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.
- Stabbing suspect gets 5-plus years in jail | Add your comment
- Convictions: April 5-11 | Add your comment
- 4 Mower residents arrested in sex crime stings | Add your comment
- Fire destroys Lansing shed | Add your comment
- Austin man charged with check forgery; Allegedly stole mail, cashed checks at gas stations | Add your comment
- Dexter man pleads not guilty to sex assault | Add your comment
- Police Reports April 16-17 | Add your comment
- Police Reports April 15-16 | Add your comment
- Jail to get security paneling to stop inmates from jumping | Add your comment
- Ask a Trooper: Put down the phone, focus on the road | Add your comment