Darrick Miest has been postmaster in Courtland, Hanska, Morgan and Sleepy Eye, and is now postmaster for the St. James Post Office. He started at the new position on Oct. 6 and is originally from St. James.
He and his wife Kari have three children, 12-year-old Mckinzee, ten-year-old Jackson and six-year-old Levi. They enjoy the small-town friendly atmosphere of St. James and Miest is happy to be working a little closer to home.
Miest went to college in Mankato before working at the Mankato Post Office in 1992. From there he went to Madison lake before returning to St. James in 1999 for a three year stint at the St. James Post Office.
Now that he is back he is planning to spend more time with his kids and is looking forward to the challenges the new position will present.