Tom Lutey, Billings Gazette

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Billings Gazette

Billings, MT, United States

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Past articles by Tom:

Rosendale calls neo-Nazi photo op a mistake

The photo shows Rosendale with Ryan Sanchez, formerly of the white supremacist street-fighting gang Rise Above Movement and Greyson Arnold, a Nazi sympathizer and podcaster. → Read More

Three miners injured in rock collapse at Signal Peak coal mine

One of the miners, whose leg was trapped under rock, was flown to a Billings hospital. → Read More

Judge halts Signal Peak coal mine expansion

Several expansions of the mine have taken place though the lighter regulatory touch of environmental assessments. → Read More

American Crystal pulls plug on Sidney sugar beet factory

The Sidney factory employed 100 people year-round. Only the hospital employees more people. → Read More

Recession still likely even as inflation slows, Montana economists say

Recession is inevitable, although indicators suggest a quick recovery. → Read More

Avista Corp, NorthWestern Energy, agree to Colstrip ownership transfer

Portland General Electric attempted to transfer its share in Unit 4 to NorthWestern in 2020 for $1. → Read More

Tester, Daines split on marriage rights

Montana’s U.S. senators are split on advancing a bill granting federal protection to marriage equality. → Read More

Montana coal production up slightly

Much of the increase came from mines producing coal for domestic power plants. → Read More

State's largest wind farm fires up

Southeast Montana’s Clearwater Wind Project began generating electricity for Puget Sound Energy this month. → Read More

Republican Rosendale cruising to easy win in eastern U.S. House race

Early returns showed Rosendale with 37% of the vote with less than 25,000 ballots counted. → Read More

Rosendale leads early in eastern U.S. House race

Early returns showed Rosendale with 37% of the vote with less than 25,000 ballots counted. → Read More

Biden to nominate former Dawson sheriff Craig Anderson for U.S. Marshal

President Joe Biden will nominate former Dawson County Sheriff Craig Anderson to be U.S. Marshal of Montana. → Read More

Rosendale blasts BLM director as 'eco terrorist'

Rosendale in a House Natural Resources Committee targeted Manning as a Biden appointee of questionable background. → Read More

PSC dismisses NorthWestern's Billings battery storage project

Battery storage is a relatively new tool for banking low-cost energy for later use or sale when prices are high. → Read More

Senate passes veteran burn pit health care bill

Veterans suffering from exposure to toxic burn pits and Agent Orange stepped closure to health coverage Thursday. → Read More

Buchanan qualifies for U.S. House race as Independent

Independent U.S. House candidate Gary Buchanan has qualified for the general election in Montana's Eastern district. → Read More

Laslovich confirmed as U.S. attorney for Montana

Jesse Laslovich will be U.S. Attorney for Montana, following a Tuesday voice vote by the U.S. Senate. → Read More

Tester, Daines split on Jackson confirmation

Montana’s U.S. senators split on confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday. → Read More

Miles City native Mark Sweeney files for U.S. House race

State legislator and Miles City native Mark Sweeney has entered the race for Montana’s Eastern U.S. House district. → Read More

NorthWestern ordered to stop pipeline construction under Yellowstone River

NorthWestern Energy has been ordered to stop construction of a natural gas pipeline under Yellowstone River. → Read More