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A retirement reception was hosted Jan. 2 for Perham Postmaster Marty Friedrich, above. Named as "Officer in Charge" is Darren Itzen, who will serve until a permanent Postmaster is appointed.

After 31 years managing the mail at area post offices, Friedrich retires

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When Marty Friedrich took over the keys to the Perham United States Post Office in August of 2007, he thought he would be settling in for a few years--and eventually retiring.


But the USPS offered him an early retirement package he couldn't refuse--so Friedrich served his last day as a "man of letters" Jan. 2.

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