Opinion/Editorial Policy

Thisweek Newspapers welcomes letters to the editor. Submitted letters must be no more than 350 words or will be edited. Letters must be written by the author. All letters received by mail, fax or e-mail must have the author’s name (no initials), phone number and address for verification purposes. In order to make the PRINT edition, letters must be received by 4 p.m. Tuesday for the following Friday edition of Thisweek Newspapers and 5 p.m. Monday for the Thursday edition of the Dakota County Tribune. Letters are posted on Thisweeklive.com weekly on Fridays. Anonymous letters will not be accepted.

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

Do not submit letters with libelous information or personal attacks. Thisweek Newspapers reserves the right to edit all letters. Submission of a letter does not guarantee publication either in print or online. Letters reflect the opinion of the author only. Multiple letters received from the same author will have a lower priority, unless the author is directly responding to information in another letter. A representative letter or letters received on the same topic will be run while others will not. All attempts will be made to run all suitable letters online.

No election-related letters will run in the print 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-published letter. No election-related letters will run online 12 days prior to an election, unless the letter responds directly to information in a previously published letter. If you have questions about the letters to the editor policy, contact Tad Johnson, managing editor, at (952) 846-2033.
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