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N.D. luxury man camps offer amenities for roughnecks

N.D. luxury man camps offer amenities for roughnecks

WILLISTON, N.D. — Worker accommodations in North Dakota's oil patch can be rough: men sleep in tiny trailers with boarded windows, parked cars and overcrowded apartments. The barracks-style "man camps" might imply that roughness of life, too.

October 13, 2014 6:20 am Photos

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Biker cafe opens on Billings West End

Biker cafe opens on Billings West End

Cycle-N-Hyde is the only place in town where you can order a latte and sandwich while sitting indoors on a Honda 350 motorcycle.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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More families reuniting with breadwinners in Bakken

More families reuniting with breadwinners in Bakken

DICKINSON, N.D. — Job postings around the Oil Patch list the usual: pay, location, duties. But an attractive offer amid a housing crunch can be that of a place to live.

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Umi Japanese Steakhouse opens at West Park Promenade

Umi Japanese Steakhouse opens at West Park Promenade

After months of delays, the Umi Japanese Steakhouse opened Thursday at West Park Promenade next to Lucky’s Market.

October 09, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Truck bypass makes small town eerily quiet

Truck bypass makes small town eerily quiet

ALEXANDER, N.D. — Tobacco Depot owner Phil Hamda was looking forward to the truck bypass west of Alexander, but after it opened last month his business took a hit.

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WyndStone apartments break ground in Billings Heights

WyndStone apartments break ground in Billings Heights

About 70 people gathered in Billings Heights Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the construction of a $17 million retirement community that’s been years in the making.

October 08, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Construction Zone: Elder Grove School's new addition improves safety, enhances learning

Construction Zone: Elder Grove School's new addition improves safety, enhances learning

It’s 8 a.m. on a crisp fall morning. The bell rings from the century-old tower, calling students to class across the Elder Grove campus — just as it has every school day since 1904.

October 07, 2014 2:57 pm Photos

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Popeyes, Dollar Tree building new Billings stores

Popeyes, Dollar Tree building new Billings stores

Two national chains are planning expansions in Billings.

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'Old Hank's' closing; owner to distribute beer through Intermountain

'Old Hank's' closing; owner to distribute beer through Intermountain

The First Avenue North location of Angry Hank’s craft brewery is slated to close on Halloween night, eight years to the day since it opened in 2006.

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More Hepatitis C cases found in Minot area

BISMARCK, N.D. — Three additional cases of hepatitis C related to the outbreak in Ward County have been confirmed, according to the North Dakota Department of Health.

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Have You Heard: Massage clinic opens at West Park

Visitors to West Park Promenade now have a place to relax before they do some grocery shopping.

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Able workers: Advocates tout disabled persons to fill worker shortage

Able workers: Advocates tout disabled persons to fill worker shortage

It’s hard to miss Jim Brown rolling through the halls of Boulder Elementary School, on his way to teaching class.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Montana Club building Billings restaurant

The Montana Club, a Missoula-based casual family restaurant, is coming to Billings.

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Bottega heading for Shiloh Crossing; Marcasa closing downtown

Bottega heading for Shiloh Crossing; Marcasa closing downtown

Downtown Billings is losing two trendy clothing shops, while Shiloh Crossing will soon celebrate another arrival.

October 01, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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This entrepreneur started young: Five minutes with Magnus Johnson

This entrepreneur started young: Five minutes with Magnus Johnson

Magnus Johnson got a jump on a business career years before he was old enough to drive. His company, MagMHJ LLC, is a technology company that specializes in website development and other services.

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New TV set-top boxes yield $168M in electricity savings

Consumers saved an estimated $168 million in electricity last year as a result of improved efficiency of television set-top boxes, the industry said in a recently released report.

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Name change to CVS Health part of plan to halt tobacco sales

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

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Jell-O can't shake its sales slide

NEW YORK — Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it.

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Dairy industry group urges farmers not to allow tours, on-farm interviews

BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho dairy industry group has sent a letter to its members urging them to deny media requests for tours and on-farm interviews in the wake of a new law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities.

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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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Jefferson Lines finds temporary new home in downtown Billings

Jefferson Lines finds temporary new home in downtown Billings

The Jefferson Lines bus station has found a temporary home in downtown Billings and is using state money to renovate permanent digs.

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At airport, Matheson struggling to find package handlers

At airport, Matheson struggling to find package handlers

With 5,000 packages daily and rising coming through Billings Logan International Airport, officials at Matheson Flight Extenders say they need more help.

September 22, 2014 4:39 pm Photos

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Engineering firm rides Bakken wave to downtown Billings expansion

Engineering firm rides Bakken wave to downtown Billings expansion

Just two years ago, Anvil Corp. was a sleepy little engineering firm on the Billings West End that focused on design for the oil and gas industry in Yellowstone County.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New sugar beet harvester has wow factor

New sugar beet harvester has wow factor

HARDIN — On his second lap around his sugar beet field south of the Crow cutoff, Brett Nedens looked up from his harvester’s controls and realized he was again being followed.

September 19, 2014 6:00 am Video Photos

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Futurist urges Chamber to be open to learning from young workers

Futurist urges Chamber to be open to learning from young workers

Starting at the bottom and clawing your way to the top of the corporate ladder worked for baby boomers and their parents.

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