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Prudential Floberg Realtors changes name after Berkshire Hathaway acquisition

Prudential Floberg Realtors changes name after Berkshire Hathaway acquisition

Prudential Floberg Realtors, one of Billings’ oldest and largest real-estate firms, is getting a new name that’s associated with billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

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ArtWalk turns 20: Five Minutes with Mark Sanderson

ArtWalk turns 20: Five Minutes with Mark Sanderson

ArtWalk took root 20 years ago when Vicki Van Buskirk, owner of Toucan Gallery, convinced other gallery and shop owners to stay open late for an event that aimed to kindle interest in local artists. The effort started out slowly, but has enjoyed steady growth since then. Van Buskirk sold the…

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New college grads finally seeing better hiring prospects

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Reid Browning counts himself among the fortunate ones.

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Saving a lifeline: Big investment will improve Crow water system

Saving a lifeline: Big investment will improve Crow water system

A concrete structure that helps deliver water to farmers along the Big Horn Canal was in danger of failure because of water-caused erosion stretching over decades.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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KOA rolls out first nationwide TV campaign

KOA rolls out first nationwide TV campaign

Billings-based Kampgrounds of America has rolled out the first national television campaign in its 52-year history, hoping to capitalize on a rebound in the popularity of recreational vehicles.

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SE Montana bean crop escaped May hail damage

SE Montana bean crop escaped May hail damage

It didn’t take insurance adjusters long to tally millions of dollars in hail damage to roofs, siding, windows and automobiles in the Billings area after the May 18 hail storm.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Billings brewers shine at North American Beer Awards

Billings brewers shine at North American Beer Awards

Four Billings breweries brought home a total of nine medals from the recent North American Beer Awards competition in Idaho Falls.

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Protecting your home takes planning, preparation

Protecting your home takes planning, preparation

You’ve scrimped and saved thousands for that down payment. Then you picked out the perfect place in the perfect neighborhood and found the right furniture, cabinets and other decor to make the house a home.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Booming sound of hail: Businesses keep busy in wake of storm

Booming sound of hail: Businesses keep busy in wake of storm

First came the hailstorm, then the rush to assess the damage — and now for many businesses, the chance to cash in on repairs.

June 22, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Simply Wine leaving Rimrock Mall; owner says she was forced out

Simply Wine leaving Rimrock Mall; owner says she was forced out

It’s a difficult time at Simply Wine, where owner Sue Rydquist says Rimrock Mall is forcing her to leave after three years.

June 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Menards eying Billings for hardware store

Representatives of Menards, a Wisconsin-based hardware chain, are sniffing around the Billings West End for a possible expansion, city officials said Friday.

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SBA Official: 'Obamacare' won't kill jobs

New federal health insurance laws won’t be the job killers that critics fear, a U.S. Small Business Administration official said Thursday in Billings.

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Billings firm wins national small business award

Billings firm wins national small business award

Billings-based engineering firm Sanderson Stewart was named the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Thursday in Washington, D.C.

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Soco gas stations switch from Exxon to Liberty brand

Soco gas stations switch from Exxon to Liberty brand

A third-generation oil man, Mykel Stockton has seen business gush, and he’s seen it run dry. His Soco Express service stations have hit a trough now, but the Billings man sees boom times ahead.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New convenience store opening on Central Avenue

New convenience store opening on Central Avenue

Workers are expected to complete by July 1 the newest Casey’s Corner Market at 3443 Central Ave. in Billings.

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Montana Energy Quarterly: Delay of Keystone XL pipeline draws sharp reaction

Montana Energy Quarterly: Delay of Keystone XL pipeline draws sharp reaction

Proponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have complained that election-year politics is behind President Barack Obama’s recent decision to hold off on approval of the $5.4 billion project.

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Montana Energy Quarterly: Cheney keynotes Energy Exposition June 25-26

Montana Energy Quarterly: Cheney keynotes Energy Exposition June 25-26

Kit Jennings says Billings is the perfect place to host an energy conference. That’s why the 15th annual Energy Exposition and Symposium is set for June 25-26 at MetraPark’s ExpoCenter.

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Montana Energy Quarterly: Union workers worry as EPA prepares to regulate carbon emissions

Montana Energy Quarterly: Union workers worry as EPA prepares to regulate carbon emissions

The J.E. Corette coal-fired power plant is back in operation with the completion of repairs to fix a burst steam tube that forced a plant shutdown last February.

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Taking on a new challenge: Five Minutes with Frosty Erben

Taking on a new challenge: Five Minutes with Frosty Erben

When Frosty Erben went into the real estate business in 1988, he initially thought it was a good way to generate income during the winter, when his landscaping business was slow.

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Staging a home translates to quicker sale and higher prices, experts say

Staging a home translates to quicker sale and higher prices, experts say

Does decorating a vacant house with furniture, wall hangings and home furnishings really translate into quicker sales and higher prices?

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Energy briefs

Industry opposes rail car rules

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Labor-saving design helps speed along motel project

Labor-saving design helps speed along motel project

As a new five-story Holiday Inn Express reaches into the sky, builders have welcomed a labor-saving design that has helped make up for numerous winter weather delays.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Back to the pasture: Grass-fed beef is healthier, tastier, Worden ranchers say

Back to the pasture: Grass-fed beef is healthier, tastier, Worden ranchers say

Red-hued calves that started life frolicking on the Bowen ranch last April will spend the next two years grazing on pastures, without ever eating a mouthful of corn or setting foot in a crowded feedlot.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Experts: Economy improving after winter drop

Experts: Economy improving after winter drop

Despite a recent report of a slowing national economy, two national investment experts said Thursday in Billings that they still see signs of improving markets and consumer demand.

May 29, 2014 5:25 pm Photos

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Laurel couple buys Blue Creek gun complex

Laurel couple buys Blue Creek gun complex

Ever since he was a boy, Mike Bergman has felt most comfortable outside, whether he’s carrying a rifle or tending crops.

May 25, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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