ForumCommunications is buying the Rochester Post Bulletin (Minnesota) from Small Newspaper Group. 

The sale doesn’t include the downtown office and plant facility. A closing of the transaction is expected in the second quarter of this year. No terms of the transaction were announced.

Merger-and-acquisition firm Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April represented Small Newspaper Group in the transaction.

The Rochester Post Bulletin is the biggest daily in southeastern Minnesota, serving 60 communities in nine counties. The Post Bulletin is published five days in the afternoon and Sunday mornings.

Forum Communications, based in Fargo, North Dakota, owns 36 newspapers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin, including the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. The family-owned company also has television and radio holdings, a commercial printing division, Internet businesses and websites at each of its operations.

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