|Type||Three days a week|
|Editor||Elin Marie Rud|
|Headquarters||Storgata 8, 1890 Rakkestad|
Rakkestad Avis was started on 16 September 1912. It was affiliated with the Liberal Party, then the Norwegian Agrarian Association/Agrarian Party after 1920. Officially it was apolitical until 1936.
In 1941, during the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany, the Germans amalgamated it with the newspaper Lokalposten, and gave it the name Østfold Bygdeblad from 2 April 1941. The newspaper was eventually moved to Mysen, but it was moved back as the name reverted to Rakkestad Avis from 2 January 1987.
Rakkestad Avis is now published by the company Rakkestad Avis AS, which is owned 100% by A-pressen. It has a circulation of 2,664, of whom 2,559 are subscribers. This is a steady improvement from about 1,842 in 1963. It is published three days a week. A competitor from 2002 to 2008 Rakkestad Bygdeblad tried to publish on three other days of the week, but succumbed.
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- Zakariassen, Olav (2010). "Rakkestad Avis". In Flo, Idar. Norske aviser fra A til Å. Volume four of Norsk presses historie 1660–2010 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. p. 268. ISBN 978-82-15-01604-7.
- Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Rakkestad Avis". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
- Byman, John (30 January 2004). "Østfold – en avisjungel". Journalisten (in Norwegian).
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