The Mobridge (SD) Tribune, Potter County News in Gettysburg, the West River Eagle in Eagle Butte and Monday Reminder shopper have been sold to independent publisher J. Louis Mullen of Buffalo, Wyo. Mullen, 33, purchased the newspapers from long-time owners Larry and Roberta Atkinson of Mobridge.
The sale was effective March 29th. The transaction also included the group’s web printing operation, Tribune Quick Print, and the advertising specialty sales operation which are based in Mobridge. Julie Bergman of Grimes, McGovern & Associates represented the sellers.
Larry Atkinson said, “We wish Louis well in his new role as caretakers of our communities’ newspapers. As we have seen what his family has done over the years with the newspapers they publish, we feel confident our community newspapers are in good hands.”
Mullen owns seven other community weekly newspapers ranging from Michigan to Oregon. He and his wife and two young daughters live in Buffalo, Wyo.