The Borderland Press welcomes views from our readers in forms of submitted letters. Letters must be in good taste and can’t contain baseless claims that attack people. Our newspaper reserves the right to decide whether or not to publish a reader letter.
We are calling it Letters to the Borderland Press because the editorial team will review the letters, not only the editor. We will accept letters about topics that affect our trade area, letters that relate to local politics but not national politics.
Our goal is to create a platform where ideas and opinions can be shared that you aren’t getting in other places. You can get national and even state politics from many other places and we urge you to seek those out, but here, we welcome hyper-local conversation.
If your letter is printed, it will be printed in one issue and published in our digital form. Letters that are submitted are to be your own original content. Please submit either fully typed or if you’re submitting a handwritten letter, it must be printed neatly. Letters are to be 250 words or less. They are printed exactly as they are received - no edits will be made.
The Borderland Press does not print letters that are also submitted to other area newspapers. Anonymous letters will not be printed. We do not publish open letters or third-party letters. News releases will not be published in the letters section of our newspaper.
Your letter must include:
Full name with signature
Addresses and telephone numbers will not be printed in the newspaper. Editorial staff will use the information to verify a person’s identity. Unsigned letters and letters containing personal attacks that editorial staff categorizes as libelous or slanderous will not be published.
If a letter is written about a group or person, that group or person will have the right to submit a letter in the same newspaper issue. The Borderland Press reserves the right to end debate on a topic after both sides have been heard.
All columns and letters that appear on the opinion pages are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Borderland Press.
Letters containing offensive language or content that is blatantly offensive or that editorial staff feels is inappropriate, will not be printed.
Letters regarding a candidate or election issue will not be published in the issue immediately preceding election day.
Email your letter to email@example.com or mail to The Borderland Press, PO Box 230, Langdon, ND 58249.