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Nearly 3M gallons of brine spill; N.D. oil boom's largest leak

Nearly 3M gallons of brine spill; N.D. oil boom's largest leak

BISMARCK, N.D. — Nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling have leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, an official said Wednesday, the largest such spill since the state’s current oil boom began and nearly three times wors…

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Low copper prices not affecting Butte mine

Low copper prices not affecting Butte mine

BUTTE — Dropping copper prices temporarily shuttered a mine in Troy this week, but don’t expect to see anything similar from Montana Resources in Butte.

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Dickinson refinery costing more than expected due to delays

Dickinson refinery costing more than expected due to delays

DICKINSON, N.D. — The cost of a new oil refinery near Dickinson is rising due to delays in getting the facility up to full production.

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As oil prices drop, jobs still abound in the Bakken

As oil prices drop, jobs still abound in the Bakken

BISMARCK, N.D. — Even though the number of rigs drilling the Bakken drops daily, Williston Job Service manager Cindy Sanford said her office isn’t slowing down.

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Business digest

Business and industrial equipment owners may now submit personal property reporting forms electronically through the Department of Revenue’s online Taxpayer Access Point.

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Shaken or stirred: Doc Harper’s martini bar set to make a splash downtown

Shaken or stirred: Doc Harper’s martini bar set to make a splash downtown

Customers at Doc Harper’s in downtown Billings will see the inspiration for the new business once they walk in the door.

January 18, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Freight booming at Billings airport

Freight booming at Billings airport

Shipments of packages and other freight cargo fueled a busy 2014 at Billings Logan International Airport and helped boost the local economy, officials said Friday.

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Vann's appliance store remains closed; future unclear

Vann's appliance store remains closed; future unclear

The Billings Vann’s store has yet to reopen after an abrupt holiday closure, and officials with the Florida-based parent company aren’t saying if it ever will reopen.

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New radioactive waste rules get hearing Friday

BISMARCK, N.D. — A bill to get the State Health Department prepared for new radioactive waste rules will be heard at 9 a.m. Friday in the Capitol Fort Union room.

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Williston to shut down man camps for new fire sprinkler systems

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston City Commission voted this week to close the doors on two man camps for not having proper fire sprinkler systems installed.

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$11.4M hotel, restaurant under construction in Polson

$11.4M hotel, restaurant under construction in Polson

POLSON — A new $11.4 million Red Lion hotel is under construction in Polson, and will have an attached conference center and a MacKenzie River Pizza Co. grill and pub.

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Company owner dies at Bakken oil well site

MANDAREE, N.D. — An oil service company owner has died and another employee was injured while repairing equipment at an oil well near Mandaree.

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1 dead, 1 injured in Bakken oilfield accident

1 dead, 1 injured in Bakken oilfield accident

BISMARCK, N.D. — An oil service company owner has died and another employee was injured while repairing equipment at a QEP Resources oil well location near Mandaree.

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Conference to connect manufacturers and oil industry

Conference to connect manufacturers and oil industry

BISMARCK, N.D. — Williston Economic Development wants to connect regional manufacturers and oil producers.

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Noodles & Company opening in Bozeman, Missoula

Noodles & Company opening in Bozeman, Missoula

MISSOULA — Noodles & Company has announced plans to open seven restaurants across Montana.

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Business digest

Montana’s Next Generation Conference is coming up Jan. 30-31 in Shelby. This is a comprehensive conference of succession planning to transition the farm or ranch to the next generation coupled with crop and livestock production workshops.

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With gas falling, sales of SUVs, trucks rising

With gas falling, sales of SUVs, trucks rising

Kenny Palagi’s job selling Suburbans and SUVs is a little easier these days.

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Pump you up: Health clubs get in step for January membership wave

Pump you up: Health clubs get in step for January membership wave

Dan Boyle needs more time than expected to get his Beyond Average Joe’s gym ready in downtown Billings for the biggest season of the year.

January 11, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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By the Numbers: Economic Trends

By the Numbers: Economic Trends

Local and Regional Economic Trends

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By the Numbers: Economic Trends

By the Numbers: Economic Trends

Local and Regional Economic Trends

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Have You Heard: Chipotle restaurant nears opening date

Fans of thick burritos and sustainable ingredients take note: Chipotle Mexican Grill is planning to open its new Billings restaurant in April.

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Have You Heard: Great Harvest Bread opening second Billings shop

Have You Heard: Great Harvest Bread opening second Billings shop

Great Harvest Bread Co. will open a second Billings store this summer in a new building in a growing part of town.

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Monthly Features

Dickinson refinery costing more than expected due to delays

Dickinson refinery costing more than expected due to delays

DICKINSON, N.D. — The cost of a new oil refinery near Dickinson is rising due to delays in getting the facility up to full production.

January 20, 2015 11:00 am Photos

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Shaken or stirred: Doc Harper’s martini bar set to make a splash downtown

Shaken or stirred: Doc Harper’s martini bar set to make a splash downtown

Customers at Doc Harper’s in downtown Billings will see the inspiration for the new business once they walk in the door.

January 18, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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