Adams Publishing Group acquires MN-based MessAge Media, Inc.

Adams Publishing Group acquires MN-based MessAge Media, Inc., publishers of two locally edited weekly newspapers, The Mille Lacs Messenger and the Aitkin Independent Age. In addition the Company publishes the weekly Bargain Hunter free distribution shopper, an 8X per year Real Estate Guide, along with an annual Fun Guide along with various special pages and sections throughout the year.

MessAge Media owner Kevin Anderson said, “It feels right to sell the newspapers to a newspaper company run by newspaper people. The legacy of reporting the news in the Mille Lacs and Aitkin communities will continue.” Anderson went on to say, “My wonderful staff will be able to carry on the fine news tradition they have helped build in our hometowns.”

The sale was handled for the sellers by Julie Bergman of Grimes, McGovern & Associates.

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