The Dakotan welcomes the opinions of our readers in the form of letters to the editor, as long as the submissions are not in bad taste and refrain from attacking individuals without supporting documentation or a rational and legally defensible justification.
We reserve the sole discretion to decide whether or not a submission will be published. If your letter is selected, we will only publish it once.
All letters to the editor must include complete name, address, and telephone number for verification purposes. No anonymous letters will be accepted.
We reserve the right to edit letters for the sake of grammar, spelling, and potentially libelous statements. This does not mean all letters are edited — most probably won’t be, but at The Dakotan, we reserve that right.
We currently have no word limit on letters we will publish. However, please bear in mind: the briefer the better. It takes more time and effort to write a good, brief letter than to write a long, rambling one. A focused, brief letter is more likely to attract and keep readers and is therefore more likely to get published.
Lastly, The Dakotan will not publish any political campaign endorsement letters.
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