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Day 2 of the homeless summit given to brainstorming what might work

Day 2 of the homeless summit given to brainstorming what might work

Attendees and organizers alike left day two of the Community Innovations Summit clamoring for more.

October 30, 2014 2:10 pmLoading…
Fed banker: Don't raise rates next year

Fed banker: Don't raise rates next year

A top Federal Reserve official said Thursday in Billings that the U.S. central bank should be wary of raising interest rates next year while the rate of inflation remains low.

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Bringing the world to the kitchen at the Northern Hotel

Bringing the world to the kitchen at the Northern Hotel

If there are two things the Northern Hotel’s new chef Tim Freeman knows, it’s babies and fine cuisine.

October 10, 2014 12:30 amLoading…
Chefs and March of Dimes

Chefs and March of Dimes

Top local chefs join forces once again to help riase funds for the March of Dimes with the annual Signature Chefs Auction, which is set for Monday at the Northern Hotel. This year’s chefs include Marcella Tatarka, Katie Resmondo, Mike Callaghan, Harold Goode, Jim Carlson, Dirk Frickel, Carl …

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Meet MSUB hall of fame business class

Meet MSUB hall of fame business class

They started in different fields and different eras, but they found something in common in the end: success.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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After many delays, Empire Parking Garage is open

After many delays, Empire Parking Garage is open

The 540-space Empire Parking Garage is receiving rave reviews from the people who’re using it the most for now — guests at the Northern Hotel.

September 23, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
Empire Parking Garage

Empire Parking Garage

The Empire Parking Garage near the Northern Hotel has room for 55 cars to park by the hour. In all, the $13 million structure on Montana Avenue between Broadway and N. 27th Street has 540 parking spaces.

September 15, 2014 4:07 pmLoading…
Construction Zone: Empire Parking Garage adds variety, additional parking for downtown

Construction Zone: Empire Parking Garage adds variety, additional parking for downtown

Change is in the air. Over the past several years, downtown Billings has witnessed a massive transformation, including remodeled buildings along Montana Avenue, a new library, renovated Northern Hotel, a new federal courthouse and a plethora of changes in the medical corridor.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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First-ever Montana property rights conference underway at Northern Hotel

First-ever Montana property rights conference underway at Northern Hotel

A pair of litigators working to strengthen property rights kicked off the inaugural Montana Property Rights Conference at the Northern Hotel Thursday.

August 14, 2014 9:31 pm Photos

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Not in Our Town gathering leaves participants with good ideas

Not in Our Town gathering leaves participants with good ideas

As the Not in Our Town gathering wrapped up in the ballroom at the Northern Hotel in Billings on Sunday, members of the youth contingent, Not in Our School, presented posters recapping what they had learned Saturday during their working groups.

June 22, 2014 2:03 pm Photos

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Hong Kong official touts trade opportunities with Montana

Hong Kong official touts trade opportunities with Montana

With a population seven times larger than Montana in an area one-sixth the size of Yellowstone County, Hong Kong seems to have little in common with Big Sky Country.

May 15, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Community partners: Recipe for student success

Gazette opinion: Community partners: Recipe for student success

Most teenagers haven’t prepared a meal for more than one or two people. Four Café Protégé students now have experience in making lunch for 350.

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Harsh winter, funding delays put construction of Empire Garage behind schedule

Harsh winter, funding delays put construction of Empire Garage behind schedule

Andy Nelson can almost set the clocks of the Western Pawn Shop by watching the traffic pass by his storefront on Montana Avenue. 

February 26, 2014 12:15 am Related Loading…
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown blues poster

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown blues poster

Classic show bills from the 1980s announce Northern Hotel performances from such blues luminaries as John Lee Hooker, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and Jimmy Johnson.

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Northern Hotel owner Mike Nelson

Northern Hotel owner Mike Nelson

Northern Hotel co-owner Mike Nelson shows a poster for a blues show by Davina and the Vagabonds set for Wednesday at the hotel. “We’re just trying all kinds of events here,” he said.

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Jimmy Johnson blues poster

Jimmy Johnson blues poster

At right, classic show bills from the 1980s, courtesy of The Gazette’s James Woodcock, announce Northern Hotel performances from such blues luminaries as John Lee Hooker, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and Jimmy Johnson.

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John Lee Hooker blues poster

John Lee Hooker blues poster

Classic show bills from the 1980s announce Northern Hotel performances from such blues luminaries as John Lee Hooker, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and Jimmy Johnson.

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Singer-pianist Davina Sowers

Singer-pianist Davina Sowers

Big-voiced blues singer Davina Sowers and her Minneapolis-based band, the Vagabonds, will help relaunch the Northern Hotel’s rich music tradition with their show on Wednesday.

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Tradition of music performances returns to the Northern Hotel

Tradition of music performances returns to the Northern Hotel

With its recent reopening, the Northern Hotel is once again playing host to music performances, continuing a tradition that dates back decades. At right, classic show bills from the 1980s, courtesy of promoter Tim Goodridge, announce Northern Hotel appearances by such blues luminaries as Joh…

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Davina brings boom and swagger to the Northern Hotel

Davina brings boom and swagger to the Northern Hotel

Davina Sowers boasts that the Vagabonds “make a lot of noise for a no-guitar blues band.”

February 21, 2014 4:15 am Photos

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