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Photo Courtesy of Billings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau Facebook Page
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Billings Population Continues to Grow

This morning, the Flakes discussed a new report from the United States Census Bureau that estimates the population of Billings grew nearly 2 percent from 2010 to 2013.  According to their report, there are now 109,059 people living within the Billings city limits, with nearly 2,000 new residents since 2010

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Photo by Rusty Russell/Getty Images
Photo by Rusty Russell/Getty Images
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The Flakes Have Free Tickets for the Homesteader Days Concert July 11th in Huntley

If you want to see Diamond Rio and Restless Heart playing live July 11th at the Homesteader Days kick off concert in Huntley, you came to the right place.  Mark and Paul will be giving away free tickets to the show every morning for the next couple of weeks

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
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The New Pickle Barrel Restaurant in Billings is Hiring

Good news for fans of the Pickle Barrel sandwich shop, the popular Montana based franchise is almost ready to open their new location on the Billings west end.

If you're looking for work, here's a part time job you might be interested in

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The Cat Country 102.9 Summer Sale

Summer brings the excitement of warm, sunny weather, spending time outside, family vacations and entertaining friends. It's also a time when retail spending increases, as people play outdoors, shop summer sales, tackle home projects, and entertain and eat out more frequently.

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Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and President Obama - Image credits: US Army & Getty Image/Win McNamee
Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and President Obama - Image credits: US Army & Getty Image/Win McNamee
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Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Released From Five-Year Captivity in Afghanistan

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, Americans learned that Idaho native Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been released in Afghanistan after being held prisoner for nearly five years. He was exchanged for prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, who will now be sent to Qatar.

"On behalf of the American people I was honored to call his parents to express our joy that they can expect his safe return," President Obama said in a statement distributed by the White House.

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Photo Credit: Marzanna Syncerz
Photo Credit: Marzanna Syncerz
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What Day Do The Pools in Billings Open?

Summer is finally here. As the weather heats up it's time to look to our local pools to cool off. But when do the pools open? Good news, a lot sooner then you thought. The pools at Rose Park and South Park will be open on June 11th, 2014.

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Category: Billings News
Photo by Getty Images
Photo by Getty Images
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City of Billings Votes Against Downtown Pedestrian Bridge

Our civic leaders had a rare moment of fiscal responsibility yesterday.  The council voted against using tax payers dollars to fund a pedestrian bridge that would run over the train track on 25th Avenue, connecting Montana Avenue and Minnesota Avenue.

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Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images
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Don’t Float Down the Yellowstone River on a Log, When it’s Flooding and You’re Drunk

And, now, a public service message from Mark and Paul. Sometimes it's ok to float down the Yellowstone River on a Log.  It's risky, but sometimes you can get away with floating down the river when it's flooding

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Officials Say ‘Divine Intervention’ Saved Baby in Home Explosion

A mattress is to thank for saving the life of a 4-month-old girl found in the rubble of her Victoria, Texas, home after an explosion on Wednesday morning, officials say.

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What is The Difference Between a Storm Watch and a Storm Warning?

Montana's severe weather season is off to an early start this year, and that means it's even more important to be prepared and informed. It's important to know the difference between a storm watch and a storm warning. Knowing the difference between the two will ensure that you act accordingly. Today I am going to show you what the difference is. 

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Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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The City of Billings Finally Admits They Have a “Transient Problem”

Mark and Paul have been saying it for years, now the city brass is finally admitting it, we have a transient problem in Downtown Billings.

Yesterday, several high ranking officials from the Billings Police Department met with city officials to figure out how to deal with the transients

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Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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Stormchasers Invade Billings

This morning, the Flakes got a call from a lady with an interesting story about the stormchasers flocking to Billings to cash in on the recent hail storm.  According to her, a group of vans moved into the office next door to her

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