• In our world of modern conveniences, it can sometimes go overlooked that many of the foods lining our grocery store shelves did not originate in a factory. The most basic ingredient in a box of cereal or a bag of Oreos for that matter did indeed grow out of the soil - from a tiny seed; a tiny seed that also
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  • The Montana Petroleum Association said it was not surprised by the cancellation of 15 leases held by Devon Corp. in the northwest Montana area of the Lewis and Clark National Forest.
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  • Attracting a more educated and younger labor force to Montana is necessary to shore up the state’s economy, but to do so is more complicated than it may seem.And, is Montana sure that that’s what it wants? quizzed Bryce Ward, an economist with the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) during the BBER’s 42 Annual Montana Economic Outlook for 2017.
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  • Gracia Barr always dreamed of owning her own business, but when the opportunity presented itself she wasn’t sure she was ready. However, the opportunity to purchase The Nail Institute and own a school that served the industry which had been so much a part of her life, was just too much the perfect fit. So with the urging and support
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  • Hess Corp. is ramping up capital spending in North Dakota for 2017, appropriating $700 million and increasing its rig fleet from two to six by the end of the year. Total capital spending by the company is also up to $2.25 billion, $350 million higher than last year.
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  • ZIPPIA, The Career Expert Beta recently ranked the best jobs available in Montana for 2017 college graduates.They were:1. Cost Estimators2. Paralegals and Legal Assistants3. Recreation Workers4. Insurance Sales Agents5. Human Resources Specialists6. Coaches and Scouts7. Social and Human Service AssistantsTo determine the ranking ZIPPIA reported that they combined data from various sources and produced a master database for every profession.
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  • US crude oil production is expected to increase slightly this year to 9 million BOPD – up from 8.9 million BOPD in 2016 – and up to 9.3 million BOPD in 2018, according to the Energy Information administration.
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  • Montana has a new healthcare company — Big Sky Mobile Imaging, based in the Flathead Valley. The company provides mobile X-ray services to those who have an illness or acquire injuries and are in need of X-ray services right where they are, without the stress of having to transport to the emergency room or urgent care.
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  • One of Montana’s oldest and most popular businesses is expanding its facility in Billings to meet growing demand.
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