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Dupree Post Office temporarily closed due to mold

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

PIERRE (AP) -- The U.S. Post Office in the north-central South Dakota town of Dupree has been closed temporarily due to mold.

Postal Service spokesman Pete Nowacki tells KGFX Radio that a mobile unit has been set up so people can check post office boxes, buy stamps and conduct other business.

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Nowacki says the Postal Service has used the closed office since the 1950s, but water got into the building and led to mold growth. He says the problem reached a point where officials decided employees and customers should not be exposed to the mold.

For now, Dupree's postal delivery routes are being operated out of the nearby city of Faith.

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