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Billings police introduce two new K-9 recruits


The Billings Police Department introduced two of its newest foot soldiers Wednesday, Belgian Malinoises named Susan and Dutch. They are both dual-purpose dogs, trained to sniff out drugs and to do all the duties associated with regular patrol work, including evidence recovery, tracking, finding people who don’t want to be found and “bite apprehension.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Williams says experience is her key asset in House run


It was shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday when Kathleen Williams felt the election returns were stacking up in her favor. The Bozeman Democrat had emerged from a field of five other candidates as the victor, narrowly defeating Billings attorney John Heenan for the right to challenge freshman Rep. Greg Gianforte for the state’s only seat in the U.S. House this November. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Community forum looks at immigration, refugees


Wilmot Collins, a refugee from Liberia who was elected mayor of Helena last year, will be one of the speakers at a community forum in Billings next week. Sponsored by Billings Sanctuary Rising, the event, “Strangers to Neighbors: Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees to Our Community,” will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Billings Public Library on Friday, June 8. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Clerks have advice for Montana voters


As the June 5 federal primary quickly approaches, election administrators across Montana want voters to be prepared for Election Day. “We want voters to be aware of last-minute deadlines and reminders to ensure their vote counts,” Ruth Baker, president of the Montana Association of Clerks and Recorders, said in a press release. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Ag’s labor needs behind push for more foreign workers


All over farm and ranch country, it’s getting harder and harder to find workers — whether to herd sheep, process potatoes, pick cherries or milk cows. “It’s hard work and it’s long work and it’s hard to find people to do that,” said John Youngberg, executive vice president of the Montana Farm Bureau Federation. “The need is growing and I think it will continue to grow.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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