7/27/11 – Twelve post offices in southern Wisconsin were on the initial list of possible closures disseminated by the U.S. Postal Service yesterday, including the office in Lowell. The USPS is looking to close 3,600 local offices nationwide in the largest downsizing in the history of the money-losing agency. According to officials, the postal service lost $8-billion last year alone. The first closings won’t start until January.