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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

December 22, 2018

Montana at 4:30 p.m.

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LETTERMAN PLOT-PAROLE

GREAT FALLS — A man once accused of plotting to kidnap retired talk show host David Letterman’s son and nanny has been released from a Montana prison for a second time after serving additional years for violating parole. SENT: 250 words, photos.

EXCHANGE WOOL DREADLOCKS

SUN RIVER — The vision of rural life that Jennifer Skinner had in California met cold reality on her move to Montana. Animals raised for milking need milked twice EVERY DAY. But, Skinner didn’t want to admit to having made a horrible mistake with her ranchette, now home to chickens, pet goats and sheep. The former hairdresser didn’t want to step back into a salon either. So she made lemonade from her lemons, or, in Skinner’s case, dreadlocks from her sheep’s wool. By Kristen Inbody, Great Falls Tribune. SENT: 645 words, photos.

EXCHANGE TRACKING RUNAWAYS

KALISPELL _ When Col. George Bristol retired to Whitefish after 38 years in the United States Marine Corps, including 19 years overseas in some of the most dangerous places on earth, he could have easily kicked back and relaxed. But that’s not exactly Bristol’s style. For the past six months, Bristol has volunteered as a special deputy with the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office helping find runaway juveniles. For Bristol — who earned the nickname “Man Hunter” overseas for his knack for tracking down wanted terrorists — it is the perfect fit. By Justin Franz, Flathead Beacon. SENT: 815 words, photo.

SPORTS:

MONTANA-SOUTH DAKOTA ST

BROOKINGS, S.D. _ Montana plays South Dakota State at Frost Arena. Game starts at 6 p.m. MST.

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