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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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Gallatin County judge releases Gianforte mugshot

Rep. Greg Gianforte's mugshot finally went public this afternoon, after Gallatin County District Judge Holly Brown ordered its release in response to requests from seven media outlets.

(Indy Blog)   Oct 11, 2017

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Zinke gets Interior staff into the “#sportsmen” spirit

As if riding a horse to his first day on the job wasn’t Montanan enough, Interior Sec.

(Indy Blog)   Sep 21, 2017

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Remembering Esther Chessin

Over the past few days, a vase of flowers and a photo collage have occupied a table in the bustling seating area at Bernice’s Bakery.

(Indy Blog)   Sep 8, 2017

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Recent Articles

The pursuit of hoppiness at Imagine Nation

What you're drinking: Last week, Imagine Nation Brewing tapped its latest India Pale Ale, and it's a humdinger.

(Happiest Hour)  

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Vegas shooting delays Ryan Payne's Bundy trial

The mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 has created a wrinkle in the trial of an Anaconda man. Ryan Payne, the self-styled militia leader who drove his Jeep Cherokee from Montana to Nevada in April 2014 to defend rancher Cliven Bundy, asked a Vegas judge this month to delay court proceedings for fear that the recent shooting deaths of 58 people might bias prospective jurors.


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City Council considers a zoning change for the University District

Nearly two years have passed since Gwen Jones, freshly elected to her first term on City Council, began fielding phone calls and emails from frustrated Ward 3 constituents.

(News)   Oct 12, 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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