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By Brian Hansel, Forum Communications Co., Published April 20 2012

Sullivan named editor of Wadena, Minn., newspaper

WADENA, Minn. – Dain Sullivan is the Wadena Pioneer Journal’s new editor and general manager.

Sullivan, 23, graduated from high school in Oakes, N.D., and attended North Dakota State University, where he majored in journalism and minored in business administration.

Sullivan has held positions with The Forum, the Detroit Lakes (Minn.) Tribune and the Valley City (N.D.) Times-Record. He was also Web producer for KVLY’s “Valley News Live.”

Prior to joining the Pioneer Journal, Sullivan was a general assignment reporter for the Dickinson (N.D.) Press.

Sullivan spent his summers in Otter Tail County when he was growing

up and has close ties to

the area.

Sullivan was headed for a career in business when he realized that writing had to be part of his working life.

“I’ve loved to write my whole life,” Sullivan said. “I’ve always loved to hear stories and write about them.”

Sullivan is replacing Steve Schulz, who has been with the Pioneer Journal for six years, first as editor and later editor and publisher.

Schulz’s last day was Friday. He has taken a job in Fergus Falls at New Dimensions Home Health Care.

“I had the pleasure of meeting Dain previously and was very impressed with him,” Schulz said.

Sullivan will begin his duties May 1.

He was in Wadena from Wednesday through Friday to get acclimated and look for housing.