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Postmaster: Please Let Us Stop Saturday Mail

The head of the U.S. Postal Services is pleading with Congress not to thwart his plan to cut Saturday mail as a way to save money. But postal workers unions are criticizing the plan as illegal and financially questionable.

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Postal Service to Cut Saturday Mail to Trim Costs

The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but continue delivering packages six days a week. In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the cut, beginning in August, would mean a cost saving of about $2 billion annually.

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WJON News On-Demand: Afternoon, Thursday, 11-15-12

Today’s top stories from WJON News:

-- U.S. Postal Service struggles financially
-- 2,000 foreclosure filings in MN last month
-- Give to the Max Day at Crossroads center
-- "Made In Central Minnesota" -- Alpaca Multipurpose Carriers

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Postal Service Finalizes Plan to Close Waite Park Facility [AUDIO]

The U.S. Postal Service has finalized it's decision to close the Waite Park Distribution Center. Spokesman Pete Nowacki says the move it contingent on proposed revisions to their services, such as first-class mail going from next day delivery to taking two or three days.

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Postal Service Plant Closure Will be a ‘Mess’

The U.S. Postal Service's plan to close 252 mail processing facilities and cut 28,000 jobs by the end of next year faces big obstacles. Waite Park's mail processing facility is one of four plants in Minnesota earmarked for closure.

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Postal Rates Going Up But Not Most Letters

Postal rates will go up in April, but the cost of sending the basic letter will remain the same. The Postal Service said Thursday that most rates will go up on April 17 under a formula that allows the agency to increase prices within the rate of inflation.

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Post Office Busy Answering Letters To Santa

The hundreds of letters to Santa written by Minnesota children will all end-up in one place -- Natalie Sorvani's desk. She says both the volume of letters and what the kids have to say make the task overwhelming at times.

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