The next congressional budget crisis is barreling down a road near you.
U.S. Postal Service customer service employee Della Nelson waits to give Dawn Martin a receipt after Nelson used a mobile point of sale device to scan, process and swipe a credit card the priority mail envelope at the downtown Bismarck Post Office last week.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The U.S. Postal Service has embraced technology to improve service for western North Dakota’s growing population.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The U.S. Postal Service says it will open a new location in Williston in late spring.
Every day except Sunday a postal carrier walks or drives by your residence looking for the chance to bring you something from afar. He or she is a member of your community. His obligation is to you, not to the stockholders of the corporate entity that employs him. If you ordered something fr…
BUTTE — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester sent the U.S. Postmaster General a critical letter this week berating the Postal Service's recent decision to move Butte's mail processing operations from Great Falls to Billings.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service backed down from its plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery because Congress barred it, officials said Wednesday.
EDGAR — When Karen Ulrickson called on her neighbors to rally and save the post office, this tiny farm town delivered.
In the month of August, the U.S. House was in session for three days before members and their Senate colleagues left the Capitol for five weeks of vacation. Here’s the rest of the year’s congressional work schedule:
CASPER, Wyo. -- Wheatland will lose its mail processing center but not its post office, U.S. Postal Service officials announced Thursday.
HELENA - Ingomar welcomed Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe last month with a spread of home-made baked goods and a packed school gymnasium as residents gave him an earful over proposed post office closures - and it looks like the message was delivered.
HELENA — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus wants Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to consult with him before any final decisions are made regarding rural post office closures.
Elections officials in several states are concerned that the closing of mail-processing centers and post offices could disrupt vote-by-mail balloting this year, a potential problem that has led some members of Congress to call for a delay until after the November elections.
HELENA — The Postal Service said Thursday that a Missoula mail processing center is being spared from closures that will shutter three other facilities in Montana, perhaps leading to a net loss of 11 jobs in the state.
HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Tuesday said the U.S. Postal Service has agreed to postpone any decisions on closing offices and mail-processing centers until May 2012, to give Congress a chance to help the USPS tackle its crushing debt.
HELENA — While the U.S. Postal Service says closing mail-processing centers and rural post offices in Montana is still "under review," some believe the closures are going forward — unless Congress steps in to stop them, and helps solve the USPS' fiscal woes.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming residents take their isolation in stride, and a few said Monday that they will do so again if the U.S. Postal Service wins its proposals to extend first-class mail delivery by a day.
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is cosponsoring a bill to prevent the U.S. Postal Service from closing rural post offices.
The U.S. Postal Service has scheduled public meetings on proposed post office closures. Meetings in The Gazette's readership area include:
HELENA - The Postal Service says it plans to study the possible closure of 252 mail processing facilities nationwide, including four in Montana, as it continues to try to cut costs.