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Post offices to hold planning meetings

November 12, 2012
By Stephen Anderson ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - The United States Postal Service has a "plan to preserve the nation's smallest post offices," and it will hold several local meetings to further explain the plan to affected customers.

According to, "The Postal Service's Post Plan is designed to make sure America's communities continue to have access to our products and services as we right-size our Post Office network to reflect the nation's current use of our services."

Below is a list of upcoming local meetings in which USPS representatives will answer questions and provide information:

Nisula: 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Laird Township Hall.

Pelkie: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Pelkie Elementary School.

White Pine: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Konteka Conference Room.

Bergland: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Bergland Township Hall.

"Public input is extremely vital at this time to ensure continued access to postal services and products in our rural communities," said retired Pelkie Postmaster Marj Krumm.

Previous meetings in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties have been held in Watton (Oct. 11), Rockland (Oct. 16), Ahmeek (Nov. 7), Mohawk (Nov. 7), Painesdale (Nov. 7), South Range (Nov. 8) and Toivola (Nov. 8).

For more information, attend a meeting, call a local post office or visit and search "Post Plan."



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