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ST. PAUL - Legislative leaders pledge to do what they can to protect rural Minnesota air service as Northwest Airlines becomes part of the world's largest air company.


Gov. Tim Pawlenty, however, said there is little the state can do to mold the new Delta Air Lines, which will swallow Northwest if federal authorities approve.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.