Newspapers offer voluntary subscriptions

by Mark Weber
Sun Thisweek
Dakota County Tribune

Each week, we take great pride in covering the latest community news and delivering it right to homes in the south metro. Thousands of readers like you learn from these pages about what is happening in their local community, information that isn’t available elsewhere. From government meetings and the impact of local elections to telling the stories of interesting people, our reporters and editors are in the community covering the local news you value so much.

The cost of publishing this newspaper is supported primarily through the very generous advertisers you see on our pages. These advertisers are community leaders who understand the value of a local newspaper and support it with their ads. We appreciate each and every one of them.

If you are reading this column, we know you also support the local newspaper and community. We know it is important to you to have a vibrant newspaper and website that reflects the community in which you live.

We invite you to show your support through a voluntary subscription. Hundreds of people who receive the weekly edition at their homes already help us offset the costs of publishing this newspaper and our website. If you are one of them, we thank you and ask that you continue by renewing your voluntary subscription for another year. If you don’t have a voluntary subscription, please consider helping us with a small donation. To sign up, simply complete the subscription form in this edition, or call 763-424-7396. We’ll even toss in a free gift in appreciation.

The support we receive from voluntary subscribers and advertisers is the only way we can continue to deliver the local news you deserve. Thank you for being one of our valued readers, and thank you for helping with your own voluntary subscription.

Mark Weber is the ECM Publishers/Sun Media general manager.