The Le Sueur County News has begun charging for letters to the editor that relate to candidates for office, effective Aug. 1. These letters will be considered ads and are subject to a $25 charge. This policy does not impact letters for or against a ballot measure.

The last election-related letters in print will run in the Oct. 21 Le Sueur County News. There will be no election-related letters in the Oct. 28 paper ahead of the general election.

Guidelines regarding all letters to the editor for the election season are as follows:

• Letters must be 250 words or less.

• Letters must be signed by the writer and include their address and phone number to be used only for verification purposes. Anonymous letters will not be published.

• Letter writers are limited to one letter every 30 days unless responding to comments related to their original letter.

• Letters for print must be received by Monday, Oct. 19. Election letters received between Oct. 20 and Nov. 2 may be posted on our website.

Typed letters should be sent to Editor Philip Weyhe at philip.weyhe@apgsomn.com, mailed to 311 S. Minnesota St., St. Peter MN 55082 or delivered to the office.

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