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Jason Hirst, postmaster in Watford City, is the only employee to work the front counter of the post office, which is seeing huge increases in volume due to the city's population growth.

FOTB: Watford City post office expanding


WATFORD CITY -- The post office here closes for an hour each day, but you won't find Postmaster Jason Hirst taking a leisurely lunch.

After two longtime employees left, Hirst was forced to close the window from 12:30 to 1:30 each day just so he can get some work done.

Hirst, who has been Watford City's postmaster for about a year, said he was not prepared for how fast he has to work all day long to keep up with the booming city.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.