KERKHOVEN — The Kerkhoven Post Office is re-opening with full-operation status on Thursday.
Postal services for the community since Dec. 26 had been temporarily relocated to Murdock due to a facility safety concern. According to a news release from the U.S. Postal Service, repairs have been made and the facility has been cleared for re-occupancy.
The Kerkhoven Post Office is located in a leased facility at 903 Atlantic Ave.
Tom Schutt of Willmar is the owner of the building. He told the West Central Tribune last month that there was a structural issue with exterior brickwork. He said at that time he had a contractor ready, but the Postal Service decided to move before he could have the work completed.
According to the news release, the Kerkhoven Post Office is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday. The post office boxes in the lobby can be accessed 24 hours a day.
The Postal Service apologized for the disruption and reminded customers that receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.