Postmaster General to review Duluth mail processing facility closure

By KBJR News 1

Friday's public forum regarding the closing.

July 15, 2014 Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 10:01 AM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The US Postmaster General has assured Congressman Rick Nolan he'll personally review the decision to close the Duluth mail processing facility.

The 8th District Representative said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe made no promises in the phone conversation, but did listen carefully to the concerns.

The move to close the facility is set to take place next year and could affect some 70 jobs.

“The one and only public meeting the Postal Service saw fit to hold on this critical decision took place more than two and a half years ago – in November of 2011. Since they have refused to hold another, I want to provide postal workers and their families, business owners, community leaders, and postal customers throughout the Duluth region with a good opportunity to voice their concerns and explain the ramifications of closing this facility from their perspective. I will take those views directly back to Postmaster General Donahoe for his review and consideration,” Nolan said.

The Congressman will hold a public forum regarding the closing at the Coppertop Church Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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