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The year's hottest jobs are hiring in droves, paying well, and providing room to grow.

Registered Nurse $44,190-$95,130
Software Developer $54,360-$87,790
Pharmacist $82,090-$138,620
Medical Assistant $20,810-$40,190
Database Administrator $41,570-$115,660
Web Developer $43,190-$119,940
Computer Systems Analyst $48,360-$119,070
Physical Therapist $53,620-$107,920
Computer Programmer $40,820-$114,180
Occupational $48,920-$102,520
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Billings lodging options expand with opening of La Quinta Inn
The hotel boom in Billings continued last week with the opening of La Quinta Inn and Suites on the West End, and lodging experts say the boom should continue through the rest of the year.
Mall of America targets North Dakota oil workers
BISMARCK, N.D. — The largest shopping mall in the country is targeting workers in one of the nation’s top oil-producing areas.
EPA to open environmental crimes office in N.D.
BISMARCK, N.D. — For the first time and because of environmental issues in the Bakken oil fields, an office of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Investigation Division will open i…
Fichtner Chevrolet sells to Rimrock Auto Group
LAUREL — In 1961, 21-year-old Leonard Fichtner became the youngest General Motors franchise owner in history after acquiring the family business from his father. As far as he knows, there has …
United flights between Williston and Houston begin
WILLISTON, N.D. — Flights between the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston and Houston are now underway.
Tribe official: Tests not shared on brine spill
WHITE SHIELD, N.D. — The environmental director of an American Indian tribe said he’s been shut out of the tribe’s response to a massive saltwater spill on its North Dakota reservation, and cr…
Scheels offers sneak peek of new store
Most of the vests, hunting gear, fishing poles and exercise equipment are in place at the new Scheels Sporting Goods store on Billings’ West End.
U.S. agencies build worker housing in North Dakota
DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction is set to begin on temporary housing for federal workers in western North Dakota.
Oregon agency rejects Columbia River terminal for shipping Powder River Basin coal
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon state regulators rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of American coal a year to Asia.
Tiny North Dakota town braces for its share of oil boom
EPPING, N.D. — The drive to the town of Epping, past the bobbing oil wells and towering drilling rigs that dot the prairie, is one of the few journeys in western North Dakota's oil patch today…
Billings Clinic expansion boosting local contractors
Gene Kolstad has been helping to design health care facilities for more than three decades, and he still gets excited about the details of the blueprints.
Billings being considered for $500M Bakken crude refinery
The Billings area is being considered as a site of a proposed $500 million "clean energy center" that would refine Bakken crude into diesel fuel.
N.D. energy panel suggests $1B for roads, bridges
BISMARCK, N.D. — A group representing North Dakota's various energy sectors is recommending the state spend almost $1 billion over the next two years on roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
CellularOne service ending Aug. 31 in Montana
CellularOne will discontinue all Montana wireless service at the end of August, company officials announced Tuesday.
Conference goal is to foster business opportunities on reservations
Charles Archambault remembers the tug-of-war in his soul, his dreams for the future against the pull of the past.
Underriner Motors finishes move to West End
Underriner Motors has completed a move to the Billings West End that’s been a decade in the making.