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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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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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Fed banker: Don't raise rates next year

Fed banker: Don't raise rates next year

A top Federal Reserve official said Thursday in Billings that the U.S. central bank should be wary of raising interest rates next year while the rate of inflation remains low.

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Developer brings new vision for Williston’s Downtown Plaza

WILLISTON, N.D. — Raymond Melendez’s vision for Williston is to create a vibrant downtown and build community.

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As N.D. state’s coffers fill up, who is helping the state invest that money?

As N.D. state’s coffers fill up, who is helping the state invest that money?

FARGO – Rancher Keith Kempenich laughed out loud when asked if he ever gets advice about money.

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N.D. oil regulator: Price drop could slow drilling

N.D. oil regulator: Price drop could slow drilling

WILLISTON, N.D. — Recent oil price drops could halt drilling in several North Dakota counties and force the state to reevaluate its budget, the state's top oil regulator said Wednesday.

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Affordable housing projected announced for Watford City

Affordable housing projected announced for Watford City

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced on Wednesday the state will spend $2.6 million to build an affordable apartment complex for essential medical personnel in western North Dakota.

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N.D. produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August

N.D. produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August, according to figures released Wednesday by the state’s Industrial Commission.

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Oil patch jail being paid off 18 years early

Oil patch jail being paid off 18 years early

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williams County is paying off its six-year-old jail 18 years ahead of schedule, while officials talk about possibly doubling the size of the facility.

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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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