ENTERPRISE EDITORIAL: Support journalism, join the digital age – Park Rapids Enterprise

It’s an exciting time for the Park Rapids Enterprise and community newspapers.

Never before have we had so many people from throughout our region, the state, the nation and the world reading our stories, visiting our website and getting informed and entertained through our products.

As we increase the value of what we offer to members, Forum Communications and the Enterprise also want members to know the full extent of their membership benefits and how to use them.

If you aren’t using all of the benefits available, then you aren’t experiencing the full value of what we offer as a part of your membership subscription.

When you become a member, you don’t just get access to the news and deals in your local community. You also get unlimited online access to the 20-plus sites within our news network. Whether it’s where you grew up, where you went to college or where you live today, you can stay connected to friends and family who live nearby from hometown reporters. In each of the communities we operate, we strive to provide quality, community-based journalism on the topics that matter to you.

Remember, you will not only be able to read the stories that are in our Wednesday and Saturday issues, you’ll be able to read breaking news stories, get statewide and regional news, see videos and additional photos, and gain free, unlimited access to newspaper websites throughout the region that are part of the Forum Communications Network, including the Detroit Lakes Tribune, Wadena Pioneer Journal, Perham Focus, Alexandria Echo Press, Bemidji Pioneer and larger publications such as The Forum, Duluth News Tribune, Rochester Post Bulletin and Brainerd Dispatch.

Need the latest news? Our online news sites and related apps are updated 24/7 with the latest local news, weather, and health information available.

If you enjoy the print newspaper format, we recommend you try the e-paper. You can read your paper in the same layout as the print newspaper, but with more options than what you can find in print.

Your local e-paper is available online or through the e-paper app you can download from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

You can get to the e-edition from your laptop by going to parkrapidsenterprise.com and clicking on the yellow “E-Paper” link in the upper right. On your phone or tablet, tap the three horizontal lines in the upper left and select “E-Paper.”

The e-paper is updated every day. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, it will contain the print editions of the Park Rapids Enterprise. Other days will include stories from throughout the nation and the world.

You can find past issues of the Enterprise by clicking on the “Archive” symbol (a box) in the black bar at the top of the page.

Some benefits of reading the e-paper is that you can easily:

  • Adjust the text size of print for easier reading.

  • Clip, print and save articles you want to keep.

  • Search for topics of interest to you.

  • Enjoy the crossword puzzle and comics.

Let’s explore how an existing print subscriber who has activated their digital account with their subscription benefits from staying connected and saves time and money.

If you are a print subscriber, you can connect your accounts for unlimited online access and more today at www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/activate.

You’ll also receive Press Pass Membership Perks with your membership. Look for emails that showcase partnerships and check your account benefits (and don’t miss the “Score More Deals” button at the bottom) for exclusive, members-only discounts and offers to help you save money.

If you’re interested in becoming a new member, welcome! We appreciate your interest in our vital work.

You can choose from a variety of print and digital subscription options to become a member at parkrapidsenterprise.com by clicking on the “Subscribe Now” link. Not only will you receive full access to all the content of the Enterprise, including archives, your digital membership opens up a whole new way of getting news and information through your home computer, your smartphone or tablet.

So you’re not exactly “tech savvy?” Don’t let that word “digital” stop you from exploring this new way of getting the news. And if you’re uncomfortable around computers, we can help you through it. It’s an easy process. It takes just a few minutes. Our member services team is here to help you with any questions or concerns at 218-732-3364. We are grateful for your continued support of local journalism.

We know that life gets busy and having customized content related to your needs and interests delivered straight to your inbox adds convenience to your already hectic schedule.

When you become a member, you can sign up for several newsletters that will get you the information you need in a place you already spend much of your time – your inbox!

We’re working to add more newsletters on the specialty topics that matter to you and we look forward to hearing your feedback on topic areas you would like to have highlighted and delivered via customized newsletters.

This month, we’ll be launching a new and improved Enterprise website, redesigned with you in mind. Watch your inbox to be notified when it’s live, and get ready for a simplified news experience with these enhancements and more:

  • Easier navigation to quickly find your news.

  • An improved mobile news reading experience.

  • Faster load times and optimized site performance.

There are a few other important reasons why you should pay for a membership to your hometown newspaper, the Enterprise.

When you subscribe to a membership, you support local journalism in your community, helping everyone stay informed.

Keep in mind that the Enterprise team of reporters, sales people and support staff live right here in the Hubbard County area, many of them with deep, local roots that go back decades. We’re not faceless strangers. We’re your neighbors.

Information about your local community, the region, the state, nation and world are right at your fingertips. Join our growing number of memberships and support local journalism.


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