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Montana Gas Prices Still Rising, End of Climb in Sight

At $3.34 per gallon, Montana's average gas prices are up again this week. They have been climbing for over three weeks now, but hope for motorists could be on the horizon.

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Enrollment Stories Very Different at University of Montana and Montana State University

Enrollment is quite literally the lifeblood of a university system and over the past year Montana's two big public universities, Montana State University and the University of Montana have very different stories to tell when it comes to new enrollment.

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Under Three Dollar Gas Still Available in Montana, But in Just a Few Places

Gas prices climb nearly 8 cents, but there are still great deals to be had if you know where to look.

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Sequester Could Cut Missoula Aging Service’s Budget by 50 Percent

The sequester is scheduled to occur as February comes to a close. For some agencies, the cutbacks will be minimal, but for others, like Missoula Aging Services, the cutbacks will be significant.

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School Board Votes to Close Historic 1889 Grantsdale School in Hamilton

The school bell outside Grantsdale Elementary in Hamilton has been ringing for classes and recess since the school's founding by Henry Grant in 1889. After a school board decision on Monday, February 25, however, Grantsdale's bell will ring to let children loose for the last time on June 6 of this year.

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University of Montana Economist Says Another Fiscal Cliff Is Looming [AUDIO]

Montana's economy improved significantly in 2012, and 2013's forecast is hopeful as well, except for another fiscal cliff that looms in the near future.

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Tourism Benefits Every Aspect of Montana Business [AUDIO]

A new study by the University of Montana Institute for Tourism and Economic Research shows that non-resident travel supported jobs in every business sector in Montana.

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Montana Gas Prices Continue To Fall [AUDIO]

Now that the end of the year is approaching, gas prices in Montana continue to fall.

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12 Days of Christmas Will Cost Over $107,000 in 2012

Every year, economists predict how much the gifts mentioned in the song '12 Days of Christmas' will cost in today's economy. In 2012, the estimate is over $107,000.

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New Manufacturing Business to Open in Bonner [AUDIO]

This news release provided by Missoula Economic Partnership

ALCOM to Open Manufacturing Facility in Bonner

Fast-growing trailer maker expects to hire 60 workers, grow to 200 in two years.

BONNER, MONT. — One of America’s fastest-growing and most respected brands of aluminum trailers will soon be made in Missoula County. On Wednesday, November 14, Maine-based ALCOM LLC announced it signed a lease to establish a new, 70,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Bonner.

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Craft Beer Benefits Montana’s Economy [AUDIO]

Montana’s 33 craft brewers represent a growing sector of manufacturing activity in the state, according to a new survey and economic impact study by researchers Colin Sorenson and Todd Morgan of The University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

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Heartbreaking Video Shows Just How Bad Kalispell’s Economy Is

Before I moved to Missoula, I lived in Kalispell and had made many good friends over the course of years that I stayed there. Back in 2004, money never really seemed to be too much of an issue. But then again, that was before the entire global market came to a screeching halt. Since then, the lack of jobs and income has washed up large cities like Detroit and even as close as Spokane. We thought that perhaps Montana could be able to sustain itself with the tighter knit communities and small town prices. We were wrong.

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