MDU Resources Group, Inc. reported 12 percent higher first quarter earnings from continuing operations of $35.5 million, or 18 cents per share, compared to first quarter 2016 earnings from continuing operations of $31.6 million, or 16 cents per share. Including discontinued operations, MDU Resources reported first quarter earnings of $37.2 million, or 19 cents per share, compared to $24.7 million, or 13 cents per share, in first quarter

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Jim Wright, former chair and current member of Montana State University’s Montana Manufacturing Extension Center Advisory Board, has been named to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board. Wright is the current vice president of operations for Proof Research in Columbia Falls, a company that designs and manufactures carbon fiber composite firearms for both military and commercial applications

 

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  • Samantha Snyder and Savannah Jelich have opened Organic Platinum Clothing Supply in uptown Butte. The store is located on Broadway Street in Butte. The store offers  a selection of sporty clothing and accessories. opening the store is part of an Uptown Butte revival that has taken place over the past several years.
     
  • Liquor license laws, passed in the 1930s after the repeal of Prohibition, are the topic of conversation around the state as the prices for
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  • Dillon-based Great Harvest Bread Co. announced that Texas-based analytics firm Buxton will study the growth potential of its new bakery model. Great Harvest, which has over 220 stores, plans to expand in the Northeast.
     
  • Anaconda residents are being offered $1,000 to sign over their legal rights to sue the Atlantic Richfield Company as the rights pertain to heavy metal contamination. The offers went to people whose properties are contaminated by smoke from
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EPA Facing 25 Percent Cut
The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by the AP, which said the tentative plan from the Office of Management and Budget indicates the agencys funding would be reduced by roughly 25 percent and about 3,000 jobs would be cut, about 19

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