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Oberstar hears small airport concerns

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BEMIDJI. Minn. -- The Northwest/Delta merger, which creates the world's largest air carrier, has small Minnesota airports worried they might be lost in the shuffle.

U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, DFL-8th District, after meeting two hours Friday in Bemidji with a half-dozen airport managers, said he came away "with very exciting ideas, but also troubling news about the overbearing power of Northwest Airlines, their almost cavalier treatment of the regional airport system in Minnesota."

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