PETE MOHS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE MINNESOTA NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION
Bloomington, Minn. (January 24, 2014) – Pete Mohs, publisher of the Echo Journal was elected president of the Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA), Friday, January 24, during the Association’s annual meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington. Mohs is the 134th president of MNA, representing 345 newspapers across the state.
Mohs began his newspaper career at age 16 as a part-time sports writer with the St. Cloud Times. After graduation from St. Cloud State University, Mohs was hired by the Brainerd Dispatch as a full-time news reporter in 1983. He later became assistant sports editor, and switched to advertising sales for the Dispatch in 1995. He became assistant advertising director in 1999, and was promoted to publisher of Echo Publishing in 2004. Mohs continues today as publisher of Echo Publishing, which combined the Lake Country Echo (Pequot Lakes) and the Pine River-Journal weekly newspapers into the Echo Journal in 2013. The newspapers were recently sold to Forum Communications Company.
Mohs served on the MNA advertising and new media committees for five years before joining MNA’s journalism education committee and becoming its chair. He joined the MNA board of directors in 2008.
Others elected at the MNA annual meeting include:
- Vice President: Joni Harms, Daily Globe, Worthington
- Second Vice President: Jason Brown, Long Prairie Leader
- Third Vice President: Michael Jacobson, Paynesville Press
- Director for Three-Year Term: Mike Dalton, Cannon Falls Beacon
- Director for Two-Year Term: Marge Winkelman – ECM Publishers
- Treasurer for One-Year Term: Karin Ramige Cornwell – McLeod Publishing, Glencoe
Christerfer Schultz, Herald Journal, Howard Lake will continue to serve as a director. Rollin Bergman, Page 1 Publications will serve as immediate past president.