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Thompson plans rally for local post office

October 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s another Friday night rally in Thompson, only this one isn’t for a football team or a political candidate. It’s at the Post Office. It’s for the Post Office. Continue Reading

Senate votes to slow closing of post offices

April 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Hoeven: GF, Minot processing facilities to remain open, Devils Lake to be reevaluatedThe Senate offered a lifeline to the nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday, voting to give the struggling agency an $11 billion cash infusion while delaying controversial decisions on closing post offices and ending Saturday delivery. Continue Reading

Grand Forks mail center could stay open, merge with Devils Lake

December 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Postal System is considering a plan that would keep the Grand Forks mail processing center open but close its Devils Lake center, merging the two operations. The USPS announced Monday that it has begun the evaluation process for the plan. Continue Reading

Antler, N.D., other small towns fear losing holiday postmarks

December 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Each December, a sleepy one-man post office in rural Indiana roars to life as thousands of holiday greeting cards arrive from around the world, each seeking the outpost’s unique red-inked imprint that pays homage to the hamlet’s biblical name. Continue Reading

Starting Saturday, EGF carriers will pick up their mail at GF facility

August 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Mail will arrive at homes 30 to 60 minutes later. And the post office will be open two hours less on weekdays. Continue Reading

Loss of post offices a sign of the times for rural communities

August 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Not long before the Postal Service released its long list of communities targeted across the state, Delta Air Lines announced it is withdrawing service from five cities in northern Minnesota. More ominous still, the federal government released the findings of Census 2010, and the verdict for rural Minnesota was sobering. Continue Reading

Petitions starting to keep post offices in Dimock, Olivet open

August 16, 2011 in The Daily Republic

DIMOCK As residents of 80 towns in South Dakota grapple with the idea that their post offices may close, some townspeople are working to keep their post office open.
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Lake George post office on list for possible closure or conversion

July 30, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

The quaint Lake George post office, the town’s most identifiable landmark, is one of 88 Minnesota Postal Services outlets targeted to close or be converted to a “village outlet.” Continue Reading

Postal Service eyes closures

April 22, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Dovray, Kenneth offices targeted
WORTHINGTON The fate of post offices in Dovray and Kenneth are in the hands of the United States Postal Service (USPS), and maybe, of their customers. Continue Reading