No ads, no paywall — just river stories

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St. Croix 360 is different than most online news sources. Our site doesn’t have ads breaking up your reading and there is no paywall closing it off to the public. We stay focused on the stories and make sure anyone can read them.

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“Increasingly, the fact-based news that’s necessary for a pro-democracy citizenry is behind a paywall,” reported the journalism institute Poynter earlier this year. Meanwhile, misinformation is free.

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One response to “No ads, no paywall — just river stories”

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    Robert Steinmetz

    Just river stories? Why the story opposing hunting bears with dogs? What does that have to do with the St. Croix River? No pollution, etc. Is this a balanced publication? Hunting bear with dogs makes them more wary of humans and helps keep them out of trouble with humans and private properties.


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