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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: 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: 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: Nonprofit creates backpacks and provides jobs one stitch at a time

HELENA - The U.S. Forest Service employs hundreds of people nationwide. Some of those employees are given a backpack, briefcase or gear pack. A manufacturing plant not only makes those items in the Treasure State,...

Montana Made: After Image Metal began with a love of art

GREAT FALLS - A Great Falls veteran is filling his life with art, using a canvas not many people would think to try. Reporter Kaley Collins went inside his shop to find out more about...

Montana Made: Diamond Products

HELENA - Cleaning can be a messy task and Diamond Products is making that task not only a little easier for you, but also a little less harsh on the environment. From mixing and testing...

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: 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: Split Mountain Metals

BELGRADE - Do good work and success will come - that's the foundation of most of Montana's small businesses. At Split Mountain Metals in Belgrade, a couple whose good work took them all the way...

Untapped: Montana Made ciders

BILLINGS - Last November, Tanner Vinecke, Sam Hoffmann and Jason Corbridge opened Last Chance Pub and Cider Mill on Montana Avenue. “It’s about a year that we had this idea and Sam Hoffmann, the owner...

MT Made: Joe’s Pasty Shop

BUTTE - If you worked in the underground mines, the work was long, hard and dirty.  So imagine how important a good meal would be during a short break. Finding a way to get a...

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: 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: 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: 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: Select-A-Catch

VALIER - Trapping wild animals for research or to be relocated is common in Montana and across the United States. A foot snare developed in Valier is making it easier for trappers and painless for the...

Montana Made: RoBarr

CONRAD - Many people drink coffee or tea every day, but a company in Conrad has created a replacement out of barley. Linda O’Brien’s husband is a wheat and barley farmer and she knew she...

Montana Made: Art with an edge

BOZEMAN - There are hundreds of successful small businesses in Montana that don't operate out of stores or giant factories. In this week's Montana Made segment, we visit a 30-year-old Montana business staying sharp from...

Montana Made: All Cool Ice & Catering

GREAT FALLS - Brian McKinney recently opened up his own shop in Great Falls for his business All Cool Ice & Catering. “I really like working with the chisels and the chainsaws. When I’m in the freezer and...

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: Wild Horse Meadows Soap Company

BUTTE - Nothing is more difficult to deal with as a parent than not being able to help your child when he or she is in pain. In this week's Montana Made, we meet a...

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: Billings Bronze casts statues for 29 years

BILLINGS - Family owned Billings Bronze has been casting statues and monuments for nearly 30 years. Cal and Rane Paulson opened Billings Bronze in 1989 as a full production art foundry. They cast bronze pieces...

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: Cowboy culture alive and well in the Bitterroot

VICTOR - Montana is known for its "cowboy culture" and a way of life that takes you back in time. It doesn't hurt if the look matches that feel. In the Bitterroot Valley there's a...