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Yaeger Sworn in as MHP Colonel

HELENA — Randall Yaeger was promoted to colonel and chief of the Montana Highway Patrol Thursday in a change-of-command ceremony held at the Montana Supreme Court.

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Medicaid Fraud Unit, Bayer Reach Settlement

HELENA — Bayer Corporation recently agreed to pay Montana Medicaid more than $190,000 as part of a settlement agreement between the pharmaceutical giant and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Department of Justice.

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Driscoll Steps Down, Yaeger Promoted at MHP

HELENA — Attorney General Mike McGrath Wednesday announced the resignation of Montana Highway Patrol colonel Shawn Driscoll and the promotion of lieutenant colonel Randall Yaeger as interim chief of the MHP.

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Morrison, McGrath Offer First Line of Defense Against Financial Fraud

HELENA — State Auditor John Morrison, Attorney General Mike McGrath along with AARP Montana and Montana Senior Citizens Association (MSCA) Friday announced a new statewide law enforcement training that will be the first line of defense against senior financial fraud.

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Nevada Firms File for Chapter 11

HELENA — Gambling Control Division administrator Gene Huntington said Tuesday that three entities that the state has sued over the failure to deliver an automated accounting and reporting system have filed for Chapter 11-bankruptcy protection.

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Applications Available for Clark Fork Restoration Grants

HELENA — Carol Fox, Restoration Program Chief for the Natural Resource Damage Program, said Friday that applications for $6.5 million in 2004 grant funds for projects to restore the Upper Clark Fork River Basin are now available.

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Program Tracks Youth Fire Setting

HELENA — Initial numbers from a youth fire setting program show that children under the age of 18 have set 29 fires in the last nine months, injuring nine people and killing two.

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DOJ Seeks Applicants for Tow Truck Complaint Resolution Committee

HELENA — The Department of Justice is seeking applications for membership on the Tow Truck Complaint Resolution Committee. The committee will have six members: two from the tow truck industry, one from the commercial motor carrier industry, one from the insurance industry, one from the public and one member from the Montana Highway Patrol.

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Governor Approves Upper Clark Fork Restoration Projects

HELENA – Governor Judy Martz approved five restoration projects in the Upper Clark Fork River Basin for a total of approximately $3.4 million. The five projects and funding levels approved are:

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Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Tips for a Safe Holiday Season

HELENA — A few simple precautions can ensure a fire-free holiday season for Montanans and their visiting relatives and friends, acting State Fire Marshal Allen Lorenz said Thursday.
Lorenz offered the following reminders for Christmas trees:

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