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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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Have You Heard: Massage clinic opens at West Park

Visitors to West Park Promenade now have a place to relax before they do some grocery shopping.

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Have You Heard: Startup Weekend comes to Billings

The first steps are usually the toughest for budding entrepreneurs, so a group of experts is coming to Rocky Mountain College to help.

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Have You Heard: Revamped Granary opens under new name

Have You Heard: Revamped Granary opens under new name

The former Granary restaurant reopened Monday in Billings with a revamped menu, a casual taproom for beer lovers and a new banner.

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Have You Heard: Big gains and a loss for downtown Billings

Downtown Billings is gaining two new hot spots while another is leaving for the West End.

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Have You Heard: 'Vaping' shop opens in Heights

The billowing e-cigarette industry has expanded into Billings Heights.

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Have You Heard: MSU teams with First Interstate Bank for some Bobcat pride

Have You Heard: MSU teams with First Interstate Bank for some Bobcat pride

Bobcat fans can now show their school pride at First Interstate Bank — and get in line for some sweet deals at Montana State University.

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Have You Heard: Pet lodge under construction

Construction of a new vacation destination for Fido and Fluffy is underway on the Billings West End.

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Have You Heard: Spicy Pickle reopens in Billings

Have You Heard: Spicy Pickle reopens in Billings

For the second time in a month, a pickle-themed sandwich shop has returned to Billings.

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Follow these tips for 40 Under Forty nominations

Follow these tips for 40 Under Forty nominations

October is always a busy time at Billings Business because it represents the monthlong nomination period for the annual 40 Under Forty awards.

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Better Business: Employers cite reasons for conducting employee background checks

There are many reasons a business would have a background check policy for job candidates. The main reason is protecting the business, its employees and its customers from harm and legal action.

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Big Sky Economic Development: BSED's 25-year history is full of accomplishments

Big Sky Economic Development: BSED's 25-year history is full of accomplishments

This year, Big Sky Economic Development celebrates 25 years of service to our community. While we take a moment to reflect on our organization’s rich and dynamic history, we also look forward to the next 25 years.

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Personal finance: Make sure your timing is right when filing for Social Security

Personal finance: Make sure your timing is right when filing for Social Security

Question:  My wife and I recently turned and are starting to think about retiring.  Some of my friends have taken Social Security early at age 62, but I heard the longer you wait, the higher your benefits will be in the future.  I worked full time and made a decent living.  My wife only worked when our children were old enough to be in school.  When is the best time to apply for Social Security benefits? 

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Better Business: Background checks can provide a measure of protection against crime

There are many reasons a business would have a background check policy for job candidates. The main one is protecting the business, its employees and its customers from harm and legal action.

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Travel and Leisure: Follow these tips to pack the perfect carry-on bag

If you're a road warrior, you know that carry-on baggage restrictions have been in place for years. And, with the fees that airlines charge to check bags, it has become common for travelers to cram as much as possible in a carry-on. Then fellow travelers must wait in the aisle while passengers try to squeeze those overstuffed bags in the overhead bin.

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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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