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Our Opinion: Keep gov’t notices in newspapers

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When the Minnesota Legislature goes into session on Tuesday, one of the issues it will be looking at is a push from counties and cities for permission to move their legal advertising out of newspapers and onto their own websites.

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We understand the motivation: Saving money by essentially self-publishing.

Newspapers have been fighting to keep their “legal newspaper” status for several years now, and part of it is self-serving — newspapers make money off that legal advertising.

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