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Consider writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Educate others in your community about animal issues and the need for humane treatment of animals.

 

Minnesota Newspaper Contact List

Letters to the Editor can be mailed (post) or emailed. Some newspapers also accept a fax.

For websites and requirements of a specific newspaper: Minnesota Newspapers

Contact List for newspaper in or near your community:

(Many local newspapers are owned by a single firm, so make sure you indicate which newspaper you want your letter published.)

Neighboring state that may cover MN issues: Grand Folks Herald (North Dakota)

 

A few tips

  • Involve people with your own experience — in your own words. Tell your story. Be brief and to the point.
  • Depending on the newspaper, a letter is often limited to 400 words or shorter. (Some request only 150 words.) Some newspapers also have "Opinion" pages which allow for longer copy. All newspapers reserve the right to edit your letter. 
  • If you can relate your letter to a specific event that has recently occurred (i.e., dogs seized from puppy mill in your city) or article (i.e., announcement of an animal issue in another state), this makes your letter more timely and newsworthy.
  • Newspapers generally require contact information to verify your letter so make sure you provide your telephone and address on the letter. (For privacy reasons, they will only post your name and city.)

 

Send us your letter

If you write a letter to your local newspaper, please send us a copy. We'd like to see what letters get printed throughout Minnesota. Send to info@animalfolksmn.org. Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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