Tuesday: Glacier Bancorp Success, AirTEL Gone, Fish Pedicure

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy IHOP National Pancake Day!

On the Beacon today, Glacier Bancorp. attributes its success to a decentralized structure and a conservative lending approach. A 28-year-old St. Ignatius logger was killed near Polson when his skidder slid down a hillside. The state Senate passed a bill allowing hydroelectric dams to accrue credit as renewable energy sources. Meanwhile the House supported a ban on cameras used to issue automatic traffic citations, along with a bill requiring suspect interviews by law enforcement be videotaped. Controversial bills to restrict how citizens can appeal energy projects are up for a vote in the House today. Customers across Montana are furious that AirTEL cell phone company closed abruptly Friday with no warning, leaving many with no phone service. The jury heard opening statements in the W.R. Grace trial in Missoula yesterday.

And finally, Florida has banned a trendy new form of pedicure, where (gag), fish eat the dead skin off your feet – follow the link for a photo! And have a great day.

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