Thursday, January 22, 2009

River Valley Newspaper Group announces layoffs

River Valley Newspaper Group, which includes the La Crosse Tribune and the Winona Daily News as well as eight weekly papers in the region, announced it had cut 10 positions Wednesday.

The cuts affected news, graphics, advertising and maintenance departments, publisher Rusty Cunningham said.
The group also announced that it would continue to regionalize and consolidate its graphics department to West Salem, Wis.

River Valley Newspaper Group is part of Lee Enterprises, headquartered in Davenport, Iowa. The job eliminations came as part of the company’s effort to cope with a changing advertising market and sluggish economy.

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