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A reminder that the Herald charges for political letters

Election-related letters to the editor advocating for or against a candidate, ballot measure or political party will be considered ads and are subject to a charge.

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Election-related letters to the editor advocating for or against a candidate, ballot measure or political party will be considered ads and are subject to a charge of $28.75 for the first 7 column inches and $11.50 for each inch thereafter. A 7-inch letter generally includes about 150 words.

As with other letters to the editor, they must be submitted with the writer’s name, address and phone number (only the writer’s name and city are published).

The Herald only publishes paid letters in its Saturday edition. The deadline is 4 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Saturday.

You can submit your letter online through our trusted editorial content submission platform at Modulist.news. From there, you will need to sign up for an account so we have your contact information. That way, if we need to reach out to you, we have it. After you sign up, you can create a new listing for a "Community Engagement Letter," which is what Modulist calls election-related letters. The benefit of submitting a letter through Modulist is that the cost of your listing will be clearly displayed.

For help or questions, please call the Modulist team at 701-241-5509. One of the team members will answer your questions, or be able to walk you through any obstacles. Or you can contact the Herald at 701-780-1133.

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The Herald retains the right to reject any letter that doesn’t meet its publishing standards and will decide whether a letter is subject to the fee, at which point the letter writer may decide whether to pay to have it published.

NOTE: The Herald is not charging for letters related to Grand Forks County’s proposal to adopt home rule within the county, as well as an accompanying ballot question regarding a sales-tax increase. 

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