Fred Eckhardt of Boyd, Minn. is on a quest to get a card from every town in Minnesota and South Dakota- that means stops at garage sales during his cross-country trips. It was during one of those stops at an Illinois farm nearly 30 years ago, that he found something unusual.
Most people love getting a postcard from loved ones on a trip, but it turns out bargain hunters love getting them from businesses, too. That’s how local company Printz found success in promotional postcards. And cards were just the beginning.
In the digital age of email and social media, getting a letter in the mail may take a little longer than, say, getting a text. But no one expects to suddenly receive a postcard dated all the way back to 1945. When Tyler Scouton checked his mailbox on West 9th Street Tuesday, one item – a postcard, to be exact – stood out.
First-class stamp prices jumped up a penny on Monday.
A group of Minnesotans and members of the Sierra Club will deliver 4,000 postcards to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Wednesday.