MPR's parent company sells publishing arm, Minnesota Monthly

Author:
Updated:
Original:

American Public Media Group announced Monday that it has sold its publishing arm, Greenspring Media Group, to Detroit-based Hour Media.

Greenspring, which publishes Minnesota Monthly, will keep its headquarters in Minneapolis, according to the Pioneer Press. APMG, the parent company for Minnesota Public Radio, doesn't know if the roughly 50 Greenspring jobs will still be in place.

Hour Media has acquired all of Greenspring’s assets and plans to continue to produce its publications—such as Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home, Drinks, RealFood, and Where Twin Cities — under their current titles, according to to Twin Cities Business.

"This sale allows us to channel our energies toward finding the best ways to serve our current audiences while reaching out to new and diverse audiences," APMG President Jon McTaggart said in a statement.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal says Hour Media publishes Hour DetroitDetroit Home and DBusiness online and in print. No dollar amounts or other figures in the deal were disclosed.

Next Up

Kenta Maeda

Twins pull Maeda early, White Sox pummel bullpen

Jose Abreu's two-run homer gave the White Sox a 9-3 victory.

boys volleyball

Girls wrestling sanctioned as MSHSL activity; boys volleyball 2 votes shy

There will be section and state tournaments for girls-only wrestling next school year.

P.J. Fleck

Gopher players defend PJ Fleck after WCCO-TV report

"The public has made our statement," a U of M spokesperson said.

vaccine, covid

Twin Cities police investigating COVID vaccine thefts in viral videos

Videos of both incidents were recorded and shared online.

Guthrie theater

Guthrie to reopen to the public in July, shows resume this fall

The theater has been closed to the public for more than a year.

Target - good and gather plant based

Target is launching more than 30 new plant-based grocery products

All are part of the company's hit Good & Gather brand.

Roller Garden

Roller Garden to auction off skates, signs, arcade games and more

Many items from the beloved Roller Garden will be up for auction next month.

joseph ness booking photo

Charges: Chanhassen man fired hundreds of rounds, killing his sister

Six rifles, including AR-15 and AK-47 variants, were found inside the home.

police lights

Woman robbed and assaulted at gunpoint in Waite Park, police say

The incident occurred on Sunday at around 11:30 p.m.

pixabay - marijuana cannabis

Marijuana legalization: Minnesota House to vote Thursday

The "historic" vote on the House floor is set for Thursday afternoon.

Related

SuperAmerica parent company plans IPO

The owner of the St. Paul Park oil refinery and SuperAmerica stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin hopes to raise $341 million in its planned initial public offering. Connecticut-based Northern Tier Energy LP will offer 16.25 million common shares and hopes to fetch $19 to $21 per unit.

"Serial plagiarist" leaves Minnesota newspaper; publisher apologizes

Weekly humor columns that appeared under Jon Flatland's name in the Blooming Prairie Times were apparently swiped from a host of other columnists and bloggers. The paper's publisher apologized to readers for the plagiarism that seems to date back through many years of Flatland's newspaper career.

Bloggers publish book bashing Bachmann

A trio of Minnesota bloggers have their own book out, based on about 6,000 blog posts about the Republican presidential hopeful. Authors Ken Avidor and Eva Young of Minneapolis, and Karl Bremer of Stillwater say their goal is to knock her out of office but they also say the book is not strictly partisan; they go after Democrats, too. (Photo: Karl Bremer)