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Nearly 250 readers have contributed to MinnPost this campaign; Knight News Match continues

MinnPost’s year-end member campaign continues with a portion of the $25,000 Knight News Match still in play.

Monday’s announcement of the Knight Foundation’s $25,000 matching grant prompted dozens of readers to make a year-end contribution to MinnPost, putting us almost halfway to our campaign goal.

So far, we have received 244 gifts collectively worth nearly $30,000, well on our way to the $75,000 we aim to raise by Dec. 31. To everyone who has contributed, THANK YOU!

We still have quite a bit further to go, however, and more than $15,000 to raise to receive the full $25,000 in eligible funds from the Knight News Match.

Any gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000, and get us closer to our goal.

In addition to this generous challenge grant, readers who become Platinum members by giving at least $20 per month (or $240 at one time) will be eligible for new one-year digital subscriptions to The New York Times.

Many of those who have already contributed took a moment to tell us why they did. Some recent comments are posted below, with permission.

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We give to support quality, in-depth journalism. – John & Heidi Harlander, St. Cloud

MinnPost is a good source of news. Great events and discussions. – Sara K. Graffunder, Minneapolis

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I give to support more trustworthy journalism online. – David Rask, Minneapolis

We read MinnPost online almost daily. – Rolf & Karen Nelson, Park Rapids

This money was a gift for my boss [Scott Peterson] that my co-workers and I gave him for Christmas. He reads MinnPost daily and strongly supports independent news. A perfect gift for someone who already has everything and doesn’t want more “stuff.” – Molly Murphy, St. Paul

Having moved out of Minnesota, I enjoy following local issues on MinnPost. Your writers provide excellent coverage of local, regional and national issues! – Todd Jacobson, Upper Arlington, Ohio

We need honest and good journalism now more than ever and we need to protect our rights under the First Amendment now more than ever. – Donna Chicone, Woodbury

Happy holidays to everyone at MinnPost! Keep up the good work! – Nate Dungan, Minneapolis