WASHINGTON – After reports of missing and irregular mail delivery in Rochester, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) called U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Minnesota-North Dakota District Manager Anthony Williams to raise concern about the ongoing issues and discuss solutions.

“Minnesotans rely on the Postal Service to access their prescriptions, receive their paychecks, and stay connected to family and friends. I spoke with the U.S. Postal Service’s Minnesota-North Dakota District Manager, Anthony Williams about solutions to fix the postal delays that have impacted communities in Rochester,” said Klobuchar. “Delivery is being affected by ongoing postal staffing shortages, and I encourage all interested to apply to join the U.S. Postal Service workforce and help ensure that Minnesotans can continue receiving reliable mail service.”

Those interested in employment with the U.S. Postal Service should contact Rachel Christensen at 612-430-1301 or email Rachel.M.Christensen@usps.gov.

Additionally, in a letter to U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, Klobuchar pushed for federal assistance to help resolve the staffing issues that are impacting mail delivery in Rochester. Full text of the letter is available HERE.

Klobuchar has long worked to ensure Minnesotans can enjoy reliable postal service. In April, bipartisan legislation she supported to bolster the USPS’ long-term financial stability and help address delivery delays and other operational reforms was signed into law. Klobuchar also successfully pushed for a moratorium on the closing or consolidation of post offices and mail processing facilities, and she has advocated for preserving rural post offices.