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The Kanabec County Times Letters to the Editor Policy:
How to submit a letter to the editor:
1. Write it
- Share your opinion about issues in the local community.
2. Check it
In order for a letter to be published, it must meet certain criteria:
- Is it 400 words in length or less?
- Is it written coherently and with good taste? See guidelines below for suggestions on keeping letters civil.
- Signature: Does your letter contain your name, community of residence and phone number?
3. Send it!
Send your letter by 5 p.m. Monday to either...
Kanabec County Times
107 S. Park St.
Mora, MN 55051
The Kanabec County Times encourages readers to share their viewpoints of community issues by writing Letters to the Editor. Publishing decisions are made on questions of free speech, good taste, public interest and public sensitivity.
The Times reserves the right to edit for accuracy, clarity, libel, and civility. If a letter requires editing to the extent that, in the opinion of the editor, it no longer reflects the views or style of the writer, the letter will be returned for revision or rejected for publication.
Personal complaints or attacks, plagiarized material, religious treatises or submissions from organized letter-writing campaigns will not be published.
For questions about the Times’ policies on letters contact the editor at 320-225-5128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines for all submissions
All letters are subject to editing and the Times reserves the right not to publish a letter.
Thank-you letters that have a public purpose will be published; Letters that have only private purposes will not be published. For example, a writer may thank the general public for support of charitable or community causes. The Times will not print a letter from a writer who wants to thank businesses for their charitable contributions, but will print letters thanking good Samaritans.
Letters should be brief. General letters to the editor are limited to 400 words or less.
Limit on number of letters. Each letter writer may have one letter published every 30 days, or four print cycles (exceptions made for rebuttals).
Anonymous letters will not be published.
Only letters originating from writers who live, have lived or work in the Times circulation area or have some other relevance to the community area will be published.
An identification line may be added to the writer’s letter identifying his or her occupation or title as it applies to the topic of the letter.
Special rules apply during election season. “Attack” letters against a candidate or other letters that may require a response will not be published the issue before an election.
Reasons for declining letters
The Times reserves the right to edit or reject any letter submitted for publication. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. The Times tries to publish as many letters as possible, but does occasionally decline to publish for a variety of reasons:
Letters should focus on community issues, not personal issues.
Letters that are purely religious in nature, and which more appropriately belong in a religious magazine or journal, will not be printed. Letters, for example, that argue the existence of God or that argue the legitimacy of specific religious beliefs, will be declined.
Name-calling and other forms of abrasive or abuse language can disqualify a letter.
Letters that complain about specific products, services or places of business are not printed.
The Times does not publish letters from disgruntled employees of private businesses who complain about unjust firings or other problems.
The Times does not publish letters accusing public or private individuals of criminal conduct. These types of complaints should instead be submitted to law enforcement officials.
The Times screens “form” letters that are copies of the same letter that has been signed by different people, such as during an election campaign.
Statements that cannot be confirmed by Times staff may disqualify a letter or the writer may be asked to submit proof of accuracy.
Letters by campaign managers or the candidates themselves that are designed to champion the candidate’s position on a specific issue will not be printed.