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AP-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

November 10, 2018

Montana at 3:20 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

EXCHANGE HUTTERITES-STEEL FABRICATION

RYEGATE, Mont. — A year ago, the Golden Valley Hutterite Colony in Ryegate launched a steel fabrication operation after leaders there realized they needed to do something different. Hutterites have farmed and raised livestock on the Northern Plains of North and South Dakota, Eastern Montana and southwestern Canada for more than 100 years. By Rob Rodgers, The Billings Gazette. SENT: 1,000 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

LABOR LAWSUIT — A federal court jury has awarded a Montana man more than $2.1 million in a wrongful termination lawsuit against BNSF Railway following an on-the-job injury. Zachary Wooten, of Columbia Falls, sued BNSF alleging the company violated the Federal Rail Safety Act after he was injured in the Whitefish rail yard in July 2015.

RAFTING FATAL LAWSUIT — A wrongful death lawsuit filed against a Montana whitewater rafting company has been settled out of court. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that the suit was settled mid-trial on Wednesday for an undisclosed amount.

SHERIFF FACEBOOK LAWSUIT

HELENA, Mont. — A lawsuit accuses the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office in Montana of illegally deleting comments and banning people from its Facebook page. Lewis and Clark County residents Chase Berg and Deanna Anderson allege in the suit that the actions of the sheriff’s office have violated their First Amendment and 14th Amendment rights.

SPORTS:

FBC--N. COLORADO-MONTANA ST

BOZEMAN — Northern Colorado plays Montana State at Bobcat Stadium in Big Sky Conference action Saturday.

FBC-MONTANA-IDAHO

MOSCOW, Idaho — Montana plays Idaho at Kibbie Dome in Big Sky Conference play Saturday. Game starts at 4:30 p.m.

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