- Packers set to host basketball camps this summer | Add your comment
- Softball: Vikings lose on late rally by Knights | Add your comment
- Softball: Blossoms survive in the rain to get past Randolph | Add your comment
- Riege: Looking for summertime weedline bass | Add your comment
- Baseball: Packers fall to Tigers | Add your comment
- Austin boys golfers take second in home meet | Add your comment
- Athletics finish off SEC title with sweep of Mabel-Canton | Add your comment
- Two Austin All-Star teams win tournaments | Add your comment
- Hart tallies five homers and 13 RBIs as Lyle-Pacelli sweeps Houston | Add your comment
- Wagner homers as Vikings blast Bucs | Add your comment
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.