Minnesota Weekly Newspaper Sold
Posted: 2/8/2013 | By: John Myers | Duluth News Tribune
Jake Benson, longtime owner-publisher-editor of the weekly Proctor
Journal newspaper, has purchased the Hermantown Star newspaper.
announced the move Thursday in the Star, saying the deal was official
in January. He purchased the paper from co-owners Wade Petrich and Jim
Holmgren, who have owned the paper since 2004.
Petrich, who also has served as the Star’s editor since 2000, plans to
stay on for a while to help in the transition before pursuing other
career goals. Benson said he will keep both newspaper offices open.