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Swenson named publisher at Detroit Lakes Tribune

The Detroit Lakes Tribune is turning the page on its top leadership, as Melissa Swenson has taken over as publisher and advertising director of the newspaper.

Swenson brings with her 17 years of experience within Forum Communications Company, starting her FCC career in October of 1999 as the regional marketing director for the Lakes Group, based out of Detroit Lakes.

Swenson was then promoted to advertising manager in Perham, New York Mills and Wadena (all FCC properties) before being promoted again to publisher of the Perham Focus. More recently Swenson also took on the role of publisher at the Wadena Pioneer Journal.

“Naming Melissa Swenson as publisher of the Detroit Lakes Newspapers was the perfect match in the qualities we need in leadership, knowledge and experience for the newspaper, staff and community,” said Jody Hanson, publisher of the FCC Lakes Group. “I look forward to partnering with her on her new role.”

Swenson says being the publisher of the Detroit Lakes Newspapers has been a professional goal of hers for many years.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of the staff that has made DL Newspapers the top weekly newspaper in the state of Minnesota, and I am especially proud of being a part of the Forum Communications family,” said Swenson. “I am looking forward to continuing the tradition of greatness that was started by those who sat at this desk before me and ready to take on the challenges of this exciting time in the industry.”

Swenson, her husband Tim and daughter Grace have made their home in Detroit Lakes since 2007.

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