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Korrie Wenzel


Korrie Wenzel has been publisher of the Grand Forks Herald and Prairie Business Magazine since 2014, after transferring from Forum Communication Company's Mitchell, S.D., newspaper.

Wenzel started at The Daily Republic in 1991 as a sports reporter, eventually becoming sports editor, assistant editor, editor and, in 2010, publisher. As a youngster, he was a door-to-door carrier for The Daily Republic.

He is a native of Wessington Springs, S.D., where his family owned the weekly newspaper, the True Dakotan. Wenzel attended Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.

He is a member of the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp. board of directors and, in the past, has served on boards for Junior Achievement, the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation, United Way, Empire Arts Center, Cornerstones Career Learning Center and Crimestoppers.

As publisher, Wenzel oversees news, advertising and business operations at the Herald, as well as the newspaper's opinion content.

Wenzel, who speaks English and uses the pronouns he/him/his, can be reached at 701-780-1103, or via Twitter via @korriewenzel.

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Once again, not much snow expected, but be ready for high winds and reduced visibility.
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