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YELLOWSTONE-LAKE TROUT

JACKSON, Wyo. — A new culprit is under suspicion in the unsolved case of who "stocked" Yellowstone Lake with nonnative trout, an ecological disaster now costing the government millions of dollars to control. The conventional theory explaining the unwelcome newcomer, backed by some hard data, has been that a "bucket biologist" scooped lake trout out of nearby Lewis Lake and dumped them into Yellowstone Lake. By Mike Koshmrl, Jackson Hole News & Guide. SENT: 1,200 words.

IN BRIEF:

—BUTTE-SUPERFUND — A detailed proposal to clean up mining waste in Butte in southwest Montana has been developed after years of work. Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency have been careful to refer to the plan as "conceptual" but it signals a wide-ranging cleanup that could begin as early as next spring.

—POLICE CAR-FATAL — A 15-year-old girl has died after a vehicle collided with a police car that was responding to an emergency call in western Montana. The Montana Highway Patrol says the accident occurred about 5 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 93 near Ronan.

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