‘St. Cloud Times’ Outsourcing its Printing

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By: E&P Staff

The St. Cloud (Minn.) Times is shutting down its print operations next month and moving production to a Gannett Co. commercial printer in the Minneapolis area, the paper said Thursday.

The Times, also owned by Gannett, will move print production to the facility in Maple Grove, Minn., beginning June 27.

Times Media, the Times’ publisher, said 11 employees will be laid off as a result of the outsourcing. They would be offered severance based on their years of service.

“First, I want to make sure everyone understands that Times Media and the St. Cloud Times are not moving to Maple Grove,” Publisher and President Bill Albrecht said in a statement. After the move, the paper will employ about 170 people in St. Cloud, he added.

The paper experienced a round of job cuts in December and August, reducing employment by 35 jobs, the paper noted. It has also ordered unpaid furloughs for a week in the first two quarters of this year.

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