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Visit Billings ad

This five-second ad touting Billings will run on the "Good Morning America" screen in Times Square in New York City.

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Big Sky Economic Development: Who knew we had it so good?

Flying in and out of Billings for business or vacation, in many cases, is probably the best part of the actual travel experience. Our lines are smaller, the airline representatives are more helpful, and who doesn’t love just two baggage carousels — your luggage comes out here or over there.

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American Life in Poetry

I’ve recently published a children’s book about a man who is so fussy about his yard that he loses his home, so I was immediately taken by this fine poem by Lynne Sharon Schwartz about a similar man. We all enjoy writing that confirms what we’ve privately observed about the world. Schwartz l…

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Investment group demands leadership changes at Stillwater Mining

Investment group demands leadership changes at Stillwater Mining

Citing poor stock performance by the Billings-based Stillwater Mining Co., a New York City investment group is demanding the retirement of its chief executive and a reversal of decisions to buy mines in Canada and Argentina.

December 21, 2012 12:30 pmLoading…
Owner puts Rimrock Mall up for sale

Owner puts Rimrock Mall up for sale

Despite the relatively prosperous economy in the Billings area, Macerich Co. is selling Rimrock Mall, along with at least 16 other U.S. malls, according to Reuters and the Wall Street Journal.

December 19, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Wyoming All-State Marching Band to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Wyoming All-State Marching Band to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The 245 high schoolers marched down sunny, tree-lined streets in Wyoming’s capital city, playing songs so powerfully that the vibrations could be felt inside bystanders’ bodies.

November 20, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Hurricane Sandy gains power and aims for Northeast

A strengthening Hurricane Sandy churned north Monday, raking ghost-town cities along the Northeast corridor with rain and wind gusts. Subways and schools were closed across the region of 50 million people, the floor of the New York Stock Exchange was deserted, and thousands fled inland to aw…

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Wyoming First Lady Carol Mead to run NYC Marathon

Wyoming First Lady Carol Mead to run NYC Marathon

CHEYENNE — Wyoming First Lady Carol Mead plans to run in the New York City Marathon next month as a member of a charity team dedicated to reducing underage drinking and impaired driving.

October 18, 2012 4:57 pmLoading…

Financing The Northern

Mike and Chris Nelson’s company, Zootist Hospitality, LLC, which owns the Northern, paid nearly $3 million, including back property taxes, for the hotel in January 2009. The city of Billings paid $810,000 to Zootist Hospitality for its parking garage at Montana and North 28th Street. If the…

September 29, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
White House/Black Market expanding in Montana

White House/Black Market expanding in Montana

White House/Black Market, which opened a remodeled store at Rimrock Mall last week, plans on opening two more Montana stores during the first half of 2013.

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Travel Channel turns ‘Steak Paradise’ lens on cuisine from The Rex

Travel Channel turns ‘Steak Paradise’ lens on cuisine from The Rex

In 1910, Buffalo Bill Cody and Calamity Jane would have felt right at home in Billings’ newest restaurant, their boots resting on the brass bar railing, waiting for their bison steaks.

September 16, 2012 12:10 am Related Loading…

Forever Cheese has recall for possible health risk

DENVER — Forever Cheese Inc. is recalling Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese with the lot number T9425 and production code 441202 due to possible listeria contamination.

September 11, 2012 2:45 pmLoading…
Designing a life through knitting

Designing a life through knitting

At some point on the learning curve, the fingers just know. They take over.

September 01, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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KOA's history started with a good idea and a humble campground

Billings-based Kampgrounds of America was born during an era when cars sported fins, rock and roll was brand new and Americans were hitting the road in record numbers.

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Warsaw, Brooklyn: N.Y.’s Little Poland bigger than Chinatown and Little Italy combined

Warsaw, Brooklyn: N.Y.’s Little Poland bigger than Chinatown and Little Italy combined

NEW YORK — The cheapest and fastest route to Eastern Europe? From Manhattan, take the L or M train across the East River to Brooklyn, transfer to the northbound G and get off at Nassau Avenue. Just walk up the stairs and you may as well be in Warsaw or Krakow.

August 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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In 50 years, KOA has grown into the nation’s king of camping

In 50 years, KOA has grown into the nation’s king of camping

In days mostly past, a camper would walk into the wilderness, pitch a canvas pup tent and catch a string of trout for dinner.

August 19, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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The future of KOA

Chinese-American billionaire philanthropist Oscar Tang, who bought and privatized Kampgrounds of America 32 years ago, said he has no plans to sell or move the company from Billings. “It’s a very professionally run company. Their values are very close to mine, so I haven’t had to micro-manag…

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Famous Manhattan diner moved to Wyoming up for sale

Famous Manhattan diner moved to Wyoming up for sale

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Five years after a doomed New York City landmark was rescued and hauled from the Big Apple to Wyoming, the diner made famous in movies and television appears kaput.

August 08, 2012 8:41 am Photos

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Steve's Meat Market

Steve's Meat Market

At Steve's Meat Market, Stanley Dul, originally from Rzeszow, in southeast Poland, prepares meats for customers in Brooklyn's Little Poland.

July 17, 2012 4:40 pmLoading…
Little Poland butcher shops

Little Poland butcher shops

The butcher shops in Little Poland are filled with hams, hocks and sausages. Steve's Meat Market, seen here, has at least 25 types of sausage.

July 17, 2012 4:41 pmLoading…

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