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Ready, set, shop: Retailers gearing up for improved holiday shopping season

Ready, set, shop: Retailers gearing up for improved holiday shopping season

The stakes are big next month for owner Kris Carpenter of Joy of Living on the Billings West End, where the holiday rush typically comprises 40 percent of her sales for the year.

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Discount retailer Alco shuttering two Eastern Montana stores

Discount retailer Alco shuttering two Eastern Montana stores

Discount retailer Alco Stores announced Friday it is closing 200 stores nationwide and liquidating merchandise, including stores in two Eastern Montana towns.

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Boat dealer moves into former Scheels space at Rimrock Mall

Boat dealer moves into former Scheels space at Rimrock Mall

A Wyoming boat dealer has temporarily set up a showroom at the Rimrock Mall in the former Scheels Sporting Goods space, and mall officials say they’re still seeking a permanent tenant.

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MDU eyes Minot area for second diesel refinery

MDU eyes Minot area for second diesel refinery

BISMARCK, N.D. – Developers of a nearly completed diesel refinery near Dickinson are eyeing the Minot area as the potential site for a similar plant.

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Williston group has major plans for downtown

Williston group has major plans for downtown

WILLISTON, N.D. — With an influx of new stores, the growing Williston Downtowners Association has big plans.

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Former Bakken oil worker files lawsuit about overtime pay

FARGO, N.D. — A worker in the North Dakota oil patch says his employer illegally classified him and other employees as independent contractors to avoid paying taxes and employee benefits.

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Tourism group to promote Billings at Minneapolis airport

Tourism group to promote Billings at Minneapolis airport

Billings tourism officials hope to put the Magic City on the minds of Twin Cities travelers this holiday season.

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Wyoming pulls High Plains Gas' bonds, adds 3,000 wells to plugging list

Wyoming pulls High Plains Gas' bonds, adds 3,000 wells to plugging list

Wyoming regulators seized High Plains Gas Inc.'s some 3,000 idle coalbed methane wells in the Powder River Basin on Tuesday, in a move that more than doubles the number of abandoned wells the state will need to close.

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Stockman Bank to build branch in downtown Missoula

Stockman Bank to build branch in downtown Missoula

MISSOULA — The corner of Orange Street and Broadway Avenue in downtown Missoula is going to look much different in a couple years.

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Williston transplant wants to put a musical take on the Bakken

Williston transplant wants to put a musical take on the Bakken

WILLISTON, N.D. — Keesha Renna is drawn to stories, and in her adopted city of Williston, the tales of struggle, heartache and loneliness are boundless.

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BNSF, communities at cross arms over train blockages

BNSF, communities at cross arms over train blockages

NEW SALEM — The mayor of New Salem has had her fill of kids crawling under railroad cars and people driving around crossings when the arms are down with no train in sight.

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N.D. energy workers contain oil, water spill

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says workers have contained 317 barrels of saltwater and four barrels of oil after a spill in the state's northwest corner.

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NorthWestern purchase of Montana dams complete

NorthWestern purchase of Montana dams complete

BUTTE — NorthWestern Corp. announced its $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric facilities in Montana from PPL Montana was completed Tuesday.

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Montana's newest distillery opens in tiny Winston

Montana's newest distillery opens in tiny Winston

HELENA — The owners of the Helena area’s newest distillery don’t drink alcohol.

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Rock, steel, and bone: Montana Resources still riding record safety streak

Rock, steel, and bone: Montana Resources still riding record safety streak

BUTTE — Montana Resources is known for extracting precious metals. But one of the most valuable assets in the Continental Mine are the workers — a resource the company wants to protect.

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Business digest

Sanderson Stewart, the U.S. Chamber’s “Dream Big Small Business of the Year” for 2014, has also been named No. 32 on Zweig White’s Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For. The award recognizes firms that create an environment where their peo…

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Boxed in: Online shopping increase puts holiday crunch on package companies to fill job openings

Boxed in: Online shopping increase puts holiday crunch on package companies to fill job openings

Spurred by rising online sales, package handlers in the Billings area are scrambling to find temporary help during the mad rush of the holiday season.

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2 buildings under construction at Transtech Center on West End

2 buildings under construction at Transtech Center on West End

Two new buildings valued at a combined $5.5 million are under construction at Transtech Center on the West End, a good sign for a development slowed by the recession.

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North Dakota mulls rules to make crude safer for shipment

North Dakota mulls rules to make crude safer for shipment

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's Industrial Commission is considering new rules that could require oil companies to reduce the volatility of crude before it's loaded onto rail cars.

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Ready, set, shop: Retailers gearing up for improved holiday shopping season

Ready, set, shop: Retailers gearing up for improved holiday shopping season

The stakes are big next month for owner Kris Carpenter of Joy of Living on the Billings West End, where the holiday rush typically comprises 40 percent of her sales for the year.

11 hours ago Photos

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Discount retailer Alco shuttering two Eastern Montana stores

Discount retailer Alco shuttering two Eastern Montana stores

Discount retailer Alco Stores announced Friday it is closing 200 stores nationwide and liquidating merchandise, including stores in two Eastern Montana towns.

November 21, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…

Boat dealer moves into former Scheels space at Rimrock Mall

Boat dealer moves into former Scheels space at Rimrock Mall

A Wyoming boat dealer has temporarily set up a showroom at the Rimrock Mall in the former Scheels Sporting Goods space, and mall officials say they’re still seeking a permanent tenant.

November 21, 2014 4:40 pm Related Loading…
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