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Pondering postal fixes

Most of us take the mail for granted. For years, you dropped a letter into the mail and it reached its destination, for the small price of a stamp. “Lost in the mail” is a joke: Mail doesn’t get lost very often; it’s quite reliable and always has been.

Until recently, that is.

After the mail sorting station in Duluth closed, most of our mail is routed through the Twin Cities, and now takes longer than ever to get a simple letter from Moose Lake to Proctor.

To that problem, I say: So what?

I have noticed that most of my mail is advertising, bills, advertising, bank statements, advertising and p...