Erik Olson

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Cloud Peak taking more active role in coal debate: ‘We want it to be a factual discussion’

Cloud Peak taking more active role in coal debate: ‘We want it to be a factual discussion’

DECKER — The 300-foot dragline juts into southern Montana skyline like an industrial tower, a titan among giant equipment at Cloud Peak Energy…

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Have You Heard: Big gains and a loss for downtown Billings

Downtown Billings is gaining two new hot spots while another is leaving for the West End.

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Ferris wheel operators learn the trade at Scheels

Ferris wheel operators learn the trade at Scheels

Ferris wheels have changed a lot in the half century since Paul Courchaine last operated one.

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Have You Heard: 'Vaping' shop opens in Heights

The billowing e-cigarette industry has expanded into Billings Heights.

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Billings lodging options expand with opening of La Quinta Inn

Billings lodging options expand with opening of La Quinta Inn

The hotel boom in Billings continued last week with the opening of La Quinta Inn and Suites on the West End, and lodging experts say the boom …

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Scheels offers sneak peek of new store

Scheels offers sneak peek of new store

Most of the vests, hunting gear, fishing poles and exercise equipment are in place at the new Scheels Sporting Goods store on Billings’ West End.

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Billings Clinic expansion boosting local contractors

Billings Clinic expansion boosting local contractors

Gene Kolstad has been helping to design health care facilities for more than three decades, and he still gets excited about the details of the…

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Have You Heard: B-Town Grill opens inside Stadium Club

Have You Heard: B-Town Grill opens inside Stadium Club

Alan Arthur needed a job. The owners of the Stadium Club needed someone to take over their kitchen. But both sides wanted a bigger commitment …

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CellularOne service ending Aug. 31 in Montana

CellularOne will discontinue all Montana wireless service at the end of August, company officials announced Tuesday.

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B-Town Grill

B-Town Grill

Alan Arthur, left, opened B-Town Grill in the Billings Heights on Aug. 8. At right is his girlfriend, Stephanie Fossum.

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