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Help us provide factual journalism, an informed citizenry and a strong democracy.

The North Dakota News Cooperative operates on revenues from grants and tax deductible donations. It is a nonprofit 501(c)3 nonprofit journalism venture covering our state and our state only. It was started out of grave concern for the future of community journalism.

Time and again we ask ourselves, if there aren’t local journalists, who is going to hold governments accountable? Who is going to tell the stories of our communities? How will the absence of an independent voice impact our communities.

In July 2022 we hired Michael Standaert, a veteran journalist who wrote for the Washington Post, Bloomberg and others. Immediate he began writing deep-dive stories about North Dakota, for North Dakotans. You can see the stories in the state’s newspapers or read them at this site on the home page. In November 2023 we also launched the North Dakota Poll.

Grants from some statewide foundations and supportive individuals allowed us to do this work, but it’s not enough. To sustain NDNC and help us grow stronger, we need people like you who care about the difference that local journalism makes in a democracy.

Your charitable contribution will make a difference, and we promise we’ll put it to use to increase public access to quality journalism and news literacy across the state.

You can donate by mail by sending a check:
North Dakota News Cooperative
501 E. Main Ave., Suite 75
Bismarck, ND 58501

North Dakota News is a registered nonprofit corporation in North Dakota and is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.

If you have any questions with the payment process, please contact our billing department at 701-595-7311.

Please note: a 3% convenience fee will automatically be added to all credit card transactions.

The organization's IRS tax form 990 is here.