User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


21° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Post Office Closes In Small Minnesota Town

November 20, 2011, 10:10 PM by Jon Berg

Post Office Closes In Small Minnesota Town
STEEN, MN - It's a town of 180 people, with 70 homes, a City Hall, a vehicle repair shop and a church for parishioners to worship. But now the small town of Steen Minnesota, is without its post office.

"It's kind of the death of the town, you know," resident Mildred Keunan said.

Mildred Keunan has lived in Steen nearly her entire life, and visited the post office quite often.

"Everyday, when there was mail, yeah," Keunan said.

Vanbatavia says the post office wasn't getting enough business in the small community, and that many residents have mailboxes outside of their home, leaving fewer boxes in the post office. 

"There was only like 20 boxes left in the post office, and for years you could have your choice, you could have a rural route box or a box at the post office," Mayor Melvin Vanbatavia siad.

But the post office isn't the first business to close on Main Street here in Steen, in fact in the past 20 years other businesses have been shutting down as well. 

"We've lost a lot of stuff, the elevator and the feed store, and the bank, there was a branch bank and that's gone," Vanbatavia said.

And even though Keunan says she still loves living in Steen, with another landmark in the town closed, it's sad news for everyone who's seen the businesses on Main Street dwindle.

"It's too bad, It's one less building on Main Street, there's just not a whole lot to keep us together anymore," Keunan said.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Authorities Find Body Of Missing Brookings Man

10/29/2014 8:17 PM

The search for a missing SDSU student has ended.

Full Story
14-Year-Old Dead After Being Run Over By Truck

10/25/2014 2:05 PM

A 14-year-old girl is dead after being run over in a parking lot just after 12:30 in Hartford.

Full Story
Police Empty Grain Bin In Search For Missing Brookings Man

10/28/2014 6:02 PM

Jacob Heisinger hasn't been seen since early Thursday morning. Police sent out a plea asking the public for any information on his disappearance.

Full Story | Watch
Low-Risk Traveler Being Monitored For Ebola In SD

10/27/2014 5:59 PM

South Dakota hospitals and clinics were notified last week of a person who is being monitored by the state Department of Health for signs of Ebola.

Full Story
Brookings Police Looking For Missing Man

10/27/2014 8:14 PM

The Brookings Police Department needs your help finding 26-year-old Jacob Heisinger. Heisinger was last seen around 1:40 am in the downtown Brookings ...

Full Story


Events