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Beyond the Mortgage: Your monthly loan payment is just the start of the expenses that go into homeownership

Homebuying is expensive. And it’s important for consumers to understand that expenses don’t end with the mortgage. In fact that’s where it begins.

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Use garden harvest for nutritious smoothies

Use garden harvest for nutritious smoothies

Smoothies are a nutritious way to stir things up in the kitchen, especially if the ingredients come from your garden.

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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 …

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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…

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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, …

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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 th…

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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 …

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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…

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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 ingrai…

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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 hom…

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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-sc…

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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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