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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

May 26, 2019

Montana at 3 p.m.

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OF MONTANA INTEREST:

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SPOKANE, Wash. _ Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations’ Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the Aryans espoused hate and violence for years. The neo-Nazi group was based near Hayden Lake, Idaho, starting in the 1970s, and eventually was bankrupted in a lawsuit brought by local activists and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Its compound was seized, and supporters dispersed. But a series of incidents in recent weeks show far-right sentiments never really left the conservative region. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 928 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL CRASH _ Montana highway authorities say a 66-year-old man died after losing control of his truck and crashing.

NATIONAL GUARD-DEPLOYMENT _ Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers deploy this week for a peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.

PRAIRIE DOG-PLAGUE _ Wildlife officials say the prairie dog population at a Montana wildlife refuge has been decimated by a bacterial disease, causing the number of black-footed ferrets at the site to plummet.

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