Acceptable Content

City College News does not allow:

• Beer Ads
• Wine Ads
• Hard Liquor Ads
• Tobacco Ads
• Stimulants Ads
• Gambling Ads
• Credit Cards Ads
• Mail Order Ads

City College News does allow restaurants which sell alcohol to advertise as such so long as they do not advertise the alcohol more prominently than the food.

City College News reserves the right to refuse ads.

Billing Information

All advertisers are billed the week that each issue is printed.

At that time, the MCTC Business Services office, on behalf of City College News, sends each advertiser (no matter the number of advisements placed per issue) a single hardcopy invoice and two copies of City College News to verify ad placement.

Payment is due 30 days from the date of receipt of invoice by the advertiser.

Payment is handled through the MCTC Business Services office and all information is provided with the invoice. Payment must be made by check to Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Credit Cards and cash are not valid forms of payment.


City College News offers classified-style advertising on a case-by-case, first-come-first basis for both online and print edition.

Unlike other sections of the paper, classified ads are sold one a line-by-line basis, with the first line costing $5.00 and every line after that costing $4.00.

Between 34 and 37 characters fit on one line. The number of lines will be confirmed before the ad is run.

Contact the Ads Manager for more information.


Location is defined by the physical address to which the invoice is mailed. Invoices must be mailed to a commercial property, not a residential one except in the case of a home business.

Local advertisers are those located within the following Minnesota counties: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington.

Regional advertisers are those located within the state of Minnesota or those located in St. Croix County, Wisconsin.

National is defined as all areas outside of those defined as local and regional. National includes international advertising.


City College News offers a variety of discounts that make advertising with City College News more economical.

For advertising agencies and national rep firms, we offer a 15% discount on the national rate per ad run.

A 10% discount is given for pre-payment (defined as payment before the date the first issue in which the ad is to appear).

Advertisers that place two ads at one time receive a 10% discount on their total order and advertisers that place three or more ads at one time receive a 15% discount on their total order. Advertise in seven issues and get the eighth free.

Free-Standing Inserts

City College News accepts free standing inserts on case-by case, first-come-first-serve basis.

The cost of adding a one-page 8.5 inch by 11 inch insert is $50.00 per issue for national advertisers and $40.00 per issue for local and regional advertisers.

One-page inserts must be pre-printed.

Contact City College News using one of the methods on the back page to get a quote for a free standing insert that meet your needs.

Shipment Address:
Legal-Ledger Printing Service
ATTN: Mike Wolfe
615 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1601

Online Advertising

City College News accepts local and regional advertising for our online edition, which receives about 1,500 views monthly. National companies with local promotions or job opportunities may also advertise through the online edition.

See the definitions section on the next page for more on what constitutes local and regional.

National advertisers interested in online advertisement may contact our partners at College Publisher for more information by telephone at 1.866.733.9231. As stated above, City College News will not accept national ads for our online edition, there are no exceptions other than for local promotions or jobs.

City College News offers the following sizes following Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) standards:
• 160px x 600px – Vertical Banner
• 468px x 60px – Full Banner

City College News uses a flat-rate pricing system for all of our local/regional online advertising. For each of our sizes, a fee $5.00 per month is charged with an additional charge of $1.00 per month for display on the front page. GIF, JPG and SWF files only.