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During the Energy Forum I heard comments about how quickly MDU in North Dakota was able to get the building of their new refinery permitted. It took just a few months.
I could not help but sadly reflect upon the almost certain knowledge that were they to build that same plant just a few miles across the border in Montana, it would still be unpermitted. They would be looking at years, not months, to get the government's blessing, as well as having to spend millions of dollars on red tape and legal challenges.Read More
Stockman Bank is opening another branch this week. With construction completed and furnishings in place, staff will move on May 6 into the newest Stockman Bank, at the corner of Grand Avenue and 14th Street in Billings.
The addition of its fifth branch all has to do with the economic… Read More
The Montana Society of CPAs and Montana Financial Education Coalition have launched a new website to help answer financial and education questions. It's called "Fred Montana" and was funded by a $5,000 grant from the First Interstate Bank Foundation. FRED stands for the Financial Resource Education Database. Go to: http://www.montana. edu/cpa/news/nwview.php?article=11123
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