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Post Register sold to Minnesota publishing group

The Post Register newspaper in Idaho Falls is being sold to Minnesota-based Adams Publishing Group, the newspaper announced Thursday. The sale also includes the Shelley Pioneer, Challis Messenger and Jefferson Star, and will be finalized Nov. 1. Adams Publishing Group is a family-owned media company based in St. Louis Park, Minn., that owns dozens of newspapers, digital products, and magazines in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Maryland and Ohio; the Adams family also owns radio stations, an outdoor advertising company, and Camping World/Good Sam.

The Post Co., owner of the Post Register and the three other papers, has been owned by the Brady family since 1925; employees own just over 30 percent of the paper. “We have done our very best during hard times,” company President Jerry Brady, 79, said in a letter to employees this week. “I believe we have found the best possible buyer, a buyer who is investing in our industry when others are not.”

Post Register publisher Roger Plothow said, “Readers will not see a significant difference in the newspaper.” He will remain as publisher after the sale. You can read the Post Register’s full report here.

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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