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Reader’s view: Postal Service can adapt without closing facilities

Published 04/24/2012, Duluth News Tribune

Reliable, timely mail service is something all Americans should be able to count on no matter where they live. As the U.S. Postal Service takes steps to get its financial situation in order, it is important to focus on making the Postal Service more competitive and ensuring it continues to provide high-quality services to consumers. That’s why I have been working with U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and my colleagues in the Senate to protect critical mail-processing facilities, including the facility in Duluth, from closing. I have been one in a small group of senators who have met with the postmaster general and worked to preserve fast, reliable delivery and protect rural customers’ access to post offices.

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