Adams Publishing Group has announced that the Mesabi (Minnesota) Daily News and Hibbing Daily Tribune are merging into one six-day newspaper, the Mesabi Tribune, effective Wednesday, July 8.
The delivery schedule will not change. The paper's independent carriers will continue delivering the Mesabi Tribune six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, as well as the Virginia and Hibbing Manney’s Shopper. The Chisholm Tribune Press will continue to be inserted into the Wednesday edition of the Mesabi Tribune.
The papers' newsroom staffs have closely collaborated for several months now and will be led by Editor Jerry Burnes, Managing Editor Eric Killelea, Deputy Editor Jim Romsaas and Sports Editor Gary Giombetti.