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New lawmaker posts comment comparing Demos to slaveholders

New lawmaker posts comment comparing Demos to slaveholders

HELENA — State Sen.-elect Nels Swandal, R-Wilsall, recently shared on his Facebook page a post from someone else showing a drawing of slaves w…

Oil patch workers thankful for second chances this Thanksgiving

Oil patch workers thankful for second chances this Thanksgiving

WILLISTON, N.D. -- Two years ago Tim “Polar Bear” Garrison faced the prospect of no work in his home state of Michigan, where a 9 percent unem…

Snow removal a science at Billings airport; no travel snags reported

Snow removal a science at Billings airport; no travel snags reported

Kary McCartney and her 8-year-old son, Michael, were able to sit and relax on a bench near the Billings airport entrance before heading throug…

North Dakota officials denounce New York Times report on the Bakken

North Dakota officials denounce New York Times report on the Bakken

BISMARCK, N.D. — State officials Tuesday denounced a monthslong investigative report conducted by The New York Times that ran last weekend as …

New Meridian store seeks to set itself apart in Billings retail scene

New Meridian store seeks to set itself apart in Billings retail scene

When Lisa Wyss began planning a new Meridian Boutique in the Shops at Shiloh Crossing, she was aiming for a store with a modern, distinctive l…