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Phenomenist Brings Show as Unique as the Name to MontanaFair in Billings [Video]

Phenomenist.

Can you use that in a sentence, please?

A phenomenist is one who believes in phenomenalism.

Hmmm.

What we do know is that it is a valid Scrabble word.

What we also know is that you can a phenomenist live at MontanaFair.

It

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Billings Driver Harassing Bicyclists [VIDEO]

I was driving on Fourth Avenue a headed toward MetraPark when I saw a White Ford diesel truck purposefully covering bicyclists and pedestrians in plumes of exhaust. I know that this can't be new.

In fact, I would imagine this happened shortly after diesel-powered vehicles were invented, but I had never actually witnessed it until I saw it here in Billings

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Parents Can Expect to Pay Nearly $3,000 for School Supplies and Activities for Three Children in Grades K-12

If the sight of all those school supplies filling the aisles of Billings retail stores has you in a panic, it's understandable.

Parents with three children in elementary, middle and high school can expect to pay as much as $3,000 for school supplies and extracurricular activities for the 2015-2016 school year, according to the Huntington Bank Backpack Index released Wednesday.

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Andrew Brooks Rolling Memorial Makes its Way Along Grand Avenue

I was driving on Grand Avenue on Wednesday evening and saw upwards of 30 cars traveling west, procession style.

Many of the cars had "Andrew Brooks" written on them, so I did some googling and figured out that it was the anniversary of Andrew's death

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Mango Dango is Not a New Food at MontanaFair [Video]

When you're noshing on footlong corn dogs, funnel cakes and cheese curds at MontanaFair this year, you will be entertained for the first time by talents of Mango and Dango in the food court.

Mango and Dango are a multi-talented

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Snow Piles in Buffalo, New York Still 10 Feet Tall – Yes, in Late July

Reminders of last year's crazy snow storm in Buffalo, New York are still standing tall.

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A Record-Breaking Yellowstone River Roundup PRCA Rodeo is On Tap at MontanaFair

If you were one of the more than 12,000 spectators at last year's three-day rodeo event at MontanaFair, you got to see some of the best riders and ropers in the business.

With 536 cowboys in competition for big purses, 2014 was a record-setting year and an exciting show for fans of all ages.

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Carrie Underwood is Performing at the Minnesota State Fair and We Want to Put You in the Audience

Carrie Underwood, who dominated 2015 “CMT Music Awards" in June is at the zenith of her career and Cat Country 102.9 wants to make sure you see her live in concert. To help make that happen, we will pick up the tab so you can travel to Minnesota.

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What’s Your Craziest Vacation Story?

"Vacation," the continuation from Nation Lampoon, hits theaters this week! The gang is back as they do everything possible to have a good vacation, with everything going wrong as usual.

We've all been in their shoes at one point or another, either as kids with our parents or as parents dealing with our kids.

Tell me about your

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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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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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