Post Office Won’t Deliver To Rochester Trailer Park

ROCHESTER, Minn. (WCCO) — Postal workers consider a mobile home park so unsafe in Rochester, Minn., they will no longer deliver mail there.

Residents got the news Wednesday, which means anyone living at the Parkside Mobile Home will now have to travel to the nearest post office, about a mile away to get their mail. There’s about 100 people that live at Parkside.

Resident Barb Henderson said there’s a number of problems.

“The sidewalks are cracked, people don’t restrain their animals and a lot of people have a lot of junk,” she said.

Those are some of the reasons cited in a Postal Service letter to those living at Parkside, saying mail would be stopped.

They also cited broken mailboxes and cars blocking their walk and their biggest concern is dogs, either left tied up outside or left to roam free.

“It saddens me because I like the ‘homey’ feeling of having your mailman come to your door,” Henderson said. “A few bad apples spoil the whole bushel.”

The property manager, Anthony Manes, said he’s only been on the job a week and he hopes to get moving on a number of projects so the people living at Parkside can start getting their mail by next week.

Manes said he has asked residents to keep their dogs indoors from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

He believes that’s the biggest problem and hopes the Postal Service can work with him on the other issues that may take longer to fix.

The mail will be on hold at the Bear Creek Post Office for 30 days.

The postal service says if a solution isn’t reached, then it will be returned to sender, unless the people at Parkside want to rent a post office box at the Bear Creek Office.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Bill says:

    “Didn’t think “trailer trash” existed in Minnesota or the Midwest for that matter.”

    SERIOUS?? Man, you haven’t seen much of this state, have you…

    1. Swamp Rat says:

      @Bill
      No, I wasn’t serious but being polite and facetious. Didn’t mean to get your jets in a an uproar! LOL!

    2. Jose Dejesus says:

      BILL, I DIDN’T THINK MINNESOTA HAD POOR PEOPLE EITHER…I GO UP THERE IN THE SUMMER FISHING ON LAKE OF THE WOODS…..BY THE WAY A LADY JUST GOT KILLED THIS WEEK IN ESCONDIDO CALIFORNIA BY A PITT BULL..SOUND LIKE A MEXICAN NEIGHBORHOOD BY THE NAME..

  2. yo says:

    My brother delivered to some of Minneapolis’s toughest neighborhood for 15 years and the biggest issue were the dogs. You can come from all walks of life but you still want your mail just like the rest of us. He never had any trouble from people.

    1. ANDREA says:

      THAT’S BECAUSE TRAILER PARKS ARE FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T MIND LIVING LIKE DOGS! OUTSIDE IN A CONTAINER! UNBELIEVABLE! THEY PROBABLY WOULDN’T GET THEIR MAIL ANYWAY, THEY WOULD’VE BEEN MOVED ON BY THEN IF ITS TEMPORARY HOUSING! THE US SHOULD HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR ITS CITIZENS! EVEN IN RUSSIA, CHINA ETC., PEOPLE LIVE INSIDE IN PROPER PERMANENT HOUSING! I NEVER WANT TO GO VISIT A COUNTRY THAT STINGY!

  3. Liquid Nails says:

    Sounds like an interesting place to live.
    Quiet on the 4th of July
    Sober on the weekends
    Well lighted
    Nicely organized trash bins
    Lots of recycling
    Plenty of friendly demeanor
    zero vacancies

  4. JLglass says:

    Whatever happened to “Rain, sleet, snow, garbage, loose dogs or a damaged mailbox – the mail will get through,” mantra?

    1. ez says:

      Budget cuts man.

    2. PAUL says:

      As a letter carrier….if we know there are dangerous dogs on our route and we still deliver and get a dog bite….we can get a letter of warning or harsher punishment by the USPS because we STILL delivered to an area WE KNEW was hazardous

    3. LiVe eViL says:

      budget cuts…
      insurance only covers weather from 40-85 degrees…

    4. HillClimber says:

      You indicated a mis-quore. While I may be wrong in what I say, I do guarantee you that sleet, garbage, loose dogs, and damaged mailbox are not part of the credo. Try rather “Neither rain, snow, nor dark of night……………………………

    5. Michael says:

      The USPS has no offical credo or moto. Having worked in their Customer Serv Dept the 1.800.Ask.USPS I can tell you that with certainty. But here is a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Postal_Service_creed

  5. Rufus Larkin says:

    Ah yes, Rochester, the southern answer to St. Cloud trailer trash!~

  6. Dave says:

    Well, there you have it. If you consider USPS delivery a litmus test for neighborhood livability…

    1. Jose Dejesus says:

      MAIL LADY KILLED BY A PIT BULL IN ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA AS WE SPEAK..

    2. ANDREA says:

      AGREE DAVE AMERICA SHOULDN’T LET THEIR PEOPLE LIVE OUTSIDE IN TEMPORARY BUILDINGS!

  7. Willow says:

    There is something seriously wrong. Why can’t the trailer park evict its problem people? They should have to go elsewhere if they cannot keep their dogs under control.

  8. bill says:

    Stacy MN has a trailer park that has so many meth labs that when there was a fire in the Carlos Avery park 10 yrs ago and the trailer park was threatened, the local sheriff told fire fighters not to go to the trailer park do to the danger of exexplosions.

  9. Deep Thinker says:

    You might be a redneck……….if the US Post Office refuses to deliver your mail

  10. Crazy Joe says:

    I have a match and I will donate a gallon of gas.

    1. Chris M says:

      I don’t thinking burning someone’s home to the ground is the answer.

      1. LiVe eViL says:

        your right its not the answer its the solution i got a lighter incase the match wont work

  11. Jerry Springer says:

    How many trailer parks have you toured? They are disgusting to say the least.
    Maybe we will have a cleansing tornado season this year just as long as their junk wont blow into my yard I’m OK with that.

    1. Jose Dejesus says:

      OLD TIMERS 55 AND OVER TRAILER PARKS ARE NICE. BEEN TO 2, BOTH ARE NICE.

  12. Father Bob says:

    I think it was the banjo music that was the final straw.

  13. colleen says:

    There are plenty of beautiful trailer parks !!!!

  14. Problem? What problem? says:

    So they don’t get the bills they wern’t gonna’ pay anyway – what’s the problem?

    1. No Problem says:

      How will they get their “check” on the third of every month?

  15. Jumpin Jack Flash says:

    THE WHEELS ON THE HOUSE GO ROUND AND ROUND, ROUND AND ROUND, ROUND AND ROUND

  16. zee the reporter says:

    The “USPS” pledge of “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail
    shall keep the postmen from their appointed rounds

    1. desert eagle .50 says:

      That’s not the USPS “pledge.” It was put on the Post Office bldg in NYC because the designer thought it cute. If he wanted to see cute he could have looked for Jackactionqu**ro.

      I am being specific.

    2. jp says:

      Who said that was a pledge. I am a letter carrier. Never pledged to do that….

      1. Jose Dejesus says:

        JP—–DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MAIL CARRIER KILLED BY A PITT BULL IN ESCONDIDO , CALIFORNIA ??

  17. blah says:

    yeah that little chuahua (how ever you spell it) looks pretty mean….

    1. LiVe eViL says:

      thats where peris hilton now resides

  18. pumphandle- says:

    There’s plenty of white trash in there also still, after making a delivery in this park, I can vouch this is a disgusting place.

  19. Fido says:

    Woof.
    Woof, woof!

  20. Civitas says:

    “ParkSide” Mobile Home seems so Misleading Shouldn’t it be called “Postal Man Survival Island” Mobile Home.? “Hello I’m Robin Leach from the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous coming to you from “Postal Man Survival Island” to see if PostMan John Smith can deliver the mail on time. Can he avoid the man eating dogs, blocked sideways, & snow-i-canes yet deliver the mail on time with all his appendages? Stay Tuned!!”

  21. Tou says:

    Some of these comments are too funny!

  22. LusciousDC says:

    How many postal people have been attacked by gangs? When I lived in No. Mpls, we didn’t have Postal worker being jumped, murdered, attacked, or anything else. So where are you getting the information saying that they are? Because you’re trying to come off like you actually know something when you don’t You just wanted to throw race into a situation where race isn’t even in the ball park.

    1. Medication Time says:

      Dat because the post man bring da Molt Licqor checks!

  23. LusciousDC says:

    Now wouldn’t the smartest thing to do be getting a community mailbox that is located at the leasing office? DUH!

    1. ANDREA says:

      THAT’S WHAT I WOULD’VE THOUGHT AS THE USUAL SET UP ANYWAY FOR MULTIPLE RESIDENTS ON THE ONE PREMISSES.
      ALSO, I THINK ITS TERRIBLE THAT THEY EVEN HAVE TEMPORARY HOUSING AS PERMANENT HOMES. HOW DO PEOPLE IN THE USA ACCEPT THIS!? PEOPLE DESERVE THE WRIGHT TO FEEL THAT BELONG, OWN OR CAN REMAIN PERMANENTLY AND SAFELY IN ONE PLACE. OTHERWISE HOW CAN YOU CARE ABOUT WHERE YOU LIVE, TO INVEST IN IT AND PLAN A FUTURE? STRANGE. WELL EACH TO THEIR OWN, BUT THEY SHOULD DEMAND MORE RESPECTABLE LIVING ARRANGEMENTS-NOT DOG BOXES!

  24. LusciousDC says:

    @ Civitas … Ha HA HA that’s funny

  25. Scrambled Eggs says:

    C’mon guys. You’re expecting too much from these people – keep their dogs contained, fix their mailbox when it breaks, make sure there is a clear path to the box, etc???? It’s the *government’s* job to do that. They already pay them to sit on their arses all day, wipe their butts and wipe their noses when boogies get on them.

    So, please, people… give them a break.

    HA! It’s people like this who give a bad name to those who live in mobile homes.

    1. Ralph M says:

      sounds like inbred heaven

  26. erik says:

    should be a video game

  27. AstroSquirrel says:

    The following link is why they stop deliveries. The story is about a carrier who was bitten by a pit bull which was determined to be the cause of death. The dog came through an opened garage door and attacked her. http://www.fox5sandiego.com/news/kswb-postal-worker-dies-after-pit-bull-attack-20120308,0,2781255.story?hpt=us_bn7

  28. Jose Dejesus says:

    DOGS ARE A HUGE PROBLEM IN POOR NEIGHBORHOODS…PEOPLE LET THEIR DOGS LOSE—TIED THEM ON THE FRONT DOORS—LOSE OUTSIDE….IF THE DOG IS LOSE ON THE YARD AND THE MAILMAN HAVE TO OPEN THE GATE TO GET TO THE BOX IS A PROBLEM….LOSE DOGS RUNNING WILD IN POOR NEIGHBORHOODS….THE P.O. MADE THE RIGHT CALL…I WAS A MAILMAN FOR 33 YEARS I KNOW.

    1. Yes i have a name says:

      JESUS Jose…put another O in L O O S E…YOU lose, they’re loose..

  29. Jose Dejesus says:

    DELIVERING MAIL IN EAST L.A.—SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO A MAIL MAN NIGHTMARE…THE POST OFFICE SHOULDN’T DELIVER MAIL IN BAD NEIGHBORHOODS….MANY MAIL CARRIERS REFUSE TO DELIVER MAIL IN THOSE AREAS…….YOU HAVE TO HIRE PEOPLE FROM THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS TO DELIVER THE MAIL….EXPLAIN WHY CHICAGO HAVE SO MANY PROBLEMS WITH THE MAIL..

  30. USPS Job Security says:

    Mail is like so 50ish. Welcome to the e-world.

  31. Mark says:

    There’s a number of problems with this article writer’s grammar.

  32. annie says:

    my problem is a mailperson who leaves my mail up and down the block even tho my name is on my mailbox in 3 in, high letters..

  33. big banjo says:

    just like in the city all the trash, criminals and undesirables can be found in concentration wherever the cheapest place to live is…..in the outer rings and smaller towns its the trailer parks, i’ll bet the lot rent there isn’t more than $200 per month, which means that someone can live there for less than $500 a month total…..better not show any signs of wealth while living there though or one of the many thieves will surely take it.

  34. Teri says:

    I used to live in an apartment complex where they refused to deliver the mail. We never knew why as it wasn’t rowdy or unsafe and wasn’t all that far from the post office. Because of that, we had to go pick up our mail, too. But, they were required to rent us a PO Box for the cost of a key deposit since they refused to deliver the mail. I’m surprised they don’t have to do that in this case.

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