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

Devil’s Hump Red Ale wins gold

The stakes: Competition was thick in Denver last week.

(Indy Blog)   Oct 12, 2016

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Missoulians rally in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux

The drumming on the Higgins Avenue Bridge stopped long enough today for Raymond Kingfisher to take a few swigs off a glass bottle of soda.

(Indy Blog)   Sep 9, 2016

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Missoula locals gather supplies for Standing Rock camps

Timmy Arrowtop’s living room on Missoula’s Northside is spilling over with provisions.

(Indy Blog)   Sep 1, 2016

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Recent Articles

Poaching by the numbers

How often do hunting violations actually get prosecuted?

On Nov. 1, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks finally closed the book on yet another major poaching investigation in western Montana.


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Big wins for Blackfeet

Cancellation of 15 gas and oil leases on the Badger-Two Medicine was just the start to the tribe's big day

Good news just kept rolling in for Montana's Blackfeet Tribe on Nov. 16.

(News)   Nov 23, 2016

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Medical marijuana 2.0

A clerical error in I-182 delays rollback of the three-patient limit until next summer. Medical marijuana advocates are hoping for a quicker fix

Not long after Election Day, Missoula medical marijuana provider Bobby Long took on his newest patient.

(News)   Nov 23, 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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