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Gazette opinion: Congress must deliver post office business reforms

The U.S. Postal Service has been struggling financially for years while Congress has failed to reform laws that micromanage this big, important business.

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Mail backed up in Williston

BISMARCK, N.D. — Mail delivery to some customers in the northwestern North Dakota oil boom town of Williston has been disrupted after four carriers quit at the beginning of the Christmas rush, the U.S. Postal Service said.

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Guest opinion: Trust and the end of privacy in our digital age

In 1944, wreckage of three 33-foot-diameter balloons with Japanese writing on them was found in Western Montana. The FBI later reported that 6,000 such balloons were released from Japan, equipped with incendiary devices to start wildfires in the United States and Canada.

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Casper postman calling it a career after 40 years

Casper postman calling it a career after 40 years

CASPER, Wyo. — He played in a band on the Holiday Inn circuit.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Amid snow, outdoor workers faced elements, bad drivers

Amid snow, outdoor workers faced elements, bad drivers

CASPER, Wyo. — Verlyn Dehaai spent Monday and Tuesday braving the elements amid the snowstorm that nailed Casper and much of Wyoming.

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Billings to process Butte mail

Sometime this year, Butte mail will be sent to Billings for processing instead of to Great Falls as originally planned.

April 08, 2013 4:10 pmLoading…

Ups and Downs

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Minivan hits mail truck, sending 5 to hospital

Minivan hits mail truck, sending 5 to hospital

Traffic was blocked at the intersection of North 28th Avenue and Sixth Avenue North after a two-vehicle collision involving a U.S. Postal Service truck and a minivan.

January 29, 2013 6:13 pm Photos

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Have you heard: Saying a temporary ‘buh-bye’ to some Billings flights

As it does every year, the winter flight schedule at Billings Logan International Airport will mean fewer flights.

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Mail carrier, and her mail, survive plunge into Lolo Creek

Mail carrier, and her mail, survive plunge into Lolo Creek

LOLO – A postal carrier and her mail survived an icy plunge into Lolo Creek on Monday after a rock popped the tire of her SUV on U.S. Highway 12, according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

November 26, 2012 6:28 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Tester’s record shows he delivers for Montana

Gazette opinion: Tester’s record shows he delivers for Montana

In this year’s race for U.S. Senate, Montanans have a choice between the incumbent senator who is completing his first six-year term and the state’s sole U.S. representative who has been in that office for 12 years.

October 21, 2012 12:10 am Related Loading…

Missoula man sentenced for post office theft

MISSOULA — A 39-year-old Missoula man has been ordered to pay just over $14,000 in restitution for theft involving U.S. Postal Service money orders at the Bonner Post Office.

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Gazette opinion: Cheaper rate for junk mail bad deal for newspapers

The May 10 announcement from the Postal Regulatory Commission is entitled “new postal product.” But it isn’t about a new product.

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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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Kalispell processing center to be closed

HELENA — The U.S. Postal Service, as part of its evolving plan to cut its financial losses, said Thursday it will maintain existing mail-processing centers at Butte, Helena and Wolf Point but close its center in Kalispell this year.

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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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Some rural post office users anxious for news on closures

LANDER, Wyo. — Since Mary Spence was born in the Cora area more than 70 years ago, one thing has been constant: the post office.

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Postal report pads savings, plays down job losses if Butte center closes

The U.S. Postal Service inflated cost savings and downplayed the number of local jobs lost if the Butte mail processing center were closed, according to proprietary documents acquired by The Montana Standard.

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Senate OKs amendments that protect Montana post offices from closure

HELENA — Montana’s rural post offices will be protected from closure for at least a year, and likely longer, under U.S. Senate amendments attached Tuesday to a bill aimed at solving the U.S. Postal Service’s financial problems.

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Senate will debate key amendments on bill to save Postal Service, rural branches

HELENA — U.S. Senate leaders Thursday reached an agreement to move forward on a bill to help the financially strapped Postal Service, including amendments that would protect rural post offices.

April 19, 2012 6:05 pmLoading…

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