Letters to the editor
Sun Patriot Newspapers welcome letters to the editor. Submitted letters must be no more than 450 words. Letters must be written by the author. All letters received must have the author’s name (no initials), phone number and address for verification purposes and received by 5 p.m. Monday for consideration of print for the following Thursday edition of the Carver County News, The Waconia Patriot or Norwood Young America Times. Do not submit an anonymous letter.
Clearly indicate that your submission is for “letters to the editor.” Do not personally address staff members or other letter writers.
Do not write libelous information or personally attack others. We reserve the right to edit all letters. Submission of a letter does not guarantee publication. Letters reflect the opinion of the author. Multiple letters received from the same author will have a lower priority. A representative letter or letters received on the same topic may be run while others may not.
No election-related letters will run in the edition closest to the election date, unless the letter responds directly to new information in a previously published letter. Letters from candidates will not be printed during an election, unless the letter responds directly to information in a previously-submitted letter. Candidate statements of thanks following a campaign are not run as letters to the editor or news releases.
Send letters to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 952-846-2010 or mail to 8 South Elm Street, Waconia, MN 55387
Press releases – Notices of events, news items, business news, etc.
We prefer press releases emailed to email@example.com. Include pertinent information such as time, date, and place. We do not have a word limit on submissions, but the lower the word count, the greater chance the item will run in the print edition. Digital photos submitted should have a resolution of at least 200 dpi. Include a name, email address and phone number of a person to contact if we have questions.