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J.J. Perry

Forum News Service editor

J.J. Perry has been an editor with Forum News Service since 2020. In that role, he works with reporters and editors in Minnesota and the Dakotas, to share news across all of our properties in Forum Communications.

In 2023, he has been working with two new websites in Forum Communications: Sioux Falls Live and St. Cloud Live.

He joined Forum in 2019, as editor of the Detroit Lakes Tribune and Perham Focus.

Before that, Perry was executive editor at the American News and Farm Forumin Aberdeen, South Dakota, from 2010 to 2019. He began his career with a 13-year stint at the Bloomington (Ind.) Herald-Times. There, he held a number of jobs — youth sports columnist, digital editor, lifestyle editor, news editor, music columnist and assistant managing editor, among others.

Perry graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism and a secondary concentration in folklore.

A native of South Bend, Indiana, Perry lives in Burnsville, Minnesota, with his wife. In his spare time, he writes a music website and hosts a blues radio show on St. Paul community radio. He is a certified competition barbecue judge, and a long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan.

He is happy to take your questions and suggestions at jperry@forumcomm.com.

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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — WE Fest has new owners: Live Nation.