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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.


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


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


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.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: bicycling.


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