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Rocky aviation program helps meet growing need for pilots

Rocky aviation program helps meet growing need for pilots

From the time he was 10 years old, Tyler Reed knew he wanted to be an airplane pilot.

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Orientation connects Rocky students in multiple ways

Orientation connects Rocky students in multiple ways

College officials know how critical freshman orientation is.

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Back where she started: Khaleel trades dean's office for classroom

Back where she started: Khaleel trades dean's office for classroom

A calendar hangs on the wall in a corner of Dr. Tasneem Khaleel’s office in Montana State University Billings’ Sciences Building. It’s opened to the month of February 2004.

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YelCo 52: Yellowstone River a workhorse for industry, economy

YelCo 52: Yellowstone River a workhorse for industry, economy

What makes the Yellowstone River so special? Perhaps it's because the Yellowstone is the longest free-flowing river in the continental United States.

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Moving? How to choose the right school from afar

Janine Boldrin Gwinn has become an experienced house-hunter and an expert packer of boxes. Seven times, this Army wife has managed to move her family from one place in the U.S. to another, improving the process a little more each time. But the search for schools for her children is never easy.

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Colleges, universities set calendars

Colleges, universities set calendars

Institutions of higher learning offer everything from two-year associate degrees on up in a wide range of fields.

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Rural schools serve students outside SD2

Rural schools serve students outside SD2

Children whose families live outside the School District 2, Laurel and Lockwood boundaries, may attend one of several rural school districts, which are preparing to open for the 2014-15 academic year.

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Long summer break leaves kids behind

Long summer break leaves kids behind

There's a reason that schools shut down for 10 weeks every summer. But it's not a good one.

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Families plan higher back-to-school spending, retailers' report says

Families plan higher back-to-school spending, retailers' report says

Families expect to spend more on school items than they did last year, even though more than 80 percent say the tough economy still affects their spending decisions, according to the National Retail Federation's annual back-to-school survey.

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Choosing the best device for the dorm

Choosing the best device for the dorm

As back-to-school shopping ramps up this month, the top Internet retailer could be a good gauge for what technology students are buying.

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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. 

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Bedroom desk? It's somewhere under all that junk

Bedroom desk? It's somewhere under all that junk

Alyssa Kimble, a soon-to-be sixth-grader in White Plains, N.Y., says she uses the desk in her bedroom for "everything" — creating lesson plans for her make-believe school, writing stories and storing stuff.

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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.

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Kids studying abroad are now never out of touch

Kids studying abroad are now never out of touch

NEW YORK — A generation ago, students on semester abroad were practically incommunicado, aside from airmailed letters and one or two calls home. These days, from the minute the plane lands, kids studying overseas are connected with home via Skype, Facebook, and messaging apps like Viber and …

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Back-to-school help from professional organizers

Back-to-school help from professional organizers

Success in school often depends on how well a student manages to organize everything from demanding schoolwork to a dizzying array of after-school activities to technological distractions.

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A healthy afterschool snack that eats like a treat

A healthy afterschool snack that eats like a treat

The words hungry kids heading home from school hate most? "Have a piece of fruit."

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Add zing to notebooks, store-bought or DIY

Add zing to notebooks, store-bought or DIY

When it's time to start stocking the school backpack, it's easy to just grab a stack of plain, boring notebooks.

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Student information for School District 2, 2014-15 school year

Student information for School District 2, 2014-15 school year

Registration is open for middle- and high-school students in School District 2 schools and starts Monday, Aug. 11, for elementary students.

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New MSUB classroom to integrate technology, collaboration

New MSUB classroom to integrate technology, collaboration

Montana State University Billings will start holding classes this fall in a new cutting-edge, high-tech classroom that blends new technology and a different approach to student-professor collaboration in its College of Education building.

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ReWatch: Why you need a real estate appraisal and home inspection

In an effort to minimize costs and maximize profits, buyers and sellers often ask why both a real estate appraisal and home inspection are needed.

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At Home: Decorating by the numbers

When I first heard about the open lecture in town where a top art historian and architect were going to talk about design using math, I sensed a migraine coming on.

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West Virgina family applies diverse skills to flipping houses

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — With experience in the business, education, accounting and legal industries, the Haney family thinks they have what it takes to make some cash in real estate by "buying, fixing and selling" houses, said Austin Haney, 29, of True Blue Developers LLC.

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Get kuditdit mushrooms for healthy hit

Keith Silva is the owner of Lawai Valley Landscaping & Yard Service, which offers over 18,000 plants. Silva, along with his partner and mycologist Bob Bruce, grow about 150 pounds of mushrooms a week at Silva’s 4.5-acre property. Lawai Valley Mushrooms produces six culinary varieties: pe…

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Magic City Blues helps usher in new era for South Park

Magic City Blues helps usher in new era for South Park

For two days this month, thousands of people will enjoy an afternoon in South Park, perhaps for the first time.

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Moving On Up: Today’s rising equity has some owners thinking of cashing out and upgrading their home

The recession that plagued the housing market is fast receding and home prices and values are not just resurfacing. They are shooting up.

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