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Published September 22, 2011, 05:35 PM

Former postmaster trying to save post offices

Borup, MN (WDAY TV) - Post offices are closing throughout rural North Dakota and Minnesota.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Post offices are closing throughout rural North Dakota and Minnesota. Ex Postmaster Lyle Puppe has been traveling around telling communities what they can do to save their post office. Puppe stopped at meetings in Borup and Perley. He carries with him a booklet on steps communities need to take and who they need to contact. He says closing rural post offices isn't the answer if the Post Office wants to save the most money.

Lyle Puppe – Hoping to Save Rural Post Offices: “The total savings that the post office would save in closing the small post offices in the United States is less than 1% of their annual operating budget, so it's really a drop in the bucket.”

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