While the latest plan means more post offices will remain open, the reductions could erode a service that many in small towns have come to rely upon. Some experienced employees, for example, have departed.
A fire early Wednesday afternoon destroyed much of a house at 361 Wright St. in Mekinock, N.D., according to the Emerado Fire Department. Around 25 firefighters from the Emerado, Gilby and Manvel volunteer departments arrived on the scene shortly after 1 p.m. to find smoke and flames coming through the top of the attic.
The U.S. Attorney's office says a 52-year-old Emerado man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison on child pornography charges. Clifford Sweeney pleaded guilty in December to possession and distribution of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors.
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