17-2-2.3. Content requirements.

A legal newspaper shall contain reports of local happenings of recent occurrences of a varied nature, such as political, social, moral, and religious subjects and miscellaneous reading matter. For at least one year prior to publication of legal and official notices, a newspaper must devote at least twenty-five percent of its total column space in at least one-half of its issues in any calendar year to nonpaid news content. No more than eighty percent of the space devoted to nonpaid news content may duplicate any other publication, unless the duplicated material is from recognized general news services.

Source: SL 1985, ch 165, § 4; SL 2024, ch 69, § 2.