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Census forms mailed out

Many local residents may have recently received an envelope from the United States Census. Local officials are stressing the importance of responding online, by mail, or on the phone.

Gallatin County Commissioner Scott MacFarlane said census numbers can impact the roads you drive on, the schools your kids attend, the medical benefits you receive, the housing opportunities in your community.

"And much, much more. Having accurate Census data is imperative to help adequately fund hundreds of federal programs Montanans will use for the next decade," he said.

Jefferson County Commissioner Leona...