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North Dakota oil well spills 830 barrels of saltwater

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota oil regulators say a well in Mountrail County spilled 830 barrels of saltwater, but the mess was cleaned up.

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Housing secretary visits North Dakota oil patch

Housing secretary visits North Dakota oil patch

WILLISTON, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and western North Dakota officials asked the head of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday for help as the state copes with a lack of affordable housing brought on by t…

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MSU names Outstanding Agricultural Leaders

The Montana State University College of Agriculture will present its Outstanding Agricultural Leader awards during the annual Celebrate Agriculture event Nov. 7-8 at Montana State University.

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CVS Health expands tobacco ban to pharmacy network

First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that sell smokes.

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Housing and Urban Development chief to visit Bakken

Housing and Urban Development chief to visit Bakken

WILLISTON, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is set to host U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro in western North Dakota on Wednesday.

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Company considers oil refinery at Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A Canada-based energy company is considering building an oil refinery at Devils Lake.

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Contractor killed at North Antelope Rochelle; mine's 2nd death this year

Contractor killed at North Antelope Rochelle; mine's 2nd death this year

CASPER, Wyo. — A contractor was killed Saturday evening at Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle Mine, a company spokeswoman confirmed Monday morning.

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Wyoming producers brace for change in Beef Checkoff

Wyoming producers brace for change in Beef Checkoff

CASPER, Wyo. — Cowboy State cattle producers are bracing for an overhaul of the national Beef Checkoff Program after the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed the creation of a separate program amid failed administrative reforms of the curr…

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Poll: Most think oil counties don't get enough funding

DICKINSON, N.D. — The majority of North Dakotans, regardless of location or political leaning, think oil-producing counties do not receive enough state oil impact funding to meet their needs, or are unsure, according to a new poll.

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Jail overcrowding spreads across North Dakota

MINOT, N.D. — Jail overcrowding has spread beyond the Bakken.

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Williston still has homeless, transient population

Williston still has homeless, transient population

WILLISTON, N.D. — When the oil boom hit Williston, people had no trouble finding employment, but finding a bed was another matter.

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Cyber hassle: Data breaches cause headaches for area banks and businesses

Cyber hassle: Data breaches cause headaches for area banks and businesses

Billings-area banks and credit unions are sending thousands of new credit and debit cards to customers this month following data breaches at Home Depot and Albertsons.

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Business digest

Business digest

ABF Freight, an ArcBest company, has been awarded a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which lauded the carrier as a “true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy effi…

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CNN’s Ling documents women seizing oil patch opportunities

CNN’s Ling documents women seizing oil patch opportunities

WILLISTON, N.D. — CNN’s Lisa Ling said when she came to Williston, she was prepared to be cat-called due to the influx of men working in the oil fields of western North Dakota.

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North Dakota well leaking oil, gas and water

WILLISTON, N.D. — Authorities say workers are attempting to contain an out-of-control oil well in North Dakota.

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Bozeman Kmart closing in January; other Montana stores will stay open

Bozeman Kmart closing in January; other Montana stores will stay open

BOZEMAN — The Kmart store in Bozeman is closing its doors in mid-January.

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Former Billings Beef O'Brady's owners seek bankruptcy protection

Former Billings Beef O'Brady's owners seek bankruptcy protection

The former owners of the Beef O’Brady’s franchise in Billings have filed for bankruptcy in Arizona, owing more than $2.1 million related primarily to their restaurant business.

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Rimrock Mall holding breast cancer awareness event

Rimrock Mall is hosting a fundraiser for breast-cancer survivors at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Farm bill, donations helped S.D. ranchers recover from 2013 blizzard

Farm bill, donations helped S.D. ranchers recover from 2013 blizzard

FARGO, N.D. — Gary Cammack says ranchers who stop in at his Cammack Ranch Supply store in Union Center, S.D., have been commenting about how the clouds, mist and fog in some of the waning days of September remind them of the weather just befo…

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40 Under Forty 2015 Nominations

40 Under Forty 2015 Nominations

Do you know a young business professional under the age of 40 who deserves recognition for outstanding leadership, innovative ideas or dedicat…

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Have You Heard: Montana 9th poorest state, study says

A new survey shows that Montanans’ income and individual wealth are not keeping up with the state’s fast economic growth.

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Have You Heard: Local vape shop boom continues with West End opening

Owner Kevin Erickson knows his new vape shop faces growing competition, and possible costly federal regulation, but he thinks his Billings site is in a good place to succeed.

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