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About The Northland News

Launched in June 2015, The Northland News is a fully digital news source covering Clay County, Missouri.

In talking with people that live and work in the Northland, we find few people are really passionate about the current news media in our area. There’s often a coverage gap in the Northland itself. The area papers continue to exist, but it seems that less people are reading them all the time.

The Northland News intends to be different. 

We believe there’s more good than bad that goes on in our community on a daily basis. We believe it is a news source’s responsibility to let people know that the sky isn’t falling. We believe that a news site ought to respect it’s readers instead of running pop-ups and click bait on its site. We believe that a news source should help educate citizens on what their elected officials say and do. We believe that small business is the backbone of the economy, and they need an affordable advertising platform that helps them reach all ages of readers.

Who edits this site?

Andrew Palmer
Andrew Palmer

The Northland News was founded by Andrew Palmer. He lives in Smithville with his wife Annie Palmer and his son, Jonas. He has a a bachelor’s degree in political science from UMKC and a master’s degree in education from UCMO. Palmer taught English for four years in the North Kansas City School District and one year at Lathrop Middle School.

Media Interviews:

On the Allman Report on ABC 30 in St. Louis addressing bias in the classroom:

20 Questions With Jack Cashill’s The Sentinel

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Contact Information

Andrew Palmer, Editor and Publisher

Phone: 816-678-6965

Email: [email protected]


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