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The year's hottest jobs are hiring in droves, paying well, and providing room to grow.

Registered Nurse $44,190-$95,130
Software Developer $54,360-$87,790
Pharmacist $82,090-$138,620
Medical Assistant $20,810-$40,190
Database Administrator $41,570-$115,660
Web Developer $43,190-$119,940
Computer Systems Analyst $48,360-$119,070
Physical Therapist $53,620-$107,920
Computer Programmer $40,820-$114,180
Occupational $48,920-$102,520
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Construction industry works to recruit women
Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she’s back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a…
U.S. senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales
A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled governmen…
Beef 'O' Brady's closed for remodel
The Beef ‘O’Brady’s sports pub has closed a little more than a year after it opened at 1223 Grand Ave. in Billings.
Billings Open Studio offers boost for downtown, local photographers
Ted Kim sees his newest business venture as a way to help revitalize downtown Billings. And, in doing so he’s helping local photographers build their business and hone their craft.
Daily N.D. oil production hits record 1.1M barrels
WILLISTON, N.D. — The latest figures available show North Dakota's daily oil production reached more than 1.1 million barrels in July, a record high, state regulators announced Friday.
Groups sue over Bakken crude oil shipments in older rail cars
SEATTLE — Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars.
Montana Monster Munchies in Bozeman is hiring
BOZEMAN — A Bozeman company that makes gluten-free oatmeal cookies has a three-month contract to ramp up production and is hiring 42 people to help with the work.
Construction begins on Chipotle restaurant at West Park Promenade
Chipotle Mexican Grill, a fast-casual eatery, is building its first Montana restaurant at West Park Promenade in Billings.
Tongue River Railroad told to turn over documents
Sponsors of a proposed railroad that would open Montana’s huge coal reserves to new mining must turn over documents about the project’s economics to a conservation group that’s opposed to the …
CHS’s Laurel refinery plans $406 million upgrade
CHS Inc. recently announced a $406 million upgrade for its oil refinery in Laurel to boost diesel production and efficiency.
Minot men try to crowd fund brewery
WILLISTON, N.D. — Three Minot natives are trying to crowd fund an effort to bring craft beer to the city.
Attorney: Bakken boom town strippers' pay short-changed
WILLISTON, N.D. — A Williston attorney is leading a class-action lawsuit against the oil boomtown's two strip clubs, saying they violated state and federal laws by classifying dancers as indep…
From Simply Wine to Simply Mac, mall space transforms in time for new iPhone pre-orders
As thousands of people around the country line up early Sept. 19 to get their hands on Apple’s latest iPhone, Billings will have an Apple unveiling of its own.
Simply Wine finds new home at Shiloh Crossing
After her exile from near Rimrock Mall, Sue Rydquist has found a new home at Shiloh Crossing for her Simply Wine store.
Malt barley woes are bad news for beer
That rain on the plain that saturated Montana’s malt barley crop in late August could be tears in the beer of American brewers in 2015.
A bright idea: LED lighting company helps businesses, homeowners save on electrical bill
Neon accent lights that trace the distinctive facade on Cellular Plus stores have been part of the Billings company’s branding strategy for years.