Waite Park postal processing center on the chopping block

Waite Park postal processing center on the chopping block Click to Enlarge Photo: mipan,

May 18, 2012 at 7:48 am

WAITE PARK, MN (KNSI) - The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service says they're moving forward with a multibillion-dollar cost-cutting plan that will close nearly 250 mail processing centers nationwide, including one in Waite Park. 

The service announced the closings Thursday as part of a modified approach. Up to 140 processing centers will be consolidated by next February, roughly 48 in August and about 90 next January and February.

With the closure of the Waite Park office, about 70 workers will be out of a job.  Operations there will be consolidated to Minneapolis. 

By 2014, the post office says they'll have 28,000 fewer workers, but have saved more than $2 billion a year. 

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