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Whitefish Montana

House for sale.
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Whitefish is setting the pace for growth in home prices in northwest Montana, and economists say housing markets in Flathead County are looking healthy. MTPR's Nicky Ouellet reports from the 2018 Economic Outlook Seminar in Kalispell.

House for sale.
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Real estate markets in much of Montana are booming, according to University of Montana researchers. But the strong rise in housing prices since the great recession is creating an issue of affordability.

Martin Luther King Jr.
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On Saturday musicians in the Flathead Valley performed original songs about Martin Luther King Jr.’s life at the eleventh annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration hosted by Love Lives Here, an affiliate of the Montana Human Rights Network.

Whitefish resident David Walburn wrote two of the songs. Walburn grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. He remembers listening to Martin Luther King, Jr., on the radio while studying music in college. I spoke with him a few days before the celebration about what inspired his work.

Crews begin demolition on a historic Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish, MT, Jan. 10, 2018.
Nicky Ouellet

UPDATED: 6:55 PM Wed. 1/10/18

The owner of a building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Whitefish has moved forward with plans to demolish it after today rejecting an offer to buy it by today's deadline. Developer Mick Ruis has said previously that he planned to demolish the building to make way for a new one if his sale terms could not be met by today.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Lockridge Medical Clinic in Whitefish, MT, built in 1958, is slated for demolition to make way for a new three-storey multi-use facility.
Nicky Ouellet

The owner of a building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Whitefish has agreed not to demolish it if a buyer can be found by Wednesday. This would be the first usable Wright building to be torn down in more than four decades.

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