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Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
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Townsquare Media Can Help You Grow Your Small Business

Missoula seems to be a hot spot for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Starting and running a small business is no small task, especially in Montana. It seems that we were one of the last places for the Internet and cellphone companies to find. But now that they are here and just about everyone has them, wouldn’t it be great if you could reach them?

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9 Mile House is Back – Bringing With it the Best Cheeseburger and Fries

I have a confession to make. For the past month or so I have been indulging in the best cheeseburger and fries I’ve ever had. I am feeling a little bit guilty about not sharing, so I will let you in on my little secret. The best cheeseburger and fries I have ever eaten are from the newly reopened 9 Mile House, which is now known as the 9 Mile Roadhouse. You can still find this out of the way eatery at 28030 Old US Highway 10 West in Huson.

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Five Best Practical Jokes to Play on Your Kids This April Fool’s Day

I love having kids. They are so much fun, and really fun to play tricks on. April Fool’s Day has got to be the most fun day of the year when you have kids. There isn’t much that will put a smile on your face faster, or make laugh longer, than seeing the surprise on your child’s face when they realize they’ve been tricked, and by their parents no less. So, to help all of us parents make this April Fool’s Day great, I’ve compiled a list of practical jokes to play on your kids.

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What’s the Big Deal with Steelhead Fishing in Montana?

As I have mentioned before, my husband is an ex-fly fishing guide. So, whenever I want any information on this subject, I go straight to him. It also helps that he seems to have an unhealthy obsession with fly fishing. We often joke about this, as certain times of the year I find myself a fishing widow. Of course these times coincide with the numerous fly hatches.

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10 Funny and Possibly Cruel April Fool’s Day Gags

Every year April Fool’s Day sneaks up on me. The day is usually uneventful because I don’t even remember it’s April Fool’s Day until the day is almost over. This year, I am vowing to make a change. I am planning on living April Fool’s Day to the fullest. If you need a little help coming up with some gags and pranks, I’ve compiled a list for you.

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Should Your Dog Wear a Yellow Ribbon?

In past years yellow ribbons were used to commemorate soldiers away at war and could be seen on almost every street. They were tied to trees, fences, mailboxes and even cars. However, today that yellow ribbon has a new meaning. Yes, thanks to The Yellow Dog Project, you can now see yellow ribbons tied to dog leashes all across the United States.

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Ask Opinion on Montana Towns and Schools and Get Fishing Advice Free

This past weekend I attended a writer’s conference. In one of the classes that I attended, the author spoke about how everything a writer writes is important. I have to say, that I didn’t totally buy that, until today. The past year I have been blogging regularly and had considered it more of something I do for fun and a way for me to be creative, than as a way to reach people. However, today changed my opinion of blogging, and now I have bought the speaker’s words hook, line and sinker.

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