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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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Some Twin Cities Post Offices To Deliver Sunday

U.S. Postal Service trucks will be on the road in the Twin Cities to help Santa out on Sunday. The Postal Service says it expects to handle almost 15 billion pieces of mail this holiday season. S

12/20/2013

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Postal Service Eyes Another Stamp Price Increase

The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service wants to raise stamp prices again. It could soon cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The post office said the 3 cent price hike is a last resort to deal with extreme financial challenges.

09/25/2013

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Good Question: Why Is The Postal Service Spending Money On Ads?

Times are tough for the U.S. Postal Service.

02/06/2013

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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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Stamp Prices Rise As USPS Looks For Financial Footing

U.S. Postal Service prices are on the rise. Starting Monday, the price of a first-class stamp rose by one cent to 46 cents.

01/28/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Recycling & Minn. Advertising

If you live in Minneapolis, you can recycle your yogurt cup. But you can’t in St. Paul.

08/17/2012

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Postal Service Medicine Bottle Delivery Test Goes Well

Thousands of Minnesotans got one an empty medicine bottle in the mail over the weekend.

05/07/2012

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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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Penny For Your Thoughts: Stamp Prices Go Up 1 Cent

First-class stamp prices jumped up a penny on Monday.

01/23/2012

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USPS Announces Service Cuts To Avoid Bankruptcy

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

12/05/2011

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Postal Service To Close 5 Wis. Processing Centers

Five mail processing centers in Wisconsin are among the 252 nationwide that the U.S. Postal Service plans to close starting in April.

12/05/2011

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Stamp Price Increase May Not Save Some MN Mail Centers

The price of mailing a letter is going up again. Starting on Jan. 22, a first-class, 1-ounce letter will cost a penny more at 45 cents.

10/18/2011

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Who Do You Want To See On A Stamp?

The U.S. Postal Service says beginning next year it will honor living individuals on stamps.

09/28/2011

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Dog Bites Mail Man — More Than 5,600 Attacks

Don’t scream. Avoid eye contact. Don’t run. Those are just a few tips offered by the U.S. Postal Service to avoid dog bites after more than 5,600 mail carriers were victims last year of dog attacks.

05/13/2011

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