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A Billings man is accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy, and threatening to kill the boy's mother. The abuse allegedly began in 2014. Buck Feist, 50, faces three felony counts, two for sexual abuse and one for tampering with witness and informants. 
"I jumped up and I grabbed the fire extinguisher," Catrina Lowery said. "And I thought it was out, and it didn't go out at all. We lost everything." most people celebrate their birthday with a party. This year, Catrina Lowery is spending hers cleaning up what's left of her apartment. 
In November, Rocky Mountain Power announced plans to either sell, or close the Hardin Generating Station in early 2018. Pam Bucy from the Taylor Luther Group said NorthWestern Energy has decided not to buy the plant, due to uncertainty they believe has been created by Public Service Commission rulings. 
The defense attorney for Dimarzio Sanchez has filed a motion for a new trial in the case of the June 2016 murder of Roylynn Rideshorse. Dimarzio Sanchez was found guilty of first-degree murder aiding and abetting in the case. 
In 2016 Alisha Breen was named the GNAC preseason player of the year, but an ACL tear forced her to reinvent herself in her second senior season.
A missing Red Lodge man has been found dead. The Carbon County Sheriff's Office says they have a suspect in custody.
Montana school district officials have fired an art teacher accused of hiding a gun for one of her students.
A special game at Rocky Mountain College marked the college's first military appreciation night at a basketball game.
It's the kind of message that causes your palms to go clammy, your brow to sweat and your heart to beat furiously...the threat someone may be bringing a gun into your school.
Superintendent Terry Bouck joined Wake Up Montana's Andrea Lutz to discuss social media threats that began circulating Wednesday. Bouck explains how the district and Billings police investigated to determine the threats were a hoax.
Billings fire fighters are hopeful the city council will sign off on a plan to expand the department.


WSJ Business

Chubb, MetLife, Symantec and Enterprise’s rental-car chains have eliminated discounts and special programs from members of the National Rifle Association after consumers took to social media to voice outrage against the gun lobby.
Huawei Technologies Co., a Chinese maker of smartphones and telecom gear, is seen in Washington as a potential tool of state-sponsored spying, but Britain and several other U.S. allies are embracing Huawei’s technology.
Volkswagen, the world’s biggest car maker by sales, said net income more than doubled last year on the back of strong sales of its marques and the effect of cost-cutting at its flagship VW brand.
General Mills has agreed to buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products for about $8 billion, as the food giant looks for a piece of the fast-growing natural pet-food market.

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

USDA's Ag Outlook Forum concluded Friday and Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group was listening online with the hope for new guidance or more soybean acres; however, that didn’t happen.
We are in the business of providing marketing road maps. You are at point A and want to go to point B. There is a path to get you there, but also detours and road closings. The bane of my existence is one of those gates closing an interstate access ramp, meaning you aren’t going anywhere! It also h [...]
The price of biofuel blending credits tumbled Friday on mounting speculation that the fight by independent oil refiners to change U.S. laws mandating the use of ethanol will lead to rule changes.
President Donald Trump said he would consider rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership if the U.S. could negotiate more favorable terms.
When crop insurance prices are set March 1, zero in on your marketing plans. If prices come in higher than expected aim for higher marketing goals, whereas if prices come out lower be especially strategic when marketing.