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Parents of some Ranch for Kids students 'didn’t even know who to call'

At least a couple of parents of children taken last week from the Ranch for Kids said they were left in the dark for hours about the status of their teens after the state health department removed the minors following reports of abuse and neglect at the private program in Rexford.

A new day for state's troubled teen industry; allegations against Ranch for Kids span a decade

REXFORD — Last week's unprecedented state intervention in removing 27 children from the Ranch for Kids here marked a watershed moment for the private teen treatment industry in Montana.

Shodair resumes admissions and improves safety after patient's death

Shodair Children's Hospital in Helena has resumed admissions and is implementing safety improvements after one of its patients was struck and killed by a vehicle earlier this month. 


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Volunteers give and get back at Bitterroot Winter Special Olympics

For more than 20 years, students from the Trapper Creek Job Corps have joined dozens of other dedicated volunteers to ensure Special Olympics athletes at the annual Bitterroot Winter games leave with memories that will last a lifetime.

The hard road: Darby man places third in world Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament

The road to glory is often not the easiest path to follow.

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