Tuesday, August 04, 2009

List of Minnesota Post Offices to close

WESTERN Northland DUL - WEST DULUTH STAT DULUTH MN
WESTERN Northland MAN-NORTH MANKATO BR MANKATO MN
WESTERN Northland MIN-BROOKLYN PARK BR MINNEAPOLIS MN
WESTERN Northland MIN-BUTLER QUARTER ST MINNEAPOLIS MN
WESTERN Northland MIN-COMMERCE STA MINNEAPOLIS MN
WESTERN Northland MIN-CRYSTAL BR MINNEAPOLIS MN
WESTERN Northland MIN-DIAMOND LAKE STA MINNEAPOLIS MN
WESTERN Northland MIN-DINKY TOWN STA MINNEAPOLIS MN
WESTERN Northland MIN-EDINA BR MINNEAPOLIS MN
WESTERN Northland MIN-NOKOMIS STA MINNEAPOLIS MN
WESTERN Northland MIN-PLYMOUTH BR MINNEAPOLIS MN
WESTERN Northland MIN-RICHFIELD BR MINNEAPOLIS MN
WESTERN Northland ROC-BEAR CREEK STA ROCHESTER MN
WESTERN Northland ROC-CITY STA ROCHESTER MN
WESTERN Northland STC-CENTRE PLACE STA SAINT CLOUD MN
WESTERN Northland STC-WAITE PARK BR SAINT CLOUD MN
WESTERN Northland STP-COMO STA MINNEAPOLIS MN
WESTERN Northland STP-MENDOTA BR SAINT PAUL MN
WESTERN Northland STP-MN TRANSFER STA SAINT PAUL MN
WESTERN Northland STP-SEEGER SQUARE FST SAINT PAUL MN
WESTERN Northland STP-TWIN CITIES AMF S SAINT PAUL MN
WESTERN Northland STP-UPTOWN STA SAINT PAUL MN

The language and codes used can be a bit confusing but the list itself is fairly cut and dry. I am surprised to a certain extent that most of these branches are in heavily populated areas but I suppose those are the branches of the U.S. Post Office that have been heaviest hit due to more people using e-mail and online bill payment options. I somehow pictured rural branches shutting their doors and Granny Gertrude having to drive 15 miles for stamps in her Cadillac Eldorado down dusty gravel roads, dodging cattle and farm equipment.

Do any of you reading this use these branches? Are they even remotely busy or close in proximity to toher branches which are staying open?

And with all this mundane news, pick your spirits up by visiting MinnPics. Photos always make me smile!

3 comments:

Stephanie Faris said...

I live in Nashville but our downtown branch closed recently. I actually spend more in postage than ever before due to buying things online but I guess UPS and FedEx have cut into the USPS's earnings on that too.

Mrs Marcos said...

I am a shining example of egocentricity. I didn't have an opinion on the closing of post office locations until I saw the office in my childhood neighborhood on the list. Now I am sad and remembering fondly my childhood trips to purchase stamps and flip through the FBI Most Wanted pictures before hopping back on my three speed and biking home.

Sarah said...

This is just the beginning of many more changes with the USPS mail service as we know it today. Sad to think about, really. :(