In front of the national letter carriers union’s 9,100-member convention in Minneapolis Monday, Gov. Mark Dayton gave a passionate defense of paper.
“We rely on you so much and we can rely on you so well that we have a tendency to take your super hard work for granted” he said to the letter carriers, who face threats of closing post offices and ending 6-day-a-week mail.
“My sons…they don’t read the morning newspaper as a paper, they read it online. And yet they still rely on their mail."
"Now," he continued. "I’m an old fashioned guy. I want to hold something in my hands. I want something that’s going to be the same tomorrow as it is today. I don’t want something that will crash overnight. I want something that can’t be hacked or scammed or spammed or infected or whatever else. I want something that [has] come from you.”
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State Auditor Rebecca Otto, whose office audits 59 of 87 Minnesota counties among other responsibilities, said a technical glitch in the state government finance bill that passed in the final hours of the legislative session could leave those counties without any auditing.