Crime, Courts & Emergencies
Readers have asked us why access to some of the Herald’s online content now involves answering a survey question. The reason is simple: To help keep the Herald’s website a free source of community news and information.
Many newspapers, including several in Minnesota, now have a fee for access to their web sites. Our goal is to keep the Herald site open to all.
There are, however, costs involved in gathering news and operating the website. So rather than charge for access, we have begun including reader surveys on some articles. This type of advertising provides us a small payment for each completed survey and, most importantly, costs our readers nothing.
No personal information is gathered in the survey process. Rather, the information is aggregated to give national companies general guidelines to help with their marketing campaigns.
We hope that these surveys, which take only a few seconds to complete, prove to be a good way to support our web site operations — without cost to our readers.
- Fire claims apartment; ‘Smoke was billowing out the back’ | Add your comment
- Ill. man seriously injured in crash | Add your comment
- Suspect arrested in relation to fatal hit-and-run | Add your comment
- Omaha man convicted of creating ruckus at apartment complex | Add your comment
- Woman sentenced for cutting child | Add your comment
- 1 convicted in burglary | Add your comment
- Woman pleads not guilty to theft of library items | Add your comment
- Woman pleads not guilty to pulling gun on woman | Add your comment
- Suspect pleads not guilty in traffic stop that uncovered meth; 2nd person fails to appear in court | Add your comment
- Man pleads not guilty to firearm charges, no plead on assault | Add your comment