MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A rally was held Sunday afternoon for concerned citizens pushing to keep mail delivery on Saturdays.
The Postal Service announced plans to cut its Saturday delivery in early February, stating moving to a five-day mail delivery would save about $2 billion.READ MORE: Authorities In St. Louis County Search For Harry Hart, Missing Man With Dementia
The transition to a new delivery schedule was slated to take place during the week of Aug. 5, 2013.READ MORE: Investigators Say 4 Victims Found In Wisconsin Were Killed In St. Paul
Sunday’s rally was held at the Minneapolis Main Post Office. Participants said the Postal Service’s plan to move to end a six-day service is “an attack on the future of this great institution, on the customers who need it and on the employees who support it.”MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: Marginal Risk Of Severe Storms Monday; Big Temp Drop Follows
Gov. Mark Dayton was among the speakers at the rally.