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Gas Prices Still Climbing, but Should Decelerate Soon

Gas prices in Montana continue to climb through mid-March, however, there is hope that a shift in oil prices may keep prices from climbing too much in the near future.

"Our survey incorporates 615 different gas stations across the State of Montana," said Gasbuddy

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Snow Boosts Montana Employment in January, Up 2,000 Jobs

Montana's unemployment rate went down in January, dropping by one-tenth, to 5.3 percent.

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Over 11 Million Non-Resident Visitors Spent $3.6 Billion in Montana in 2013 [AUDIO]

In case you were wondering how much tourism means to the state of Montana in jobs and revenue, the numbers just released for 2013 should convince you.

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Global Debt Now Exceeds $100 Trillion [AUDIO]

According to the Switzerland-based Bank for International Settlements, global debt now exceeds $100 trillion.

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University of Montana Enrollment Drops by 971 Students, Decline “Expected”

The University of Montana released its 2014 spring enrollment numbers today, February 27, and are reporting total enrollment of 13,544 students, a decrease of 971 students from last fall. 

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Montana Gasoline Prices Lower Than Nation, But Higher than Last Year

Nationwide gasoline prices have been climbing for 20 straight days now, and although Montana enjoys the cheapest prices in the country, it is one of the few states experiencing higher prices than last year.

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Unexpected Storm Breaks Missoula Snow Removal Budget

All of this February snow is causing the city of Missoula to spend a lot more money than expected on deicing and snow removal. Missoula Street Superintendent Brian Hensel says he tacked on another 60,000 dollars of extra expenses just today (February 25).

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Over 300 Plum Creek Workers Face Cutbacks Because of Log Supply Issues

Many Plum Creek workers in western Montana were notified this week that they would be losing a fourth of their working hours. 

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Record Attendance at Big Sky Film Festival, Missoula Comedian Makes it Big

The eleventh annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is in full swing in Missoula. Festival director Nick Davis says his crew waded through over 1,000 film submissions before picking the final set.

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Ravalli Treasurer Valerie Stamey Says No Investigators or Auditors Have Contacted her to Get Her Side of the Story

The fight over whom to blame over late tax payments and other issues in Ravalli County government has intensified over the first week in February.

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