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

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Ryan Zinke confirmed as Secretary of the Interior

After weeks of anticipation, the U.S. Senate this morning finally took a vote on the confirmation of Montana’s Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior.

(Indy Blog)   Mar 1, 2017

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Here's what happened during Sen. Tester's luncheon with President Trump last week

Last week, Sen. Jon Tester met with President Donald Trump for a luncheon alongside five other Senate Democrats and four Republicans.

(Indy Blog)   Feb 15, 2017

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With DeVos vote looming, critics call on Sen. Daines and others to recuse themselves over campaign donations

Betsy DeVos came one step closer to becoming Secretary of Education this week.

(Indy Blog)   Feb 2, 2017

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Recent Articles

Activists employ 'necessity' strategy in pipeline trials

Ken Ward has no interest in going to jail.


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Zinke pressed by opponents of bison refuge transfer

It's been less than a month since Ryan Zinke rode a horse named Tonto to his new gig as Secretary of the Interior, and already one D.C.-based nonprofit has heaped quite a bit of pressure on him.


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Outside groups target Tester

Over the past month, three conservative organizations have dropped big money on ads aimed at Sen. Jon Tester.

(News)   Mar 16, 2017

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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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