Independent School District 15
A K-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township


Submissions

To submit information for The Courier:

  • submit via an online form
  • send via email
  • fax 763-753-4693
  • mail to: The Courier, 4115 Ambassador Blvd., St. Francis, MN 55070

Online or email is preferred. The deadline is the first full week of the month. View the deadline schedule.

Submit a Story

Anyone can submit a story to The Courier. Good news about residents and community events throughout the district are the kinds of stories our community wants to read about. Photos can be sent also. See Submit a Photo below for more information.

Articles should include the basic who, what, when, where, why and how. The Courier staff can help you with the writing and editing. Articles should be around 400 words. Please include a phone number in case we need to reach you with questions.

Alumni of St. Francis High School planning a reunion may submit the event information in The Courier free of charge.

Submit an Announcement

Engagement, wedding, birth, and anniversary announcements can be submitted to our office for publication in The Courier. Announcements are published free of charge and will be published for residents or former residents of our community.

Photos can be sent to accompany the announcement. A black & white or color, high-quality photo may be submitted. Photos will be returned if an address is provided. Announcements and photos submitted via email are preferred. Digital photos (.jpg format) can be attached and sent via email. We require a resolution of at least 200 dpi for photos 4" x 6" or larger (1,280 x 960 pixels or larger). If you have any questions, contact The Courier office at 763-753-7031.

Submit a Photo

Attach digital photos (.jpg) to an email. Please do not retouch or resize digital photos. A 4" x 6" at 200 dpi or larger would be acceptable (1,280 x 960 pixels or larger). An original photograph can be submitted. It will be scanned (nothing larger than 8.5" x 11"). The original photograph will be returned; make sure your address is included with your photograph.

Call our office at 763-753-7031 if you have any questions. We can usually walk you through the process of emailing a digital photo. Photos can be submitted with or without an article. A photo caption should be approximately 75 words, describing who, what, where, and when. We are always looking for a front page photo for The Courier. If your photo is colorful, in focus, and interesting - send it in. Other photos and artwork can be either black & white or color.

Submit a Letter to the Editor

The Courier letter to the editor policy:

The Courier reserves the right to reject any letter submitted and edit letters for clarity, length, and grammar.

Be Timely
Click for deadline information. Include your full name, title (optional), city, and daytime phone number. Unsigned letters or those submitted without a phone number will not be considered.

Be Clear & Concise
Make one main point in 200 words or less.

Be Accurate
Letters that are factually inaccurate are not printed.

Be Considerate
Only one letter per author every 60 days. Regular contributors should submit letters on varied subjects. Letters by the same author that reiterate opinions previously expressed may not be published. Writers must either live within Independent School District 15 or be writing about an issue specific to our coverage area.

Submissions
Letters can be sent by email, by U.S. mail to The Courier, 4115 Ambassador Blvd. NW, St. Francis, MN 55070, or by fax to 763-753-4693.

Other
Thank-you letters that relate to a public event, organization, or official are not considered letters to the editor. Contact the editor regarding submitting that information.

Viewpoints expressed in a letter to the editor do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of Independent School District 15 or The Courier staff.

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