How important to you is the U.S. mail in the Internet age?

The U.S. Postal Service is considering the closure of thousands of post offices around the country, including two dozen in Minnesota. Officials blame sharply declining mail volume, due in part to the rise in Web-based alternatives to traditional mail. How important to you is the U.S. mail in the Internet age?

Having grown up in the internet age, I find the USPS to be mostly useless. These closings are to be expected and welcomed. -Nick, Inver Grove Heights, MN

I am 23, and the only time writing letters was important to me was basic training. Nowadays when friends go away, they say Facebook me, not write me. -Durrell, Minneapolis, MN

Close them. We don’t need a office in every town. -Mike Rowan, Big Lake, MN

Even though I’m a Net junkie, there’s still nothing like getting a real letter in the mail. The Post Office needs to stay. -John Charles Wilson, Minneapolis, MN

Holding a letter in my hands and knowing that person took the time and effort to write it and send it to me is an experience not possible through email. -Noah, Hastings, MN

Close them and go to THREE day a week delivery. -anonymous text message

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