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‘Vikings’ Season 2: History Renews for Additional Season

Well, we could have seen that coming. After airing five episodes of its nine-episode order, 'Vikings' has officially raided a second season pickup from the History channel. Having earned favorable reviews from critics and ratings strongly aided by History's 'The Bible' miniseries, it looks like Ragnar Lothbrok and his brood will return to raid another day. Get the latest details on 'Vikings' season 2 inside!

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Valentine’s Day And The Story Behind It.

Well it seems I might have to revamp my feelings on Valentine's Day after all.  I did a little bit of research(really quite minimal) and found an actual romantic story behind one of my most disliked holidays.

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MY NEW APARTMENT

I moved to Billings two weeks ago and have been looking at apartments ever since. I haven't seen much I liked in my price range until a few days ago. On Montana Ave there are several historically significant buildings that have been converted into cool lofts by a local architectural firm

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I ALWAYS THINK OF THE GREAT IDEAS AFTER IT’S TOO LATE

We should have given away 3 12-Gauge shotguns yesterday... get it? 12-12-12. I can't believe I didn't think of it last week.

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Gas Prices Steadily Dropping

Gas prices seem to be going down a bit every week.  Now is a great time to get in the car for a Montana Stay-cation!

When I was young, my parents used to take us on Montana History drives.  It sounds kind of boring, however, it was a lot of fun

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What’s the Real Story Behind the History of Mother’s Day?

There seems to be a holiday for every member of the family these days, but none is probably more important than Mother’s Day.

What daughter or son would dare forget the woman who gave birth to them? With that in mind, here are a few historical tidbits about the origins of Mother’s Day.

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This Day in History for April 25 – DC Comics Introduces Batman and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1859 – British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal (More info)

1901 – New York becomes the first US state to require automobile license plates (More info)

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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Miranda Lambert’s ‘Four the Record’ Makes History, Tops Country Chart

Miranda Lambert‘s fourth studio album, ‘Four the Record,’ is also her fourth album to debut at No. 1 on the country album chart. The ‘Baggage Claim’ singer sold over 133K copies of the album, more than double her previous first week best. Lambert becomes the first country artist in the 47-year history of the album charts to have her first four albums debut at No. 1.

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Scotty McCreery’s ‘Clear as Day’ Debuts at No. 1, Makes Billboard History

There was little doubt that Scotty McCreery would have the No. 1 country album in America this week, but his fans may be surprised to learn that the 18-year-old is tops in all genres, by a wide margin. ‘Clear as Day’ was purchased by 197,000 fans in its debut week.

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Helena – a.k.a. Crabtown?

 

The History of our State Capital is so interesting.  If you ever get a chance to take a tour around  Helena, I highly recommend it.  Like many other towns in Montana, Helena started out as a mining town and was almost named Crabtown!

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The History Behind Labor Day

What’s not to love about Labor Day? A long weekend, BBQs and parades — really, no responsibilities except for having a great time and toasting the end of summer. But what exactly does Labor Day celebrate?

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This Day in History for June 23 – Burger Sworn In and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for the typewriter (More info)

1969 – Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren (More info)

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