Senator Heitkamp Urges Study of Rural Postal Service and High-Speed Internet Access

Cuts to the U.S. Postal Service Have Disproportionately Hurt North Dakota’s Rural Communities, Where Reliable Mail and Internet Are Critical August 20, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced that she is pressing for a study of the interaction between the lack of adequate high-speed wireless Internet access in rural areas and […]

Sens. Carper, McCaskill, Tester, Heitkamp hold roundtable on USPS challenges in rural America

Sens. Carper, McCaskill, Tester, Heitkamp hold roundtable on Postal Service challenges in rural communities across the country WASHINGTON – Today, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Committee Members Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) hosted a roundtable to examine, analyze, and discuss the various challenges […]

Senator Heitkamp Co-Hosts Discussion to Address Postal Needs of Rural America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Building on her efforts to improve mail delivery and service in rural communities, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today co-hosted a roundtable discussion in the Senate on rural postal issues, calling on leaders in the postal community to work with her to protect delivery and service throughout rural America. Heitkamp – a member […]

Focusing on Rural Postal Issues, Senator McCaskill Co-Hosts Senate Roundtable

Senator to U.S. Postal Service, Congressional colleagues: post offices are ‘part of the identity of rural America Tuesday, May 19, 2015 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today co-hosted a bipartisan roundtable discussion on rural postal issues in the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to raise awareness about the numerous challenges facing rural […]

Mail Matters to American Rural Communities

The small towns, farms and ranches that stretch across this country are iconic to American culture. Every American holds this picture of rural life as part of our nation’s collective memory. These rural communities remain an integral part of American society and are sustained and reinforced daily by a strong Postal Service. Rural communities represent a […]

South Dakota Newspaper Group issues statement objecting to USPS consolidation plan

USPS Wants to Close Huron Facility (July 2, 2014) South Dakota Newspaper Association Board of Directors on July 2 issued a statement objecting to the U.S. Postal Service’s plan that it will consolidate more than 80 mail processing facilities across the country, including the Dakota Central Processing and Distribution Facility at Huron. “This latest announcement […]