Free filing statements

The County News Review allows each local candidate one free filing statement. The filing statement can be emailed to and may include a headshot of the candidate.

The filing statement needs to be 350 words or less, and cannot include mention of a candidate’s social media pages or websites. The candidate can include an email address and/or phone number if they wish to provide additional contact information in their filing statement. The newspaper reserves the right to edit a filing statement if so desired.

Candidates whose filing period closed on Aug. 11 needs to submit their free filing statement to the newspaper by noon on Friday, Sept. 4, for final publication in our Sept. 10 edition. Candidates whose filing period closed on June 2 are no longer entitled to a free filing statement as the deadline has passed. It can only be printed as a paid advertisement. Please contact Shana Bouley at 763-691-6025 or email her at for advertising information.

The newspaper does not contact candidates directly to submit their free filing statements; we will be contacting candidates directly for our General Election Voter’s Guide, which will be published closer to the Nov. 3 General Election.

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