More mail will soon be processed in the Twin Cities under a plan to consolidate facilities in Rochester, Duluth, Waite Park, Mankato and Bemidji. Some of the positions will be eliminated, but the Pioneer Press reports more than 200 new jobs could be available at the St. Paul Processing and Distribution Center in Eagan.
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About 230 jobs will be affected as the U.S. Postal Service relocates its mail processing operations in Bemidji, Waite Park, Mankato, Duluth and Rochester to the Twin Cities. Retail operations will stay open.
Postal Service could close up to four offices in Minnesota
On the list are mail processing centers in Duluth, Rochester, Bemidji and Waite Park. The Postal Service lost about $8.5 million last year -- and could be even deeper in the red this year -- as more mail moves online and the stagnant economy cuts into advertising mail.
Postal Service will resume delivery to Rochester trailer park
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Ecolab building new 51,000-square-foot facility in Eagan
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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.
Postal Service stops delivery to Rochester trailer park, cites danger
Loose dogs, broken sidewalks, busted mailboxes and garbage are among the problems impeding delivery, according to mail carriers, who reported 42 "animal incidents" last year alone.
Postal Service to slow delivery of first-class mail
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