Monday, October 08, 2007

Postal Service Unveils Stamp Marking Minnesota's 150th Birthday

The U.S. Postal service has unveiled a new stamp to celebrate the state of Minnesota's 150th birthday in 2008. The stamp was unveiled at Winona State University. Anthony Williams is the Postal Service's Northland District Manager. He says the stamp was chosen from 50-thousand ideas, which were then narrowed down to 25 finalists.The stamp shows a picture of Winona's interstate bridge across the Mississippi River. It also depicts many of the river's islands above the bridge that are part of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The stamp will be issued in 2008.