Letters to the Editor and Guest Column guidelines

Letters to the editor must be signed and include an address and phone number so that our staff can verify authorship. We will not print letters of a libelous nature or in poor taste. Letters are only edited for style and grammar. Letters exceeding 400 words cannot be accepted.

Letters may be sent to: letters@bemidjipioneer.com or P.O. Box 455, Bemidji, MN 56619.

Endorsement letters:
Endorsement-related letters to the editor advocating for or against a candidate, ballot measure or political party will be treated as paid political content and are subject to a charge of $26.26 for the first 7 inches and $10.50 for each additional inch. A 7-inch letter generally contains about 150 words.