On Sunday, the USPS will deliver empty pill bottles to homes in parts of the Twin Cities metro, according to the Associated Press. It's part of a nationwide drill to test how well carriers can deliver medicine in the event of an outbreak, emergency or attack.
Low river levels bring cancellations for St. Paul-New Orleans Viking cruises
The low water also impacted some barge traffic making its way down the river.
Feds: Militia sympathizer had machine gun, grenade launcher in 'hidden room'
A confidential informant tipped off investigators.
Drought tightens grip as Twin Cities reaches 'extreme' level
By this time last year, drought was fading fast in Minnesota.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, Oct. 4
The 7-day average number of cases has been dropping.
Gallery: Ely treehouse cabin for $209k is a salvaged materials masterpiece
Take a look inside a truly unique cabin on Shagawa Lake.
Man airlifted after being pinned under truck in northern MN
The incident happened near Nisswa, Minnesota.
St. Paul company ends corrugated manufacturing, cutting 130 jobs
The facility produces around 200,000 tons of corrugated packaging every year.
Legal Marijuana Now candidate for 2nd District Paula Overby dies
Election Day is Nov. 8.
Sartell woman, 94, killed in collision with semi-truck
The crash happened in Haven Township near St. Cloud.
Woman reported missing from Anoka County is found safe
An alert was issued Wednesday afternoon.
Test of emergency medical deliveries a preliminary success
A more thorough assessment is on the way, but the Health Department says Sunday's test of delivering emergency medicine through the mail seemed to go well. The operation is meant to prepare for an epidemic or bioterrorist attack. Mail carriers delivered pill bottles to 37,000 Twin Cities addresses.
Postal Service to test distribution of 'Anthrax Medicine'
Nearly 37,000 households in the Twin Cities area will be receiving a pill bottle in their mailbox on May 6. The Post office is testing how it would respond to a widescale Anthrax attack, the City Pages is reporting. USPS officials stress that an actual attack is very unlikely and this is just a test. Residents should just recycle the bottle.
Postal workers gather food donations Saturday
About 2,000 letter carriers throughout the Twin Cities metro area Saturday hope to pick up as much as 1.3 million pounds of food during the 20th Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Letter carriers ask the public to leave bags of non-perishable, non-breakable food items by their mailbox.
Minnesota mail carrier facing felony theft charge
The Austin Daily Herald reports Doyle Tarrence of Spring Valley is accused of stealing money from greeting cards in the Lyle area last year. According to court records, the 47-year-old postal carrier has admitted to taking $200 to $300 over a four-month period.
Closings of four Minnesota postal centers not yet final
The Postal Service says the closing of mail processing centers in Duluth, Rochester, Waite Park, and Mankato is a recommendation. Initial news reports had the centers closing next spring as part of a nation-wide downsizing of the Postal Service.
Glitch causes missed paychecks for hundreds of Minnesota postal workers
KARE 11 reports more than 300 carriers across the state didn't receive their paychecks this week due to a 'programming glitch.' U.S. Postal officials say all of the missing pay will be included in next week's check.
FBI: Minnesota men planned to attack government, minorities
A federal affidavit says that an Austin man and a Mendota Heights man with ties to white supremacist groups amassed several weapons as part of a plan to attack the government, minorities and others, the Associated Press is reporting.
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