We continue to make progress on our year-end campaign as we head into the final days of 2016.
We sincerely thank all those who have given during our year-end campaign – and at any point during the rest of the year. MinnPost is proudly member-supported, and couldn’t do what we do without you.
In this campaign so far, we have received 379 gifts collectively worth nearly $46,000. We need to raise an additional $7,500 to receive the full $25,000 Knight News Match grant, and another $29,000 to hit our goal of $75,000 by Dec. 31.
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.
It’s more important than ever to support reliable news sources. MinnPost fits in that category of a local (regional) reliable news source. – Sandy Roggenkamp, Duluth
I give to support actual journalism. – Dave Porter, Minneapolis
I give because MinnPost is just great journalism. – Robert Briscoe, Minneapolis
MinnPost is a terrific news source that I often quote and share articles – thank you! – Jane A. Howard, Minneapolis
I give to support independent investigative journalism. – Elizabeth Gawrys, Vadnais Heights
I really value local journalism and reporting and want it to continue and grow. – Anjanette Schussler, St. Paul
MinnPost is a great source of news and analysis! – Mark Snyder, Minneapolis
It’s. Just. Good. – Lori-Anne Williams, Roseville
Really enjoy the local and state government coverage, as well as the sports reporting. A special shout out to Pat Borzi and his coverage of women’s sports. – Gary Cohen & Margaret Macneale, Golden Valley
Writing is intelligent, refreshing, timely, and in the case of Brian Lambert, with just the right measure of snark. – Daniel Shaw & Jackie Krammer, Minneapolis
We need professional journalism now more than ever!!! – Arthur & Jane Price, Coon Rapids
Fair, unbiased and forward thinking. I am a senior and am encouraged by bright, young minds. – Stephanie Raab, Apple Valley
Excellent writing on untold stories and arts reporting. – Andrea Een, Northfield
My grandchildren have all they need. It is their desire to support charities by donating their Christmas money. – Christmas gift for Marissa, Joyce Hertaus, Wayzata
MinnPost is my favorite local news source. I’m on the site multiple times a day. Thank you for all the work you do. – MacLayne Casey, Minneapolis
I light of recent events, we need strong, independent sources for news from trained journalists. — Kathleen Ferguson, Lakeland
I rely on MinnPost to give me the real story and in-depth information on local politics and more. Thank you! – Mary & Justin Salisbury, Minneapolis