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Northern Hotel and Downtown Billings Alliance Offer Free Shuttle Service to MontanaFair

With 230,000 expected to attend MontanaFair, the single biggest event in Montana, you can bet every inch of the parking lot at MetraPark is taken with no room to spare.

To help alleviate some of the parking crunch this year, the Northern Hotel and Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) are providing free round trip shuttle service from downtown to the fairgrounds, according to Ray Massie, sales and marketing director for MontanaFair.

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MontanaFair Shows Off Our Best Local Talent

As always, MontanaFair will have some famous names on the event line up. Like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Oyster Cult, and country crooner Martina McBride.

Those will no doubt be great shows, but don't underestimate the entertainment value in the not-so-famous category: The talent show. Some of the most entertaining moments of

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House for Sale
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My Family and I Are New to Billings

I moved to Billings on July 18th of this year with my wife and five children. We have four boys ages 8 to 3 and a 1-month-old baby girl. We've been staying in a hotel since we arrived, searching for a home to move into and preparing for me to start on air here at Cat Country 102

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Fun at the fair
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Larger Exchange Club Patio Debuts at MontanaFair in Billings

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, MontanaFair has gotten a significant facelifit that expands from the Agriculture Bar to the Exchange Club Patio in the Grandstands area.

The myriad upgrades are designed to a

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Enjoy Our Photo Album From Yellowstone Beer Fest in Cody, Wyoming

If you missed the Yellowstone Beer Fest in Cody, Wyo., on Saturday, don't worry. You can peek into our photo album.

Yellowstone Beer Fest is a regional beer fest held in Cody that provides attendees with unlimited sampling, food vendors and live music.

The Beer Fest offers local and regional award

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"Angel Horses of a Different Color"
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‘Angel Horses of a Different Color’ Ride Into Downtown Billings

 

Four horses have taken up residence under Skypoint in downtown Billings and plan to hold court in that location until the end of August.

No one is complaining; in fact, the horses have become a popular attraction in the heart of downtown.

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No Admission Fee on Senior Day at MontanaFair

Some things in life really are free.

We've got the proof.

Monday, Aug. 10, from noon to 5 p.m., has been designated Senior Day at MontanaFair. The set-aside day is chock-full of free goodies, including free admission.

Lunch is free followed by free ice cr

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A Taste Of Agricultural Bounty
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New Ag Barn to be Dedicated on MetraPark Grounds for MontanaFair’s 100th Anniversary

The curtain had barely fallen on MontanaFair last year when the bulldozers moved in, leveling three antiquated, 1930s-era barns and stables.

Bulldozing the outdated and dilapidated structures paved the way for a modern, 25,000-square-foot, $1 million Ag Barn. The facility, which can house up to 100 stables for horses and livestock, is part of a long-term capital improvement project at MetraPark.

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Billings Top 5 ‘Missed Connections’ of the Month

It's time once again for our monthly roundup of lonely singles (and married people) looking for love online. Here's the top 5 'Missed Connections' of month from the Billings Craigslist page.

1. Dude is in love with ex-girlfriend's mom

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5 Good Reasons to Set Goals
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5 Good Reasons to Set Goals

It’s been said that nobody ever accomplished anything worth accomplishing without first setting a goal. Goal-setting has been a valuable tool for everybody from billionaire businessmen to All-Star athletes. Heck, goal-setting even helped put men on the moon.

Surely a little goal-setting can help me with some of my health objectives. I’m going to start small:  walk for 30 minutes, three times a week. I tried to just find time to accomplish this but I wasn’t successful.  It occurred to me to approach this task as I would a project at work. I would set a goal and make a plan. 

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The 20 Best Towns to Live in Montana

Most people tend to think their hometown is better than other parts of the state. Unless, of course, you grew up in Butte, in which case you move away on your 18th birthday and tell people you’re from Helena

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Billings Mayor Thomas Hanel Needs to Get Tasered and Here’s Why [Opinion]

This month, the town of Van Meter, Iowa, came up with a great new idea to raise money for the local police department. Instead of asking the voters to approve a new bond measure, they're raffling off the opportunity for one lucky citizen to taser a city official

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