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A local news voice is essential for the Malheur County community

Reporter Yadira Lopez of the Malheur Enterprise records a community run.

Like me, you probably have never heard of Warroad, Minnesota.

It’s a rural town of about 1,800 people and, as of May, it is a community without a newspaper.

The Warroad Pioneer had been the local news voice for more than 120 years, and its recent death made news in the New York Times. (See: Warroad Pioneer )

I read the Times account closely, because I’ve invested my life in producing quality news and finding ways to serve local needs. That’s what brought me to Vale and the Malheur . . .