Thanks to a surge in contributions in the final week of 2014, we far surpassed our year-end campaign goals.
At the start of the campaign, we set out to raise $60,000 and finish the year with more than 2,100 member households. When all was said and done, we received $92,346 and closed 2014 with 2,238 member households. Both numbers have set new records for MinnPost.
Thank you to everyone who contributed. MinnPost wouldn’t exist without the support of our members, and your generosity has helped us start 2015 in the best financial position in our seven-year history.
We also sincerely appreciate seeing the comments many of you shared as you made your donations.
Those below are reprinted with permission.
I read MinnPost almost every day, and learn a lot from it. Excellent journalism – truly top-notch. Thanks very much for all the hard work you do to provide meaningful, thoughtful coverage of current events and deeper interesting topics. — Teri Fritsma, Roseville, MI
Many good writers … and in-depth reports. — Maggie Berrget, Minneapolis
I very much appreciate the insights, great reporting, and varied topics! — Rebecca Taibl, Saint Paul
We need an alternative to the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press. — Steven Colbert, Brainerd
Best MSP news and commentary. — Dianne Arnold, Mendota Heights
I enjoy reading MinnPost, particularly Eric Black and The Daily Glean. — Irene Jacobs, Corcoran
MinnPost is my first stop for good environmental, health care, and political reporting. Thank you. — Brian Berggren, Inver Grove Heights
I want to support independent journalism, and MinnPost content is really good. — Todd Rowe, Excelsior
A great resource! — Ellie Moser, Brooklyn, NY
I read it twice a day. — Suzanne Born, Golden Valley
It’s a compact place to keep up with what’s going on in Twin Cities. — Ken Wallmeyer, Jamestown, NC
I support MinnPost because you report, in detail, current education issues and accomplishments, neighborhood issues and accomplishments, and finally, political issues and accomplishments. Thanks for responding effectively to the collapse of the Star Tribune’s unbiased coverage. — Susan McAninch, Minneapolis
I enjoy the reporting. — Cameron Parkhurst, Saint Paul
I need to start my day with The Glean. Keeps me (off) centered. — Neil Peterson, Saint Paul
We have (supported MinnPost) from the beginning! — Marcia & John Stout, Minneapolis
Such great and necessary work! — Steve Winnick, Edina
Brian Lambert is a pip! — Nate Dungan, Minneapolis
I appreciate the timely and helpful information provided by MinnPost. — Glenn Taibl, Saint Paul
Quality. — Jeff Holland, Saint Paul
MinnPost is an invaluable community asset. Way ahead of the media curve. It has developed its own unique way of looking at ourselves, warts and all, and celebrating life in the North. — Chuck Leer, Wayzata
Good job! — Tinsel Diggory, Minneapolis
Great coverage of local politics and public issues! — Richard O’Neil, Shoreview
MinnPost is good stuff. I do not read it enough, but I support it so it will stay alive. — Leslie Elm, Burnsville
It is one of my news sources. — Thomas Loddengaard, Minneapolis
Though the moderation is a bit inconsistent, I enjoy reading the articles and posting comments. Keep up the great work!!! — John Appelen, Plymouth
Good alternative to print media. Excellent reporting. — Peter Sammond, Minneapolis
I like to know what’s REALLY going on in Minnesota. — Jon Shafer, Webster, WI
MinnPost is tops. — Nick Magrino, Minneapolis
Great local news coverage. Great writers. — Gerry McGrane, Minneapolis
Minnesota has a story to tell that the larger news outlets overlook. So MinnPost, The Uptake, MPR, and TPT News step up and fill the void, making us the best-informed news market in the country! The proof is in our voter turnout and our election results. Makes me proud to be a Minnesotan. — Cynthia Ahlgren, Saint Paul