Forum Communications Co., which is the parent company of RiverTown Multimedia, has entered into an agreement to purchase newspaper properties in the lakes country of north central Minnesota – including the Brainerd Dispatch.
Forum Communications Co. is purchasing the properties from Morris Communications, a media company based in Augusta, Ga. Prior to the latest deal, Forum Communications Co. properties included nine daily newspapers and 22 community newspapers across the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Other FCC properties include: a radio station and a TV station in Fargo and TV stations in Bismarck, Minot and Grand Forks, N.D.; and commercial printing operations in Fargo and Duluth, Red Wing and Detroit Lakes, Minn. Forum Communications also has a digital media division.
“Our company is pleased to acquire the Brainerd newspaper and its affiliated publications,” said Bill Marcil Sr., chairman of the board of directors of Forum Communications Co. “The (Brainerd) market is an ideal fit for our regional media presence, including our Internet sites, commercial printing operations and the Minnesota resort marketing opportunities with our newspapers and websites in Alexandria, Detroit Lakes, Bemidji and Park Rapids,” Marcil said.
Our newspapers and news websites continue to provide the best local coverage in the communities we serve. We are excited about the growth of our company and the many new opportunities it will bring for our advertisers.