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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said Thursday that he and other senators are working to prevent the negative impact on families and businesses that could result from the proposed closing of U.S. Postal Service processing centers and post offices in predominantly rural areas. The Postal Service has also suggested dropping Saturday delivery and ending the guarantee of delivery within one to three days on first-class mail. Tribune illustration by Ron Adams

Franken: Congress working to preserve rural mail delivery

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WILLMAR -- Congress has until May 15 to work out a plan to keep regional mail processing centers and rural post offices open.

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said Thursday afternoon that he and other senators are working to prevent the negative impact on families and businesses that could result from the closings.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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