88 MN post offices studied for closure [LIST]

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People in affected areas have 60 days to comment on the closures.
The U.S. Postal Service might be closing thousands of post offices across the country, and 88 of those being considered for permanent shutdown are in Minnesota.

The Postal Service released a list of 3,653 prospective branches that have become targets for closure, the latest announcement in a rapidly letter-less country.

More than 6,000 post offices have closed in the last decade, including 280 this year.

Six offices in the Twin Cities are now threatened with closure. In Minneapolis, post offices in Dinkytown, Butler Quarter, the Commerce office downtown, and one on Lowry Avenue are under review; in St. Paul, the Riverview office and the Seeger Square Finance office could close.

The 88 offices under review in Minnesota fall mostly in the least populated areas, meaning  people in those places could wind up sending their mail from convenience stores, libraries and government buildings. Metro residents would just have to go a bit more out of their way to get something sent.

Now that these offices have been selected for review, people who use them have 60 days to file comment on the issue.

Proposed Post Office closures in the Twin Cities:

Here's a list of all 88 offices facing closure.



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Sadly, the one downtown is the one that would have an effect on me.  ..But the Loring Station is actually only a few blocks from there.  I don't know what that means: they said the Butler Station would "stop going into the Loring"--which is completely ambiguous.  My mail comes from the Loring Station, but I'm not sure what the Butler Station does except act as a d-town drop-off box.  I'm confused.


It's time to cut Post Master positions, To close all these small post offices is stupid. Post Masters should be incharge of 5 small post offices and supply them with full or part-time staff. But yet have the Post Masters to cover for staff vactions and sick call in's. District offices also need to cut the fat in the back offices, quit making up B.S. more paper work etc. I am not a Postal employee,  but know the BS that is going on. You mail count? what a joke, you  know how to scam that too.   Shane,   Kenyon, MN

Robert Renney
Robert Renney

the whole us postoffice could close and they will not be missed!!


What is distressing is that the one, very busy, post office in North Mpls is on this list. Residents would have to go to Robbinsdale or NE Mpls(via one working bridge) to meet their needs. I am a resident in North and have always encountered a very busy post office in north.


I think it makes sense to close the Dinkytown post office.  I mean, those kids think postage stamps are actually stickers for awesome bands they haven't heard of yet.

"Dude, have you heard the new George Washington Carver EP yet?  Is it even out?"

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