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GREAT FALLS- Restaurant week is in full swing in Great Falls! After chatting with those making it happen, there are many dishes you can try from Feb. 15 to the 23.

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Every year, from early autumn through midwinter, our giant sycamore drops a steady blizzard of brown. Thousands of leaves the size of saucers fall from the sycamore’s limbs, burying the lawn so deeply that we despair of digging ourselves out. Some leaves get mulched, others are raked into piles, and others accumulate like snow drifts along the fence. Quite a few, I’m sorry to say, end up with my neighbors.

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One year ago, in an editorial titled “More reason to sock state money away,” the State Journal decried the government’s proposed state tax holiday and issuance of $100 in rebate checks to certain Wisconsin voters. The editorial criticized the government for ignoring generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and instead declaring a surplus through the use of “accounting tricks.”

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On Thursday, Feb. 14, the Williston Coyotes traveled to Minot for a dual meet showdown between the Dickinson Midgets and the defending state champion Minot Magicians. Prior to this meet, Williston’s last dual in Mandan was cancelled because of inclement weather. It would be the Coyotes final tune-up before regional competition is slated to begin on Feb. 23.

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One of the few things I like to think I know just a little something about is education. I spent 34 years of my life trying to provide first as a teacher and through the different steps to a superintendent, the best education I could. Whether it was in a large district like Decatur or a tiny one like Balyki, educating the kids always came first. 

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Las detenciones de familias inmigrantes en la frontera con México se dispararon un 290% entre octubre y enero pasados con respecto a los mismos meses entre 2017 y 2018, dijeron las autoridades del país, que advirtieron de un “gran volumen” de grupos y menores sin acompañante adulto.

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Admittedly, it's been difficult for the Kelly Walsh Trojans to stay focused on their current eight-game winning streak. All of those games have been against West Conference opponents with unimpressive records and none of the games have been closer than 12 points.

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TULARE, Calif. — While drones certainly aren't an emerging technology in the agriculture industry, they are evolving to better suit growers and farmers — which is why no other subject is more suitable to talk about as the World Ag Expo came to a rainy close on Feb. 14 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare.

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A big game on the line. A trip to the playoffs. The Dumas Demons, considered the home team, and the Borger Bulldogs were in action again Friday night, Feb. 15, at Amarillo High to decide the final playoff spot. It was a similar battle to their last meeting where the Demons held the Bulldogs to a low-scoring game and came out the victors 49-27 over the visiting Bulldogs.

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Recent rains are rapidly raising the level in Santa Barbara County’s second-largest reservoir, while the largest appears to be filling more slowly and two others are full.

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Recent rains are rapidly raising the level in Santa Barbara County’s second-largest reservoir, while the largest appears to be filling more slowly and two others are full.

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A hook is set in the pincer jaws, tightened in with a half-screw, and a bead is set on the end. Thread’s wrapped around and around and something that looks a bit like a fly begins to take shape. Some flash is added, along with a bit of copper wire, and a Greg’s Emerger shimmers under the lamplight.

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CODY, Wyo. — In a town famously proud of its Wild West persona, where every summer tens of thousands of visitors delight to nightly gunfights outside the Irma Hotel and bucking broncs at the Cody Nite Rodeo, the old idiom "dodging a bullet" is especially fitting for what has been a volatile winter.