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Ad Libbing: Building community is a group project

It’s not often I contribute editorial content. My primary responsibility is to make sure we can pay the bills. In short, sell advertising.

But I was reminded again of the importance of a local newspaper while listening to Weekend Edition Sunday on Minnesota Public Radio this past weekend. Ayesha Rascoe interviewed Amy Duncan of Indianola, Iowa. She and her husband recently bought the local newspaper from Gannett, a media juggernaut that owns hundreds of news outlets across the country. Gannett has been selling off local newspapers recently. In recent years our local media Goliath, Forum Commun...