No pun intended on the title of this article...

... this is really a trying time for so many North Dakotans. We are all familiar with the power of Mother Nature, especially out here. To me, it seems like every season people think "we are getting hit harder than last winter" - we tend to forget how cold it was right around New Year's Eve of 2021. Here is the thing though, Bismarck alone is on pace to have a record year as far as how many inches of snow we will accumulate. Even a couple of weeks after our last blizzard, there are several North Dakota cities that are feeling the effects big time.

Earlier this month several people made it known their lack of patience when it came to mail delivery

On the Bismarck People Reporting News Facebook Group page, several people were not holding back one-bit frustration towards their mail service. With the holiday season in full stride, people were worried that either themselves or someone else wouldn't get their presents in time for Christmas. Today is the 29th of December and small cities and towns in North Dakota have had their deliveries suspended. According to "...the United States Postal Service has stopped delivering in areas across five states, including North Dakota. 20 postal service operations came to a halt due to weather here, and some still haven’t reopened"  Some bigger cities like Minot, Bismarck, Williston, and Dickinson have continued operations. One of the obvious factors that were pointed out was that if you don't clear out a safe path to your mailbox for the postal carriers you won't receive any mail. That to me is a no-brainer - it's your responsibility to make sure all the snow and such is cleared for a safe walkway. I know it's tough to maintain a cool head, and be patient for your mail to get to you, but I have tremendous respect for the United States Postal Service here in town, and I am quite certain they are doing the best they can.

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