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Mesaba completes takeover of Big Sky Airlines

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – – A subsidiary of Mesaba Holdings Inc., a Minneapolis-based regional air carrier, has completed its purchase of Big Sky Airline. Associated Press Billings Gazette Mesaba announced Monday that its Ranger Acquisition Corp….

Lawyers on their own -The Law Center opens doors to independence for Missoula attorneys

There’s now an alternative in Missoula for attorneys who’d like to set up their own practice but lack start-up capital. By MICK HOLIEN of the Missoulian The fourth floor of the historic Florence Building has…

Commissions plan meeting on legislative agenda

(Every community in Montana should consider this and then keep an ongoing dialogue with elected officials. Legislators and local government can do a much better job if they understand the concerns of those who will be affected by their decisions. "The State with the Best Education Wins." applies to much more than K-16 education. Russ)

Cutthroat Communications acquires Alaska Wireless Cable in Fairbanks, Alaska

Cutthroat Communications http://www.cutthroatcom.com is pleased to announce they have just acquired Alaska Wireless Cable of Fairbanks, Alaska. Because AWC’s mission is to provide data services and cable television to the greater Fairbanks region, the acquisition…

Former high-tech employees get creative to stay in Bozeman

(Great article on a subject that’s very important to the improvement of the Montana economy. Encouraging more of these "mushroom" startups is crucial. -Russ)

How sweet it is-Like the product itself, the sugar industry in Wyoming and Montana crystallized in 2002.

A new farm bill and new owners across the region have re-arranged the landscape. And, despite a tough growing season with late spring frosts and a shortage of water in some areas, the shift in…

Missoula Steel company lays off half of its work force

Roscoe Steel and Culvert Co. laid off about half its Missoula work force Wednesday, according to employees and company officials. By ROB CHANEY of the Missoulian A statement from the company said "a very weak…

Montana Manufacturers on Parade

The number and diversity of manufacturers across the state of Montana is a wonderful secret. The breadth of their ingenuity, the skills reflected, their quality and the degree to which many Montana manufacturers export to…

Touch America signals possible bankruptcy

Report cites mounting losses, dispute with Qwest as key factors HELENA – Touch America said Tuesday it is running out of money and may need to seek bankruptcy protection. By MATT GOURAS Associated Press Missoulian…

Montana-made gluten-free flour now shipping; growers co-op expanding

Montina, a gluten-free flour milled from a native grass, should have greatly expanded sales in 2003, say those involved in its development and marketing. Carol Flaherty MSU News Sales are expected to rise to between…