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Zumbrota newspaper sold

ZUMBROTA — The News-Record in

Zumbrota is coming under new ownership, but it is still in the family.

Pete Grimsrud is buying the weekly newspaper and its sister publication, the Zumbro Shopper, from his father Dave Grimsrud.

The News-Record has about 4,000 subscribers in the communities of Zumbrota, Pine Island, Wanamingo, Oronoco, Mazeppa and Goodhue. The Shopper reaches more than 9,000 mailboxes in the same area.


The change is effective Monday. Mailing of the newspaper will be delayed next week, because the Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday.

"So my first paper will be out a day late. I wonder if that is a bad omen?" quipped Pete Grimsrud.

The News-Record has between 10 to 12 full and part-time employees.

Pete Grimsrud now takes over as publisher and will write some columns. He previously served as advertising director. Matthew Grimsrud, Pete’s brother, is the newspaper’s editor.

Their father, Dave, will continue to contribute columns and editorials for the paper. He also will be working as an assistant coach for the new Rochester Fire professional basketball team.

The Grimsrud family entered the newspaper business in 1946, when Alton T.

Grimsrud bought the Zumbrota News.

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