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Billings “Burger Dive” Discovers Haunted Past

When Brad Halsten opened up the Burger Dive in downtown Billings a few years ago, he noticed some strange things.  After paranormal experts confirmed his suspicions, he investigated the history of the building on 27th Street...

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Photo Courtesy of the iBaseballChannel Facebook Page
Photo Courtesy of the iBaseballChannel Facebook Page
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9 Innings with Former MLB Pitcher and Billings Mustangs Hall of Famer Mike LaCoss

Mike LaCoss spent 14 years in the majors with the Reds, Royals, Astros and Giants.  But before he made it the show, he started out with the Billings Mustangs...

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Photo by Donald Uhrbrock/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Photo by Donald Uhrbrock/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
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Only 33% of Americans Get Martin Luther King Jr. Day Off From Work

Unless you work for the federal government, chances are you'll be working on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Despite the fact it was officially recognized as a national holiday nearly three decades only, only 33% of employers recognize it...

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Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns
Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns
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The 30th Anniversary of Van Halen’s 1984 Album

This Thursday marks the 30th anniversary of the classic Van Halen album 1984.  Has it really been 3 decades since Diamond Dave reached down between his legs and eased the seat back...

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Eric Claptons Story Part 2!

These storys on Erick Clapton are quite interesting. I enjoy them and I hope that you do too. This is part two and next week I will give the next in the series...

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Local Music? Why Am I Not Finding Any Live Shows?

Maybe I’m wrong, or misremembering, but didn’t there used to be a ton of bands that played shows in this town? When I moved from Billings to Seattle in ’99 there seemed to me to be a wealth of options if I wanted to go see a show here. I move back in 2010 and there’s nothing. What happened to all the music?

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Category: History, Music, Music News, Rock
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1997: These 5 Rock Songs Topped the Charts

Ah nostalgia. The times, they were different back then. The Grunge scene, both extremely popular and some would argue innovative, had been pushed back underground by ’97...

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How did it get there? Aliens.
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Crazy Conspiracy Corner: I’m Not Saying It Was Aliens…But It Was Aliens

In this weekly series I’ll be exploring the very best and the very worst of the weirdness all around us. This week: Ancient Aliens.
Where to start on this one...

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Pat Semansky, Getty Images
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This Day in History for August 25 – New Orleans Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1718 – New Orleans is founded by French settlers and named after the Duke of Orleans (More info)

1768 – James Cook begins his first voyage (More info)

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This Day in History for December 13 – Saddam Hussein Captured and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1577 – Sir Francis Drake sets out from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage (More info)

1862 – At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats the Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside in a decisive loss for the Union army (More info)

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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This Day in History for December 12 – GM Phases Out Oldsmobile and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1901 – Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean (More info)

1913 – Two years after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece ‘The Mona Lisa’ is recovered inside Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia’s hotel room in Florence (More info)

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Hiroko Masuike, Getty Images
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This Day in History for December 11 – Bernie Madoff Arrested and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1941 – Following the Americans’ declaration of war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany and Italy declare war on the United States (More info)

1946 – The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund — UNICEF — is established (More info)

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