West St. Paul Reader Four-Year Anniversary with a series of pictures from throughout the past year.

Four Years of Neighborhood News

May marks the four-year anniversary of West St. Paul Reader. Since 2019, we’ve reported neighborhood news, supported by neighbors.

Why it matters: We help the community stay informed. Know what’s going on in your neighborhood, including elections, new development, and stories that make you proud to live here.

How it works: Our articles are free to the public, not hidden behind a paywall, thanks to the generous support of our members. Thank you! They fund our operations with monthly or annual payments, starting at $3 per month.

  • You can join them and support neighborhood news. You’ll get a members-only weekly email, thank you postcards, discount to our store, and more.

West St. Paul Reader Stats

Here’s a look at our numbers since the start:

West St. Paul postcards

What People Say

  • Getting word out: “Thank you West St. Paul Reader for helping get the word out!” -West St. Paul Police Department
  • Balanced & reliable: “What a unique and special gift we have in West St. Paul to be able to look to a balanced and reliable source of ultra-local news!” -Lara Winter
  • Voting guide: “The West St. Paul Reader is the most amazing source of hyper local news. I especially value the voting guide that comes out every election cycle for the local races that aren’t otherwise covered.” -Jessica Mager

More: Meet our members and learn more about why they support our work and what they love about West St. Paul.

History Stories

Top Stories

Guest Contributors

Our supporters make it possible to hire local writers and photographers, including several students. Here are some fo the stories our contributors have done:

Support Neighborhood News

Help us celebrate our four-year anniversary by supporting our mission of neighborhood news. You can support our continued local news coverage and help us expand to include ISD 197 school board meetings by becoming a member.

Why Become a Member?

  • Consistent support: Recurring payments provide steady support we can rely on and allows us to hire guest writers. You can pay monthly or save 5% with annual payments.
  • Benefits: Members get an exclusive, weekly email with insider info, locally commissioned thank you postcards, discounts, and more.
  • Strengthen WSP: Local news is vital for strong communities, and you’ll be making it happen. Learn more about why we cover City Council and elections, plus why we do postcards.

Membership starts at just $3 per month. Join now and support local news.

In the Community

Over the past year we’ve been in the community, being a part of local events and putting a few on ourselves.

Thank You

It’s a privilege to keep West St. Paul informed. If you appreciate our coverage over the last four years, you can thank our supporters. We couldn’t do it without them. Our Founder’s Wall is an ode to the people who helped launch this site and continue to offer significant support. Our members make everything we do possible.

Thank you for reading, sharing, and supporting.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s