Erik Olson

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'Focus on your teacher and not your empty tummy': Governor a hit a Lockwood Schools

'Focus on your teacher and not your empty tummy': Governor a hit a Lockwood Schools

For breakfast, Gov. Steve Bullock told Lockwood Intermediate School students Monday he usually enjoys a bowl of Cheerios and yogurt.

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Ready, set, shop: Retailers gearing up for improved holiday shopping season

Ready, set, shop: Retailers gearing up for improved holiday shopping season

The stakes are big next month for owner Kris Carpenter of Joy of Living on the Billings West End, where the holiday rush typically comprises 4…

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Have You Heard: Burger Dive special goes national

Have You Heard: Burger Dive special goes national

One of Burger Dive owner Brad Halsten's top creations is on sale nationwide.

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Discount retailer Alco shuttering two Eastern Montana stores

Discount retailer Alco shuttering two Eastern Montana stores

Discount retailer Alco Stores announced Friday it is closing 200 stores nationwide and liquidating merchandise, including stores in two Easter…

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Boat dealer moves into former Scheels space at Rimrock Mall

Boat dealer moves into former Scheels space at Rimrock Mall

A Wyoming boat dealer has temporarily set up a showroom at the Rimrock Mall in the former Scheels Sporting Goods space, and mall officials say…

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Tourism group to promote Billings at Minneapolis airport

Tourism group to promote Billings at Minneapolis airport

Billings tourism officials hope to put the Magic City on the minds of Twin Cities travelers this holiday season.

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Have You Heard: Mother, daughter team up at Meow Salon downtown

At Meow Salon and Boutique in downtown Billings, the window shopping comes free with the haircut.

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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 …

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YelCo 52: Battle of Canyon Creek: Monument honors Nez Perce escape north of Laurel

YelCo 52: Battle of Canyon Creek: Monument honors Nez Perce escape north of Laurel

Take the winding road north of Laurel — past two cemeteries, a landfill, acres of pastureland and rolling hilltop bluffs — and you’ll run into…

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