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 and audio 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.
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 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Blandin Foundation, McKnight Foundation, The Minneapolis Foundation, Otto Bremer Foundation, Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and Bush Foundation. As of January 2011, MinnPost had more than 2,300 member-donors contributing amounts ranging from $10 to $20,000 a year.