Struggling Rochester Post-Bulletin gets new regional owner – MPR News

Struggling Rochester Post-Bulletin gets new regional owner - MPR News

Post Bulletin sold to Forum Communications | Local News

The regional newspaper operator Forum Communications has inked a deal to acquire the Rochester Post-Bulletin, which is the largest paper in southeast Minnesota.

Fargo, N.D.-based Forum Communications owns more than three dozen papers in Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin

Forum Communications, based in Fargo, owns more than 50 publication titles, four ABC-affiliated television stations, commercial printing businesses, an interactive division, full-service content marketing, video production, radio, multiple news websites and Forum News Service, which distributes to more than 120 newspapers, including about 100 in Minnesota. The company operates properties in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin, including The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.

The deal doesnt include the Post-Bulletins building or printing facility in downtown Rochester, which was put up for sale late last year.

In recent years, the Post-Bulletin has cut back on the number of days it publishes and laid off staff under financial pressures stemming from reduced ad and subscription revenue.

For over 100 years our family company has been producing quality journalism and we look forward to working alongside an award-winning team from the Post Bulletin, said Bill Marcil Jr., who serves as president and CEO of Forum Communications. He is a fifth-generation publisher of The Forum, which the family purchased in 1917.

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