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NorthWestern purchase of Montana dams complete

NorthWestern purchase of Montana dams complete

BUTTE — NorthWestern Corp. announced its $900 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric facilities in Montana from PPL Montana was completed Tuesday.

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Boxed in: Online shopping increase puts holiday crunch on package companies to fill job openings

Boxed in: Online shopping increase puts holiday crunch on package companies to fill job openings

Spurred by rising online sales, package handlers in the Billings area are scrambling to find temporary help during the mad rush of the holiday season.

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2 buildings under construction at Transtech Center on West End

2 buildings under construction at Transtech Center on West End

Two new buildings valued at a combined $5.5 million are under construction at Transtech Center on the West End, a good sign for a development slowed by the recession.

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Container shippers fear shutdown; BNSF denies reports of terminal closures

FARGO, N.D. — Regional exporters that deal in value-added ag product shipments say their container shipments have been disrupted by rail restrictions in St. Paul and Chicago container-loading yards.

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From dropout to hotshot: Woman turns life around in the Bakken

From dropout to hotshot: Woman turns life around in the Bakken

WILLISTON, N.D. — When Trevis Alton met the 21-year-old woman, he saw someone who was motivated and wanted to learn.

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As oil prices fall, N.D. budget officials mull impact

As oil prices fall, N.D. budget officials mull impact

FARGO, N.D. — As North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple works on a budget for the next biennium, he’ll have to assume that less money will be going into state coffers because of falling oil prices.

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Old Stevensville mill site to house new wood products company

Old Stevensville mill site to house new wood products company

STEVENSVILLE – Sawdust and Stevensville have been part of Lindsy Bean’s family tree for at least three generations.

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'Oil and Water' exhibit portrays N.D.'s resources

'Oil and Water' exhibit portrays N.D.'s resources

FARGO, N.D. — An art exhibit by college students and professors about North Dakota's most precious - and controversial - resources will soon be on display in the heart of oil country.

November 09, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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Pita Pit expands into Dillon

Pita Pit expands into Dillon

DILLON — Dillon is an outside-the-box market for most chain restaurants. That’s not scaring a company that’s betting pitas can envelop the fast-food landscape.

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BNSF finishes $400 million in upgrades in N.D.

BNSF finishes $400 million in upgrades in N.D.

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The last of 55 miles of new double railroad track was placed into service in northwestern North Dakota this week by BNSF Railway, as the company works to ease the backlog of rail shipments that have plagued the state and region.

November 09, 2014 11:27 am Photos

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Career of Williston official saw city's ups, downs

Career of Williston official saw city's ups, downs

WILLISTON, N.D. — Tom Rolfstad would barely get the words "Williston" and "North Dakota" out of his mouth and the person whose hand he was shaking turned away to find someone more interesting in the room.

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1 Family Dollar store open; 2 more planned for 2015

1 Family Dollar store open; 2 more planned for 2015

North Carolina-based Family Dollar opened one new south-central Montana store recently, and two more are coming in early 2015.

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Livingston's former hospital sold to local developer

Livingston's former hospital sold to local developer

Livingston HealthCare announced recently it has sold its former hospital facilities for $1 million to a local developer.

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West Park Promenade nearly full with addition of beauty bar

West Park Promenade nearly full with addition of beauty bar

Stylist Anja Berube has created a place in Billings where women can enjoy a glass of bubbly while they’re getting pretty.

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Simply Wine reopening Dec. 3 at Shiloh Crossing

Simply Wine reopening Dec. 3 at Shiloh Crossing

Simply Wine will open Dec. 3 at Shiloh Crossing, according to owner Sue Rydquist.

November 09, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Roofing boom puts pinch on local contractors seeking laborers

Roofing boom puts pinch on local contractors seeking laborers

Nick Zyliak was happy with his summer job but was surprised one day to find his services in demand.

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California couple has doughnut shop back in business

California couple has doughnut shop back in business

WILLISTON, N.D. — After a lease dispute nearly sidelined their doughnut shop last year, Constance and Jeff Colburn are once again serving up their signature sweets in downtown Williston.

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Downtown Billings gains rug shop, second Montague jewelry store

Downtown Billings gains rug shop, second Montague jewelry store

Downtown Billings is welcoming one new face and one new expansion from an old, familiar name.

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Bakken county passes sales tax to pay for public safety

Bakken county passes sales tax to pay for public safety

WILLISTON, N.D. — A sales tax approved by Williams County residents to provide money for public safety in the rapidly growing oil patch region should generate tens of millions of dollars annually, though not everyone is excited about its passage.

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Dickinson refinery to start producing next month

Dickinson refinery to start producing next month

DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction is wrapping up on an oil refinery near Dickinson that is expected to start producing fuel next month.

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Stillwater Mining Co. reports $18 million profit for third quarter

Stillwater Mining Co. reports $18 million profit for third quarter

Billings-based Stillwater Mining Co. reported Wednesday an $18.1 million profit, 14 cents per share, for the third quarter, driven by cost reductions and efficiencies, officials said.

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Housing market up across Montana

Housing market up across Montana

KALISPELL — The Montana housing market, which got off to a slow start this year, has jumped in many areas of the state since July, according to statistics.

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North Dakota man relentless in push for safer oil by rail shipping

North Dakota man relentless in push for safer oil by rail shipping

FARGO, N.D. — Ron Schalow isn’t bashful about expressing his caustic opinions. He once wrote a book scolding President George W. Bush for failing to prevent the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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North Dakota tribe to drill its own oil wells

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is planning to drill the first tribe-owned oil wells on its North Dakota reservation next year.

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Big Sky Blue gallery moving to Bridger

The Big Sky Blue gallery is leaving Billings so that owner Dana Zier can return to her family’s roots.

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