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Stillwater Mining lays off 31 salaried employees

Stillwater Mining lays off 31 salaried employees

Stillwater Mining Co. has laid off 31 salaried and administrative employees in south-central Montana, according to union officials.

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N.D. oil companies fight plan to slow production

N.D. oil companies fight plan to slow production

BISMARCK, N.D. — Dr. Lyle Best traveled nearly 200 miles from the heart of North Dakota's oil patch Tuesday to tell state regulators one thing: "Slow down."

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FAA head visits N.D. airport strained by oil boom

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota state and local officials hosted the head of the Federal Aviation Administration in Williston on Monday to push their case for federal assistance and funding for infrastructure development at several airports st…

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Local instructor buying, renaming Oz Fitness

Local instructor buying, renaming Oz Fitness

Oz Fitness has struggled to lift the weight of bankruptcy since last fall, but a new owner says he’s ready to pump up the flailing Billings gym.

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Tiny houses help address homelessness

Tiny houses help address homelessness

MADISON, Wis. — While tiny houses have been attractive for those wanting to downsize or simplify their lives for financial or environmental reasons, there’s another population benefiting from the small-dwelling movement: the homeless.

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Project Meats adds retail store in Billings

Project Meats adds retail store in Billings

Project Meats is operating a retail location at 1313 Grand Ave., Suite 1, selling meat butchered at its longtime home in Shepherd, owners Tanya and Shane Flowers said last week.

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Business digest

Sweetwater Retirement Community at 3140 Sweet Water Drive has been named a Community of the Year by its management company during the company’s annual Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to the title, Sweetwater received …

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Scammers tricking businesses into pay for false services, AG says

Scammers tricking businesses into pay for false services, AG says

Scammers impersonating utility companies are tricking businesses into paying for false services, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is warning.

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Billings housing market back on pace after record winter

Billings housing market back on pace after record winter

The record-setting winter in Billings put the area’s housing market in a deep freeze for the first three months of the year. But area brokers say a sunnier April is luring buyers back into the market and should lead to a solid 2014.

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Decorator offers tips on where to splurge, scrimp

When it comes to decorating your home, the choices are many.

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Split-levels keep attracting buyers

Musician Irene Bressler never imagined she’d live in a split-level home — a type of tract house built by the millions in midcentury housing developments that sprawled across the suburbs.

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Billings Coldwater Creek store closing amid bankruptcy

Billings Coldwater Creek store closing amid bankruptcy

The owners of Coldwater Creek, a women’s apparel shop outside Rimrock Mall in Billings, have declared bankruptcy and are closing all their stores within the next few months.

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Beartooth Grill becomes gateway to Laurel’s new retail core

Beartooth Grill becomes gateway to Laurel’s new retail core

LAUREL — It’s tough finding a seat on a weekend night at the Beartooth Grill in Laurel.

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Business digest

The Wyoming Business Alliance's Spring 2014 economic outlook program will be presented in Sheridan at the Wyo Theater from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 5. The free program includes a reception. Since 1996 the Wyoming Business Alliance has organ…

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Giant truck wash sets up in oil patch

Giant truck wash sets up in oil patch

ALEXANDER, N.D. — Old records get smashed just about every day in the oil patch, so it's no real surprise that it now may be home to the world's largest truck wash.

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4 lots sold, 4 more for sale at Shadow Lawn Estates

4 lots sold, 4 more for sale at Shadow Lawn Estates

Developers of the Shadow Lawn Estates are preparing to build a wall around the 8.5-acre property at the corner of Poly Drive and Virginia Lane and are seeking four more buyers.

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N.D. posts 951K barrels of oil daily in February

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota oil drillers produced an average of about 951,000 barrels of oil a day in February.

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Ground broken on 2 truck bypasses in N.D. oil region

WILLISTON, N.D. — Officials broke ground on two truck bypasses in North Dakota's oil-rich northwest on Tuesday, which they hope will relieve traffic congestion and make city roads safer.

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Taxpayers will foot bill for cleanup of radioactive waste dump

Taxpayers will foot bill for cleanup of radioactive waste dump

BISMARCK, N.D. — It will cost North Dakota taxpayers $12,600 to clean up the mess of radioactive filter socks and other debris discovered last month in a dilapidated gas station in the tiny town of Noonan.

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