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2011-05-27 11:40:00

BUTTE, Mont. and SIOUX FALLS, S.D., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) announced today the appointment of two new members to the executive management team following the death of a senior executive in March. Mike Cashell has been promoted from Chief Transmission Officer to Vice President - Transmission and John Hines has been promoted from Chief Energy Supply Officer to Vice President - Supply, effective immediately. The Board of Directors approved the...

2005-09-23 07:30:00

BUTTE, Montana -- Long before Hurricane Katrina inundated New Orleans with what officials describe as a dangerous toxic soup, Montana's mining capital struggled to deal with a massive watery hazard. Even as bad as the sewage and chemical infested water around New Orleans may be, the Berkeley Pit, a toxic lake filling a 1-1/2 by 1 mile open pit mine in Butte (pop. 34,000) may pose an even greater long-term ecological risk. The site, which includes land near the lake, is the largest...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.