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Luddites At Post Office Nix Technology In Favor Of Junk Mail

Luddites At Post Office Nix Technology In Favor Of Junk Mail

Years ago while interviewing a member of the North Dakota state Senate the issue of technology came up. This lawmaker told me that he sometimes wished we were more careful about technological innovations. After all, back when farmers used horses to pant and harvest, agriculture employed a lot more people. Because it was labor intensive.

Heidi Heitkamp Votes Against Expanded Concealed Carry Amendment

“A proposed rescue plan for the financially strapped U.S. Postal Service took a step forward Thursday when a Senate committee passed a bill that would end Saturday delivery in the future and make permanent a recent, temporary increase in the cost of stamps,” reported the Washington Post last week. But there was more to the

Dalrymple Grand Jury Petitioners Fail Again

A second attempt by backers of a petition calling for Governor Jack Dalrymple to be investigated for alleged bribery has failed in Dunn County. Despite a pretty low bar for the number of signatures required, circulators couldn’t find enough qualified signers. Plus, the judge ruled again that Dunn County isn’t the appropriate jurisdiction for the

Cash-Strapped Postal Service Starting Its Own Clothing Line

Well, they can’t make any money actually delivering mail, why not try selling clothes? First the end of Saturday mail, now a new clothing line. The U.S. Postal Service is taking unprecedented steps to make itself relevant and profitable these days. The cash-strapped agency announced plans on Tuesday to launch a new line of all-weather

Are We Entitled To Saturday Mail Delivery?

“There is no question that the U.S. Postal Service has serious financial problems, but it is not clear that the proposed changes would save a significant amount of money in the long term,” Senator Heidi Heitkamp said by way of a press release questioning a move to end Saturday mail delivery. “A quality postal service

Post Office to End Saturday Delivery

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is likely to announce today they will no longer deliver mail on Saturdays, in what can only be viewed as the latest sign of an agency that is well past prime time. While such a change to their operating practices will require congressional approval, Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe