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2 hrs ago | KFBB
Ann Ortisi was a Great Falls resident who passed away in 2012. While two schools, with religious upbringings in education have opened in the last twenty years, Ortisi's ultimate goal was to leave a legacy in Christian education in the Electric City.
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10 hrs ago | Great Falls Tribune
Erck Hotels will present a plan today to build a Home2 Suites by Hilton west of its existing Hilton Garden Inn in the Great Falls Marketplace area, and add a 27,000-square-foot convention center onto the west side of the current hotel.
14 hrs ago | Great Falls Tribune
Two grants are available from the Benefis Health Systems Foundation to youth and adult organizations that have proposals to improve the health of people in Great Falls and the region.
18 hrs ago | Great Falls Tribune
<![CDATA[I was very happy to read all four responses by the young people to the "Question of the Week" in the March 3 Class Act section of the Tribune, "Who is your role model and why?" They are to be admired for their stands and also good parental training. -- Verna Hansen, Great Falls The Tribune's editorial on the Redskins can be easily summarized as follows: "Who cares about Natives who like the 'nasty' Redskins name and want to keep it? We know better than them." But merely insisting that something is true does not make it so. If the word Redskin is such an odious slur, why has the vice president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association expressed support for the name? Why do several Native American high schools call themselves Redskins? Why did Blackie Wetzel, the former president of the National Conference of American Indians, support the Redskins? Judging from the editorial, the Tribune is not even interested in the question. The best linguistic research has proven that the word "Redskin" originated as the equivalent of today's Native American. It was a word that Natives coined to describe themselves. For most of its history, it was used as a synonym for Indian. Contrast this history with the origins of ethnic and racial slurs, and the simplistic black skins analogy starts to fall apart. It is unfailingly true that racial slurs are imposed on a group from outside. No group has ever imposed a "nasty" name on themselves. The fight over the "Fighting Sioux" was mentioned but not that the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe at one time voted to keep the name but was later overruled by North Dakota voters who presumably knew better than they. Why doesn't the opinion of the many Natives who support keeping the Redskins name count? -- Peggy Rapier, Plano, Texas March 31 is just around the corner, and Planned Parenthood staff and volunteers are working double time to ensure our patients and the communities we serve have information about new, more affordable health insurance plans available to them thanks to the Affordable Care Act. March 31 is an important deadline because it marks the end of open enrollment in the marketplace. As the leading women's health care provider and advocate in Montana, Planned Parenthood of Montana is uniquely positioned to communicate with eligible and uninsured women across the state who rely on us for trusted information and health care. In the weeks leading up to the March 31 enrollment deadline, Planned Parenthood will be hosting many enrollment events. Keep your eye on the papers and social media! -- Jules Shindel, Great Falls
22 hrs ago | Great Falls Tribune
The Electric City received more than 2.5 inches of moisture for the year through Sunday, compared to a normal of 1.19 inches of precipitation, before rain Monday pushed the total for the year to 2.73 inches.
22 hrs ago | Great Falls Tribune
* Parents on a low, fixed income need help with gas and meal cards so they can take their son, who suffers from seizures, to Seattle for treatment.
An online petition aimed at getting Great Falls Public Schools to revamp its school cancellation policy because of bad weather is quickly gaining traction after it was started by a student, partially in response to another student's death last week.
Less than a month after he was released from prison, a Great Falls man is facing new charges for allegedly brandishing a knife at another man who was filling up his gas tank.
Kristian Underdahl, a Great Falls teen facing 13 counts of rape, sexual assault and kidnapping in four separate cases involving girls between the ages of 12 and 14, accepted a global plea agreement in which he will enter guilty or no contest pleas on two counts in exchange for having the remainder dismissed.
Having spent my entire career in agriculture, including my current role at Monsanto supporting our WestBred wheat brand, I know firsthand how important food and agriculture are to all of us and the feelings these topics can often bring up.
Delly Presley was a dynamo. At one point in the 1950s, she was Great Falls' only female disc jockey, hosting a program on KMON radio.
Jack King, a longtime Great Falls business owner and now a Benefis Health System executive, is running for the Legislature in House District 23 as a Democrat.
A Great Falls man was arrested Saturday night in connection with what police said was believed to be a domestic violence incident.
LOUIS - St. Louis is building a symbol to rival Paris' Eiffel Tower that's sure to produce a lot of crinked necks and civic pride.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tim and Cindy Hoscheid of Great Falls. She is a graduate of Great Falls High School and Montana State University in Bozeman.