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Park Rapids Enterprise building listed for sale

Technology, the internet and social media have profoundly impacted the newspaper industry. The newspaper industry continues to evolve, and the reality is that we no longer need large physical spaces for equipment and people. The Enterprise's curr...

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The Park Rapids Enterprise building is being listed for sale. (Enterprise file photo)

Technology, the internet and social media have profoundly impacted the newspaper industry.

The newspaper industry continues to evolve, and the reality is that we no longer need large physical spaces for equipment and people.

The Enterprise's current 7,000-square-foot building at 203 Henrietta Ave. N. is, frankly, too roomy for our 13 staff members. Space once designated for developing rolls of film, storing paper archives, and warehousing clunky newspaper production equipment is a remnant of our past. Today's newspapers are produced with laptops, digital cameras and the internet. Archives have gone digital and up into a cloud.

It makes good economic sense to find a home that fits.

We're not leaving Park Rapids. We're not going out of business. Quite the contrary. Our future is bright as ever as we celebrate 137 years of serving this community.

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What we are doing is adjusting our physical footprint to better meet the needs of a fast-paced, multi-faceted, multi-platform media company.

Like any savvy business, the Enterprise and our sister newspapers in the Forum Communication family are adapting and evolving. From e-editions to videos to daily e-newsletters, and of course, our staple print productions, we're providing more content than ever before and will continue to do so.

What is required today and tomorrow is collaborative, efficient work spaces - space where technology can be used and creativity fostered.

The Enterprise, along with some other Forum properties, have just began the search for a new space, and we plan to seek as many options to consider as possible. We'll take the time necessary to thoroughly vet all options, as it is our intent to find the right home for our next 137 years.

Generating great content about the people, businesses and organizations of this region remains the Park Rapids Enterprise's focus and mission. We will continue to produce and deliver our products to your doorsteps, smartphones, newsstands or mailboxes.

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