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Bill to fund infrastructure, other programs in oil-gas-impacted counties headed for approval

Bill to fund infrastructure, other programs in oil-gas-impacted counties headed for approval

HELENA — Cities, counties and schools in Eastern Montana affected by the oil boom along the North Dakota-Montana border are one step closer to getting millions of dollars of state money to help pay for water, sewer and other projects.

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Department of Commerce awards tourism grants to 17 events

HELENA — The Montana Department of Commerce says it is awarding grants to 17 local tourism-related events in 12 communities around the state.

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Bakken boom making big impact on Billings businesses

Bakken boom making big impact on Billings businesses

To visualize the economic impact to Billings of the Bakken oil boom, you can watch the oil field trucks rumble by or you can track subtler clues.

December 16, 2012 1:30 am Photos

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Bullock names Bucy, Batista and O'Leary as department leaders

Bullock names Bucy, Batista and O'Leary as department leaders

HELENA — Gov.-elect Steve Bullock on Friday unveiled his first three Cabinet appointments, selecting two women and one man to head the departments of Labor and Industry, Commerce and Corrections.

November 30, 2012 11:31 am Photos

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Soda ash, energy, equipment top list of $1.2B in business

Soda ash, energy, equipment top list of $1.2B in business

CASPER, Wyo. — Last year was big for Wyoming overseas and across borders.

April 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Let Montana compete for Russian market

Last year, Montana exported $27.1 million worth of peas and lentils — more than triple the value exported in 2010, according to the Montana Department of Commerce.

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Restarting historic Drumlummon gold mine causes concerns

Restarting historic Drumlummon gold mine causes concerns

HELENA -- Lewis and Clark County is forming a working group and holding a public meeting at Pioneer Hall in Marysville at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to listen to residents' concerns.

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Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs gives a quick take on news of the week.

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Medical marijuana on council agenda twice this Monday

The issue of medical marijuana will be back on the agenda — twice — when the Billings City Council meets Monday night.

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Gazette opinion: Beware of cutting state work force training

Work force training grants from the state of Montana helped support the creation of 550 jobs over the past three years in Yellowstone County. All these jobs pay better-than-average wages.

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Custer Country reorganizes, continues its focus on entire region

Custer Country reorganizes, continues its focus on entire region

When Custer Country's promotions contract went to the Billings Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau in September, some in the southeast Montana tourism region feared domination by Billings.

December 22, 2010 12:15 am Photos

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Fired Montana tourism director files lawsuit

HELENA — Montana's former tourism director who was fired last summer has filed a lawsuit in federal court contending her civil rights were violated.

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Tourism efforts progress in Custer Country

Launching the new Custer Country tourism organization for southeastern Montana is on a fast track, with the Billings Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau gearing up for next year’s tourism season.

October 18, 2010 11:21 pmLoading…

Billing Chamber snags tourism-promotion contract for southeastern Montana

HELENA — Southeastern Montana’s $400,000 state tourism promotion contract, which was yanked from a prior group after a Justice Department probe, has been awarded to the Billings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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State cancels contract with Custer Country

State cancels contract with Custer Country

HELENA - Leaders of Custer Country, the tax-funded tourism promotion group that includes Billings, broke state contracting laws and later lied about it to their own board members and a state investigator, a Montana Department of Justice probe has concluded.

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Montana looking to test speed of Internet service

HELENA - The Department of Commerce says it wants Montanans to help test the speed of the state's broadband Internet infrastructure.

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State grants $2.5 million for biomedical research

HELENA - Two Montana biomedical research institutes are getting a big funding boost from the state.

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