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Post Office opens doors in civic event

Minneapolis Postmaster Will Jones, left, and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey participate in the recent Doors Open Minneapolis event.

The Minneapolis Main Post Office recently gave tours to thousands of customers through a citywide program to give the public behind-the-scenes access to unique venues.

The office provided 12 public tours during a two-day period. About 3,000 people took the tours, and some groups had as many as 300 participants.

The tours were part of Doors Open Minneapolis, the first event of its kind in the city. The program was inspired by similar events that began in Europe several years ago.

“The Doors Open Minneapolis event was an incredible opportunity for us to share a little bit of history about the Minneapolis Post Office, showcase the beautiful architecture of our 85-year-old building, and provide a rare opportunity to illustrate how technology helps get our customers’ mail processed and delivered,” said Kristy Anderson, strategic communications specialist for Northland District, which includes Minneapolis.

The event aligned with the Postal Service’s broader efforts to improve customers’ experiences, a core strategy.

Said Minneapolis Postmaster Will Jones: “This event was a great opportunity for the Northland District team to showcase what we do each and every day, with pride, commitment and dedication for the American public.”

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