US Senator Al Franken is introducing legislation that would help keep open a number of post offices that have been scheduled to be closed.
In Minnesota, a total of 117 post offices and 5 distribution facilities are on the chopping block. Franken says his bill would keep many rural post offices open that had been scheduled to close, but lawmakers have until May 15th to act on it. After that, the moratorium on not making any changes will run out – and postal officials can move forward with their proposed plan on closures.
Post offices in the local area that had been scheduled to be closed include in Darfur, New Auburn, North Mankato, Ormsby, Pemberton, and Wanda.