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City approves emergency amendment to repair fire damaged building at Public Works complex

City Commissioners voted during their Sept. 3 meeting to allow staff to amend an existing contract with the lowest bidder of another project to add another building at the city’s Public Works facility under an emergency provision of state law. A building in the Public Works complex was severely damaged in a February fire. The heated building houses multiple pieces

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Veterans Stand Down is Sept. 5-6

This year’s VETS4VETS Stand Down is Sept. 5-6 at Montana Expo Park. The opening ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 5 and the guest speaker is Jill Stephenson, Gold Star mother of Cpl. Ben Kopp. Kopp was a rifleman assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born on Jan. 20, 1988, in Minneapolis, Minn.

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Malmstrom breaks ground on missile maintenance facility, project funding no longer possible source for border wall

Officials broke ground last week on the new missile maintenance dispatch facility at Malmstrom Air Force Base. The $18.68 million construction contract was awarded in June through the Army Corps of Engineers to a joint venture between WHH Nisqually and Garco. The new missile maintenance facility is being built because the functions that would occupy that building are being displaced from

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City takes first look at proposed budget, mayor floats idea of public safety levy

City Commissioners got their first full look at the proposed city budget Thursday for the upcoming fiscal year and it’s largely a status quo budget over last year. Significant increases to personnel costs through all of the city’s labor agreements, increased health insurance costs, police overtime, municipal election and a major tax protest from Calumet Montana Refining are driving the

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Great Falls’ Casey Schreiner joined candidate field for governor

Casey Schreiner is running for governor. On Tuesday, the Democrat announced his campaign with a video to introduce himself and his family to Montana voters. Schreiner, who was born and raised in Great Falls, is a former science teacher, lifetime union member, husband, and proud father of three young boys. Schreiner is the Minority Leader in the Montana House of

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Food trucks are allowed in Great Falls, city has fielded few requests

Since we reported that PurpleGold, a acai bowl and waffle food bus, was coming to the city this summer, some readers had questions about the food truck rules in Great Falls. “The zoning code is silent on food trucks,” said Tom Micuda, deputy planning director at the City of Great Falls. Until the city determines it wants a food truck

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Former Malmstrom commander confirmed for second star

Malmstrom Air Force Base’s former commander has been confirmed for his second star. On April 29, the U.S. Senate confirmed Tom Wilcox to the rank of major general. Former Malmstrom commander nominated for second star Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan announced April 3 that the president made nominations for a number of Air Force generals, including Wilcox. Allen

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Cattery back on commission agenda for special meeting

The City Commission has scheduled a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. April 30 to consider rescinding their action to postpone the cattery contract. On April 2, the commission voted 3-2 to postpone action to Sept. 3 on awarding a $462,000 contract to Detailed Construction for the cattery addition at the Great Falls Animal Shelter. Commission reverses course on cattery decision

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