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Michael Mezmer
Photo Courtesy of MetraPark

Phenomenist Brings Show as Unique as the Name to MontanaFair in Billings [Video]


Can you use that in a sentence, please?

A phenomenist is one who believes in phenomenalism.


What we do know is that it is a valid Scrabble word...

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Donating blood
Tim Matsui, Getty Images

United Blood Services in Billings Hosts ‘Don’t Be a Chicken’ Blood Drive

Are you a chicken, even a wee bit, when it comes to donating blood?

If so, you are exactly the person for whom United Blood Services is searching during it's "Don't Be a Chicken" blood drive.

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Back-to-School Supplies
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Parents Can Expect to Pay Nearly $3,000 for School Supplies and Activities for Three Children in Grades K-12

If the sight of all those school supplies filling the aisles of Billings retail stores has you in a panic, it's understandable.

Parents with three children in elementary, middle and high school can expect to pay as much as $3,000 for school supplies and extracurricular activities for the 2015-2016 school year, according to the Huntington Bank Backpack Index released Wednesday.

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Mango and Dango
Photo Courtesy of MontanaFair

Mango Dango is Not a New Food at MontanaFair [Video]

When you're noshing on footlong corn dogs, funnel cakes and cheese curds at MontanaFair this year, you will be entertained for the first time by talents of Mango and Dango in the food court...

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Parking lot crowds
Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

Northern Hotel and Downtown Billings Alliance Offer Free Shuttle Service to MontanaFair

With 230,000 expected to attend MontanaFair, the single biggest event in Montana, you can bet every inch of the parking lot at MetraPark is taken with no room to spare.

To help alleviate some of the parking crunch this year, the Northern Hotel and Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA) are providing free round trip shuttle service from downtown to the fairgrounds, according to Ray Massie, sales and marketing director for MontanaFair.

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Fun at the fair
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Larger Exchange Club Patio Debuts at MontanaFair in Billings

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, MontanaFair has gotten a significant facelifit that expands from the Agriculture Bar to the Exchange Club Patio in the Grandstands area...

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Yoga woman outdoors

Stretch Your Body and Your Brain with Yoga

Yoga has exploded in popularity over the years.  Matthew McConaughey, Madonna, Adam Levine, Gwyneth Paltrow, even Woody Harrelson extol the virtues of a yoga-filled life.

It isn’t unusual to stand in the grocery store checkout line and see Madonna revealing “Six yoga moves to improve your sex life!”  So, what’s the deal with yoga?  Can it help you or is it just another goofy celebrity fixation?

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Enjoy Our Photo Album From Yellowstone Beer Fest in Cody, Wyoming

If you missed the Yellowstone Beer Fest in Cody, Wyo., on Saturday, don't worry. You can peek into our photo album.

Yellowstone Beer Fest is a regional beer fest held in Cody that provides attendees with unlimited sampling, food vendors and live music...

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Mother and daughter washing hands

Some Germs Provide a Vital Purpose

Did you know that you and I are not completely human? That’s right. If you go strictly by cell count, you will find that the human body is 90 percent bacteria...

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"Angel Horses of a Different Color"
Cindy Uken, Townsquare Media

‘Angel Horses of a Different Color’ Ride Into Downtown Billings


Four horses have taken up residence under Skypoint in downtown Billings and plan to hold court in that location until the end of August.

No one is complaining; in fact, the horses have become a popular attraction in the heart of downtown.

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Wheelchair bound elderly woman looking onto a fairground ride.

No Admission Fee on Senior Day at MontanaFair

Some things in life really are free.

We've got the proof.

Monday, Aug. 10, from noon to 5 p.m., has been designated Senior Day at MontanaFair...

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A Taste Of Agricultural Bounty
Scott Olson, Getty Images

New Ag Barn to be Dedicated on MetraPark Grounds for MontanaFair’s 100th Anniversary

The curtain had barely fallen on MontanaFair last year when the bulldozers moved in, leveling three antiquated, 1930s-era barns and stables.

Bulldozing the outdated and dilapidated structures paved the way for a modern, 25,000-square-foot, $1 million Ag Barn. The facility, which can house up to 100 stables for horses and livestock, is part of a long-term capital improvement project at MetraPark.

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