Sunday, February 10, 2013
Also appearing in this week's West Metro news roundup: Anne of Green Gables and some really rich SuperValu folks. And the USPS says farewell to Saturdays.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. (Click on the headline to read the full story.) Should Liquor Be Sold on Sundays? Local liquor stores have opposing views on a bill to lift the ban on Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota. “The fact that I'm not allowed to be open because of an embarassing, Draconian, ridiculous law from a previous era is absolutely infuriating," said liquor store owner Jason Alvey. "Al Capone has been dead for a long time, people. This is a different world we live in today.” MnDOT Shares Plans …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1.
Calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable,” the U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. The plan to change delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail. Packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays, and local post offices will remain open for business Saturdays. According to the U.S. Postal Service, the reasons are continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers. The U.S. Postal Service is also the only federal agency required to pre-fund health benefits for retirees, and those costs are escalating …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: Golden Valley has one post office where the letters can be dropped off: TELL US: Do your children or children in your family plan on writing a letter to Santa this year?