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Porter Community Cleanup Day is Tuesday, September 23

It's time to clean up our town and homes before harvest and the inevitable winter arrives. Curbside pickup of approved items will be provided in the early morning hours of September 23. Leave items for disposal at the curb the evening of September 22. Recyclable items and appliances may be scheduled for pickup with A to Z Recycling in Porter.


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Looking for Folding Chairs?

The city of Porter has recently replaced the old steel folding chairs at the Porter Hall and is selling our old chairs for $1.00 each. If interested contact a member of the city council or purchase chairs during the Porter Harvest Festival Flea Market on Saturday, August 16 from 9:00 - 12:00. First come, first serve and while supplies last only.


Porter Post Office to Remain Open Under Revised Office Hours

Based on feedback provided by 75 Porter citizens, the US Postal Service will be keeping the Porter Post Office open, but with much shorter window hours than in the past. Citizens indicated that under the 2 hour per day window hour schedule, that 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM would be the ideal time for the Post Office window to be open Monday through Friday and 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM on Saturday. The Post Office Lobby will continue to remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for patrons to pick up mail from PO Boxes and deposit outgoing mail in the building.


Concerns were expressed about the pick-up time for outgoing mail in our area. Under the Post Office's new schedule, all mail leaving Porter and much of the surrounding area, departs at approximately 1:00 PM daily. If a letter or parcel needs to go out on a specific day, it is advised that you take it directly to the Post Office by 1:00 PM that day to ensure that it goes out on the truck. Letters picked up by route carries cannot be guaranteed to make it to the Post Office by the mail departure time and will likely go out with the following day's mail.


Postal Service representatives also clarified concerns about how the Porter Post Office receives credit for the mail that is handled and stamps sold. Only mail received in the Porter Post Office and Delivered to the Porter Post Office's PO Boxes is credited to the Porter Post Office. Mail delivered street-side by route drivers is credited to the Canby Post Office. For stamp sales, the current route driver has been bringing stamp purchases to the Porter Post Office for fulfillment when picked up within the City of Porter. All stamps sold in the Porter Post Office, either through the window or via PO Box are credited to the Porter Post Office, this is also the case for any stamp orders addressed to the Porter Post Office from anywhere. It was also pointed out that stamps purchased online and delivered to an address in the 56280 zip code are now credited to the Porter Post Office as well.


Porter Community Hall Shadow Boxes Complete

New shadow boxes have been built in the Porter Community Hall and will be used to display memorabilia from Porter's past. If you have any items you wish to donate to the city to have displayed, please contact any city council member. Original or high-quality newspaper articles will be accepted.


Porter Community Hall Information

Check out the new area of our website with information about the Porter Community Hall. www.portermn.org/porterhall


Porter Event Photos

Do you have photos of Harvest Festival, the Porter Auction or other events? Email them to josh@portermn.org with caption descriptions and they will get posted to the Porter Website!


Keeping The Community Informed Has Never Been Easier

Now it is even easier to pass the word about events in Porter and the surrounding area. Simply fill out the information form at the bottom of the all new Community Events and Calendar Page and submit your event. Your submission will be validated and posted to the calendar promptly!


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