- Associated Press - Friday, July 15, 2016

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service has chosen a site for an expanded post office in Watford City.

Officials announced plans to move and expand the facility last fall, to better meet the needs of the growing oil patch city.

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says the Postal Service has chosen a 9,000-square-foot building that has much-needed parking space and the capacity for 10 postal carrier routes. He says it will house nearly 3,000 post office boxes and two service windows.

Remodeling is set to begin in the fall, with the facility fully operational early next year.

The Postal Service has struggled to keep up with tremendous growth in oil patch communities in recent years, and residents have complained about long lines and late deliveries.

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