Minnesota is the 32nd constituent state of the United States of America. It became a state on the 11th of May 1858. Minnesota is in the northcentral part of the country. It shares boundaries with Manitoba, Ontario, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Lake Superior, Iowa, and North Dakota. Minnesota has a diverse economy elevated by manufacturing, mining, and farming.
Minnesota covers an area of approximately 86,935 square miles, with its capital in St. Paul. The state’s nicknames are Gopher state, land of 10,000 lakes, and North star state. Minnesota’s postal code is MN.
The first post office in Minnesota was established at Fort Snelling in August 1827. The post office handled regular mail service. Mail carriers of the post office were hired and paid by the army until the late 1830s.
Later, in 1850, another post office was built at Pembina. The post office required US postage to be prepaid by the sender. Postage rates varied according to the distance covered. Five cents were charged for 300 miles and 10 cents for more.
Currently, mail services have greatly advanced. The United States Postal Services (USPS) post offices offer pre-sorted, first-class, and standard mail according to zip grouping. Additionally, USPS offers full services across barcoding, mail processing, inkjet addressing, folding, and inserting. Minnesota post offices ride themselves on cost-effective solutions, state-of-the-art equipment, and help the Minnesota residents meet their delivery and budget targets.
Most of Minnesota’s first post offices have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of them include the New Ulm post offices, Anoka post office, the Federal Courthouse and Post Offices in Mankato and Moorhead, Lost Lake post office, and the Alexandria post office.
There is various contact information available for contacting the Minnesota post offices. They include 401-276-8679 for phone calls and toll-free numbers: 1-800-ASK-USPS (275-8777).