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‘MinnPost+’ to offer bonus content to most members

On Tuesday, we will launch MinnPost+, a collection of bonus content available only to MinnPost members who support our work by donating $60 or more per year.

The move coincides with the launch of our Summer Member Drive, and is part of our ongoing effort to improve the experience of MinnPost members. By doing so, we aim to both thank existing members for their support and prompt a greater portion of our audience to become members by donating to the site.

MinnPost+

Our ultimate goal, of course, is to increase membership revenue, which will in turn enable us to produce more high-quality journalism for people who care about Minnesota – the sole reason our nonprofit organization exists.

Initially, MinnPost+ will consist of two weekly features: MinnPost Picks, which shares reading recommendations from MinnPost staff; and From Other Nonprofit Media, which showcases select work from other nonprofit news sites around the nation.

We plan to add more MinnPost+ offerings in the future, but we remain committed to keeping our core daily journalism free to all, regardless of whether they support us financially.

To view MinnPost+ articles, readers will have to have a MinnPost.com user account, be logged in to the site, and be a MinnPost Silver member or higher.

There are other reasons for members to log in. Starting with this member drive, for example, logged-in MinnPost members will see fewer solicitations – our customary run of pop-up ads will be replaced with a MinnPost+ announcement and a single “Thank you” message.

Other benefits of creating an account and logging in – such as commenting on articles and managing your newsletter subscriptions and other communications preferences  are available both to members and  non-members. (If you don’t already have a free MinnPost.com account, you can create one now.)

We believe these changes will help us build a stronger MinnPost, which will in turn contribute to building a better-informed and stronger Minnesota.

If you have questions about your membership status, or thoughts to share about our membership program, contact Ashleigh Swenson at members@minnpost.com or 612-455-6954.

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Comments (5)

It is important to support MinnPost

I think non-members should be limited to, say, 5 comments a month. That way you don't need to be a member to leave an occasional comment. But if people want to regularly leave comments, they should support MinnPost by becoming members.

If technologically possible,

I would support this comment idea too, although 5 is too low.

No limit

Limiting comments to paying members is incredibly elitist and antithetical to the qualities of journalism espoused by MinnPost.

No Limit

Why change the policy now? I prefer an open discussion without "membership" requirements.

I would like to like too!

I would also like the ability to like articles and thus generate a most liked list in addition to the most commented, which is really the most argued. At the very least, there should be a most viewed list of articles. The cream does not always rise to the top in the most commented list, which is usually articles on global warming or other hot button issues.