Sunday, February 10, 2013
Also appearing in this week's West Metro news roundup: Anne of Green Gables and some really rich SuperValu folks. And the USPS says farewell to Saturdays.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. (Click on the headline to read the full story.) Should Liquor Be Sold on Sundays? Local liquor stores have opposing views on a bill to lift the ban on Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota. “The fact that I'm not allowed to be open because of an embarassing, Draconian, ridiculous law from a previous era is absolutely infuriating," said liquor store owner Jason Alvey. "Al Capone has been dead for a long time, people. This is a different world we live in today.” MnDOT Shares Plans …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1. Speak out: How will this affect you?
On Wednesday morning the U.S. Postal Service announced that it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 5. Faced with rising costs and falling revenues, officials say that the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable.” The plan to change delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail. Packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays. As yet, it's unclear whether the announcement may also portend further cuts at the local level. The Postal Service is in the midst of a large-scale restructuring throughout its retail, delivery and mail processing operations. Over the last seven years, has cut annuals costs by $15 billion, slashed its…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Thanks to a special U.S. Postal Service program, Santa will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: In Richfield, letters to Santa can be dropped off at the post office or sent in your home mailbox. TELL US: Have your kids written a letter to Santa this year? Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | …