Duluth mail processing center likely to close

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The U.S. Postal Service notified the union workers at the mail processing center in Duluth that the center is targeted to close. WDIO reports the exact date of the closure date hasn't been pinpointed, but it could happen as soon as this summer.

The Duluth News Tribune reports the center and its 100 workers got a reprieve last May. The sorting plant in the Lincoln Park neighborhood was spared in the first round of budget-cutting that closed 140 processing centers nationwide. But due to continuing budget concerns by the Postal Service, the Duluth plant is back on the chopping block.

Officials said that when the center closes, some workers could be transferred to other Postal Service jobs or locations. The closure would have an impact on mail service as well; mail sent from or to Duluth would first go to the Twin Cities for sorting, which could add a day or more to delivery times.

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