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Man who posted letters threatening “swift and bloody” action in Davenport and claimed to work for Lee Enterprises is identified and charged with crime

Man who posted letters threatening “swift and bloody” action in Davenport and claimed to work for Lee Enterprises is identified and charged with crime

DAVENPORT, IOWA – A man who distributed letters threatening “swift and bloody” action in Davenport, Iowa against certain groups of people and claimed to work for Lee Enterprises has been…

Lee Enterprises, owner of Globe Gazette, remains $656.5 million in debt

Lee Enterprises, owner of Globe Gazette, remains $656.5 million in debt

DAVENPORT, IOWA – The company that owns the Mason City Globe Gazette continues to suffocate under crippling debt of over $650 million. As of March 27, 2016, the principal amount of…

Globe stiffed by Lee Enterprises, wins no awards

Globe stiffed by Lee Enterprises, wins no awards

DAVENPORT, IOWA – Lee Enterprises, owner of the Globe Gazette and 49 other daily newspapers around the nation, showered praise and awards upon some of its best, but had nothing for…

Lee Enterprises pushes debt payback to 2022; stock plummets

Lee Enterprises pushes debt payback to 2022; stock plummets

DAVENPORT – Lee Enterprises, Incorporated – the parent company of the Globe Gazette and other small newspapers – announced recently the refinancing of $800 million in debt that has crippled…

Lee Enterprises files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Lee Enterprises, owner of the Globe Gazette in Mason City, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The move will help the company to refinance nearly $1 billion in debt. “Although…

Lee Enterprises files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Lee Enterprises files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Lee Enterprises, owner of the Globe Gazette in Mason City, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The move will help the company to refinance nearly $1 billion in debt. “Although…

Lee Enterprises, owner of the Globe Gazette, prepares bankruptcy filing

Lee Enterprises, owner of the Globe Gazette, prepares bankruptcy filing

MASON CITY – Lee Enterprises, owner of the Globe Gazette in Mason City, has announced that they are preparing a pre-packaged chapter 11 bankruptcy. Multiple news sources are reporting the…

BRIEF: Lee Enterprises announces agreement to refinance debt

Billings Gazette, Mont. Sept. 10–Lee Enterprises, the Davenport-based newspaper publisher and owner of The Billings Gazette, the Casper Star-Tribune and several other newspapers in Montana and Wyoming, announced Thursday it…

Lee – company that owns Globe Gazette – sheds over 11 per cent of full-time employees

Lee – company that owns Globe Gazette – sheds over 11 per cent of full-time employees

DAVENPORT, IOWA – Lee Enterprises, the company that owns the Mason City Globe Gazette and other tiny local newspapers, revealed that they shed over 11 per cent of their full-time…

Lee thumped in print business as it blows $2 million on Globe printer

Lee thumped in print business as it blows $2 million on Globe printer

DAVENPORT – After recently announcing that a $2 million printer will be installed at the Mason City Globe Gazette, parent company Lee Enterprises announced staggering losses in the print component…

Globe Gazette parent company Lee brags about “aggressive sales culture” while it continues to outsource work overseas

Globe Gazette parent company Lee brags about “aggressive sales culture” while it continues to outsource work overseas

DAVENPORT – Lee Enterprises, which owns the Globe Gazette, bragged about its outlook this week as it struggles to pay back hundreds of millions in debt. In a series of…

Lee board of directors under investigation; works to re-finance $775 million debt

Lee board of directors under investigation; works to re-finance $775 million debt

NEW YORK – A national securities firm in New York City is investigating the board of directors at Lee Enterprises – the parent company of the Globe Gazette – for…

Lee still nearly a billion in the hole

Lee still nearly a billion in the hole

DAVENPORT – Lee Enterprises, owner of the Globe Gazette in Mason City and other newspapers, remains close to a billion dollars in debt. The company stated earlier this month that…

Lee refinances $94 million of long-term debt

DAVENPORT, Iowa (April 30, 2013) — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a major provider of local news, information and advertising in 50 markets, has reached agreement with Berkshire Hathaway Inc.…

Lee sheds 8% of its full-time employees last quarter; revenue down

Lee sheds 8% of its full-time employees last quarter; revenue down

MASON CITY – Lee Enterprises, Inc. the owner of the Globe Gazette, filed its 1st quarter financial results on January 22nd. According to a press release, regarding its employees, “compensation…

Lee’s Junck expects digital subscriptions in “nearly all” markets by end of year

Lee’s Junck expects digital subscriptions in “nearly all” markets by end of year

DAVENPORT, Iowa (July 17, 2012) — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), owner of the Globe Gazette in Mason City, reported today for its third fiscal quarter ended June 24, 2012, a…

Lenders less leery of reducing homeowners’ principal

By Hudson Sangree, McClatchy Newspapers – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Principal reduction, long a nonstarter with lenders, has suddenly become a potential reality for thousands of homeowners who owe far more than…

Lee, owner of Globe Gazette, reports another loss

Lee, owner of Globe Gazette, reports another loss

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Lee Enterprises Inc., owner of the Globe Gazette in Mason City and other newspapers, reported a 54 cent per share loss ($26.6 million)…

Lee to add paywalls in most markets by end of year

Lee to add paywalls in most markets by end of year

Lisa Brown, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Lee Enterprises, the parent company of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, said today that it will introduce digital subscriptions to its newspapers in most of its…

Lee regains compliance with NYSE share price standard

DAVENPORT, Iowa (February 21, 2012) – Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE has received notification that it has returned to compliance with the New York Stock Exchange’s share price standard. In…

Lee’s revenues decline nearly 4%; number of full-time employees down over 7%

Lee’s revenues decline nearly 4%; number of full-time employees down over 7%

MASON CITY – Lee Enterprises reported earnings last week for its first fiscal quarter which ended on December 25, 2011.  Lee Enterprises owns the Globe Gazette in Mason City and…

Lee files bankruptcy plan with most creditors’ support

By Lisa Brown, St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — With nearly all of Lee Enterprises’ creditors backing a refinancing plan, the publisher that owns the St. Louis Post-Dispatch should be…

Lee stock takes a beating today

Lee stock takes a beating today

Stock price for Lee Enterprises, which owns the Globe Gazette in Mason City, was down nearly 8% to 75.5 cents per share at noon Thursday. Earlier in September, Lee stock…

Lee receives second NYSE timetable

(Editor’s note: Lee Enterprises owns the Globe Gazette and other regional newspapers in North Iowa.) DAVENPORT, Iowa (Aug. 19, 2011) ó As anticipated and previously disclosed, Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE:…

Globe Gazette property up for sale in Mason City at well under assessed value; newspaper’s future uncertain

Globe Gazette property up for sale in Mason City at well under assessed value; newspaper’s future uncertain

MASON CITY – As the American newspaper industry continues to struggle and possibly disappear forever, the Globe Gazette building and grounds in Mason City, Iowa is now up for sale…

Globe Gazette to fire as many as 12 employees, admits $2 million used printer is worthless

Globe Gazette to fire as many as 12 employees, admits $2 million used printer is worthless

MASON CITY – The geniuses that call the business shots at the Globe Gazette in Mason City are firing as many as 12 employees due to the failure of the…

Report lists newspapers as ‘dying industry’

Report lists newspapers as ‘dying industry’

MASON CITY – A new report out this month lists newspapers as a dying industry in today’s economy. In the tumultuous business world, times change, industries come and go –…

Owner of Globe Gazette brags about using thinner paper for news

Owner of Globe Gazette brags about using thinner paper for news

MASON CITY – The owner of the Globe Gazette – Lee Enterprises – bragged about using thinner paper to report the news and other tricks designed to stay in business…

Globe-Gazette reverses itself, will stop refusing to sell ads to City Council candidate in Mason City

Globe-Gazette reverses itself, will stop refusing to sell ads to City Council candidate in Mason City

Publisher intercedes after Marquardt campaign complains; rogue Editor’s Ad Embargo is countermanded by Higher-Ups MASON CITY – In a stunning reversal apparently directed by Roy Biondi, who is the Publisher…

Globe Gazette cuts ties with most-read columnist over Des Moines Register story on fatal pork plant debacle

Globe Gazette cuts ties with most-read columnist over Des Moines Register story on fatal pork plant debacle

The Price of Honesty … Globe-Gazette abruptly Kills Blodgett’s Column MASON CITY – Within 48 hours of a blockbuster story in The Des Moines Sunday Register about Mason City’s 2016 Prestage Plant fiasco, during which…

Globe throws in the towel on Monday newspapers

Globe throws in the towel on Monday newspapers

MASON CITY – In a clear sign that demand for their paper is waning, the Globe Gazette says they won’t produce a newspaper on Mondays anymore. In a quiet story that didn’t…

Gallup poll: Americans’ confidence in newspapers at new low

Gallup poll: Americans’ confidence in newspapers at new low

PRINCETON, N.J. – The newspaper industry is crumbling and Americans are taking notice, a new poll shows. Gallup Polls reports that the percentage of Americans who express confidence in newspapers…

DM Register sells subscriptions Sunday at Mason City Hy-Vee

DM Register sells subscriptions Sunday at Mason City Hy-Vee

MASON CITY – The Des Moines Register seems to mean business in Mason City, as they had salesmen in town Sunday selling subscriptions at the Hy-Vee grocery store. Two gentlemen…

Billionaire Warren Buffet says newspapers on the way out

Billionaire Warren Buffet says newspapers on the way out

OMAHA – Billionaire investor Warren Buffet says newspapers are on the way out and the number of people looking at them “is going down”. Buffet, in an interview with politico.com…

Rash of burglaries plaguing Clear Lake has citizens at ritzy Lake club on edge

Rash of burglaries plaguing Clear Lake has citizens at ritzy Lake club on edge

CLEAR LAKE – A loosely organized group of thieves that are high on a powerful drug have some Clear Lake residents on edge as they perpetrate a rash of burglaries…

In response to Globe’s “50 objects” story in Sunday paper

In response to Globe’s “50 objects” story in Sunday paper

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – I’ll start by saying this is no offense to Globe Gazette editor Jane Reynolds, who I once worked with and know to be a fine…

Op-ed: Leave the fire department alone (by Peter Children)

Well it’s here, the canary has flown it’s cage.  John Skipper’s column today gives credence to what NIT has been saying for months; Fire Department and the Sanitation Department are…

Editorial: Globe is out to lunch and may never return

Editorial: Globe is out to lunch and may never return

by Matt Marquardt – Your local newspaper, the Globe Gazette,  seems to have checked out… and it may never return.  It is going through the motions, each day, every day,…

Op-ed: There once was no NIT (by Peter Children)

We can all relax and rest easy now. Today’s editorial in the Globe Gazette has endorsed the posture of the city council’s position regarding Eric’s wet dream. Wow,  I was…

Op-ed: Globe ignores some candidates and trumpets others

I read the blogs like everyone else and what I read today under the announcement on NIT concerning Chris Watts declaration that he is running against Phil Dougherty for County…

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