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Only .9% of MinnPost readers do this one special thing

2019 MinnPost spring member driveEach month, MinnPost averages about 410,215 readers. Our reporters are focused on serving those readers with journalism that deepens their understanding of the people and politics shaping Minnesota. But that work costs money to produce. Not only that, as a nonprofit newsroom, we make our original reporting available to read for free — no paywall or subscription required.

In turn, we ask readers to voluntarily support our work through member donations. In amounts ranging from $1 and up, we’re grateful to receive the generous support of 3,756 MinnPost members. Thank you!

When you do the math, though, that means only .9% of readers donate to support MinnPost. If we could get that up to 1 percent, that’d be amazing. That’s why we’re working toward an ambitious goal of 200 new/renewing members by this Friday, March 29. Reaching that goal will get us closer to that 1 percent membership mark among readers and ensure our team has the resources it needs to produce thoughtful, independent journalism in the months ahead.

As of this writing, we need to hear from 112 members to hit our goal. Will you be one of them?

In any amount, you’ll be providing crucial support for our in-depth, independent coverage of Minnesota news.


And a BIG thanks to the 88 generous readers who’ve stepped forward to donate so far this drive. Here’s why a few of them felt inspired to support MinnPost:

“Great local journalism. Keep up the good work!”Katie Kosseff, Minneapolis

“A lot of local news that you will not find anywhere else.”William Howard, Golden Valley

“Important reporting of news in greater Minnesota and of immigrant communities.”Bob Quasias, Marshall

It means so much to our team to hear comments like these, and we’re honored when readers support our work with donations. Any amount is meaningful and is essential to MinnPost’s future. Will you help us close out this drive by reaching our goal?


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