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USPS: Monday is biggest delivery day of the year

USPS: Monday is biggest delivery day of the year

CASPER, Wyo. — A dozen people, some struggling to peer around an armful of stacked boxes, stood in line at the east Casper, Wyo., post office recently.

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GAO: Montana mail service has suffered since 2011 cutbacks

GAO: Montana mail service has suffered since 2011 cutbacks

Government cutbacks have slowed mail delivery across Montana, according to a federal report issued Tuesday.

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Federal highway funds hit rough patch

The next congressional budget crisis is barreling down a road near you.

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Changing postal service in the Bakken

Changing postal service in the Bakken

U.S. Postal Service customer service employee Della Nelson waits to give Dawn Martin a receipt after Nelson used a mobile point of sale device to scan, process and swipe a credit card the priority mail envelope at the downtown Bismarck Post Office last week.

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Postal Service makes improvements across the busy Bakken

Postal Service makes improvements across the busy Bakken

BISMARCK, N.D. — The U.S. Postal Service has embraced technology to improve service for western North Dakota’s growing population.

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Postal Service announces new Williston location

WILLISTON, N.D. — The U.S. Postal Service says it will open a new location in Williston in late spring.

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Guest opinion: USPS will keep delivering for America if Congress allows

Every day except Sunday a postal carrier walks or drives by your residence looking for the chance to bring you something from afar. He or she is a member of your community. His obligation is to you, not to the stockholders of the corporate entity that employs him. If you ordered something fr…

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Tester critical of move: Butte mail operations now in Billings

BUTTE — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester sent the U.S. Postmaster General a critical letter this week berating the Postal Service's recent decision to move Butte's mail processing operations from Great Falls to Billings.

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Post office retreats on eliminating Saturday mail

Post office retreats on eliminating Saturday mail

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service backed down from its plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery because Congress barred it, officials said Wednesday.

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Small-town post office spared closure, gets cut hours

Small-town post office spared closure, gets cut hours

EDGAR — When Karen Ulrickson called on her neighbors to rally and save the post office, this tiny farm town delivered.

January 11, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: What’s worse than the Do Nothing Congress?

In the month of August, the U.S. House was in session for three days before members and their Senate colleagues left the Capitol for five weeks of vacation. Here’s the rest of the year’s congressional work schedule:

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Postal Service shutters Wheatland processing center

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wheatland will lose its mail processing center but not its post office, U.S. Postal Service officials announced Thursday.

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Postmaster abandons plan to close rural post offices across nation

Postmaster abandons plan to close rural post offices across nation

HELENA - Ingomar welcomed Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe last month with a spread of home-made baked goods and a packed school gymnasium as residents gave him an earful over proposed post office closures - and it looks like the message was delivered.

May 09, 2012 1:30 pm Photos

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Baucus asks postal chief to notify him before any closings are final

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus wants Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to consult with him before any final decisions are made regarding rural post office closures.

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Postal closures concern election officials, voters

Elections officials in several states are concerned that the closing of mail-processing centers and post offices could disrupt vote-by-mail balloting this year, a potential problem that has led some members of Congress to call for a delay until after the November elections.

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USPS to close 3 Montana mail processing centers

USPS to close 3 Montana mail processing centers

HELENA — The Postal Service said Thursday that a Missoula mail processing center is being spared from closures that will shutter three other facilities in Montana, perhaps leading to a net loss of 11 jobs in the state.

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Postal Service agrees to 5-month moratorium on office closures

Postal Service agrees to 5-month moratorium on office closures

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Tuesday said the U.S. Postal Service has agreed to postpone any decisions on closing offices and mail-processing centers until May 2012, to give Congress a chance to help the USPS tackle its crushing debt.

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Reporter's Notebook: Will Congress act to stop Postal Service closures? Should it?

HELENA — While the U.S. Postal Service says closing mail-processing centers and rural post offices in Montana is still "under review," some believe the closures are going forward — unless Congress steps in to stop them, and helps solve the USPS' fiscal woes.

December 10, 2011 11:55 pmLoading…
Postal Service's proposed cost-cutting would delay first class mail

Postal Service's proposed cost-cutting would delay first class mail

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming residents take their isolation in stride, and a few said Monday that they will do so again if the U.S. Postal Service wins its proposals to extend first-class mail delivery by a day.

December 05, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Tester introduces bill to prevent rural post office closure

Tester introduces bill to prevent rural post office closure

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is cosponsoring a bill to prevent the U.S. Postal Service from closing rural post offices.

October 13, 2011 1:14 pmLoading…

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