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The mystery of the Ringing Rocks

PIPESTONE – Thanksgiving and Butte were in the rearview mirror. There was no snow on the last Sunday of last November, but it was beginning...

Montana flag uses ‘seal-on-a-bedsheet formula’

Montana is a diverse and majestic state, but you wouldn’t necessarily get that picture from the state flag, said Rep. Moffie Funk, a Helena...

What did we do before Google Maps in Yellowstone National Park?

Before the age of cheap computers, handheld GPS, and other innovations, geologic mapping was done with a compass, paper, and pencil.  An effort is...

The map of Montana doesn’t always make sense

Missoula is the seat of Missoula County. Wibaux is the center of government for Wibaux County on the other side of the state. The...

Stafman follows divine flow to the Legislature

The first question of Jewish law that Representative Ed Stafman had to settle following the beginning of his tenure as a rabbi at Congregation...

New book traces the rise of the modern Republican Party

As the second impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump begins, the Republican Party faces an impeachment of its leader and struggles to...

Comparing death tolls from COVID is difficult, fraught

Counting the dead is one of the first, somber steps in reckoning with an event of enormous tragic scope, be it war, a natural...

A meteor, aliens or just a magnificent view?

CADOTTE PASS – This is big country up here on the Continental Divide, even bigger if you’re searching for the skid marks of an...

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