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.
Ant's fast start can't snap Grizzlies winning streak
Memphis extended its streak to 11 games with a 116-108 victory over the Timberwolves.
Popular Italian eatery in Uptown to permanently close
The owner of Trattoria Mucci said it "just didn't work out this time."
MN popcorn shop gets Times Square billboard via 'The Late Show'
The last time Redmon's Popcorn got national attention, it shut down two days later.
Frey backtracks on dining mandate: Kids age 2-4 won’t need test
The mayor told Chad Hartman the city is already working to change its just-announced regulation.
11 staff members on leave after refusing Willmar district's COVID policy
The staff members were placed on leave after they "opted not to comply."
Man charged with stealing van with dog inside in South St. Paul
He apparently said he didn't realize there was a dog inside.
African cat found in Massachusetts is coming to Minnesota
The cat has to have its leg amputated.
Duluth becomes first non-metro city to bring back mask mandate
The omicron variant is surging across Minnesota.
Here's where COVID-19 case rates are the highest in Minnesota
The highest rates can be found mainly in southeastern Minnesota and around the Twin Cities metro area.
After staff got COVID, someone sent Al's Breakfast a letter mocking its vaxx requirement
"So sorry to hear your fully vaccinated staff is sick with Covid and you are forced to close," the letter begins.
NWS releases snowfall forecast for specific Minnesota cities
Here's how much snow is forecast for more than 50 cities in Minnesota, including the majority of the metro area.
Twin Cities postal carriers holding a drill to prep for possible attack
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.
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 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.
Postal Service to slow delivery of first-class mail
The U.S. Postal Service is pushing ahead with unprecedented cuts to first-class mail next spring that will slow delivery and -- for the first time in 40 years -- eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day.
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 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.
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