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  • Warren Williamson of the Tribute to Fallen Soldiers The Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Motorcycle Riders arrived in Billings at American Legion Post 4 last night . This is one of many stops on their way from Washington state to Arlington National Cemetery.
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Local News

Garfield County DES has issued a mandatory evacuation for residents north of Highway 200. 
Whenever there is a wildfire burning, there are brave men and women trying to contain it and safely put it out. While they are out battling the flames, crews must also make sure their loved ones know they are safe. 
Al Nash is from the Bureau of Land Management and said fire retardant is more effective than water when it comes to fighting wildfires.
The annual Legends of Country Rock Festival takes place tomorrow on the far West End of Billings.
Pre-evacuations are issued Thursday for residents in Lockwood following the spread of the Sage Hills Fire. The fire started around 4:45 Thursday afternoon on Hwy-7 and quickly spread northeast.  According to Yellowstone County Emergency Services Director, Brad Shoemaker, the fire has now reached 1,150 acres and is continuing to grow in size. Crews worked Thursday night into Friday morning and have gained ground. Pre-evacuations are still in effect for Huntington Hills, which i...
A good deed from last year is paying dividends, and a dog's life is saved. Girl Scouts donated pet oxygen masks to the Bakersfield Fire Department in California last year. 
Rain helped slow the growth of a wild fire near Yellowstone Thursday. The June fire grew from five to 1900 acres Wednesday. A Shoshone National Forest spokeswoman says investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire that started about fifteen miles outside Yellowstone’s East Entrance Tuesday evening. Smoke was visible Wednesday in Cody, nearly forty miles away the next day.


WSJ Business

GE told investors that profits are under pressure and they would have to wait several months for a better sense of its business, sending shares tumbling.
Lyft said it is forming its own autonomous-car development division, hiring hundreds of engineers for it and opening a new office in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Wal-Mart has agreed to invest in Plug Power Inc. and buy more of its fuel-cell-powered machines, a move that mirrors a deal struck by Amazon earlier this year.
NASA research to prevent catastrophic fires on vehicles in orbit soon is expected to make personal robots, audio gear and other electronics safer on the ground.

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Ag News

The Senate Appropriations Committee tweaked the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) this week, and if passed by Congress would make the program more affordable for smaller producers and increasing the likelihood that margin payments will be triggered.
The U.S. beef cow herd increased 7% in the past two years, while beef replacement heifers were down 2% since USDA's last mid-year inventory report.
The House and Senate Agriculture Committees have often faced a requirement to reduce mandatory spending under their jurisdiction as part of these reconciliation procedures, some of which have coincided with consideration of new farm bills.
In my market outlook presentations around the country, I often remind producers in the audience that you can’t see one millionth of the US crop from your back door. This is to counteract backyarditis, a phrase I coined to describe people who tend to think that whatever is going on in their vicinity [...]
The U.S., Canada and Mexico are set to start the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement in August.  The first round of discussions will be Aug. 16-20 in Washington, D.C., according to a news release by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.