The U.S. Postal Service says it will evaluate post offices in western North Dakota to address the impact of the oil boom on mail delivery.
The Minot Daily News reports that senior level managers will be temporarily assigned to the area to evaluate local post office operations and determine the needs of customers.
Postal officials say customers in parts of the oil patch have been complaining about long lines at post offices, delayed mail and returned mail. They say Williston, Watford City, Ray and Tioga have been among the most affected communities.