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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Benefis Health System and the Great Falls Development Authority are asking a New Mexico entrepreneur to consider building a private medical school in Great Falls.

The Burrell Group is conducting a feasibility study on a proposed school. A company spokeswoman tells the Great Falls Tribune that Great Falls will be considered, but that the group widened its geographical search to include possibly locating the school in Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota or South Dakota.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of Idaho lawmakers tasked with reviewing broadband Internet in public schools have finalized a new outline on moving forward with a program that dissolved earlier this year. The Broadband Access Study Interim Committee agreed yesterday to urge the 2016 Idaho Legislature to approve a seven-member committee that would provide oversight, standards and other services to schools negotiating their own broadband contracts.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two seed companies want to create a genetically engineered sugar beet that would allow growers to better control weeds. The Capital Press reports German plant breeding company KWS Saat and Monsanto are working together to develop a new variety of sugar beet that is resistant to three different herbicides. It is expected to be available in eight to 10 years.

BELLEVUE, Idaho (AP) — A central Idaho bus service is scheduled to open a new transit hub in Bellevue earlier than expected. The Idaho Mountain Express reports that Mountain Rides Transportation Authority's south-valley transit hub in Bellevue is nearly completed, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for mid-January. The project was originally expected to be done in March.

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