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Northern Express Has New Owner

Northern Michigan’s largest weekly newspaper has a new owner. Luke Haase took over publishing the Northern Express this week. Haase owns the Traverse City Business News, a printed monthly, and The Ticker, a digital daily news feed.

The Express was owned for 23 years by the guys who started it, Bob Downes and George Foster. The two gave a strong endorsement to the new owner in a farewell column. Luke Haase says their steady track record has created a loyal readership for the paper.

Peter Payette is the Executive Director of Interlochen Public Radio.