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Press-Tribune, ISJ among group of newspapers acquired by Minneapolis firm

Both the Idaho Press-Tribune in Nampa and the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello have been purchased by the Adams Publishing Group, which is buying 22 daily and weekly newspapers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Utah, along with a commercial print facility, from Pioneer News Group Co. Also included in the sale are the Kuna Melba News, the Meridian Press and the Emmett Messenger Index, as are the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the Montpelier News-Examiner, the Preston Citizen, the Rexburg Standard Journal and the Teton Valley News.

Press-Tribune publisher Matt Davison said locals aren’t likely to see changes in their newspapers as a result of the sale. “They let the markets make local decisions, and they have no editorial agenda," Davison said. “They believe in the value of local news and are investing in it.” You can read the Press-Tribune’s full report on the sale here.

Adams Publishing Group is based in Minneapolis and operates 100 community newspapers in 11 states. The Adams family also owns radio stations, outdoor advertising companies, a wine distribution business, label printing companies and a large interest in Camping World Holdings, a publicly traded national network of RV dealers, the Good Sam Club, and other RV related products and services.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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