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Museum in Mississippi offers laughter, surprises

Museum in Mississippi offers laughter, surprises

JACKSON, Miss. — Within a few steps of the Mississippi Children’s Museum, there are squeals of laughter and excitement.

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Mineral Point, Wisconsin: Figgyhobbin and the arts

Mineral Point, Wisconsin: Figgyhobbin and the arts

MINERAL POINT, Wis. — This tiny town is a charming place where old stone buildings hug the hills, and artists’ galleries, pottery studios and antique shops line the streets.

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Study says national parks boost economy in West

Study says national parks boost economy in West

JACKSON, Wyo. — National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 billion last year, according to a new study.

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Travel and Leisure: Women face special issues when traveling

Now more than ever, women are striking out and traveling by themselves both for business and pleasure. And, although their reasons for traveling are similar to their male counterparts, women traveling alone have very different needs and concerns. From safety issues to cultural variations, wo…

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Feds tell travelers to Canada to carry right documents

PEMBINA, N.D. — The office of the U.S. Department of Customs and Border Protection in Pembina is reminding travelers to Canada to carry the proper documentation and expect heavy traffic at the border starting Friday.

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Wait at Montana border crossing prompts concerns

KALISPELL — On a rainy Monday morning in late May, the line of vehicles stretched almost 2.5 miles from the U.S.-Canadian border south along U.S. 93 past Trapper’s Saloon near Eureka.

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4 in 10 higher risk wells aren't inspected by feds

4 in 10 higher risk wells aren't inspected by feds

NEW CASTLE, Colo. — Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America’s drilling boom, according to an Associated Press review …

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USGS: Glacier's glaciers melting slowly, for now

USGS: Glacier's glaciers melting slowly, for now

GREAT FALLS — Healthy snowpack and cooler summers over the past four years have slowed melting of remaining glaciers in Glacier National Park in Montana, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Travel and Leisure: Here's how to get the most from your business travel budget

Business travel is an investment in the success and future growth of your business. A recent study commissioned by the National Business Travelers Association, and executed by IHS Global, indicates that business travel does indeed contribute to sales and increased profits.

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National Geographic Travel plugs Montana

The Montana Office of Tourism has partnered with National Geographic Travel for Montana to be the first destination featured on the hub at the website travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/local-montana/.

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Vietnam trip reveals ancient, evolving nation

Vietnam trip reveals ancient, evolving nation

Partway through a trip to Vietnam last month, Keith Edgerton saw something near the city of Hanoi that captured the modern state of the Southeast Asian nation better than any notes or stories or tours ever could.

March 30, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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In California wine country, an olive oil trail

In California wine country, an olive oil trail

NAPA, Calif. – Come to California wine country taste the ... olive oil?

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Republican incumbent faces Democrat challengers in Wyo House District 22

Republican incumbent faces Democrat challengers in Wyo House District 22

Rep. Marti Halverson, R-Etna, is seeking re-election in House District 22 and has a Democratic challenger in Natalia Duncan Macker of Hoback Junction.

March 29, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Judge rejects Montana lawsuit against online companies

HELENA — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Montana against 10 online travel companies the state claims are not paying their fair share of hotel and car-rental taxes.

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Oregon’s Sunriver Resort an outdoor oasis for all

Oregon’s Sunriver Resort an outdoor oasis for all

SUNRIVER, Ore. — Say you are a large group of vacation-seekers. Your ages span from toddler to senior. Your interests range from walking to golfing to biking to reading to sitting on a patio fringed with pine trees and enjoying a nice glass of pinot noir.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sunriver, Ore.

Sunriver, Ore.

An extended family gets together during a reunion to paddle down the lazy Deschutes River near Sunriver, Ore.

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Newberry National Volcanic Monument

Newberry National Volcanic Monument

Visitors climb the natural formations at the Newberry National Volcanic Monument in Deschutes National Forest near Sunriver, Ore. 

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A fresh spin on Bellingham, Wash.

A fresh spin on Bellingham, Wash.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Most visitors to this college town make a beeline for Fairhaven, the understandably popular gentrified historic district at the north end of Chuckanut Drive.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Travel and Leisure: With careful planning, you should be able to beat jet lag

International travel often leads to jet lag. Flying internationally causes jet lag because it causes you to cross time zones. Take a tip from Ben Franklin and remember "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Following are just a few precautions to help you when you are crossing ti…

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LeClaire, Iowa, is a colorful Mississippi River stop on America’s Great River Road

LeClaire, Iowa, is a colorful Mississippi River stop on America’s Great River Road

LECLAIRE, Iowa — Perched on the west bank of the Mississippi River, LeClaire sits on the Great River Road National Scenic Byway.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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