DULUTH - Duluth's mail processing center is no longer on the chopping block.
The center will stay open at least until 2014.
Not only will this save Northlanders from a lot of inconvenience, but 100 jobs will also be saved.
The Postmaster General removed Duluth’s mail processing center from the list of post offices to be closed on Thursday.
The closure was a part of a cost cutting measure that would save USPS more than $3 million by changing the delivery service standard.
Instead of two to three days, mail delivery could take up to five.
"I thought this was a very bad idea so I've been fighting,” U.S. Sen. (D) Minnesota Al Franken said. "Today I'm just very happy to announce at least for a couple of years they will not be closing."
Mankato, Eau Claire, and Rochester are a few post offices on the list to be closed throughout the state.
More than 100 other mail processing centers will be closed in the next year.