Shane French had years of experience working in the excavating business, but couldn’t find an opening when he moved to Billings some 3½ years ago.
Stacey Ronquillo is down to one part-time employee at his Billings lawn care business this summer, and it’s costing him precious work.
“Ribbit!” It’s the first sound one hears after opening the front door at Big Frog, a new business specializing in custom T-shirts, apparel and gifts. Big Frog’s amphibian-inspired doorbell and a décor that’s designed around a rain forest, aims to be fun.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Job Service North Dakota data show about one of every seven private sector jobs in the state are related to oil and gas production.
A quick check of Facebook and next thing you know, a half-hour’s passed. Start chatting with a co-worker and suddenly 20 minutes is gone and the report you were supposed to finish by lunch is late.
Access, convenience and comprehensive care.
OMAHA, Neb. — The economy in nine Midwestern and Plains states should continue growing steadily in the months ahead, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released recently.
Local cycling enthusiasts are encouraged by signs that Billings is becoming a more bicycle-friendly community.
Dennis Quaid’s ranch, Camp Warren Oates, a 418-acre ranch in the Paradise Valley, has been sold for $8.6 million, according to Raich Montana Properties, which represented the seller.
Step inside of Spinners, a self-serve yogurt shop at 3031 Grand Ave., and one gets the impression the store was developed by some savvy franchising company that put years worth of effort into developing a cutting-edge retail concept.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Cloud Peak Energy, which operates only in the Powder River Basin, has posted a $2.1 million loss in the second quarter of 2014, compared to a $4.1 million gain for the same period last year.
Missoula’s Big Dipper Ice Cream shop is expanding to downtown Billings, bringing homemade, premium ice cream to a growing area.
POLSON — Nearly 850,000 pounds of cherries from Flathead Lake Cherry Growers orchards have been harvested since last week, with the grand total expected to top 2 million pounds before the harvest draws to a close in the coming days.
CASPER, Wyo. — Coal’s blues continue.
WILLISTON, N.D. — A New York company is planning residential and commercial developments worth at least $65 million in the North Dakota oil patch town of Watford City.
Billings’ newest lodging, My Place Hotel, opened last week, a key victory for a development supported by public funds.
WILLISTON, N.D. — Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said.
BISMARCK, N.D. — A company exploring for natural gas outside of western North Dakota's oil patch says it has found the resource but is far from determining whether it would be economical to start production.
Unclaimed jewelry, rare coins, trinkets and other collectibles across Montana will soon be up for grabs to the highest bidder.
Taco lovers in Billings Heights and the West End will soon have a new treat.
Greens & More is the same salad store, but under a different, more flexible brand at West Park Promenade, its new owner said last week.
Walking through Rimrock Mall and meeting community members, new mall manager Devin Hartley is usually confronted with one common question.
As good as traditional pharmacies are at dispensing just what the doctor ordered, they can’t always be exactly right.
DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction of an oil refinery near Dickinson is about three-fourths complete, and most of the jobs that will be created there have already been filled.