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The postal crisis accelerates. On Nov. 12, the U.S. Postal Service announced a loss of $8.5 billion for fiscal 2010, on top of a total loss of $6.1 billion for the two previous years. USPS owes $12 billion, just $3 billion below its legal debt ceiling. That's a problem, since it has projected a loss again next year yet must make $6.7 billion in retiree health and worker compensation payments by October.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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