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News Minute: Here is the latest Montana news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. MDT

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana's Democratic governor is saying for the first time that he'd support a ban on some semiautomatic weapons. Gov. Steve Bullock's comments came in response to a question posed to him Sunday morning on CNN's State of The Union. Host Jake Tapper asked Bullock if he would support an "assault weapons ban, a ban on some forms of semiautomatic weapons." Bullock answered, "You know, I would, Jake."

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana wildlife officials say a kind of snail that's native to Europe and can lead to the death of waterfowl has been found in a lake in Pondera County. Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials said the faucet snails were discovered by a fisherman who turned them in for identification. They were found in Lake Frances near Valier in northcentral Montana. The spiral-shelled creatures grow up to a half-inch long. They host several parasites blamed in die-offs of American coots on Georgetown Lake.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana officials are using a federal grant to install prescription drug collection boxes in pharmacies across the state. The collection boxes would allow people to safely dispose of unused medication. State officials say it will help fight opioid abuse and prevent drug overdoses. There are now 22 collection boxes in Montana's 360 pharmacies. The $730,000 grant will increase the number of boxes to 212.

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - Scientists have finished capturing and collaring 60 moose in the Bighorn Mountains of northern Wyoming with sophisticated transmitters for the range's first study of the storied species. The culmination of the collaring effort by state biologists, researchers and game wardens is the first step in understanding the population, which was translocated to the Bighorns beginning in 1948.

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