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WWII POW and artist Ben Steele

WWII POW and artist Ben Steele

WWII POW and artist Ben Steele was honored with a Ben Steele Day proclamation by Billings Mayor Tom Hanel during Downtown Rotary meeting at the Crowne Plaza on Monday.

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Barbara Koostra, Montana Museum of Art and Culture

Barbara Koostra, Montana Museum of Art and Culture

Barbara Koostra, Montana Museum of Art and Culture at the University of Montana, talks about the work of WWII POW and artist Ben Steele during the Downtown Rotary meeting at the Crowne Plaza on Monday.

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Ben and Shirley Steele share a laugh

Ben and Shirley Steele share a laugh

Ben and Shirley Steele share a laugh as Ben was honored with a Ben Steele Day proclamation by Billings Mayor Tom Hanel during a Downtown Rotary meeting at the Crowne Plaza on Monday.

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MSUB extends cooperative agreement with Japanese university

MSUB extends cooperative agreement with Japanese university

Montana State University Billings and Japan’s Prefectural University of Kumamoto (PUK) extended by three years on Monday a long-running agreement that includes exchange student programs, immersive language programs and faculty education opportunities.

August 26, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Montana wheat exports improve with union agreement

Montana wheat exports improve with union agreement

Montana’s $1 billion wheat crop caught a break Tuesday when a major Washington grain terminal began loading ships again after a union-caused six-week shutdown.

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Young Marines find a place to practice their aim

Young Marines find a place to practice their aim

Firing off 500 rounds, Billings Young Marines aimed their rifles downrange for the first time as a unit Saturday in an event that their commander, Tom Piper, a retired Marine, hopes to become a monthly — or at least bimonthly — occurrence.

March 29, 2014 4:55 pm Photos

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Agriculture, trade are hallmarks of Baucus' tenure

Agriculture, trade are hallmarks of Baucus' tenure

Max Baucus has plowed through a lot of legislation in his 36 years in the U.S. Senate, but perhaps no legislation more significant than that on agriculture and trade, observers say.

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Missoula man among surviving Doolittle Raiders as final toast is made

Missoula man among surviving Doolittle Raiders as final toast is made

DAYTON, Ohio — The last of the Doolittle Raiders, all in their 90s, offered a final toast Saturday to their fallen comrades, as they pondered their place in history after a day of fanfare about their 1942 attack on Japan.

November 09, 2013 9:11 am Photos

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Baucus to host ambassadors of Montana's biggest trade partners

Baucus to host ambassadors of Montana's biggest trade partners

Five foreign ambassadors will travel across Montana on a trade promotion tour with U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., next week.

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Montana eyes Oregon GMO grain problems

Montana eyes Oregon GMO grain problems

Montana’s $1.7 billion wheat industry is watching cautiously as foreign buyers react negatively to unauthorized genetically modified wheat discovered in Oregon.

May 31, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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Montana pig farmers eye Asian trade deal

When Dave Hofer’s piggies go to market, they’re often bound for Japan or China, which is why the Montana Hutterite is closely watching Trans Pacific free trade talks.

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Underriner Motors building second dealership off Zoo Drive

Underriner Motors building second dealership off Zoo Drive

Four years after Bill and Mary Underriner opened their Honda showroom off Zoo Drive, they are investing up to $6 million more to build a second dealership.

April 19, 2013 12:05 am Photos

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Japanese students visit Casper on goodwill trip

CASPER — Rurika Odanaka traveled more than 5,000 miles to try on her first cowboy hat.

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Robert J. Samuelson: Economic stimulus lessons from Japan

WASHINGTON — Japan's new prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is trying to revive the country's flagging economy, and we could all learn from the exercise. You may recall that, in the 1980s, Japan was widely anointed as the next economic superpower, displacing the United States. It's been a long slid…

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40 Under Forty: Dennis Forleo

40 Under Forty: Dennis Forleo

Dennis Forleo’s martial arts academy, Billings Chi-Tu Do, emphasizes a lot more than kicking and punching.

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Ranchers hopeful as Japan eases restrictions on U.S. beef

Ranchers hopeful as Japan eases restrictions on U.S. beef

For 10 years, selling U.S. beef to Japan has been tougher than a $2 steak, but the former billion-dollar buyer of American red meat announced Monday it is easing restrictions triggered by a 2003 mad cow scare.

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Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941

Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941

This historic photo shows the wreckage-strewn Naval Air Station at Pearl Harbor following the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941.

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Ranchers, Baucus praise Japan action on U.S. beef

Ranchers, Baucus praise Japan action on U.S. beef

Japan, the biggest buyer of U.S. beef before a 2003 mad cow disease scare, has been advised by food safety officials to ease restrictions on American cattle.

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Baucus heads to New Zealand, Japan on trade mission

Baucus heads to New Zealand, Japan on trade mission

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., travels to New Zealand and Japan next week to promote U.S and Montana trade.

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