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June 2017

The Best Kept Secret

What's Your Beef?

by Jerry Schuster

One of the songs I remember from my childhood days in northeastern Montana is “Cool Water” by the Sons of the Pioneers. Yes, for you naysayers, we had radio and records back then, so get over it. Some of the lyrics of that song…

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September 2016

The Great Dinosaur Conspiracy

by Kris Drummond

Contemplating federal politics in the electoral afterthought that is Montana is exhausting. It’s an empty helplessness that settles in as November nears, particularly this year. I want to care, but maybe part of growing up is coming to…

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July 2016


by Jerry Schuster

The reason this article is untitled is that if you knew the topic at a glance you probably wouldn’t read it. Why? Well, there are approximately 749 books, publications, articles and other resources available locally on the subject. So,…

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June 2016

The Construction Zone Blues

by Jerry Schuster

Be alert! Be aware! Drivers, it is time to get prepared for another road construction season. Do not be afraid. I am going to give you some succinct basics so that you understand what is happening here. Study this article and carry it with…

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May 2016

Was a Dog Found Tortured in Bozeman?

Animal abuse is often the first sign of serious disturbance among adolescent and adult killers. In 1997, Luke Woodham, in a suburb of Jackson, MI, stabbed his mother to death and then opened fire on his high school classmates with a hunting…

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