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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...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...

Montana Made: Cynthia Out West Silversmith

BOZEMAN - Most artists will tell you they have that one thing that inspires them to create. They call it their muse. In this week's Montana Made, we visited a Gallatin Valley jewelry maker whose muse...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Allison Kallaway Jewelry

KALISPELL - This Montana Made segment takes us to the small studio of metal smith jewelry artist Allison Kallaway-Young who cuts, bends and hammers metals to create one-of-a-kind jewelry. Every artist has some inspiration and for Kallaway-Young,...

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: The Parrot serves up handmade chocolates and history

HELENA - Buying a box of candy is pretty easy, but the process of making that candy is anything but; especially when that process is done by hand. Tucked inside the Capital City sits a...

Montana Made: Appleton Furniture

HELENA - If you live in or around Helena, you've probably seen some of the work of Appleton Furniture. They've been a part of the community for decades. One of their showrooms lays street side...