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Three Years Without A Chew [Opinion]

I started dipping snuff in the summer of 1988 when I was 12 years old. My friend Steven would steal a can from the roll in his dad's truck and we would get ready for a major buzz. After a summer of doing this, I noticed that the buzz wasn't nearly as intense or fun, but for whatever reason I found myself craving more of it

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Ready For The McWhopper in Billings?
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No McWhopper in Billings?

 

McDonalds' Big Mac and Burger King's Whopper. I love both burgers and my stomach can attest to that.

The two kings of the fast food world had been in talks of putting their buns aside and combini

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9-11 Rememberance Ride
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9-11 Remembrance Ride

On Sunday, Sept. 13, a local biker club is hosting the 10th Annual 9-11
Remembrance Ride. You can sign up at Reese and Ray’s IGA in Laurel at 9:30
a.m. and depart at 11 a.m.

The ride is parade style (side-by-side) at about 35 mph from Reese and Ray’s IGA in Laurel down the Frontage Road, through downtown Billings to the Yellowstone County
Courthouse, where a short remembrance ceremony will be held

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Fast Food Frenzy in Billings
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Fast Food Frenzy in Billings [Opinion]

I understand that with my larger family it can be hard to get a fast food order right. On the other hand, with the computer technology that fast food places are using, it really shouldn't be an issue, right?

Billings has actua

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Charlie Daniels and I Are Mad at Congress [Opinion]

Some folks don't follow politics because they don't think their vote matters. Or, they don't think that there is anything they can do about it. Charlie Daniels is different. And he's right.

His latest letter is titled, "You've Betrayed Your Country" and it's addressed to Congress

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Bad Date in Billings?
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Bad Date in Billings?

A new survey by Men's Health reveals that 46 percent of women would rather talk to a guy with bad breath than one with long nose hairs.

I am so glad I am married, because if I had to go back and deal with either of those ag

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As Billings Schoolchildren Head Back to Classes, Motorists are Advised to Slow Down and Stay Alert

As classes get underway in Billings and across Montana, state health officials and law enforcement officials are reminding motorists to slow down and watch out for children, especially before and after school

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Being a Kid in Billings
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Being a Kid Again in Billings

As we grow into adults and get into our hustle and bustle of work life, it's easy to for us to forget our carefree, fun-loving life we had as a kid.

I forgot how much I had given up until this last weekend

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Back to school
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Why is There Such a Wide Variety of Dates for the First Day of School? [Opinion]

Have you ever asked your principal why your school starts on the day it does? Everyone starts on a different day. Why? What's the reason? No one seems to know. Do they just randomly choose a date ?

I think it would be great if all schools in Montana started and ended the same days, then let local school boards make their own schedules fit between those dates

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School in Billings
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First-Day School Jitters in Billings [Opinion]

The first day of anything can make anyone nervous, especially when it's a child going to school for the first time. I remember going my first time. I was scared to death. Would anyone like me? Would I make friends? Would I be picked on? The list goes on

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Antelope in Billings
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Billings Wildlife is Awesome

After a long day at work, there is nothing like sitting on my back porch and watching the antelope play. I haven't had this since I was a kid. So peaceful and relaxing, it's one of the things I look forward to each day

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Be Stronger Than you Are
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Want to be Stronger than You Are?

It goes back as long as time itself. Trying to impress that cute girl.

How do you do that? Good looks, sense of humor, sensitivity, manners, being a gentleman? How about brute strength?

If you have been anywhere on social media the past few years, you've probably seen videos posted of guys tearing whole phone books in half and bending large nails into a U-shape

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