Letters to the editor policy

Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune welcome letters to the editor. Submitted letters must be no more than 350 words. Letters must be written by the author. All letters received must have the author’s name (no initials), phone number and address for verification purposes and received by 5 p.m. Tuesday for consideration of print for the following Friday edition of Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune. Do not submit an anonymous letter.

Clearly indicate that your submission is for “letters to the editor.” Do not personally address staff members or other letter writers.

Do not write libelous information or personally attack others. We reserve the right to edit all letters. Submission of a letter does not guarantee publication. Letters reflect the opinion of the author. Multiple letters received from the same author will have a lower priority. A representative letter or letters received on the same topic may be run while others will not.

No election-related letters will run in the edition closest to the election date, unless the letter responds directly to information in a previously published letter. Letters from candidates will not be printed during an election, unless the letter responds directly to information in a previously-submitted letter. Candidate statements of thanks following a campaign are not run as letters to the editor or news releases.

Send letters to editor.thisweek@ecm-inc.com, use the online Reader News function, fax to 952-846-2010 or mail to 15322 Galaxie Ave., Suite 219, Apple Valley, MN 55124.