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Business and real estate people attended a daylong summit in Missoula on economic opportunities for Montana and North Dakota from development of the Bakken oil fields.

The USDA's Deputy Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment says he believes there's strength in diversity.

Butch Blazer's been touring Idaho and Montana to talk about a number of issues including an effort to bring greater diversity to the ranks of the Department of Agriculture.

“Pastured Poultry” is a method of raising chickens or turkeys by giving them free range over the ground and the most natural life possible. Agriculture Economist Jeff Schahczenski  with the National Center for Appropriate Technology, NCAT, said it’s a method gaining interest across the country.

Keeping tabs on Montanas grizzly bears

Jun 6, 2013
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Spring and fall are both prime times for biologists to trap grizzly bears. Wildlife officials are trapping the bears as part of a long-term bear monitoring project spanning across the northern continental divide ecosystem.

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Missoula officials hope to break ground for a new emergency soup kitchen and homeless shelter this fall.

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