Devlin Newspapers Inc. has sold their Staples World newspaper in Staples, Minnesota, to RMM Publications, LLC, a new company that involves long time Minnesota newspaper owners Rick Gail and Mike Kremer, as well as the current editor of the Staples World, Mark Anderson.
Julie Bergman of Grimes, McGovern and Associates represented Devlin Newpapers in the sale.
The sale, effective January 1, 2019, brings to a close a 26-year era of owning the Staples World for Bill and Margie Devlin of Finley, North Dakota. It is also their last newspaper holding, having spent much of their careers, and marriage, publishing community newspapers in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Brenda Halvorson, General Manager of the Staples World, announced that her retirement from journalism would coincide with the sale of the newspaper. She has held that position for the past 30 years.
Rick Gail and Mike Kremer have been partners in four weekly newspaper ventures in the past, spanning thirty years. The two added current Editor Mark Anderson to their business partnership with the purchase of the Staples World.