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Breaking news: Montana House opposes national monuments


The Montana House of Representatives Saturday overwhelmingly stood behind opponents of the proposed national monument in northeast Montana.

In a preliminary move, the House voted 76-23 Saturday to tell Congress and President Barack Obama that Montanans don't want any national monuments in the state without the approval of the governor and Legislature. Final action is expected Monday.

State Reps. Wendy Warburton, R-Havre, Kris Hansen, R-Havre, and Tony Belcourt, D-Box Elder, voted for the resolution, designated as HJ 4.

It now goes to the Senate where Warburton said she is "nearly 100 per...

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