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Franken: Ending Saturday postal delivery a disservice to Minnesotans

February 6, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Today, U.S. Senator Al Franken, D-Minnesota, issued the following statement in response to the news that the U.S. Postal Service will suspend Saturday letter delivery: Continue Reading

Postal Service to cut Saturday mail

February 6, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WASHINGTON (AP) The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week, an apparent end-run around an unaccommodating Congress.
The service expects the Saturday mail cutback to begin the week of Aug. 5 and to save about $2 billion annually, said Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe. Continue Reading

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken expresses optimism on Postal Service issues

April 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

BEMIDJI Sen. Al Franken is optimistic that the Postal Reform Bill should pass the House, allowing the Bemidji processing center to remain open and ensuring overnight delivery for local mail.
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Postal service suspended to trailer park in Rochester, Minn.

March 8, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) The U.S. Postal Service has taken the unusual step of suspending mail service to a trailer park in Rochester until dogs are tied up and property damage is fixed. Continue Reading

Postal Service mail processing site closures will be ‘a mess’

December 12, 2011 in West Central Tribune

The U.S. Postal Service’s plan to close 252 mail processing facilities and cut 28,000 jobs by the end of next year may help the agency curb its mounting financial problems, but it faces big practical obstacles.
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U.S. Postal Service makes cuts to first-class mail delivey first-class mail delivey

December 5, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service said today it is seeking to move quickly to close 252 mail processing centers and slow first-class delivery next spring, citing steadily declining mail volume. Continue Reading

Postal Service plans to close four Minn. mail-processing centers

December 5, 2011 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS The U.S. Postal Service plans to close four mail-processing centers in Minnesota as part of nationwide cutbacks. Continue Reading

Postal worker serves 30 years

October 22, 2011 in The Daily Republic

James V. Schorzmann been recognized for 30 years of service with the United States Postal Service in the Dakotas District. Continue Reading

Postmaster General: Postal service is on ‘the brink of default’

September 6, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe warned that the Postal Service is on “the brink of default” as he battles to keep his agency solvent.
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Ex-postal employee accused of stealing cash

December 29, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

A former U.S. Postal Service employee in Minnesota is accused of stealing cash and gift cards from the mail over a 10-month period. Continue Reading