POST OFFICE

Sen. Smith believes funding the post office shouldn’t be a political fight

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith says funding issues with the Post Office should have been dealt with before this year. The Democrat believes funding the agency is important because she says Minnesotans are not getting their prescriptions sent to them in time. Last week the House approved giving $25 billion to the Post Office. The bill is unlikely to…

Sen. Hoeven Discusses Ways to Make USPS More Accessible in ND

Some customers complained that their local post office is hard to reach by phone

FARGO, N.D. — Senator Hoeven also down with leaders from the postal service to see how they can best serve North Dakotans. People raised concerns about communicating directly with the post office. Some say the phone numbers for local post offices in the phone book and online are incorrect making it harder to call about their mailing issues. Douglas Stephens, the…

Steering Clear of Porch Pirates: How to Keep Your Packages Safe

Nearly a third of Americans have a package stolen right off their porch

FARGO, N.D. — This holiday season, millions of boxes are set to be dropped off on front porches across the country. With porch pirates lurking around the corner, reports of missing packages are especially high this time of year. “It’s something that we hear about, especially once online shopping ramped up over the course of the last 5–10 years so the…

USPS Advocates Urging Rep. Cramer to Sign Bill Preventing Post Office Privatization

They stood outside his office

FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Postal Service employees are fighting to keep a public Post Office at more than 140 sites across the country, including here in Fargo. They stood outside Congressman Kevin Cramer’s office because they want him to sign a bipartisan bill which would prevent the post office from being privatized. The protests come after President Trump said he would…

Woman With Possible Medical Issue Crashes Into Detroit Lakes Post Office

Police Chief Steve Todd says the woman had been pulling up to the post office to mail some items.

DETROIT LAKES – A woman escaped injury when her SUV drove through the Detroit Lakes Post Office front doors shortly before noon yesterday. Police Chief Steve Todd says the woman had been pulling up to the post office to mail some items and told officers that she didn’t remember anything after she pulled up into the parking spot. Todd says…

President Trump Tweets: Post Office Becoming “Dumber” and Needing “Good Old Global Warming”

Many climatologists say global warming is real and damaging for the earth and stress that cold weather doesn't necessarily connect with changes in climate

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption NATIONAL — President Trump is busy with his social media account, this time going after the U.S. Postal Service and making comments about the weather. With temperatures on the East Coast dropping significantly with the coming weekend, President Trump tweeted “Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good…

Fargo’s Main Post Office Gets New Technology for Sending Packages

The machine is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

FARGO, ND — An innovative technology only being used at five other post offices across the country has been brought to Fargo’s Main Post Office. The Automated Parcel Drop lets customers skip the long lines when they need to get an acceptance scan, receipt and mail their pre-paid and merchandise return packages. The machine is open 24 hours a day,…

Check Out These Shipping Deadline Dates for Online Gifts

Workers at the U.S. Postal Service are doubling up and working around the clock to make sure your gifts, cards and packages arrive just in time for Christmas

  NATIONAL — Shopping online makes the holidays quick and convenient, but be aware of shipping deadlines to make sure your gifts get under the right tree on time. Workers at the U.S. Postal Service are doubling up and working around the clock to make sure your gifts, cards and packages arrive just in time for Christmas. Today is the…

West Fargo Celebrates Auxiliary Service Facility’s First Year

The workers say this facility makes about 250 to 300 trips each week

WEST FARGO, ND — Senator Hoeven made a stop in West Fargo this afternoon to honor our postal service workers. It’s for the city’s Auxillary Service Facility’s first year anniversary. Many of their delivery workers ship packages throughout the metro and in the rural parts of the Valley. The workers say this facility makes about 250 to 300 trips each…