Printing of Grand Forks, Jamestown, Agweek newspapers going to Minnesota

FARGO — In a move to consolidate printing functions, Forum Communications Co. declared Tuesday, Jan. 5, that printing of The Discussion board, The Jamestown Sunlight, Grand Forks Herald and Agweek newspapers will completely go from The Discussion board building in downtown Fargo to the company’s printing plant in Detroit Lakes, Minn.

The transform will happen above the upcoming two months.

It will not influence on-time mail supply of the newspapers, but audience may possibly notice an affect on the inclusion of some information and athletics tales in print since deadlines will be earlier. The on the net e-papers and internet websites will include additional recent news and sporting activities.

The closure of The Forum’s press procedure will impact 21 whole-time and 14 section-time staff. The shift in get the job done from Fargo to Detroit Lakes will have to have the transfer or hire of eight entire-time and 10 part-time personnel to nutritional supplement current workers in Detroit Lakes. All affected staff members have been encouraged to take into account positions in Detroit Lakes and other areas of the company.

“I would like to thank all of the personnel that will be influenced by this approaching transition,” stated Invoice Rouse, Chief Functioning Officer of Discussion board Communications. “Their commitment and devotion to the company is and has been considerably appreciated. We will dedicate to enable all staff as a result of the transition.”


The consolidation of printing operations coincides with fewer printing days throughout the business and the change of audience from print to electronic delivery.

“Our ability to adapt and change is critical to our business enterprise and will allow us to most effective serve the communities these newspapers signify,” Rouse claimed.

In December, the corporation declared it would shut its printing plant in Purple Wing, Minn., at the close of January. Beforehand, the organization shuttered presses in Dickinson, Grand Forks, Jamestown and West Fargo, N.D. Willmar and Worthington, Minn., and Mitchell, S.D.

As soon as the Fargo-to-Detroit Lakes consolidation is entire and the Pink Wing facility is closed, Discussion board Communications will have five printing vegetation in three states: Duluth, Brainerd and Detroit Lakes in Minnesota Sioux Falls in South Dakota and a professional plant in Fargo.

The commercial plant in northwest Fargo is not outfitted to print newspapers.

The Discussion board and its predecessor newspapers by a variety of names have been printed in downtown Fargo due to the fact at the very least 1878.