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Dean Folkvord

Guest opinion: Made in Montana ideas ensure ACA will work for families

One of my favorite Montana entrepreneurs is Wheat Montana’s Dean Folkvord. I’m not sure whether Dean voted for Barack Obama, but I doubt it. The thing about Dean though is he has a sharp pencil and he does what’s best for his business and his customers. That’s how Wheat Montana blazed the tr…

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Guest opinion: Benefits of MT Medicaid expansion exceed costs

This week is the deadline for the Montana House and Senate to pass a Medicaid expansion bill from one chamber to the other. As business leaders deeply committed to the health of Montana’s economy and workforce, we strongly support accepting federal funds to expand eligibility for the state’s…

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Montana bakers filling void left by Sweetheart shutdown

Montana bakers filling void left by Sweetheart shutdown

The closure of the Sweetheart bakery in Billings last month has been a huge boon for at least two other Montana bakeries.

December 08, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Back on track: Historic railroad hotel in Three Forks rolls out the red carpet

Back on track: Historic railroad hotel in Three Forks rolls out the red carpet

THREE FORKS — The knock on the historic Sacajawea Hotel for years was that, as beautiful as it once was, restoring its grandeur was going to take a lot of bread.

November 27, 2011 12:10 am Photos

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Rising dough: Bakers paying more as global events push wheat prices higher

Rising dough: Bakers paying more as global events push wheat prices higher

The price of bread is going up.

March 20, 2011 12:10 amLoading…
New wheat economy creates big winners, losers

New wheat economy creates big winners, losers

POMPEYS PILLAR — The market monitor at the scale house of the United Grain elevator gauges the world’s appetite for wheat in real time. When it fails to rain in Russia, the price rises. When Libya erupts in protest, the price falls.

March 13, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Speculation on 2012 elections in high gear

HELENA — Although the 2012 election is more than two years away, names of some potential candidates are surfacing for what will be an open governor’s seat, the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Jon Tester and other offices.

June 19, 2010 11:18 pmLoading…

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