Letters to the Editor and Guest Column guidelines

Letters to the editor: We welcome letters of up to 250 words. Please include your name, address and daytime phone number for verification. We publish a representative sampling of letters received, and those that are respectful, civil and stick to issues go to the head of the line. Letters will be edited for grammar, clarity and conciseness. We generally don't publish more than one letter per writer per month.

You can submit your letter by sending it to letters@postbulletin.com. Please copy and paste the letter into the email, rather than sending attachments. Send snail mail to Letters to the Editor, Post Bulletin, 1700 Greenview Dr SW, Rochester, MN 55902.

Guest columns: We also welcome guest columns on important public issues, but check with Editor Jeff Pieters in advance. Ideal length is up to 600 words, and we strongly prefer columns that are exclusive to the Post Bulletin.

Letters and columns become property of the PB and can be republished in any format.

For more on our letters and Opinions page policy, call Editor Jeff Pieters at 507-285-7748 or send email to jpieters@postbulletin.com.