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Officials oppose a plan to end air delivery of mail


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The U.S. Postal Service plans to eliminate air delivery to rural areas around the country, including Montana.

Postal Service officials say they will cancel contracts with regional air carriers and, beginning in May, rely on ground transportation to handle the deliveries. The Postal Service maintains that it is more cost-effective to use trucks to ship mail to rural destinations.

Some lawmakers are worried about the effects that eliminating air service will have on local economies.

A group of congressmen, including U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, is expected to meet with top postal officials someti...

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