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Man from Round Lake named Minnesota’s top rural mail carrier

WORTHINGTON - A rural route driver for the Worthington Post Office has been honored as the Minnesota Rural Letter Carriers’ Association Outstanding Member of the Year.

Jim Obermoller of Round Lake has delivered mail for the U.S. Post Office for the past 26 years -- and full time for the last 20 years. He was presented a plaque Tuesday during the association’s annual meeting in Mankato.

A three-member committee evaluated all of the nominations and selected Obermoller from the list of candidates. The Minnesota association has about 2,800 carrier members.

The award recognizes Obermoller’s commitment to the postal industry and his customers. He delivers the mail south and west of Worthington to about 430 patrons on a 93-mile route.

“I appreciate my customers,” he said. “I treat them good year-round because some day I know I may need them to help me.”

As the MRLCA Outstanding Member of the Year, Obermoller and his wife, Sandi, will be recognized at the association’s national convention in Grapevine, Texas, in August.

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