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North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

WILLISTON, N.D. — Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said.

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Company finds natural gas in southeastern N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — A company exploring for natural gas outside of western North Dakota's oil patch says it has found the resource but is far from determining whether it would be economical to start production.

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Montana Revenue Department auctioning off unclaimed items

Unclaimed jewelry, rare coins, trinkets and other collectibles across Montana will soon be up for grabs to the highest bidder.

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Taco Treat adding Heights, West End locations

Taco Treat adding Heights, West End locations

Taco lovers in Billings Heights and the West End will soon have a new treat.

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Salad store reopens with new name, Greens & More

Greens & More is the same salad store, but under a different, more flexible brand at West Park Promenade, its new owner said last week.

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With anchor Scheels leaving, Rimrock Mall facing big challenges

With anchor Scheels leaving, Rimrock Mall facing big challenges

Walking through Rimrock Mall and meeting community members, new mall manager Devin Hartley is usually confronted with one common question.

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Compounding pharmacy can tailor medications to the individual

Compounding pharmacy can tailor medications to the individual

As good as traditional pharmacies are at dispensing just what the doctor ordered, they can’t always be exactly right.

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Business digest

The ninth annual Economic Update Series opens in Billings at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Hilton Garden Inn. It is hosted by Montana University of the Montana Chamber Foundation and presented by The University of Montana Bureau of Busine…

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North Dakota oil refinery about 3/4 constructed

North Dakota oil refinery about 3/4 constructed

DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction of an oil refinery near Dickinson is about three-fourths complete, and most of the jobs that will be created there have already been filled.

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Bakken oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill

SEATTLE — Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard early Thursday, but it alarmed environmentalists.

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Tesla Motors installs charging station for electric cars in Billings

Tesla Motors installs charging station for electric cars in Billings

If you drive a Tesla electric sedan — or you’re thinking about purchasing one — you’ll have no trouble quickly juicing it up locally for a cross-country trip.

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Thousands of rail cars would be phased out under crude oil rules

Thousands of rail cars would be phased out under crude oil rules

WASHINGTON — Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing quantities of crude oil and other highly flammable liquids thr…

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Official: Saltwater spill cleanup could take years

Official: Saltwater spill cleanup could take years

WILLISTON, N.D. — The site where an underground pipeline leaked 1 million gallons of saltwater into the North Dakota badlands earlier this month could take years to clean up, an official of Native American tribes involved in the cleanup said Monday.

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Groups gearing up for newest coal fight

Groups gearing up for newest coal fight

Montanans are gearing up for the latest round in the coal wars, with industry supporters trying to protect jobs while environmentalists seek a shift to renewable energy.

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Montana woman, Tanzanian husband team up for safari business

Montana woman, Tanzanian husband team up for safari business

It was by happenstance that Jamie Pearson and her husband, Dieter Zimmermann, discovered Tupo Africa Safaris. But it was a stroke of luck for the Billings family of four.

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Lightning a threat to ND saltwater disposal sites

Lightning a threat to ND saltwater disposal sites

WILLISTON, N.D. — Three massive fires since the beginning of June have highlighted the threat lightning poses in the North Dakota oil patch, and in each case it was tanks that store the toxic saltwater associated with drilling — not the oil w…

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8 Mountain West bank branches closing

First Interstate BancSystem Inc. plans to close eight Mountain West Bank branches in Montana when the companies complete their merger in October, the bank announced.

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Bakken oil production up, flaring dips

Bakken oil production up, flaring dips

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota oil production ramped up by another 36,000 barrels per day in May, pushing daily production solidly above the 1 million barrel milestone it narrowly eclipsed the previous month.

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Updated oil production numbers show more records

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota oil drillers produced an average of about 1.04 million barrels of oil a day in May.

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64-room hotel opens in Billings near Cabela's

64-room hotel opens in Billings near Cabela's

Billings’ newest lodging, My Place Hotel, opened last week, a key victory for a development supported by public funds.

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North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks

WILLISTON, N.D. — Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said.

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Company finds natural gas in southeastern N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — A company exploring for natural gas outside of western North Dakota's oil patch says it has found the resource but is far from determining whether it would be economical to start production.

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