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The Mesabi Daily News is a daily newspaper[1] published in Virginia, Minnesota. It has a Sunday circulation of 10,000.[2] The Mesabi Daily News is one of the oldest surviving businesses in Virginia. It can be found at 704 7th Ave South. The current chief editor is Jerry Burnes.[3] Current Regional Operations/General Manager/Advertising Director is Chris Knight,[4] a member of the Virginia Rotary Club, the Northern Club and the YMCA.

Mesabi Daily News
TypeDaily Newspaper
FormatPrint, Digital
Owner(s)Chris Knight
PublisherAdams Publishing group
EditorJerry Burnes
Headquarters704 7th Avenue, Virginia, MN 55792
Mesabi Daily News

The newspaper was founded in 1893 as the Virginia Enterprise and switched to its current name in 1945. The very first editor of the paper was named R. McGarry, who was succeeded by D. A. Cuppernoll in 1895.

In 2014, Adams Publishing group acquired 34 papers, including the Daily News, from American Consolidated Media.[5]


  1. ^ "Our Markets". Adams Publishing Group.
  2. ^ Mesabi Daily News at the Minnesota Newspapers Directory.
  3. ^ "About Us". Mesabi Daily News. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  4. ^ "About Us". Mesabi Daily News. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  5. ^ "APG acquires three newspaper divisions from ACM". Retrieved 2014-08-22.

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