PO mail drop off, collection times are changing
Letters and packages sent from the Park Rapids U.S. Postal Service will arrive later and leave the post office earlier. These changes are part of consolidation efforts for the USPS.
Mail drop off and collection times affects customers in ZIP code areas starting with 562, 563 and 564.
In Park Rapids, the last mail collection is 12:45 p.m. Letters and packages need to arrive before that time in order to be postmarked that day. The truck leaves at 1 p.m.
Mail from the Park Rapids area with a 564 ZIP code is now being processed in Minneapolis. It had previously been processed in St. Cloud.
Mail will also arrive about an hour later each morning in Park Rapids so carriers will start their routes later as well.
Customers should also check the pick up times on the USPS mailboxes throughout the community, which will also have earlier collection times.