New Century Press, Inc. acquires Moorhead (MN)-based Extra Media

John Kolness and Dennis Ding, owners of Extra Media of Moorhead, Minnesota, announced the sale of the company to an Iowa-based firm, New Century Press Inc. of Rock Rapids, IA Julie Bergman of Grimes, McGovern & Associates represented Extra Media in the sale. Extra Media publishes a 12,000 circulation free weekly news-magazine as well as several magazines and niche publications in the Fargo (ND)-Moorhead (MN) market area. New Century Press Inc. is the parent company of five weekly newspapers in Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota, and two agricultural publications in Iowa and South Dakota. In addition, the company publishes the Hansen-Anderson Basketball Previews which profiles every prep basketball program in South Dakota and names the state’s Miss and Mr. Basketball at an awards luncheon each spring. The company also produces community tourism, economic development and welcome magazines for nearly two dozen cities and towns in the tri-state area and develops websites for its various partnering entities.

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