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.
Winter weather advisory issued as Saturday snow arrives
Not huge totals expected, but any snow will likely impact travel.
Report: Ryan Poles is Vikings' 'top choice' for general manager
Poles was one of two finalists revealed on Friday.
Willis carries shorthanded Gophers to beat Rutgers
The senior scored a career-high 32 points to end a four-game losing streak.
Charges: St. Paul man had sexual contact 'multiple times' with 12-year-old girl
Marcus Steichen, 21, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Charges: Mom killed infant son just weeks after getting him back from foster care
The 10-month-old died in her care in Brooklyn Park last April.
Minnesota's 'frozen potato freeway' closure attracts plenty of comment
It was, let's face it, a very Minnesotan reason for a freeway closure.
U of M fraternity raises money for chef's knee surgery
The GoFundMe has raised around $1,700 of its $5,000 goal.
7 restaurant, bar groups sue Minneapolis over dining vaccine mandate
"Minneapolis bars and restaurants are being used as pawns..." the lawsuit said.
Woman fatally shot in St. Paul's North End neighborhood
It's the fourth homicide so far this year in St. Paul.
Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends
The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.
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.
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.
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.
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