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How Many Construction Workers Does it Take to Fix a Water Main in Downtown Billings?

Road construction on 27th Street and 1st Avenue in downtown Billings is going to make traffic a real headache for the next couple of months.

Evidently, one of the projects they're working on is fixing a water main under 27th Street

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46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - Concerts On Fremont - Day 1
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Getting You Home With Chris Young

Chris Young is coming to the Montana Fair and Cat Country is getting you home. Wake up with Mark and Paul every weekday leading up to the show. The Flakes will call out a different small town every day. It could be Laurel, Lockwood, Roundup, or even Miles City. Be the first listener from that town to call us back and we'll hook you up with tickets to the Chris Young concert. Plus you'll qualify to win free dinner on the night of the show and a $50 gas card to get you home. For an extra chance to win fill out the form below and tell us what town you're from. 

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Category: Billings News, Contest
A view of the construction North of 27th Street on First Avenue.
A view of the construction North of 27th Street on First Avenue.
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Road Construction in Downtown Billings is Ridiculous

As if traffic at the intersection of Montana Ave and 27th Street wasn't already congested enough, things went from bad to worse today when construction crews closed lanes on First Avenue in Downtown Billings

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Category: Billings News
Photo By Encyclopaedia Britannica/UIG Via Getty Images
Photo By Encyclopaedia Britannica/UIG Via Getty Images
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New Report Says Montana Tourism Creates Over 6,000 Jobs

The National Park Service just issued a new report touting the tourism industry here in the great state of Montana.  According to their findings, over 4 million people visited National Parks in Montana last year

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Photo Courtesy of Metra Park Official Facebook Page
Photo Courtesy of Metra Park Official Facebook Page
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Metra Park is Hiring for the MontanaFair

If you, or someone you know, is looking to make a few extra bucks this summer, Metra Park is hiring part time employees to work during the MontanaFair next month.

Here's what they have and who you should contact if you're interested:

For Ushers, Ticket Takers, Security, and Cleaning Positions
Contact Dan Lasswell at 406

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This Is What Happens to an Adult When You Leave Him in a Hot Car [VIDEO]

There have been far too many stories in the news this summer about parents leaving their kids in the car while they go in and shop. This is not okay! We all know that a quick trip in the store can end up being much more than that.

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
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Billings Voters to Decide on Public Service Levy November 4th

Here's a quick follow up on a story we shared with you last week.  Last night, the Billings City Council gave the green light to a new levy for public services which will be decided on by voters in the upcoming November election

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Billings: City Of All-Stars!

Okay the title of my post might be a little misleading but I'm going overboard to congratulate former Billings Mustang and current Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion who was selected to play for the American League in tomorrow nights' MLB All-Star game

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Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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Why Does Every Transient in Billings Have a Cell Phone?

Paul saw one again this morning, a transient walking down the street in downtown Billings talking on his cellphone.  Is it just us, or does every vagrant in our community have an smartphone?

Evidently, we're in the wrong line of work

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Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
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Captain Buys Pizza for Frontier Airlines Passengers at Cheyenne Regional Airport [VIDEO, POLL]

When a Frontier Airlines flight from Washington, DC, to Denver was diverted to Cheyenne, Wyoming because of severe weather on Monday, the captain reached into his own wallet after realizing his passengers hadn't eaten in seven hours

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Photo Courtesy of Ciao Mambo Billings Facebook Page
Photo Courtesy of Ciao Mambo Billings Facebook Page
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The 5 Best Dishes in Billings

I'm a "foodie".  I eat out almost every night.  After moving to Billings last year, I have been impressed with the number of quality restaurants for a town of this size.  There are a few things missing from the Billings food scene, namely a good Vietnamese noodle house and a mediterranean grill that doesn't suck (the Athenian is terrible), but that's to be expected

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Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images
Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images
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Billings Teenager Takes the Blame for Sports Authority Fire

In case you missed it over the weekend, a Billings teenager has admitted that he started a fire that damaged the Sports Authority Store on 24th Street West last week.  The fifteen year old claims he lit the firework which ignited one of bushes outside the store and later spread to the building

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