MinnPost is a nonprofit, nonpartisan enterprise whose mission is to provide high-quality journalism for news-intense people who care about Minnesota. We publish online at www.minnpost.com Monday through Friday with a limited edition on Saturday.
MinnPost provides news and analysis based on reporting by professional journalists, most of whom have decades of experience in the Twin Cities media. The site features video as well as written stories. It also includes commentary pieces from the community, and comments from readers on individual stories. The site does not endorse candidates for office or publish unsigned editorials representing an institutional position. We encourage broad-ranging, civil discussion from many points of view.
Our goal is to create a sustainable business model for this kind of journalism, supported by corporate sponsors, advertisers, and members who make annual donations. High-quality journalism is a community asset that sustains democracy and quality of life, and we need people who believe in it to support our work.
As of Fall 2012, MinnPost had more than 3,400 member-donors contributing amounts ranging from $10 to more than $20,000 a year. Almost a third of our donors are sustaining members. Sustaining members include all those who sign up for automatically recurring donations, as well as loyal supporters who have made a donation for three or more years in a row.
MinnPost's initial funding of $850,000 came from four families: John and Sage Cowles, Lee Lynch and Terry Saario, Joel and Laurie Kramer, and David and Vicki Cox.
Major foundation support has come from the Blandin Foundation, Otto Bremer Foundation, Bush Foundation, Carolyn Foundation, Central Corridor Funders Collaborative, Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Martin and Brown Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, The Minneapolis Foundation, Pohlad Family Foundation, and The Saint Paul Foundation.
We are grateful for the guidance and involvement of our Board of Directors and Advisory Council members listed below.
Board of Directors: Lee Lynch, President; John Satorius, Secretary; Jennifer Martin, Treasurer; Carla Blumberg, Lauren Collins, Fran Davis, Jack Dempsey, Fred de Sam Lazaro, Jill Field, Kathleen Hansen, Vernae Hasbargen, Kim Kieves, Joel Kramer, Kathy Longo, Jane Mauer, Bill McKinney, Dan Oberdorfer, Kandace Olsen, Jeremy Edes Pierotti, Mark Richardson, Jeff Ross, Gordon Rudd, Rebecca Shavlik, Zack Stephenson, Kari Swan, John Tieszen. Emeritus: David Cox.
Advisory Council: Terri Barreiro, Peter Bell, Wendy Blackshaw, Laura Bloomberg, Scott Burns, Jay Cowles, Toby Dayton, Nancy Feldman, Samuel Heins, Sue Herridge, Marlene Kayser, Tom Kayser, Lars Leafblad, Glenn Miller, David Moore Jr., Beth Parkhill, Mary Pickard, David Plimpton, Susan Plimpton, Kim Snyder, Missy Staples Thompson, Chris Widdess.