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Billings Police Chief Rich St. John reported Tuesday evidence was stolen from the department's evidence locker by a former evidence technician. 
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is recuperating after breaking six ribs in a Montana snowboarding accident over the Mardi Gras holiday.
Firefighters had to resuscitate two of five dogs rescued from the apartment. Their owner was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Bitter cold temperatures lead SD2 to close all schools and cancel activities Tuesday, but Superintendent Terry Bouck says things will be back to normal on Wednesday. However, the district will continue alternative bus routes through Friday. 
An 18-year-old Darby student is in custody after allegations related to a school threat. 
The following schools are closed or delayed due to weather and road conditions:
A local Billings man fights to put the Magic City on the map in the MMA world of athletes.
A ski lift that malfunctioned at Red Lodge Mountain on Saturday, is not stopping visitors from snowboarding and skiing today. Despite the hiccup over the weekend, Saturday was the busiest day of the year for the resort. Jeff Schmidt, the Red Lodge Mountain manager, explained that the incident appeared to be a perfect storm, "That weight and loading and timing, and it came out of the wheels and went onto what's called a cable catcher to prevent it from flying up and then there's a...
A family says an Orem man they considered to be part of their family died in an avalanche in Wyoming.
Iconic guitar brand Gibson could be on the brink of bankruptcy, according to a CNBC report.
The temperature in a northern Montana town changed by more than 80 degrees in a single day this week.
A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of staff members re-assigned, key positions go unfilled, rules governing industry shelved and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees.

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WSJ Business

Qualcomm raised its bid for NXP Semiconductors to about $44 billion and locked up support from key investors, as the chip maker seeks to fend off a $121 billion hostile takeover approach by Broadcom.
Walmart reported strong holiday sales but said online sales growth slowed during the quarter, marking a turn from three quarters of booming web growth.
Vice President Mike Pence is expected to announce new moves promoting private ventures in space, including easing launch rules and putting the Commerce Department in charge of broader deregulation initiatives.
The Trump administration released a proposal that would allow for the proliferation of less-comprehensive, cheaper health plans restricted under the Affordable Care Act.

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

Immigration was a leading cause for the Brexit campaign in the UK. But there are concerns how leaving the European Union may impact agriculture's ability to hire workers.
AgriTalk After The Bell Host Chip Flory talks with Andy Shissler of A&W Trading. Chip and Andy talk about the weather market and Andy makes some bold predictions.
Farmers who grow apples, grapes, oranges and other fruits were required to capitalize these costs for a number of years. Under new law, this may be changing.
AgriTalk Host Chip Flory gets an update on exports with experts Joe Schuele from the US Meat Export Federation and Tom Sleight with the US Grains Council.
The U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade discussed problems surrounding rural communities in the Midwest and solutions agricultural technology can continue to provide on Feb. 15, 2018.