Minnesota Independent gets a redesign

Minnesota Independent, the lefty politics site that’s part of the D.C.-based American Independent News Network (AINN), unveiled a redesign this morning.

The site looks crisper, and editors tout more “dynamic” elements that make items easier to share on social networks. The site also brings aggregated Minnesota polling data to the front page, while giving most-read, most-commented and multimedia sections more pop. Ads appear more prominent, with large wells in the left- and right-hand columns, and Google Ad Words above the banner.

At least locally, MnIndy is still a two-person shop between editor Paul Schmelzer and staff writer Andy Birkey, though AINN’s Patrick Caldwell also covers Minnesota and the site occasionally springs for freelance pieces.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 09/27/2010 - 11:44 am.

    Despite the new coat of paint, I think everyone will recognise the same, old Soros joint, Dave.

    Also, one wonders just how much more crispy the content could get…it was deep-fried since day one.

  2. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 10/06/2010 - 08:35 am.

    I enjoy that site. Unlike most lefty sites, the comments are not moderated and they’re not quick with the delete key with comments I’m sure they disagree with. Refreshing.

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