Postal Service announces changes for Dakota Central facility in Huron

March 27, 2024

HURON, SD — As part of a $40 billion investment strategy to upgrade and improve the Postal processing, transportation, and delivery networks, the U.S. Postal Service announced its plan to modernize mail operations at its Dakota Central Processing and Distribution Center in Huron.

The improvements are being made under what’s being billed the, “Delivering for America Plan,” and will result in up to $3 million in investments for modernization efforts and deferred maintenance at Dakota Central.

Those investments will result in expanded and streamlined package processing and distribution capabilities in the local market and new workplace amenities for postal employees such as new lighting, as well as renovated bathrooms and break rooms.

The change to a local processing center in Huron means mail processing operations will be shifted to a postal facility in Fargo.

Once changes are implemented, Business mail entry, Post Office, station, and branch retail services are not expected to change, and delivery services will be enhanced.

After the Dakota Central facility is converted to a local processing center (LPC), it is anticipated that it will be able to mail and ship packages, manual letters and flats.

The LPC is also anticipated to offer express services and accept bulk and permit mail.

The postal service says the shift of mail processing operations to Fargo will not result in any job layoffs.