Monday, February 25, 2008

Twin Cities-based Rake Mag Drops Print Edition, Remains Online

The last edition of the Rake magazine of Minneapolis has rolled off the presses. Publisher Tom Bartel told staff today that the monthly publication will discontinue its print edition immediately, but it will continue to publish online.

Bartel said a lack of advertising and increasing costs of printing and production are the main reasons for the demise of the print version of the magazine that he and his wife, Kristin Henning, began in 2002. The March edition is currently on newsstands.

The announcement means that most of the 15 writers, editors, production staff and bookkeepers are out of a job. [Click for MORE]

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