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Man Charged With Mailing Threatening Letters

A 45-year-old man was indicted for allegedly mailing threatening letters to courthouse officials Thursday. Johnnie Earl Long, of Braham, was charged with six counts of mailing threatening communications and one count of false information and hoaxes.

05/23/2014

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Police Investigate Hoax Letter From Prior Lake H.S.

School officials, police officers and the postal service in Prior Lake are investigating after people reported getting an offensive hoax letter. The letter looked official, using Prior Lake High School’s letterhead and return address, but what the letter said was far from it.

05/15/2014

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Twin Cities Takes Part In ‘Stamp Out Hunger Day’

Saturday, May 10 is Stamp Out Hunger Day, the largest single-day food drive in the country. While letter carriers delivered mail Saturday, they also collected bags of food left by people on their regular routes. More than 2,000 mail carriers in the Twin Cities took part.

05/10/2014

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Twin Cities Postal Workers Protest Outside Office Supply Retailer

Union postal workers are protesting outside Staples in the Twin Cities because of an agreement reached between the U.S Postal Service and Staples, which would put outlets in the stores. Jerry Sirois, president of the local union, says they have a number of concerns about protecting the sanctity of the mail.

04/24/2014

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Decades Later, Letters To Grandma Returned To Writer

In this digital age of e-mails and text messages, it’s rare to keep in touch with someone through an old-fashioned letter. But it wasn’t so long ago that this was one of the main ways to stay connected. Jolie Raimondo was reminded of that when she stumbled upon an old box full of letters.

03/31/2014

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Good Question: What Are The Weather Rules When It Comes To Delivering Mail?

The inscription on New York City’s U.S. Postal Service headquarters reads: “Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

02/26/2014

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Pine County Gov’t Center Evacuated Due To Suspicious Mail

Six envelopes containing an unknown white powdery substance prompted the evacuation of the Pine County Government Center Tuesday afternoon, according to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office.

11/19/2013

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Charges: Fmr. Postal Carrier Stole Cash, Gift Cards From Mail

A 27-year-old Hinckley woman has been charged with allegedly stealing cash and gift cards from the U.S. mail while working as a postal carrier, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

06/25/2013

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Mailing Services Available Until Midnight On April 15 At MSP

To help out last-minute tax filers, the Post Office at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will offer retail and collection services until midnight on April 15.

04/12/2013

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Rally Held To ‘Protect’ Saturday Mail Delivery In Mpls.

A rally was held Sunday afternoon for concerned citizens pushing to keep mail delivery on Saturdays.

03/24/2013

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Postal Service To Cut Saturday Mail To Trim Costs

The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion annually, the financially struggling agency says.

02/06/2013

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Postal Worker Admits To Stealing $1,500 In Menards Rebates

A Duluth Post Office worker pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to stealing about $1,500 in Menards rebate checks and Big Game Money Cards from residents along his mail route.

09/26/2012

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Oakdale Man Gets 6 Years For Stealing Mail

A 41-year-old man was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for stealing mail and using the identities of the victims to create bank accounts to obtain cash.

07/26/2012

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Ducks Deliver Mail To Nursing Home In Detroit Lakes

People living in a western Minnesota nursing home have an unusual system for getting their mail. The mailman often brings some helpers who waddle along behind him.

06/23/2012

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Mail Workers Hold Drill, Prep For Possible Attack

You might be getting an important, unexpected package in the mail this weekend as part of a drill to get the Twin Cities ready in case of a chemical terrorist attack.

05/03/2012

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Woman Accused Of Mailing Puppy Deemed Incompetent

A 40-year-old woman charged with trying send a puppy through the mail has been deemed incompetent.

03/08/2012

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Postal Service Reshuffles Minn. Mail Processing

With no financial relief in sight, the U.S. Postal Service is pushing ahead with planned cuts to more than 260 mail processing centers around the nation, part of a billion-dollar cost-cutting effort that will slow delivery of first-class mail.

02/23/2012

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Post Office Preps For Busiest Day Of The Year

Tuesday is the U.S. Post Office’s busiest day of the year, according to the Postmaster in St. Paul.

12/20/2011

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Eagan Woman Helps Police Solve Package Thefts

An Eagan woman said she helped tip police off to a newspaper delivery person who kept stealing her packages.

11/03/2011

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Man Pleads Guilty To Making Fake Postage Stamps

A Prior Lake man pleaded guilty Monday to making counterfeit postage stamps.

10/17/2011

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Trial For Woman Who Mailed Puppy Canceled

The trial for the woman charged with trying send a puppy through the mail has been canceled.

07/07/2011

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MN Woman Charged With Threatening VP, Fed. Officials

A federal grand jury has indicted a Minnesota woman on charges of threatening Vice President Joe Biden and other federal officials.

04/21/2011

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St. John’s To Mail Letter About Abuse To Alumni

St. John’s Abbey and the survivors of sexual misconduct by current and former abbey members have reached an agreement about the distribution of a letter signed by two survivors and Abbot John Klassen.

04/01/2011

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Woman Who Tried To Mail Puppy Charged With Animal Cruelty

The woman who allegedly attempted to ship her puppy cross-country through the U.S. Postal Service has been charged with animal cruelty.

02/03/2011

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Fmr. Postal Worker Charged Had ‘Emotional Issues’

It could turn out to be a big price to pay for allegedly stealing nearly $800 worth of gift cards from the mail, but that’s just what one Forest Lake postal worker is facing after being accused of the crime.

01/03/2011