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There were 39 units of blood given at the Vitalant blood drive on Jan. 12, 2021.

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Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation and the Miles City Small Business Development Center are hosting a free online training on Jan. 27, 2021 from 12 to 1 p.m. This training is designed for individuals looking to start a business. The Start-up 101 Business Training will help you t…

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A bill to reduce COVID-19 liability for Montana businesses and the first meeting of the Legislature’s COVID-19 panel came during the first week of the session, a day after Republican leadership confirmed the first known positive test for the virus in a legislator late Thursday.

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August 14 -- Headline: Mayor JoDee Pratt resigns. It took just a few sentences to announce her resignation Tuesday. “I am resigning from the office of mayor. It has been a honor to serve you all. Thank you for your dedication to this wonderful community. This is effective today 8-11-2020,” t…

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Superior Care Villa resident Gladys Morris’s family stopped by to wish her a Merry Christmas and sing her carols during the holiday season.

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May 22 -- The graduating class of 2020 certainly had a unique graduation ceremony. Superintendent Aaron Skogen delivered the commencement address to the students who were seated in the Schillinger Stadium - with the proper “social distancing” limits imposed. Immediate family members were sea…

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The Americanism Program, a local celebration of patriotic service for more than 50 years, has been placed on hold, possibly for months or the entire year.

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At the end of each regular semester, Dickinson State University recognizes those students named to the Dean’s List. Eligible students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours with a term GPA of 3.5 or above.

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Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Education on Feb. 5, 2021, to waive Montana’s federally mandated state standardized tests. Approximately 81,000 Montana students participate in the federally mandated test. The strategic waiver…

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Southeast Electric encourages students and members to always be learning. Scholarship funds are always a good way to help with this goal. In the last ten years Southeast has awarded over $50,000 worth of scholarships. We consider it an investment in the future of our cooperative. The followi…

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February 28 -- A controversial plan to create a Special Improvement District for improving the streets of Baker was approved Feb. 26 at Baker High School by a narrow 3-2 margin. . .Postal service returned to Ismay after townspeople agreed to have a temporary facility constructed inside the t…

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Commissioner Roy Rost swore in Kevin Braun, Commissioner; Jeraldine A. Newell, Clerk of the District Court; and Keli R. Bertsch, Deputy Clerk on Dec. 28, at the courthouse.

that you may have the right to a court-appointed interpreter if you’re involved in a lawsuit?

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2020 has been difficult for businesses, non-profits, ag producers and so many others due to COVID-19.

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Kathy and Jerry Sikorski of Ekalaka wanted to help their fellow Montanans during the COVID-19 pandemic. They didn’t have the funds to make large donations, but what they did have was an abundance of a crop that can feed people in many ways.

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The wedding uniting Solenn Jacobsen, a 2015 Baker High School graduate, and Pierce Peasley, a 2013 graduate of Wheatland High School, WY, took place in Helena, MT, June 27, 2020. The couple met in Helena, MT where they both attended Carroll College. They now live in Laramie, WY where Solenn …

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Since the 1980s, drunk driving has become less and less common in the United States, a trend reflected in a persistent drop in overall DUI arrests and fatalities over time. During this period, enforcement of DUI laws has grown more strict, which makes these statistical improvements more rema…

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The world of Zoom is interesting. Being in education, I have had a fair amount of training on Zoom. Some of that training has centered around what happens if someone hacks or bombs your Zoom session. I was grateful a couple of weeks ago for that training.