HELENA -- A Helena judge has ruled that a mining company must go through a more rigorous permitting process before it can build a copper and silver mine in the Northwestern Montana wilderness.
Smith Equipment USA makes TowHaul lowboy trailers for the mining industry at their Belgrade facility. Welders have been working on a 66-foot trailer, one of three main products the company manufactures.
HELENA — From farmers to miners to ice-cream shop owners, businesspeople converged on the Capitol Saturday to bring a diverse message to state lawmakers on how best to create jobs, saying government can be both a negative and a positive influence.
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