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brian korthals/daily globe The future of the Bigelow Post Office is in jeopardy as the U.S. Postal Service Headquarters proposes to shutter more than 100 post offices across Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The Bigelow office serves the community of more than 230 residents, along with some rural residents in southern Nobles County.

Bigelow reacts to possible P.O. closure

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BIGELOW -- With more and more people communicating via email, Facebook and Twitter, paying their utility bills online and filing tax returns over the Internet, the U.S. Postal Service is in dire straits.


It has lost money in each of the past five years, cut 110,000 jobs through attrition over the last four years and put a freeze on executive salaries.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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