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Post Service Encounters Back Up

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Christmas may be over, but plenty of holiday cards and packages are still making their way through the mail.

The high volume has kept postal workers in Bismarck busy. Letter carriers say they are working longer hours to get gifts and letters to people as soon as possible. FedEx and UPS are dealing with customer complaints because of late deliveries. Postal Service workers say the overload makes it harder on everyone.

"UPS and FedEx have been lambasted for not having timely deliveries, and I'm sure we've had our issues too. But there's no way any company is going to intentionally sabotage their Christmas presents, and everyone's doing their best. And I think we really have to concentrate on what Christmas is all about," says carrier Jess Nelson.

For now, the post office is holding off on delivering bulk mail. Letter carriers say delivery should return to normal after the new year.

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