Montana has spent more than $2 million on snow plowing so far this year, surpassing what costs were this time over the last two years.

The entrance to a coal mine in northwest Colorado, taken in 2018.
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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. regulators plan to finish reviewing a proposed coal mining joint venture in the first half of 2020.

A statue of a miner
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Montana officials reached a temporary deal on Friday that will allow one of the largest coal mines in the U.S. to reopen amid a legal dispute with its new owners from the Navajo Nation.

Areas of the northern Rocky Mountains looked more like mid-winter rather than early fall on Sunday as a snowstorm dumped record amounts of wind-driven snow that caused hazardous travel conditions and scattered power outages.

Jackie Yamanaka / Yellowstone Public Radio

Talen Energy is proposing to install more wells to flush out and capture underground water reserves that were polluted by coal ash dumped into leaky holding ponds at eastern Montana's Colstrip power plant.

A train ships pieces of pipeline materials.
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Attorneys for the Trump administration want a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes trying to block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Nebraska.

Searchers have recovered the body of a 64-year-old Canadian man who is believed to have drowned in a small lake at Glacier National Park.

The National Park Service says rangers received a report about 4:30 p.m. yesterday of a man struggling in Pray Lake and then going under water.

Witnesses reported that it appeared the man may have gone into the lake to retrieve a dog. A dog has been found dead.

Rangers dove into the lake but were unable to find the man. Rangers and others searched until dark without finding him, and the search resumed this morning.

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