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Evening Newscast 12-23-19

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

A U.S. judge in Montana ruled Friday that tribal and environmental lawsuits against the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline may go forward.

Police on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation have identified a suspect, and seized a vehicle, believed to be involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 16-year-old girl earlier this month.

Thirty-three bison were transferred from Yellowstone National Park to the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation on Monday.

A natural gas leak caused an explosion at a Billings apartment complex Friday night, sending two people to the hospital with severe burns and causing about $250,000 in damages.

An entire building has been donated to the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale.

Montana motorists may soon have fewer sponsored license plates to choose from starting in January.

A Georgia-based timber and real estate company is confirming it’s the buyer of 630-thousand acres of Montana timberlands from Weyerhaeuser.

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