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Organization important for getting back to school

Organization important for getting back to school

Clothes on the floor, papers strewn across the room and pencils hiding so they can never be found. The tools are there: Closets, dressers and desks. But they aren’t utilized. Organization is lacking. 

August 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Local business gives free backpacks to students in need

Local business gives free backpacks to students in need

Craig Bartholomew grew up not having much. Other families in the community helped his family. And the mentality to help others has been ingrained in his mind ever since.

August 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Balloons take flight at Magic City Hot Air Balloon Rally

Balloons take flight at Magic City Hot Air Balloon Rally

As the sun started to peek over the horizon Friday, a group of people gathered at Amend Park to exchange stories and make a plan. The crowd quieted for a moment when a someone let go of a lone balloon, releasing it into the air. They weren’t watching the balloon for a symbolic reason; they w…

July 25, 2014 10:36 am Video Photos

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Walk planned to raise awareness for children with apraxia of speech

Walk planned to raise awareness for children with apraxia of speech

Nicholas Ramage and Braylon Brown cruise around the room playing with trucks, tractors and other toys. They play just like any other 2- and 3-year-old would.

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Billings Clinic employee retires after 56-year career

Billings Clinic employee retires after 56-year career

When she was 4 years old, Joanne Dodd knew she wanted to be a nurse. That was more than 75 years ago.

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Family offering reward after dog killed over July 4th weekend

Family offering reward after dog killed over July 4th weekend

The Peterson family left for the Fourth of July weekend to go camping.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Blind man running 11,000 miles to fight cystic fibrosis stops in Billings

Blind man running 11,000 miles to fight cystic fibrosis stops in Billings

No matter where David Kuhn runs, he can’t see what’s ahead of him — or, at least, not much of it.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Officer tackles suspect after exchanging gunfire; man arrested

Officer tackles suspect after exchanging gunfire; man arrested

After an exchange of gunfire, Billings police apprehended a male suspect after an officer-involved shooting around 8 a.m. Sunday.

July 06, 2014 10:52 am Photos

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'It's the real thing': Red Lodge events provide a taste of western experience

'It's the real thing': Red Lodge events provide a taste of western experience

The line backed up down the street and into the civic center parking lot. Horses, llamas and people readied themselves, waiting for the signal.

July 02, 2014 5:30 pm Video Photos

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Smoke from Canadian fires hanging heavy over Billings

Smoke from Canadian fires hanging heavy over Billings

There’s a good reason why it’s hard to see the mountains from Billings recently.

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Montana tribe member receives national '25 under 25' award

Montana tribe member receives national '25 under 25' award

Since she was 7 years old, TaNeel Real Bird has juggled two lives.

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Billings author to release new book on every county

Billings author to release new book on every county

Montana, the fourth largest state in the country, covers an area of almost 150,000 square miles. Within its borders are 56 counties that have a diverse history.

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Billings man teaches history through beads

Billings man teaches history through beads

Steve McCracken is a history teacher of sorts.

June 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Billings firefighters get safety training from Montana Rail Link

Billings firefighters get safety training from Montana Rail Link

David Newman, accompanied by Billings Fire Department firefighters, entered a locomotive Wednesday afternoon to explain the basics of running a train.

June 18, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Forum on disabilities opens eyes for many legislative candidates

Forum on disabilities opens eyes for many legislative candidates

Legislators and candidates vying for different House and Senate positions in the Montana Legislature joined together to learn about different challenges faced by the disabled community Tuesday night.

June 17, 2014 10:12 pm Photos

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Billings men's Special Olympics basketball team to compete in USA Special Olympics

Billings men's Special Olympics basketball team to compete in USA Special Olympics

Like professionals, the Montana Special Olympics men’s basketball team from Billings will soon be in New Jersey wearing matching outfits, displaying their Montana colors.

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Skyview mural to be replaced; Central mural restored

Skyview mural to be replaced; Central mural restored

The 2014 "War of the Walls" winner has been accidentally whitewashed.

June 12, 2014 4:20 pm Photos

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Tamarack Property Management holds annual manager's seminar in Billings

Tamarack Property Management holds annual manager's seminar in Billings

The moment of truth — the outlet was plugged in, the smoke detector wired and installed and the light switch and outlet in place.

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Broadwater and McKinley begin major renovations

Broadwater and McKinley begin major renovations

Rain or shine, renovations on Broadwater and McKinley elementary schools will be on track for an August 2015 completion.

June 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Supporters of nondiscrimination ordinance rally downtown

Supporters of nondiscrimination ordinance rally downtown

Hundreds of people dressed in orange shirts lined the streets of downtown in support of a nondiscrimination ordinance on Monday evening.

June 09, 2014 6:37 pm Photos

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Demolition of old library delayed again

Demolition of old library delayed again

The building that once housed the Billings Public Library is coming down slowly, almost as if brick by brick.

June 06, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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2 applicants for vacant SD2 trustee seat

The application deadline for the vacant Billings School District 2 board trustee seat closed Thursday. Two candidates applied for the open position, which will be filled for the next year until elections can be held.

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A bit singed and burned, cat survives Monday morning blaze

A bit singed and burned, cat survives Monday morning blaze

When Rosalind Dix returned to her apartment Tuesday to collect her belongings after a fire ravaged the building, she anticipated collecting few things.

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Camp allows fifth- sixth-graders to get leadership, outdoor experience

Camp allows fifth- sixth-graders to get leadership, outdoor experience

The first time Sophia Mascarena attended Camp P.O.S.T.C.A.R.D. (Peace Officers Striving To Create And Reinforce Dreams), she was scared. She didn’t want to be so far away from home.

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NILE Foundation to hold fundraiser to benefit students in area

NILE Foundation to hold fundraiser to benefit students in area

In 2008, 17-year-old Shelby Shaw got a head start in the beef cattle business.

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'Tired of struggling': Montana Women's Prison inmates learn new computer skill set

'Tired of struggling': Montana Women's Prison inmates learn new computer skill set

Fourteen women Thursday became the first graduates of a computer technology skills program, but they weren’t typical students.

May 29, 2014 4:15 pm Video Photos

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90-year-old Billings man still working at Ace Hardware

90-year-old Billings man still working at Ace Hardware

Work has always just suited Ivan Hjorth.

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Hailstorm brings RV owners in for repairs

Hailstorm brings RV owners in for repairs

Owners of recreational vehicles in Billings kept dealers busy this week with repairs after damaging hail tore through the area on Sunday.

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Central parents, students rally to repair defaced mural

Central parents, students rally to repair defaced mural

What took Billings Central Catholic High School students days to create was vandalized in a matter of seconds.

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Billings Bronze celebrates 25 years

Billings Bronze celebrates 25 years

When Cal and Rane Paulson lost their jobs in the oil fields in the late 1980s, they didn’t want to be in that position again.

May 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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