Ownership of Scenic Range News Changing Hands

By KBJR News 1

Ownership of Scenic Range News Changing Hands

February 8, 2013 Updated Feb 8, 2013 at 6:50 PM CDT

Bovey, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Scenic Range News Forum is changing ownership.

In a transaction scheduled to close on April 1st, the weekly newspaper will change hands from Cynthia and L.L. Johnson to longtime area journalists Beth Bily and Ron Brochu, who also own the BusinessNorth regional business-to-business newspaper.\\

Bily, of Itasca County, was editor of the Grand Rapids Herald-Review from 2002-2006 and has worked as a freelance writer and editor for several regional newspapers and other publications. She has been co-publisher of BusinessNorth since 2010.

Brochu, of Duluth, was news editor at the Duluth Budgeteer, city editor at the Duluth News Tribune and executive editor of the Superior Daily Telegram before joining Bily as BusinessNorth co-owner.

“We look forward to continuing the community news tradition Cynthia and Lea have established along the West Range,” Bily and Brochu said.

Scott Stein will report government and community news. He has been a reporter and editor for area newspapers and magazines for the past 15 years covering business, government and writing features. He's also been a columnist and freelance writing consultant. He currently works at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm.

The weekly newspaper’s coverage area stretches from Coleraine/LaPrairie on the west to Keewatin on the east.

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