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Scheels offers sneak peek of new store

Scheels offers sneak peek of new store

Most of the vests, hunting gear, fishing poles and exercise equipment are in place at the new Scheels Sporting Goods store on Billings’ West End.

August 19, 2014 5:38 pm Photos

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'O Captain! My Captain!': Billings poet presents Walt Whitman 'Sampler' to crowd

'O Captain! My Captain!': Billings poet presents Walt Whitman 'Sampler' to crowd

Part journalist and, apparently, part nurse, the poet Walt Whitman spent most of the Civil War caring for wounded Union soldiers, even writing letters home on behalf of some of them.

April 08, 2014 6:47 pm Photos

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Spelling bee champ earns a spot in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Spelling bee champ earns a spot in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Spellers from around the state went letter for letter and word for word this Saturday as they competed in the 49th annual Treasure State Spelling Bee and for the grand prize—a spot in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee.

March 22, 2014 9:28 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: There's an alternative to the Imperial Presidency

In his State of the Union speech last month, President Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use executive authority to advance his priorities. He insisted he intends to act with or without Congress, and listed well over a dozen actions he plans to take by executive order.

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Big Sky Honor Flight vets disgusted by shutdown of American monuments

Big Sky Honor Flight vets disgusted by shutdown of American monuments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Montana World War II veterans on Sunday defied a temporary steel barrier that closed the Lincoln Memorial to the general public. The pair climbed to the top to see the marble statue.

October 13, 2013 5:29 pm Photos

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Strategies for Success: Sometimes your customers can be the best judge of your business

A friend I know lives in a community that was excited about a new business coming to town. But when the business fell far short of expectations, it wasn't long before locals let the owner know that things had to change.

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Gettysburg battlefield attempts to turn back the clock

Gettysburg battlefield attempts to turn back the clock

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — For more than a decade, Gettysburg National Military Park has undergone a facelift.

June 01, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre in Washington is the site of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865.

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Gazette opinion: Proclamation of freedom resounds today

Gazette opinion: Proclamation of freedom resounds today

One hundred and fifty years ago Tuesday, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln’s proclamation set a moral standard for the Union in the war that had been killing rebels and patriots alike for two terrible years.

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Guest opinion: Give thanks for those who give back to America

Editor's note: President Barack Obama issued this Thanksgiving Day proclamation Tuesday, continuing a tradition started by President George Washington.

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Guest opinion: Lincoln's vision for 'new birth of freedom'

The great new film "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis and directed by Steven Spielberg, chronicles our 16th president’s role in pushing for passage of the 13th Amendment, which Lincoln called “a king's cure” for the evils of slavery.

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Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"

Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"

Daniel Day-Lewis, center, as President Abraham Lincoln, looks across a battlefield in the aftermath of a terrible siege in this scene from director Steven Spielberg's drama "Lincoln."

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"Lincoln"

"Lincoln"

Daniel Day-Lewis portrays Abraham Lincoln in the film "Lincoln."

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Guest opinion: ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ feeds our social fantasies

Guest opinion: ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ feeds our social fantasies

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is what happens when the nightmare of our nation’s past gets scripted as a Hollywood horror movie. The jarring confusion of race slavery with a supernatural evil constitutes both the cleverness and silliness of the film.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Opposition to good government is America's problem

WASHINGTON — Why don’t Democrats just say it? They really believe in active government and think it does good and valuable things. One of those valuable things is that government creates jobs — yes, really — and also the conditions under which more jobs can be created.

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City Lights: This election year has nothing on 1912

If you think the 2012 presidential election is shaping up to be a lively one, you should have been around in 1912.

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Tax filers get another two days to suffer this year

Tax filers have two extra days to procrastinate this year.

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Kids' Time: Fun and inexpensive things for kids to do in Billings this week

Keeping kids occupied can be a big challenge. Here are some ideas for activities to keep young ones engaged -- body and mind -- in Billings this week:

February 19, 2012 1:00 pmLoading…
Gettysburg provides window into nation's past

Gettysburg provides window into nation's past

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Amid the imposing structures in Washington, you can find the corporate headquarters for democracy.

August 28, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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Battlefield expert names favorite Civil War books

Battlefield expert names favorite Civil War books

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War in 1861. In honor of that occasion, The Gazette asked historian Ed Bearss to name his five favorite Civil War books.

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