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1. Montana Legislature Midpoint: What’s Alive, What’s Dead
HELENA — A bill signed by Gov. Steve Bullock that increases basic entitlement funding for schools by $54 million highlights progress made by the Montana Legislature at the halfway mark of its 90-day session.
2. Montana's top officeholders criticize Obama's Keystone veto
HELENA – Montana’s top officeholders didn’t have much good to say about President Barack Obama’s veto Tuesday of a bill approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline – and Republicans were especially harsh.
3. Study: Montana’s High-Tech Industry is Thriving
HELENA — Montana’s high-tech industries are booming, and the growth isn’t showing signs of stopping, a new study reports.
4. US man gets 70 years in German exchange student's death
HELENA, Montana (AP) — A U.S. homeowner was sentenced Thursday to 70 years in prison, with no parole for at least 20 years, in the shotgun killing of a German exchange student who was trespassing in his garage.
5. Montana man who killed German student is set for sentencing
HELENA, Montana (AP) " A judge is expected to sentence a Montana homeowner in the shotgun killing of a German exchange student who had been trespassing in the defendant's garage.The sentencing of 30-year-old Markus Kaarma on Thursday...
6. Senate Passes Campaign-Reform Bill Requiring Disclosure
HELENA — Montana senators passed a measure Thursday that would require more disclosure surrounding campaign donations.
7. Cities could ban public drunkenness under bill
HELENA — Montana cities could adopt ordinances banning public drunkenness and allowing police to take intoxicated people to jail under a bill that passed through a Senate committee Tuesday.
8. CSKT Water Compact Passes Senate
HELENA — Montana senators have given initial approval to a proposed water-use agreement on the Flathead Reservation. After two hours of discussion, senators voted 31-19 in favor of Senate Bill 262.
9. Bill Would Allow Cities to Ban Public Drunkenness
HELENA — Montana cities could adopt ordinances banning public drunkenness and allowing police to take intoxicated people to jail under a bill that passed through a Senate committee Tuesday.
10. Kids get to meet stars of the "Race To The Sky" dogsled race
HELENA - Montana's annual "Race To The Sky" dogsled event gets underway Saturday in Seeley Lake, and on Friday, some Helena students had the chance to meet a few of the dogs that will be heading out to mush.
In 1864 the discovery of gold by four prospectors commonly referred to as the “Four Georgians”, started a mini-gold rush into the area. After three successful years of mining the region, these four gentlemen returned east with their fortunes secured. Soon after, the area began to see a wide variety of newcomers “westering” to seek their own fortunes. As the town grew in population, the name of Helena was eventually settled upon after much debate. Helena became the capital of Montana Territory in 1875, and after Montana gained statehood, Helena was named as state capital.

Helena Capital

Perhaps the most unique feature of Helena is its architecture. The State Capitol building is a fine example of Greek Renaissance architecture, and the murals inside depict Montana historical themes. There are still many splendid 19th-century mansions in perfect condition scattered around the city and the down town area has several original buildings still serving as city offices and new businesses. Among the most impressive structures remaining, the St. Helena Cathedral was constructed along the lines of a cathedral in Cologne, Germany and the Votive Church in Vienna. Its twin spires reach majestically 230 feet towards the heavens and the interior boasts gold leaf and mosaic windows extensively.

Conditions for Helena, MT at 6:52 am MST

Current Conditions:
Fair, 7 F

Forecast:
Sun - Mostly Sunny. High: 35 Low: 16
Mon - PM Snow Showers. High: 33 Low: 7
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 17 Low: 4
Wed - Mostly Sunny. High: 35 Low: 17
Thu - Partly Cloudy. High: 47 Low: 27

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