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President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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FORT BENTON, Mont. - Fourth and fifth graders in Chouteau County are headed to the fairgrounds today for "Agriculture Day." The schoolchildren will learn about the state's number-one industry, farming, and how it's important for their health, home and community. Delisa Clampitt, education director

PHOTO: A black bear exiting a wildlife bridge on Highway 93 near Evano, Mont.

HELENA, Mont. - Building bridges to protect wildlife and people: That's the focus of a meeting in Helena this week that is to start mapping out areas that might be good for wildlife overpasses or underpasses, to reduce highway collisions that harm both people and animals. According to Bill Hallina

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BOZEMAN, Mont. - The wheels are in motion to list the wolverine as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. There are fewer than 300 of the big weasels left in the lower 48 states, mostly in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Washington. Kylie Paul, Rockies and Plains representative at Defenders of

PHOTO: Bison and calf. Photo credit: USFWS

GARDINER, Mont. – Hungry, itchy bison can spell trouble for property owners in the Yellowstone area. So, four conservation groups are offering assistance to pay for fencing to keep the big animals at bay. Mark Pearson, conservation program director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC), s

PHOTO: Bison that need to be transferred. Photo credit: Garrit Voggesser

BOZEMAN, Mont. - A decision is looming in the matter of 160 bison that have been staying at one of Ted Turner's ranches. The former Yellowstone animals need a new home, and a list of ideal locations is due by the end of this month. Some animals went to Fort Peck earlier this year, and the Shoshone a

HELENA, Mont. - Wanted: a home for wild buffalo to roam. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is accepting public input on placements for bison which have been quarantined by the state. The wild animals are rounded up as calves and tested over time to see if they carry diseases harmful to cattle

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Some Montana farmers and ranchers could soon have a new weapon at their disposal in fighting noxious weeds: Their own cattle. The Montana Farmers Union (MFU) just wrapped-up a week of training cattle to eat Canadian thistle on three North Central-area ranches. MFU project speci

BILLINGS, Mont. - Goats have a reputation for eating just about anything, but oil-covered grass isn't on their preferred menu. Alexis Bonogofsky's family owns Blue Creek Farms along the Yellowstone River south of Billings. Pastures they use for their goats are covered in oil from the Exxon pipeline

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