Area Post Offices On Possible Closure List

Here is some breaking news from the U.S. Postal Service. See the complete lists of sites being reviewed in Nebraska and South Dakota.

My breaking news story is below.
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Several area post offices will be studied for possible closure, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced Tuesday.
They are part of a list of 3,700 retail locations across the country that the USPS is reviewing for possible closure.
In this area, post offices in Davis, Dimock, Lesterville, Mission Hill, Olivet, Utica and Volin are on the list. Also up for review are post offices in Magnet, Neb.; Royal, Neb.; and St. Helena, Neb.
The list represents about one tenth of the USPS’s nearly 32,000 retail offices across the country.
“Today, more than 35 percent of the Postal Service’s retail revenue comes from expanded access locations such as grocery stores, drug stores, office supply stores, retail chains, self-service kiosks, ATMs and usps.com, open 24/7,” Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in a media release. “Our customer’s habits have made it clear that they no longer require a physical post office to conduct most of their postal business.”
According to the USPS, communities currently without a postal retail office and for communities affected by these retail optimization efforts, the Postal Service has introduced the Village Post Office as a potential replacement option. Village Post Offices would be operated by local businesses, such as pharmacies, grocery stores and other appropriate retailers, and would offer popular postal products and services such as stamps and flat-rate packaging.

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