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The subject that garnered the most attention at the meeting, wasn't even on the official agenda, but sparked passionate debate among residents.
The city of Billings will soon see a new city administrator. But before that can happen, the committee must first agree on a contract.
The magic city hit near record temps this thanksgiving... And it seems Christmas might be the same story.  Although it's still very early in the winter season, the mild temps have some Montanans worried. 
If you're looking to do something to feel a little festive in the Magic City, one Billings business who's musical Christmas display won't disappoint.
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the special hunt for chronic wasting disease on Thursday.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A creek that flows into the northeastern corner of Yellowstone National Park is set to be removed from a list of impaired waterways next year.    
Following the unexpected loss of her son, Susan Kautz and other family members partnered with Blankets and Bears to commemorate the life of Kurt Kautz.   ..
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Even as it clashes with American Indians over reductions to national monuments in the Southwest, the Trump administration is engaging with a Montana tribe over the creation of a new monument next to its reservation. 
Zoolights had it's opening night on December 8th from 6-9 pm.  Zoolights is the only drive through lights attraction in the area giving guests a chance to ride on the wild side. This year they added carriage rides to ride on the wild side as well.  If you missed out on opening night there is no need to worry, you still have plenty of time.  You can check out Zoolights on the 9th, 15th, 16th, 20-24th, 26th, and 27th from 6-9 pm.  Admission is 10 dollars pe...
Five lives were saved from one man's decision to be an organ donor. David Jorgenson died after a motorcycle accident on the Beartooth Highway in the summer of 2006. This past summer, David's family met Steven Arbagast. The recipient of David's heart. "My first question to him was, 'were you this nice before you got Dave's heart?'" said David's sister-in-law Julie Jorgenson. "And he just smiled and said ask my wife. And she said yes he was." Julie said Steven b...
Following a significant wildfire season in Montana, the Red Lodge community says they are proud to help.
The new VA Clinic in Cody opened this week.  It will not only serve 13-hundred veterans in the area but will connect them with services in Sheridan.

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WSJ Business

Comcast Corp. said it is no longer pursuing a deal to acquire several key media and entertainment assets from 21st Century Fox.
Apple has acquired Shazam Entertainment, giving it one of the popular song-recognition apps at a time the iPhone maker is looking to boost its music-subscription service.
Corning agreed to buy almost all of 3M’s optical fiber and copper cable business for $900 million.
Web-driven comparison shoppers are keeping a lid on inflation and weakening retailers’ pricing power, complicating the Federal Reserve’s deliberations on how much and how fast to raise interest rates.

Montana News

Military News

Honorably discharged veterans of all eras can now apply for a new veterans ID card, officials with the VA said.
The cost of having a baby will likely not change in 2018 for most active-duty Tricare Standard and Guard and Reserve users.
Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt relieved Lt. Col. Jason Heard of overseeing the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron.
Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky began receiving the new XM17 MHS on Monday.

Ag News

Central American melon imports have increased in volume and value steadily during the past 10 years, trade statistics show.
Can a seasonal cattle trade help support the market?
A 1982 John Deere 4440 tractor with 3,030 original hours sold Friday on a northeast Missouri consignment auction for the 10th highest sale price ever on a 4440 sold without loader. Pete looks at the 10 highest auction prices ever on the popular 4440 model
Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs drifted to a three-month bottom on Monday, in response to lower cash and wholesale pork prices, said traders. ​
Former Bush adviser says many U.S. proposals ‘non-starters’.