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From the Editor: These MBA students are lending a hand on Main Street

Last summer, a team of graduate students from Harvard University rolled into White Sulphur Springs to lend a hand to one of the central Montan…

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From the Editor: Maybe you didn't think about this Montana industry as an export

One of the most important Made in Montana exports doesn’t involve loading commodities on trains, jumbo jets or pipelines. In fact, this produc…

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From the Editor: A ranch visit gives a glimpse of what the future could be like

From the Editor: A ranch visit gives a glimpse of what the future could be like

After visiting the Bowen Cattle Co. ranch near Worden on a recent spring day, I began thinking about how the beef industry is slowly but surel…

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From the Editor: Soon these Billings businesses may shine in the national spotlight

Omaha has Warren Buffet and his blue-chip investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway.You may have heard about a little company named Microsoft that…

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From the Editor: Especially this year, businesses eagerly await the arrival of spring

Welcome to spring. By the time you read this, the polar vortex will be a fading memory, and those 6-foot-tall piles of snow that have accumul…

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From the Editor: Experts say Rand Paul's business survival claims are off base

Anyone who ever hustled to boost sales, roll out new products and make payroll understands that starting a business can be a monumental challenge.

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From the editor: NAHB confirms Billings market is hot

The Billings housing market ranks as one of the nation’s strongest, with building activity climbing to levels not seen since before the recess…

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Want to retire rich? The slow and steady approach will likely get you there

Go ahead and admit it. Every time the Powerball jackpot climbs into the stratosphere, you find yourself fantasizing about what you’d do with a…

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From the editor: Slovakian businessman has a special connection with Billings

Growing up in Czechoslovakia before the fall of communism, Daniel Laco could never bring himself to embrace the party line that was taught in …

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From the editor: Being older than dirt has its advantages

In my nearly 30 years working at The Billings Gazette, I’ve had the good fortune of witnessing a lot of fascinating business start-ups as well…

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From the Editor: These Billings inventors may have the next big thing in eating

Now that Karl Schwartz and Kevin Scharfe have exceeded their goal of raising more than $20,000 via Kickstarter, surely it’s just a matter of t…

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From the Editor: An old photo provides a window into an earlier era in business

From the Editor: An old photo provides a window into an earlier era in business

In a tattered scrapbook tucked away in our home office, a photo of two early 20th century captains of industry serves as a reminder that succe…

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From the Editor: Experts working to wring more oil from the ground

Mike and Chris Nelson’s gift to Billings came wrapped with a giant red bow.

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From the Editor: Detrick's departure leaves a void at the MMEC

Business owners and economic development specialists expressed shock and sadness after learning that Dale Detrick is no longer working for the…

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From the Editor: Distilleries hope to tap into brewing success

Can you believe that it’s been nearly two decades since the craft brewing industry first took hold in downtown Billings?

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From the Editor: Energy advocates say innovation will bring a brighter future

If you’re old enough to remember block-long lines at gas stations during the 1970s energy crisis, you witnessed the  widespread frustration an…

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From the Editor: In Billings, history sometimes repeats itself

Did you ever wonder what the Wall Street Journal has to say about Billings?

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From the editor: These business owners are going places

A couple of young business owners haven’t wasted any time in their careers since they were featured in separate issues of Billings Business ov…

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From the Editor: Your choices for grocery shopping are slowly getting better

A friend who moved from Billings to the Bozeman area a few years ago says one advantage of living in the Gallatin Valley, besides being so clo…

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From the Editor: What's the future of TV? It may be just a hop away

 Depending on who’s talking, Dish Network’s controversial commercial-skipping video recorder is either the coolest home entertainment innovati…

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Billings lodging options expand with opening of La Quinta Inn

Billings lodging options expand with opening of La Quinta Inn

The hotel boom in Billings continued last week with the opening of La Quinta Inn and Suites on the West End, and lodging experts say the boom should continue through the rest of the year.

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Mall of America targets North Dakota oil workers

Mall of America targets North Dakota oil workers

BISMARCK, N.D. — The largest shopping mall in the country is targeting workers in one of the nation’s top oil-producing areas.

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EPA to open environmental crimes office in N.D.

EPA to open environmental crimes office in N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — For the first time and because of environmental issues in the Bakken oil fields, an office of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Investigation Division will open in North Dakota.

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