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Downtown arts and culture create ‘experiential economy’


As I drop down Interstate 90 into the river valley that holds the “Magic City,” I swear: I won’t ever live in Billings, Montana. The sun glints off a spawling refinery that dominates the city’s eastern entrance. A sickly sweet smell smacks my face, making my teeth ache and my stomach curl. And they’re processing sugar beets on the South Side. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Laurel geologist (oh, and Billings) featured in magazine


For now, at least, Laurel resident Chase Brownlee is the face of Billings. The 26-year-old Stillwater Mine geologist is on the cover of the September issue of Outside magazine, which just hit the newsstands today. Another photo of Brownlee dominates the Contents page and there’s a two-page spread of him standing atop the cliffs of the Four Dances Recreation Area (also known as Sacrifice Cliff) overlooking the Yellowstone River. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Annex Coffeehouse and Bakery offers sneak peek


This story has been updated to include a correction. Friends and family got a sneak peek at the Annex Coffeehouse and Bakery on Monday evening. The new business is connected to the Fieldhouse restaurant, owned by Ben and Krystal Harman, at 2601 Minnesota Ave. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Fieldhouse owner to open coffee shop, bakery next door


Ben Harman is planning to bring more good food and drink to Minnesota Avenue. Nearly four years after he and his wife, Krystal, opened the Fieldhouse restaurant at 2601 Minnesota Ave., Harman is preparing to convert the former Gym Jay space into the Annex Coffeehouse and Bakery. (more…) Continue Reading →

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