Twin Cities-based imprints reflect on how higher prices will change business
In September 2006, Duluth resident Joan Najbar sent a letter to her son, Sam Eininger, a National Guard solider who was stationed in Iraq. The next month, her letter was returned, unopened, but adorned with this stamp: "DECEASED"SEE ALSO: Downtown Minneapolis invaded by Black Hawk helicopters [PHOTO ... More >>
"Oh, you live in Minnesota? You must know Prince." This post is for anyone who has fielded an asinine inquiry like that one at some point. Minneapolis resident Charlie Pauken had heard enough ludicrous questions about his relationship with the Purple One from friends back in his old home of Bowling ... More >>
Eat it, Portland!The U.S. Postal Service chose Minneapolis as the place to unveil its new series of four bicycle-themed stamps during a ceremony yesterday. Each stamp depicts a different type of biker -- a child just learning to ride with training wheels, a commuter pedaling to work, a road racer in ... More >>
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor plume of weapons-grade anthrax stays these couriers come May 6. That Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Health will launch a dry run of an anthrax attack response using postal workers and law enforcement escorts. It's a strategy that's been studied nationally since 200 ... More >>
Rochester mailmen are mad as hell and they aren't going to take it anymore.The U.S. Postal Service has suspended mail delivery to Rochester's Parkside Mobile Home Park following 42 "animal incidents" last year, most all of which presumably involved loose dogs. Parkside's roughly 100 residents wil ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's campaign is fading fast. If you squint, it disappears completely.That's partly because Bachmann's poll numbers have moved from the basement to the underground bunker. And it doesn't help that her staffers are beginning to pack up and move away for greener, saner pastures. But, ... More >>
Steven Jensen ripped off baseball fans.If you bought a "game-worn" jersey from Vintage Sports Authentics, odds are you didn't get what you paid for. Steven Jensen, co-CEO of Plymouth-based Vintage Sports, was busted in Chicago yesterday afternoon for selling fake game-worn jerseys to sports memo ... More >>
WikipediaPeople in affected areas have 60 days to comment on the closures.The U.S. Postal Service might be closing thousands of post offices across the country, and 88 of those being considered for permanent shutdown are in Minnesota.The Postal Service released a list of 3,653 prospective branche ... More >>
C-SPANMichele Bachmann: Representation without legislation.With so much written about the wild things Michele Bachmann says, City Pages thought we'd take a look at what she has actually accomplished in Congress. Despite Bachmann's early success in the presidential polls, her congressional record ... More >>
garlandcannonYour mail carrier doesn't want to see this.All winter long, Minneapolis mail carriers slog through snow drifts. In the summer they're bombarded by the State Bird (not that one, this one). And all year long they have to worry about mean-ass dogs tearing a chunk of meat out of thei ... More >>
Krolick was employed the postal service from 2004 to 2009, mostly working in the USPS station near the University of Minnesota.
The brother of the Minneapolis police chief used and sold meth while on the job as a postal worker, according to charges filed Tuesday.
The younger brother of Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan was arrested early Tuesday morning on possible drug charges in an ongoing investigation.
Timothy Krolick, 29, was indicted in federal court this week with stealing mail in Minneapolis. He is charged with one count of mail theft by a postal employee.
The United States Postal Service now charges 44 cents for a first-class stamp for mailing a standard letter snail-mail style.
Make sure you know the post office locations that will be OK with your terrible stalling habit unless you want to give the government some more of your dough.
Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
How Minnesota philanthropist and developer Henry McKnight's utopian vision of suburbia became a blueprint for modern exurban nightmares
GOP telemarketers harass the elderly, groove on hip hop, and scream like monkeys
Unconventional wisdom from unstable characters in the City Pages Documentary Film Festival
Jean Sandberg asked her post-office bosses to put a stop to the penis jokes and the wet T-shirt invitations. They sent her complaint to the dead-letter office.
Miss Richfield 1981 makes her debut in the Big Apple
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards
Days and nights at the most maligned workplace in the country--the U.S. Postal Service.