Alex Sakariassen 
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Alex Sakariassen 

Like many products of the North Dakota prairie, staff writer Alex Sakariassen pined through childhood for some snow-capped interruption of the horizon line. He washed up at the University of Montana and pursued a growing interest in journalism and his desperate attempt to ski lines at an elevation more conducive... more

Recent Posts

Happiest Hour: Hard Root Beer

What you’re drinking: Over the past year, alcoholic beverage companies seem to be increasingly targeting the little kid inside each of us.

(Indy Blog)   Jul 20, 2016

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Westside management project moves forward in face of continued criticism

Following the release of a decision notice and finding of no significant impact last week, the Bitterroot National Forest is preparing to move ahead with implementation of its Westside Collaborative Vegetation Management Project.

(Indy Blog)   Jul 13, 2016

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Southgate Mall cancels Fourth of July fireworks

Southgate Mall will not host its annual Fourth of July Fireworks this year.

(Indy Blog)   Jun 16, 2016

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Recent Articles

Green beer

Sustainability project aims to change Montana's breweries

During the Montana Brewers Association conference in Missoula last fall, Heather Higinbotham pitched an idea she'd been mulling for years.


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Hole sale

Tintina tries to market a Montana copper deposit

Jerry Zieg stands on a concrete floor below a water-stained ceiling in a cavernous office building on White Sulphur Springs' main drag, PowerPoint slides ticking by on a screen behind him.


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University District

Frustration on Hastings

For Michael Alterowitz, the new house going up in his Bonner Park neighborhood has become an "unsettling" presence on nightly walks with his dog.

(News)   Jul 14, 2016

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Recent Comments

Re: “Click fate

Thanks, everyone, for all the feedback and discussion. I've updated the story with a note guiding people to JC's breakdown of traffic numbers for 4&20 Blackbirds over the years. I appreciate the clarification on this.

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Posted by Alex Sakariassen on 02/05/2016 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Residents fight motorized expansion on Flathead's Blacktail Mountain

Oops. Good catch, Adam. The story has been corrected. Our apologies for the error.

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Posted by Alex Sakariassen on 08/02/2012 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Health

This story has been updated to address an incorrect attribution. Reggie Herbert was originally referred to as Robbie. The Independent regrets the error.

Posted by Alex Sakariassen on 04/22/2010 at 4:50 PM

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