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The best of The Billings Gazette, hand-picked by local editors.

Gazette opinion: Court clerks can’t opt out of filing legal documents

Gazette opinion: Court clerks can’t opt out of filing legal documents

A marriage equality celebration commenced on the seventh floor of the Yellowstone County Courthouse Thursday where 15 same-sex couples obtaine…

New lawmaker posts comment comparing Demos to slaveholders

New lawmaker posts comment comparing Demos to slaveholders

HELENA — State Sen.-elect Nels Swandal, R-Wilsall, recently shared on his Facebook page a post from someone else showing a drawing of slaves w…

Oil patch workers thankful for second chances this Thanksgiving

Oil patch workers thankful for second chances this Thanksgiving

WILLISTON, N.D. -- Two years ago Tim “Polar Bear” Garrison faced the prospect of no work in his home state of Michigan, where a 9 percent unem…

Snow removal a science at Billings airport; no travel snags reported

Snow removal a science at Billings airport; no travel snags reported

Kary McCartney and her 8-year-old son, Michael, were able to sit and relax on a bench near the Billings airport entrance before heading throug…

Snowy night in Billings

Snowy night in Billings

Quick night shot of downtown Billings after a snowstorm. (Video by Justin Voeller).

'How long will it last, and how do we plan?' California drought foreshadows crisis for rest of West

'How long will it last, and how do we plan?' California drought foreshadows crisis for rest of West

The worst drought in California’s history is a forewarning of problems for the entire West, including Montana and Wyoming.

Opening times for Billings stores on Thanksgiving, Black Friday

Opening times for Billings stores on Thanksgiving, Black Friday

Here is a listing of when Billings stores open for Black Friday shopping. For a map of locations, visit this story online at billingsgazette.com

North Dakota officials denounce New York Times report on the Bakken

North Dakota officials denounce New York Times report on the Bakken

BISMARCK, N.D. — State officials Tuesday denounced a monthslong investigative report conducted by The New York Times that ran last weekend as …

New Meridian store seeks to set itself apart in Billings retail scene

New Meridian store seeks to set itself apart in Billings retail scene

When Lisa Wyss began planning a new Meridian Boutique in the Shops at Shiloh Crossing, she was aiming for a store with a modern, distinctive l…

Run Turkey Run

Run Turkey Run

View photos of the 4th annual Run! Turkey Run!

Har Mar Superstar with Pizza Underground

Har Mar Superstar with Pizza Underground

Minnesota soul singer Har Mar Superstar (Sean Tillman) and the Pizza Underground, a Velvet Underground cover band fronted by former child acto…

Retrospective: Black Friday deals

Retrospective: Black Friday deals

The day after Thanksgiving has long been known to shoppers and retailers as Black Friday. Researcher Bonnie Taylor-Blake has traced the term's…