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From the Editor: Our community is better because of people like Paul Metzger

Thousands of people, many of them not yet born, stand to benefit from the generosity of Paul Metzger, the Laurel farmer who left $38 million from his estate to St. Vincent Healthcare and the Billings Clinic.

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Banking on the boom: Five minutes with Colter DeVries

Banking on the boom: Five minutes with Colter DeVries

Colter DeVries, a business relationship manager with Wells Fargo Bank in Billings, has been getting a firsthand view of the energy boom in North Dakota and Eastern Montana. When bank managers said they were looking for somebody to help grow business in Eastern Montana, DeVries, a native of R…

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Construction Zone: Empire Parking Garage adds variety, additional parking for downtown

Construction Zone: Empire Parking Garage adds variety, additional parking for downtown

Change is in the air. Over the past several years, downtown Billings has witnessed a massive transformation, including remodeled buildings along Montana Avenue, a new library, renovated Northern Hotel, a new federal courthouse and a plethora of changes in the medical corridor.

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Weekend vandals. Billings police received 28 reports of windows broken out of cars, homes and businesses Aug. 22-24. Vandals threw rocks, and shot BB guns and marbles, damaging Heights property between Wicks Lane and River Oaks Drive and also in an area west of 24th Street West and north of…

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Gazette opinion: No place like home for 2,500 Montana students

Gazette opinion: No place like home for 2,500 Montana students

A school bus soon will resume its afternoon route taking McKinley Elementary students to downtown motels where they are staying with their parents. Another bus will transport children from the Montana Rescue Mission Women’s and Family Shelter to Washington Elementary. All around Billings, ch…

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Totem created by Lummi tribe passes through Billings

Totem created by Lummi tribe passes through Billings

Members of the Lummi tribe brought a totem pole to Riverfront Park on Sunday afternoon to raise awareness about a proposed deep-water coal port near the Cherry Point refinery in Washington state.

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From the editor: Just give me the numbers

From the editor: Just give me the numbers

Benjamin Disraeli is credited with saying, "There are three kinds of lies — lies, damn lies and statistics."

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Guest opinion: U.S. business depends on solid STEM education

Guest opinion: U.S. business depends on solid STEM education

With the arrival of the new school year, parents, students, educators and the community gear up with much anticipation. Traditional educational approaches have delivered good benefits in the past, but how can we move from good to great? How can we move our students from simply being “good en…

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Woman hopes to return WWII letters to family

Woman hopes to return WWII letters to family

In March, Tara Lee Holwegner-Bertucci, a Billings native who now lives in Reno, Nev., received devastating news. 

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Many questions unanswered about proposed Billings refinery

Many questions unanswered about proposed Billings refinery

An Arizona business that wowed Yellowstone County commissioners Tuesday with plans for a $500 million Billings-area oil refinery has little money and many unanswered questions about its CEO.

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McIver eliminated from U.S. Amateur

McIver eliminated from U.S. Amateur

It took a legendary U.S. Amateur Championship player to eliminate Billings golfer Brandon McIver from the prestigious match-play competition Thursday.

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Billings being considered for $500M Bakken crude refinery

The Billings area is being considered as a site of a proposed $500 million "clean energy center" that would refine Bakken crude into diesel fuel.

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McIver marches on at U.S. Amateur Championship

A stellar finish to his opening match on Wednesday has Brandon McIver marching on at the U.S. Amateur Championship.

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Billings junior golfers advance in Canada

LONDON, Ontario -- A pair of junior golfers from Billings, Logan Martin and Madeline Dawson, have made the cut and advanced to the final round of the Canadian Optimist Junior Golf National Championship at Fanshawe Golf & Country Club.

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Public invited to hearing on Alzheimer's on Wednesday in Billings

U.S. Sen. John Walsh will host a field hearing in Billings on Wednesday, bringing together researchers and experts from around Montana to discuss treatment options and the best ways to continue the search for an Alzheimer's cure.

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Gazette opinion: Creating better ways of getting around downtown

Gazette opinion: Creating better ways of getting around downtown

For the majority of us who drive downtown, snagging a parking spot is part of the daily routine.

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Guest opinion: Billings council should assert city's right to self-government

I met the kid who would quickly become my best friend in the world about 35 years ago. We were sophomores at Hellgate High School in Missoula, both products of middle-class homes. We liked to go to basketball games and see movies with our gang of friends and hang out and do all the things hi…

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Annual 3-day Magic City Blues Festival kicks off downtown

Annual 3-day Magic City Blues Festival kicks off downtown

For probably the first time in history, the blues is being played on the didgeridoo.

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