The Post Bulletin is a daily newspaper based in Rochester, Minnesota. Published five days each week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, it is the largest afternoon newspaper in the state. The Post Bulletin also offers an exact replica of the print edition online to subscribers.

Post Bulletin
Post-Bulletin logo.svg
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Forum Communications
PublisherKen Nelson [1]
Managing editorsJeff Pieters/Brian Sander
Sports editorJason Feldman
Photo editorKen Klotzbach
Headquarters18 First Ave. S.E.
Rochester, Minnesota
Circulation70,000 daily
80,000 weekend[2]
OCLC number22368050
Post-Bulletin building

The Post and Record was formed by various newspaper mergers conducted by Amherst Blakely beginning in 1872 when he purchased the Central Record. He later purchased The Federal Union, creating The Record and Union. In 1892, he purchased The Rochester Post, creating The Post and Record. Amherst Blakely had co-founded The Rochester Post in 1859 with his brothers, but sold his interest shortly after to move to Chicago and edit The Chicago Evening Post. The Rochester Daily Bulletin was started by Archie Gove, who sold to Allen Furlow and Gregory Gentling in 1912, who sold the publication to Glenn Withers in 1916. The Rochester Post-Bulletin was created when The Post and Record and The Rochester Daily Bulletin merged in 1925 with Withers as owner and Clarence Blakely as business manager. The Withers family ran the paper from 1925 until Bill Boyne took over in 1979. As of 2013, the Post-Bulletin employs 150 people.[3]

The Post Bulletin is owned by the Small Newspaper Group, which also owns one other news provider in the Midwest: The Daily Journal, Kankakee, Ill. The two newspapers have an active online presence on their respective websites.

The Post-Bulletin publishes a monthly magazine, Rochester Magazine, an award-winning monthly magazine, Agri-News, the largest weekly agricultural news source in the Midwest and a wide variety of weekly/monthly special sections, including 507 Magazine, covering weekly arts, entertainment and community happenings.

On May 16, 2019, it was announced that Fargo, North Dakota based Forum Communications would purchase the Post-Bulletin.[4] The sale took effect June 1, 2019.[5]


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  2. ^ "About Us". Post Bulletin. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "Post-Bulletin Co., LLC - Outstanding Chamber Member" (PDF). Chamber Advantage. Rochester Chamber of Commerce. October 2005. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 14, 2006. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  4. ^ May 16th 2019 - 10am, Steve Wagner |. "Forum Communications to purchase Rochester newspaper". INFORUM. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  5. ^ reports, From staff. "A new day for Rochester Post Bulletin". Retrieved 2019-09-30.

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