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News Minute: Here is the latest Montana news from The Associated Press

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KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Officials in northwestern Montana say an Ohio man died after being thrown from a bicycle on Big Mountain Road north of Whitefish. The Flathead County coroner's office says the victim of Sunday's accident was 69-year-old Daniel Schoedinger of Columbus. He was a part-time resident of Whitefish.

DENVER (AP) - Hundreds of people have signed up to express what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings in Denver today. One of the speakers signed up for today's session is Miles City rancher Mark Fix, who blames climate change for a tornado, flooding and other extreme weather he's seen on his ranch. Wyoming Mining Association director Jonathon Downing plans to argue against the rules.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A former director of the Rocky Boy's Wellness Center has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to repay $20,000 after being convicted of embezzlement. Federal prosecutors say "Huck" Sunchild deposited over $26,000 meant for the Chippewa Cree tribe's wellness center in 2012 into a bank account he had created.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - William "Red" Menahan, a 30-year legislator from Anaconda and a former educator, has died at age 78. District Judge Mike Menahan says his father died Saturday in Billings of pulmonary fibrosis. Red Menahan was elected to the state House as a Democrat in 1970. Menahan was known for a quick wit that he used to diffuse tension and make a political point.

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