Politics in Minnesota’s $149-a-year pay wall era begins

If you’re the sort who craves something more the harder it is to get, then Politics in Minnesota may prove more alluring than usual.

To mix a metaphor, the site flipped the switch on its pay wall this morning, as promised. As of this writing, the stories in PIM’s “Briefing Room” are being locked down — which for the moment, represent commodity information such as Tim Pawlenty’s weak presidential poll numbers or “Voices of Conservative Women honors eight legislators.”

Executives have said the site’s featured story will be free, as will some blogs. Politics in Minnesota charges $149 a year for site access (a bit more than $12 a month), with higher fees for its weekly report and state Capitol directory.

PIM has staffed up in hopes of providing a deeper Capitol-news resource insiders and junkies will pay for.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Hiram Foster on 08/16/2010 - 03:32 pm.

    That’s a lot of money.

  2. Submitted by Paul Udstrand on 08/16/2010 - 08:04 pm.

    Never heard of it. Certainly won’t pay to read it.

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