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One year after buying Frontier Cancer Center, St. Vincent Healthcare has purchased two more private practices in Billings — the Montana Heart Institute and Big Sky OB/GYN.
Jean Randall’s mother was Dr. Dan Molloy’s patient when he was a surgeon in Whitefish.
Bill Moyers described journalism as “the conversation of democracy.”
After opening 45 grocery stores during his career, Mike Phillips has the experience to judge a successful opening.
After lengthy negotiations between two jumbo corporations, four acres next to the Walgreens at Wicks Lane and Main Street in the Heights are destined to house a McDonald’s restaurant soon.
After three years of litigation, at least 406 Montana consumers who took out Internet payday loans at exorbitant interest rates from LoanPoint USA will have their loans forgiven and many will share a $233,000 settlement.
Meridian Restaurants of Ogden, Utah, has purchased nine Montana Burger King restaurants in a deal that closed Monday morning.
Amputating a horse’s leg and replacing it with a prosthetic is expensive and, even if successful, leaves a horse unable to be worked or ridden again.
Veterinarian Ted Vlahos maneuvered the advanced digital radiography machine close to a Swedish warmblood’s leg at his new equine clinic on the Billings West End. Computerized pictures of her legs showed no sign of lameness.
Outside Magazine has named Billings tour expert Kasey Austin as one of the world’s top guides.
Spring weather is trying to show up for more than an afternoon in the Billings area, and that means that some of the contractors working on the new Scheels megastore can move outside.
Sarah Breitenstein, a Billings native and one of the few female goldsmiths, has purchased Emerson Jewelry at 2913 Third Ave. N.
Pampering American pets
Curtis Gibbs started carving leather as a young boy when his grandmother gave him a kit.
Three parrots at a Billings home have made a game of grabbing Jillcookies from a cookie jar, pecking the corners off and throwing the dog treats over the countertop to the waiting dogs.
During the last recession, almost no one was building apartments in Billings. But, over the last three years, construction of rental housing has really taken off.
Work will begin this week to install a giant aquarium at the Scheels store at Shiloh Crossing.
Scott Atwood of Atwood Architecture tries to talk his clients into building to higher energy efficiency standards, so they can save money in the long term.
Billings livestock breeder James Leachman has filed with the Montana Supreme Court an appeal of the conviction he received for abusing horses on his ranch east of Billings.
A burger born at The Burger Dive in downtown Billings won one of three top awards recently at the national Burger Bash cook-off in Miami.
On Feb. 6, when temperatures hit 23 below zero, both Montana State University Billings and MetraPark felt the bite of their gas bill.
Natural gas prices in Montana are higher than last year, while propane prices have truly skyrocketed during the cold spell in early February.
A brochure at Children’s Clinic says that, as of Jan. 1, clinic physicians only have hospital privileges at one of Billings’ two hospitals: St. Vincent Healthcare.
Opponents of a horizontal oil well permitted near Belfry will get their hearing after all.
Billings gas prices rose significantly again last week with the average retail price jumping 6.2 cents per gallon, despite a sharp drop in U.S. demand for gas due to severe winter storms across the East and South.
His body no longer sports the 23-inch neck, 36-inch thighs and 18-inch forearms needed to squat lift 750 pounds. That’s when his dreams were focused on making the U.S. Olympic team to compete in the 1980 Moscow Games.
During the early morning hours of Feb. 9, the owner of Wild West and Surfer Joe’s closed the sister businesses.
Two mini-malls in the retail shadow of the Heights Walmart came up for sale this month, part of 38 properties listed that spread across 17 mostly Midwestern states.
First Interstate BancSystem Inc. of Billings has expanded farther into central and western Montana by purchasing Helena-based Mountain West Financial Corp.
Online reviews put local restaurants on the national map, but negative postings can cause indigestion, too
Ben and Krystal Harman, who opened The Fieldhouse Café in Billings two years ago, welcome the positive reviews they’re getting on social media sites like Yelp, Facebook, Google, TripAdvisor and The Urban Spoon.
^pTwo decades after two Glendive friends opened The Enchanted Room, a sewing-and-quilting shop, they have greatly expanded their business to take advantage of better economic times across Eastern Montana.
A single email last year landed Brad Halsten, who cooks at the Burger Dive, a chance of a lifetime.
The biggest roadblock to a more robust development of the Bakken oil riches isn’t transportation of the crude, sufficient water for hydraulic fracking or even enough investment money.
Kuckucksei, the only German restaurant in Billings — at least in these times — has opened in the Rimrock Mini-Mall across from Rimrock Mall.
wo Montana women who ran an interior-design store in Bozeman for a decade are moving their business to downtown Billings.
Chips? Check. Dip, beer, buffalo wings, pizza, nachos with cheese and chocolate brownies? Check.
While waiting to hear about a job interview she felt went “really well,” Tina Sticka surfs the Internet for other jobs. Since being laid off from her "dream job" last spring, she's applied for about 50 jobs.
Montanans now earn an average annual wage of $37,093. In Yellowstone County, it is $40,800.
At $2.94 per gallon, drivers in Billings are paying the lowest average gas price in the continental U.S., according to Lundberg Survey Inc.
The news on Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday that the BMW Motorcycle Owners chose Billings for the club’s 2015 international rally was naturally welcomed by local hotel owners.
After a four years of planning, site work should begin this summer on a Billings Heights facility for active seniors.
Billings has become a bridge between Bozeman and the oil fields for a Fargo, N.D., company that sells wholesale plumbing supplies.
Mary Jackson, who wears her nickname “Crazy Mary” with pride, said Billings has countless places to order a burger or sandwich, but no good fish-and-chips restaurants.
The Billings Coca-Cola bottling plant has been sold but will continue to bottle soft drinks for Montana and Wyoming.
Former Good Earth Market general manager Perry McNeese talks first about personal relationships, not balance sheets, in describing his 37-year career managing food stores.
Two Billings friends came up with the idea to start their own business when they were cleaning Trinity Lutheran Church on Grand Avenue for a national cleaning service.
The West End is awash in places to eat. But that hasn’t stopped a local health food store from competing.
For what may be the first time in a Montana bankruptcy court, a judge has ordered the home of former casino owner Philip Keith be sold to help pay back millions of dollars in debts.
Skateboards are still taboo. But patrons of the Billings Public Library that opened on Monday can eat and drink, within reason, in the modernistic building.
The average retail price of gasoline in Billings increased a half-cent last week to $2.93 per gallon.