Last week’s announcement of a $25,000 matching grant prompted dozens to make a year-end contribution to MinnPost, putting us more than halfway to our campaign goal!
So far, we have received 327 gifts collectively worth $38,858, well on our way to the $70,000 we aim to raise by Dec. 31. To everyone who has contributed, THANK YOU!
We still have a ways to go, however, and more than $15,000 to raise to receive the full $25,000 MinnPost Membership Challenge Fund grant.
Any gift in any amount will be matched dollar for dollar, and get us closer to our goal.
Many of those who have already contributed took a moment to tell us why they did. Some recent comments are posted below, with permission.
I want to support thoughtful, well written, alternative local news. — Kurt Miller, Minneapolis
MinnPost provides the best local news coverage around. I also like the national and global coverage they provide. It often provides additional insights not always available from the larger media groups. — Noel Martinson, Long Lake
Investigative reporting. Fact checking. — Debra Strike, Saint Paul
I hope you can put this towards reporting on immigrant issues in Minnesota. We really need enlightened reporting on this – and MinnPost does that so well! — Jeanne Strauchon, Minneapolis
In support of excellent local journalism. — Brian Crist, Prescott, WI
I strongly believe that the more fish there are in the Journalism pond, the more our state residents benefit from a variety of points of view from which to educate themselves. — Ken Kalish, Park Rapids
You add immeasurably to our community – thank you! — Elizabeth Hinz, Minneapolis
I value the local reporting that MinnPost provides. — Thomas Larsen, Saint Paul
I like your reporting and I would miss you if you disappeared. — Carla Menssen, Schroeder
I LOVE the Glean, and Lambert’s tasteful level of snark especially. Also appreciate the absence of a corporate-friendly agenda. — Daniel Shaw, Minneapolis
Great articles about what’s going on in the Twin Cities area. — Mary Lewis, Minneapolis
MinnPost is the best news innovation in the state. Strong writing from multiple distinctive lenses, covering issues that often go overlooked or glossed over. — Caryn Scheel, Minneapolis
If you have to ask, I can’t explain it! Seriously… I’ve gone too long without giving. — Bob Feely, Minneapolis
Balanced, timely, thoughtful reporting. — Sandy Rummel, White Bear Lake
Another source of daily information about Minnesota. I like the breadth of articles. — Robin Brooksbank, Marine On Saint Croix
Support independent journalism. — Fred Webber, Medina
The articles/blogs/columns I read in MinnPost are interesting, thought-provoking and well-researched. The commenters are also great. I’m glad this publication is available. — Mary Gustafson, Shoreview