Minnesota Senator Al Franken has sent a letter to the Postmaster General to discontinue the rerouting of mail parcels from northeast Minnesota to the Twin Cities. In April, the Postal Service began rerouting mail from northeast Minnesota. Specifically, mail that used to be canceled at the Duluth Processing Center is now trucked to Eagan where that mail then canceled and trucked back into Duluth.
Senator Franken says that he has received many complaints that mail is being delivered at rates that are unacceptable rates. Specifically he says there have reports of newspapers being delivered 10 days late and medicine delivered after it has expired.