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Montana Made: Trailhead Spirits bringing Montana heritage to each pour

BILLINGS - Making handcrafted spirits is a labor of love for Casey McGowan, who opened Trailhead Spirits in January 2013. “We are a true production distillery where we make all the products that we sell,”...

Montana Made: Blue Truck Bread

In this week’s ‘Montana Made’, MTN takes you to a farm and bakery near Power, Mont. where a couple has been sharing their love for the land through a variety of sourdough breads. “In some...

Montana Made: Kracklin’ Kamut

BIG SANDY-Big Sandy Organics says business hasn’t slowed down since Kracklin’ Kamut was introduced to the snack market around two years ago. With an increase in demand, the company built a new facility in Big...

Montana Made: River Bottom Restoration Furniture

BRADY -  Two years ago, while living in Billings, Andrew Bishop wanted to build a table with sentimental value from his family’s farm east of Brady. Now, the pieces he sells, from the River Bottom...

Montana Made: Bring the hot springs home with Medicine Springs

(MTN NEWS-HELENA) Medicine Springs Mineral Therapy owner Brandon Price says it was a trip that his parents took to Chena Hot Springs in Alaska that led to the creation of Medicine Springs -- a product...

Montana Made: 504 Square Feet

BILLINGS - For the last five years, 504 Square Feet has been putting a different spin on pottery. In 2012, Cassy Crafton Kramer was working 50-60 hours a week as a business development manager for an Oregon...

Montana Made: Roam Free Bison Bites

FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION - There were once upwards of 60 million Bison in North America until the population was brought down to around 300. One Montana rancher is raising bison while also making a...

Montana Made: Dreams come true as Montana designer aims for Paris Fashion Week

BROWNING - Belinda Bullshoe is believed to the first-ever Native American designer to have her dresses shown during New York's Fashion Week. Now, she's got her sights set on the City of Lights. The designer is...

Montana Made: Live Life Clothing

HELENA - Montana's picturesque scenery and reputation as an endless outdoor wonderland is a draw for many. That includes native Montanans who moved away, but were drawn back by lifestyle and professional possibilities. That’s the...

Montana Made: Butte program helps new businesses with manufacturing assistance

BUTTE - In what looks like a college lab (it actually is) at the Montana Tech campus in Butte is the most unusual manufacturing business in Montana. This is the home of CAMP, the Center...

Montana Made: Kovatch Sculptures

VALIER - Bob Kovatch was born and raised in Conrad. It's also the place where his three children have grown up, and near the home of The Lighthouse, a restaurant in Valier that Kovatch and his wife Susan...

Montana Made: World’s best burger is made in Montana

BILLINGS - After playing football at Rocky Mountain College and spending 15 years working with children and families, Brad Halsten decided to follow his passion for food. The Burger Dive was Halsten’s dream for years and that...

Big Sky Treasures: Ray Holes Leather Care Products

BUTTE - When you think of Butte, saddles might not be your first thought. But for the past three years, Butte has been the home of a business very much involving saddles: Ray Holes Leather Care...

Montana Made: Genuine Ice Cream Company

BOZEMAN - For five months out of the year, the average daytime temperature in Bozeman is less than 40 degrees -- not exactly an advertisement for an ice cream cone. But there is a...

Montana Made: Wooden carvings with a nod to MT’s political past

CLANCY – Most Montanans are proud where they come from, which makes using The Treasure State as a decoration pretty popular. A man in a small town outside Helena combines his passion for Montana’s political...

Montana Made: Girlwood

BILLINGS - Melissa Burns was given her first wood burning pen by her father but it wasn't until after he passed that she discovered just how meaningful that gift was. Burns started Girlwood six...

Montana Made: McFly, LLC of Whitefish

WHITEFISH - You can thank this week's Montana Made business for a product that puts pests in their place. Kory and Liz McGavin's non-toxic insect baits are entirely produced in the Flathead Valley -- from the design...

Montana Made: My Dude Box

BILLINGS - Going through puberty is hard. Between the awkward discussions in health class and the even more uncomfortable talks with parents, it can be hard for kids to navigate this time in their...

Montana Made: Belgrade company turns trash to treasure

BELGRADE - Shane and Shawn Petersen know tile and stone - they've installed them for more than 20 years - that is until 2011 and a trip to Vegas. “Initially, a trade show in Las Vegas...

Montana Made: Notice Snowboards of Whitefish

WHITEFISH - This Montana Made report features a snowboard builder who’s unlikely career path led him to northwest Montana to do what he loves most. Notice Snowboards owner Brittan Ellingson is a third-generation Montanan and...

Montana Made: Trailmaster Holsters

From trainmaster to trailmaster, Earl Southard has held several titles in recent years, while always maintaining the notion of putting people first. Now, Southard says that attitude has helped his business, Trailmaster Holsters, gain popularity...

Montana Made: Montana Outlaw BBQ

COLUMBUS - When you think of Montana, barbeque probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But one family in Columbus is working to change that. The Hamiltons are an elite, father-son competition barbeque...

Montana Made: Create the Mustard Seed experience at home

RONAN - It’s where Montana meets Asia on a dinner plate. Missoula’s Mustard Seed restaurant is famous for its flavors and it's now sharing its Montana Made sauces with the rest of the world. The sauce that has made diners...

Montana Made: Red Oxx luggage as rugged as the Big Sky

BILLINGS - In the quality control room of a factory, workers yank, pull and check for any imperfections on the bags set to be sent out. What Red Oxx products look like now are a far cry from...

Montana Made: High Plains Sheepskin

EAST HELENA - The arrival of Spring has many people thinking of warmer temperatures, but Gary Thomas, the owner of High Plains Sheepskin in East Helena, is busy working on things we usually only think...