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Postal Service says rural post offices will be kept open for shorter hours

May 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON Bending to strong public opposition, the nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday backed off a plan to close thousands of rural post offices after May 15 and proposed keeping them open, but with shorter operating hours. Continue Reading

Twin Cites postal workers volunteer to deliver emergency medicine in case of bioterror attack

May 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After delivering mail for 20 years, Barb Watczak is excited to jump on a new assignment: key link in a chain to deliver thousands of doses of medicine in case of a bioterror attack. Watczak is among the volunteers who will carry out an exercise Sunday to test postal workers’ ability to bring emergency medicine to homes in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul. Continue Reading