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Bakken boom trails into Billings

Bakken boom trails into Billings

Montana’s oil production held steady last year, but North Dakota pumped 60 percent more crude than in 2011.

December 22, 2013 12:15 amLoading…
Booming Bakken: Oil flurry spreads across Eastern Montana

Booming Bakken: Oil flurry spreads across Eastern Montana

EASTERN MONTANA — Like wagon trains of yesteryear, the traffic tells the tale of the Bakken oil boom.

December 16, 2012 1:15 am Photos

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Bakken oil fields creating energy: Boom in northeast Montana appears to have staying power

Bakken oil fields creating energy: Boom in northeast Montana appears to have staying power

SIDNEY - When logging fell off around Kalispell, Brenda and Vance Birkey, natives of western Montana, moved 550 miles away to Sidney to work in the Bakken field, perhaps the biggest oil find in modern U.S. history.

December 18, 2011 9:30 am Photos

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Colorado nonprofit writes big check for horse welfare

Colorado nonprofit writes big check for horse welfare

A nonprofit organization based in Colorado, the American Humane Association, donated $20,000 on Monday toward caring for as many as 700 of the James Leachman horses on private and Crow Reservation land east of Billings.

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Buying club debuts

Buying club debuts

With dignitaries and employees looking on, Sam’s Club distributed $38,000 in grants to 20 organizations Wednesday afternoon before the 136,000-square-foot store swallowed up its first shoppers.

January 20, 2010 6:15 pm Photos

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Screening at Montana’s smallest airports costs millions

Screening at Montana’s smallest airports costs millions

A 2:17 p.m. flight last Tuesday from Miles City to Gillette and Denver illustrated the financial challenges of screening passengers and luggage at the country’s smallest airports to meet federal Homeland Security standards.

January 10, 2010 12:30 am Photos

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Great Lakes to take over dropped Big Sky flights

Great Lakes Aviation, a Wyoming-based company, will take over flights being dropped by Big Sky Airlines.

December 20, 2007 11:00 pmLoading…
Conoco planning for tar sands oil

Conoco planning for tar sands oil

ConocoPhillips is preparing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in retrofitting its Billings refinery to handle the heavier, dirtier Canadian crude flowing from the oil sands of northern Alberta.

November 29, 2006 11:00 pm Photos

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2002: Growth in Heights, West End highlighted the year

2002: Growth in Heights, West End highlighted the year

For the first time in the tourna-ment's history, the American Bowling Congress rolled into Billings dropping up to $40 million in the region.

December 28, 2002 11:00 pmLoading…

2 restaurants transforming into Grand Avenue pharmacy

Downtown bank employee Penny Doak dropped by The Great Wall Chinese Restaurant at 1309 Grand Ave., for lunch Monday and was served a "Sorry, we've closed" sign.

June 03, 2002 11:00 pmLoading…

MPC asks for dismissal of shareholders lawsuit

Montana Power Co. has filed for dismissal of a lawsuit claiming shareholders have been harmed by the company’s decision to exit the utility business and become a telecommunications company.

December 08, 2001 11:00 pmLoading…

MPC declines to discuss $25M payment to Entech

Montana Power Company on Friday transferred $25 million to repay a loan from a subsidiary called Entech. The money was transferred before MPC responded to a request by Montana regulators to explain its use of $150 million in bonds sold last month.

December 04, 2001 11:00 pmLoading…

Montana Avenue lures more businesses

A half-dozen businesses are remodeling individual spaces in the former Yellowstone Garage building across from Depot Antiques.

October 21, 2000 11:00 pmLoading…

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