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Long-struggling Good Earth Market likely to close soon

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Stopping in for lunch at the Good Earth Market on Tuesday, Joanette Wagner learned that the place where she eats at least four days a week and does 95 percent of her grocery shopping will most likely close soon. “It wasn’t entirely unexpected … but it’s just disappointing that our town can’t support a store like this,” Wagner said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New group aims to help the homeless share their stories

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Alexander Andrews wants to give homeless people in Billings the things they need, including food and clothing. He also wants to give them a voice. That’s why he started Spread the Word 406, a group that will take supplies to homeless people on the street or wherever they congregate. At the same time, group members will be gathering stories and testimonials, giving the homeless a chance to speak for themselves. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Second annual Local Food Challenge starts Tuesday

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On her family farm in Rosebud County, about seven miles east of Forsyth, Jean Lemire Dahlman and her husband, Floyd, raise wheat and cattle. They also have a big vegetable garden and a pond stocked with bass, and because they are hunters, they eat a lot of venison. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Buying local boosts economy — and residents’ well-being

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Why are some places crackling with energy and economic vitality, while other places seem lifeless? What qualities give long-term resilience and stability to a local economy instead of a boom-and-bust roller coaster economy? And, looking closer to home, what can we as citizens individually do to make sure Billings is a vibrant, economically vital place? (more…) Continue Reading →

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Prairie Lights: After ArtWalk, dreams of things to come

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It’s a good thing I’m not pretending to be a professional art critic, or even a thorough chronicler. Mrs. Kemmick and I were already planning to take in the ArtWalk in downtown Billings on Friday night, and at the last minute she suggested I take photos at as many venues as possible. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Cooksimple founder goes back to his roots

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Healthy-food entrepreneur Keith Lauver capped a nine-week national tour of grocery stores with a stop at the Good Earth Market in Billings on Tuesday—the store that helped launch his business five years ago. “This is where the magic was,” he said Tuesday morning while setting up a sample table just inside the main entrance to the downtown co-op. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Bridger farm: Growing healthy food for local consumers

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BRIDGER — Marguerite Jodry was majoring in music at the University of Montana when she found her way into the local food movement. She worked in Sheridan, Wyo., on an AmeriCorps-VISTA food project, then worked as an intern at the Amaltheia Organic Dairy in Belgrade, where she arrived amid the kidding season. “I was a goat midwife,” she said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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