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Guest Opinion: Modern Learning Depends on High Speed Internet
A real gap exists today between students who have access to all the Internet has to offer, and those who live in areas that are lagging behind. This is a problem prevalent across the country, but more so in rural Montana than nearly any other state. Currently, high schools in Missoula County, Wood…
Kasun New SD2 Superintendent
The Gazette reports that Billings school trustees selected Ross Kasun, a superintendent from New Jersey, as the person to take Billings schools “to the next level.” Trustees voted 6-2 to hire Kasun, however, he still needs to negotiate a contract with the city administrat…
Bakken ND Rig Count Doubles Since April 2016
An online report from OilPrice.com says, “The Bakken crude oil production has started to grow again and is expected to beat in the first half of 2018 its own production record of 1.23 million bpd from December 2014.”
Billings Inches Towards Breaking the Record
I spoke with Joe Lester from the Billings office for the National Weather Service shortly after 6 AM. While the storm ended up largely dodging Billings, we are inching our way towards breaking the record.
Retailers Team Up With BPD to Curb Shoplifters
Billings area retailers were easily losing millions of dollars each year due to shoplifters. But a new program developed by the Montana Retail Association, working in conjunction with the Billings Police Department, is starting to turn things around.

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