WINSTED, MN Herald Journal Publishing has named Ivan Raconteur to fill the position of Herald Journal editor.
The announcement June 25 came in the wake of the unexpected death of long-time editor Lynda Jensen June 15.
Raconteur, a Duluth native, began writing for the Herald Journal full time in 2005. Prior to that, he did freelance work for the company.
Raconteur has covered local government including city council, county board, and school board meetings.
He also writes news, features, and a weekly column, “The Curmudgeon’s Corner.”
Before making the transition to full-time newspaper work, Raconteur spent many years in purchasing and distribution management.
The Herald Journal coverage area includes Howard Lake, Lester Prairie, Winsted, New Germany, Mayer, and Waverly.
Also June 25, Kristen Miller was named the new editor of the Herald Journal’s sister paper, the Enterprise Dispatch.