Forum News Service
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – Detroit Lakes Tribune and Becker County Record Publisher Dennis Winskowski will add the Park Rapids Enterprise publisher position to his list of responsibilities beginning Aug. 25.
Winskowski oversees a group of newspapers for Forum Communications Co. known as the Lakes Group, which includes Park Rapids, Detroit Lakes, Perham, Wadena, Alexandria and Morris. Adding the publishing duties in Park Rapids means Winskowski will spend more time in the Enterprise office. He returns as publisher of the Enterprise after having served in the same position in 1985 to 1986.
“Dennis hired some of the people in the Enterprise office and stops in there now,” said Matt McMillan, director of newspapers for Forum Communications Co. “He is able to serve the community and staff well because of his depth of experience as well as his ability to be there.”
Palm, who leaves after seven years as publisher of the Enterprise, said it was an honor to work for Winskowski.
“He is an excellent mentor and leader who cares about his people and the product,” Palm said. “The staff of the Enterprise have become a part of my family. I will miss each of them, and I know under Dennis’ leadership they will continue to be the hard-working, dedicated, game-changers I’ve come to know. Park Rapids is a wonderful place to have lived and worked. It is a great community.”
Winskowski said he welcomes the opportunity to work with the Enterprise staff again.
“I’m really looking forward to again joining a great and committed Enterprise staff, most of whom I’ve known personally, and some whom I’ve worked with professionally for nearly 30 years,” he said. “This is home to Carol and me, and we fortunately have many good friends here.”
Winskowski was president of the Minnesota Newspaper Association in 2000 to 2001. He has been active in many civic organizations during the years and intends to be active in the community.
The Park Rapids Enterprise is owned by Forum Communications Co., a multimedia information company based in Fargo, which owns dozens of newspapers, websites, television and radio stations and commercial printing plants in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.