Downtown Bismarck post office might closeThe U.S. Postal Service is considering closing its downtown post office in North Dakota's capital city.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is considering closing its downtown post office in North Dakota's capital city.
Spokesman Pete Nowacki tells The Bismarck Tribune that similar cost-cutting measures are being considered in other parts of the country as the Postal Service deals with budget problems. He says closing the downtown Bismarck post office would save about $162,000 a year.
If the branch in the William L. Guy Federal Building were to close, the 1,916 mail boxes and nine clerks would be moved to another facility in the city. The Postal Service has sent letters to customers asking how a closing of the downtown branch would affect them. There's no timeline for a final decision.