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North Dakotans Express Postal Service Concerns

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Concerns with the postal service are on the rise and federal cutbacks continue to threaten services--especially in rural areas.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp meets with officials in Dickinson to discuss challenges the United States Postal Service face in our state.

Heitkamp has heard complaints from many North Dakotans about delays in the mail service.

Small communities fear their rural service is also at risk...

Curtis Feland is a resident of Almont, North Dakota and has received his mail right in town his whole life.

"Being able to mail letters and that here has been just as handy as it can get. I don't have to have a mailbox in the middle of nowhere and packages sitting out in the weather or you know anything like that," says Curtis Feland, Almont Resident.

"Even if you could do online shopping, you get the mail and I do a lot of online shopping because I don't get to go to Bismarck a lot and so it comes in here and it's - instead of traveling 15 minutes to go pick up a package, I can travel two minutes downtown," says Heather McManus, Almont Resident.

Heitkamp says she's working to improve the current postal situation in our state and is working to make sure rural services are protected.

Also, if you would like to share your stories and concerns, visit www.heitkamp.senate.gov.

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