Let’s try this again – retirement, that is. In June 2007, I retired from the Star Tribune after almost 24 years with that newspaper. Six months later, I accepted a position with ECM Publishers as general manager in Dakota County. After four years managing Thisweek Newspapers and the Dakota County Tribune, ECM expanded by purchasing [...]
On Monday mornings, at a coffee shop in Mounds View, Tim Budig, Howard Lestrud and I meet to discuss their plans for the week ahead. Tim and Howard represent the commitment of ECM Publishers to provide more than strictly local news in our 51 newspapers. When I started reading ECM’s Thisweek Newspaper, after moving to [...]
’ve been to Little Falls, you know it doesn’t seem like the kind of place such newspaper stories happen.
Downtown Anoka has been difficult to navigate for many months as Main Street is being resurfaced and the streetscape is being updated. But the downtown traffic was worse than normal, a few weeks back, when I arrived for lunch at G’s Café. I parked on a side street and noticed police cars on the bridge [...]