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Montana Has the 10th Highest Gas Prices in the Nation

If you've listened to Flakes over the years, you've probably heard Paul complaining about the gas prices in Billings more than a few times.  We've got a refinery here, yet gas consistently costs less in other parts of the state, region and country

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My Little Pony Gang in Butte,MT

Well this is one for the books, Butte police are searching for a gang that is doing My Little Pony graffiti. 

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Today is the Vote By Mail Registration Deadline for the 2014 Election

If you're planning to vote in the upcoming election, today is the deadline to register to vote by mail.  All registrations must be postmarked by 5 pm in order to cast a mail-in ballot.  Otherwise, you'll have to register in person at the Courthouse for the November 4th election

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New Minimum Wage in Montana Will Rank Among the Highest in America

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry recently announced that the state's minimum wage will rise another 15 cents per hour next year.  Starting on January 1st, the new minimum wage will be $8

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Hey Missoula, Keep Ebola Away From Montana

St. Patrick's Hospital in Missoula has been designated as one of four medical facilities in the United States authorized to treat patients who may be infected by the Ebola virus.  On one hand, it's good that they are capable of treating a potential outbreak, but do we really want to bring patients from other areas of the country to Montana?

Sure, we know that those compassionate Missoulans want to save the planet, one victim at a time

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New Study Will Haunt Your Dreams

Have you ever dreamed about killing someone?  Did your victim(s) look like Mark or Paul?  Thanks to a new nationwide dream analysis study, you can finally let go of the shame and the guilt.

According to data compiled by DreamsCloud, Montana

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MSUB Announces Forum to Discuss Downtown Billings’ Transient Problem

Sadly, this issue has become a recurring theme lately.   MSUB just announced a public forum to help discuss the problems with transients in downtown Billings.  The stories are well documented, and they keep getting worse

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Montana Students Have Worst Attendance Rates in the Country

According to a new report, students in Montana have the highest rates of absenteeism in the country.  An advocacy group called Attendance Works released the study, which compares attendance rates with test scor

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Yellowstone County is Among the Most Heavily Armed Counties in America

Over the weekend, an article was released ranking the top 30 counties in the United States based on the percentage of residents who own a gun.  And, of course, Yellowstone County is one of the most heavily armed counties in the country.

We finished 14th on the national list.  The article claims th

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Photo courtesy of Billings West Golden Bears Facebook Page
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New High School Enrollment Figures for Montana

This morning, the Flakes read the latest report on high school enrollments in the state of Montana.  As you would expect, a lot of schools are growing.  And some of the small town schools are getting even smaller

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The Flakes are Picking Up the Tab for Lunch Today…and So Are You

As the kids head back to school this week, the taxpayers will be picking up the lunch tab for students at 86 Montana schools.  Those schools will be part of a new federal program offering free lunch to all students, not just low income students based on need

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District Judge Gives Hardin Man Probation After He Kills a Person

Earlier this week, the Montana Supreme Court censured District Judge G. Todd Baugh for the controversial comments he made about the underage victim when he sentenced Stacy Dean Rambold to 30 days in jail on sexual assault charges

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