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Michael Len Larson

Michael Len Larson, American newspaper editor, hospital administrator, publishing executive. Recipient First Place award for investigative reporting Minnesota Newspaper Association, 1969, 71, 72, 76, 78, First Place award for feature writing, Suburban Newspapers American, 1974.

Background

Larson, Michael Len was born on February 3, 1944 in St. James, Minnesota, United States. Son of Leonard O. and Lois O. (Holte) Larson.

Education

Bachelor, University of Minnesota, 1966;Master of Business Administration, Mankato State University, 1986.

Career

Managing editor Paddock Circle Inc., Libertyville, Illinois, 1972-1974, New Ulm (Minnesota) Journal, 1974-1976, Republican-Eagle, Red Wing, Minnesota, 1976-1979, Mankato (Minnesota) Free Press, 1979-1984, editor, 1984-1995, editor of editorial page, 1995-1997. Editor Minot (North Dakota) Daily News, 1997-2000. Business editor St. Cloud (Minnesota) Times, 2000—2001.

Assistant administrator Melrose Area Hospital Complex, 2001—2003. President, public Red Hat Enterprises, Bloomington, Minnesota, since 2003. Board directors Minot Area Development Corporation.

Membership

Board directors Valley Industrial Development Corporation, Mankato, 1985-1995, treasurer. Advisory board Mankato State University Business School. Board directors Sartell Planning Commission, since 2003.

With United States Army, 1966-1968, Vietnam. Member Minnesota Associated Press (president since 1988), Kiwanis.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: bicycling.

Connections

Married Kay M. Monahan, June 18, 1966. Children: Christopher, David, Molly.