REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK | Post Office closings


Neighbors are organizing around threatened post office closings at Seeger Square in St. Paul and Como Avenue in Minneapolis. Across the country, USPS proposes “changes” for 3,200 post offices. Is your post office threatened? How should USPS deal with decreasing revenue? Hit the comment button or email editor@tcdailyplanet with info and opinions.

In an effort to cut costs, the United States Postal Service has announced potential changes or closings to 87 post offices in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, and as many as 3,200 across the country, according to a variety of news reports. Among the Minnesota post offices targeted for closure, according to the Star Tribune: Seeger Square in St. Paul, Dinkytown, Butler and Commerce in Minneapolis, and others in Duluth, International Falls, and North Mankato.

Mary Thoemke has written about St. Paul’s Seeger Square Post office here.

I have looked for the complete list of 3,200 post office, and have found three links to PDF documents on three separate news websites. I tried all three, but couldn’t make them work. Did anybody else have better luck?

If you’d like to write about your post office, or about the overall issue, send an email to editor@tcdailyplanet.