MORNING HEADLINES: Edgar Steele talks; Idaho declares an emergency

Steele lets loose — A month after being convicted of setting up the murder of his wife, former Aryan Nations attorney Edgar Steele is telling his side of the story. (SR)

Militia leader manhunt scaled back — Federal agents removed road blocks and a command post as they continue to search for former militia leader David Burgert, who fired on Missoula County deputies on Monday before allegedly fleeing to the woods. (KREM)

Emergency in Idaho — Kootenai County commissioners have declared an agricultural emergency and are asking the governor to seek federal funds for farmers, who will forgo planting up to 18,000 acres of crops this year because of this spring's wet weather. (CdA Press) 

Huge Ecstasy bust — Federal officials seized 159 pounds of Ecstasy, worth $4.5 million, from two men trying to walk the drugs across the border into the U.S. (KXLY)

David Thompson brigade coming through — A troop of paddlers retracing fur trader David Thompson's journey along the Columbia from B.C. to the Pacific made it to Dover, Idaho, on Monday. (Bonner County Daily Bee) Read our story about the brigade.