Tiny ND town fears closure of post office

Associated Press

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Residents in the tiny western North Dakota town of Douglas are worried that if the U.S. Postal Service closes its post office there it would lead to the town's demise.

The Minot Daily News reports that the post office in the town of about 64 people is being considered for possible closure, and a decision is slated to be made later this summer.

Postal service was suspended in the town in December, after the local letter carrier slipped on ice and broke his leg. The mail carrier from Max has been delivering mail in the interim.

The nearest post offices to Douglas are in Max and Ryder, about a dozen miles away.