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.
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- Firefighters battle blaze for 4 hours | Add your comment
- I-35 from Owatonna to Iowa closed | Add your comment
- Sheriff advising no travel | Add your comment
- Thursday afternoon, Friday morning trials postponed | Add your comment
- With snow looming, courts postpone all trials scheduled for Thursday afternoon, Friday morning | Add your comment
- Police reports: Feb. 18 | Add your comment
- Man arrested for DUI after car fire | Add your comment
- Parents accused of allowing child to ingest drugs | Add your comment
- Minn. officials debate when to clear crime | Add your comment