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Mike Jacobs (right) visits with current and former Grand Forks Herald publishers Korrie Wenzel (left) and Mike Maidenberg (center) during a public reception held in Jacob's honor at the North Dakota Museum of Art on the UND campus. Photo by John Stennes.

Herald publisher Mike Jacobs’ years in journalism marked by love for N.D., mind for politics


Mike Jacobs’ path to his celebrated 35-year career with the Grand Forks Herald stretched from the Jacobs Journal, which he produced as an eighth-grader at the kitchen table of his family home in Stanley, N.D., to another kitchen event in 1978 in Mandan, N.D., where he and his wife, Suezette Bieri, were publishing The Onlooker, a twice-monthly newspaper covering North Dakota politics and the environment.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native, who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for nearly 30 years. 
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