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Hillsboro Banner moving offices

A Hillsboro, N.D., newspaper will relocate its offices to a more modern building. The Hillsboro Banner reported last week it plans to move from its downtown location at 20 W. Caledonia Ave. to 502 W. Caledonia Ave., putting it closer to Interstat...

 

A Hillsboro, N.D., newspaper will relocate its offices to a more modern building.

The Hillsboro Banner reported last week it plans to move from its downtown location at 20 W. Caledonia Ave. to 502 W. Caledonia Ave., putting it closer to Interstate 29. Staff hope to begin moving this weekend in order to become fully operational at the new location Monday, publisher Cole Short said.

The main reason behind the move is the age of the building, Short said. He, his wife, Alyssa, and her brother, Cory Erickson, bought the newspaper in 2012. The owners have been battling roof issues for several years, and a wind storm in July compounded the problem, Short said.

“The roof got really banged up,” he said. “We’ve been dealing with a leaky roof since then.

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The weekly publication had been in the downtown area for 140 years, with 43 years spent at its most recent location, the report said. It employs six full-time and part-time employees, Short said.

The newspaper will share a space with insurance company The Erickson Agency. There will be less space than in the Banner building, Short said, but he added that staff don’t need as much space as they have.

The move should “create a more work-friendly environment” for staff, Short said in the Banner report.

The owners plan to sell the building.

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