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Court: Montana family owns dinosaur fossils worth millions

Court: Montana family owns dinosaur fossils worth millions

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An appeals court has ruled dinosaur fossils worth millions of dollars unearthed on an eastern Montana ranch belong to the owners of the land's surface rightsBy AMY BETH HANSON Associated PressJune 23, 2020, 7:03 PM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleHELENA, Mont. -- Dinosaur fossils worth millions of dollars unearthed on a Montana ranch belong to the owners of the land’s surface rights, not the owners of the mineral rights, a U.S. appeals court ruled. The June 17 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2016 decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Watters of Billings that found dinosaur fossils were part of the surface estate, not the mineral estate, in cases of split ownership. The surface rights where the fossils were found are ow...
Famous birthdays for June 11: Peter Dinklage, Joe Montana

Famous birthdays for June 11: Peter Dinklage, Joe Montana

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June 11 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include: -- English playwright/poet Ben Jonson in 1572 -- German composer Richard Strauss in 1864 -- Montana's Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, in 1880 -- Undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau in 1910 File Photo by Leighton Mark/UPI -- Hall of Fame football Coach Vince Lombardi in 1913 -- Author William Styron in 1925 -- U.S. Rep Charles B. Rangel in 1930 (age 89) -- Actor Gene Wilder in 1933 -- Actor Adrienne Barbeau in 1945 (age 74) -- Scottish auto racer Jackie Stewart in 1939 (age 80) -- Drummer Frank Beard in 1949 (age 70) -- Football Hall of Fame member Joe Monta...
Montana earthquake smashes bottles, jolts residents awake

Montana earthquake smashes bottles, jolts residents awake

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The strongest earthquake to hit Montana in more than half a century sent bartenders jumping over bars, food falling off grocery store shelves and woke up residents and dogs. There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage from the magnitude-5.8 earthquake that hit early Thursday, but the eight patrons at the Wilderness Bar in Lincoln headed for the doors as stools and glass bottles started falling over. "I just jumped over the bar and pretty much landed in a guy's lap," bartender Sheri Deluca told the Great Falls Tribune. At the nearby Wheel Inn Tavern, bartender Lisa Large said the power went out and bottles flew off the shelves. "It slopped all the grease outta the fryer," she told the Missoulian. "The kitchen's a mess right now." Food was knocked off grocery store shelves...