Jill Friesz, owner of the Grant County News and Carson Press in North Dakota, has bought two papers in the state that were set to close, Forum News Service reported.

The Herald of New England and the Adams County Record announced on Nov. 29 that they would close. The Dunn County Herald also announced it was closing. That paper wasn’t included in the sale. Country Media owned the papers.

“Steve Andrist, the executive director of the North Dakota Newspaper Association, reached out to me last Monday afternoon and told me that those papers were closing as of Friday,” Friesz told Forum News Service. “He kind of put a bug in my ear that maybe that would be a great opportunity for me to grow a little bit and take care of those communities.”

“I signed the papers today and we go to the press at 4 p.m. tomorrow with both papers, so there will be no delay and the people of those communities will have their paper on Friday just like they always have,” Friesz said.

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