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Woster & Walsh: Another hard change comes to the state’s largest newspaper

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Joshua Haiar
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SDPB

The attached audio is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.

The Argus Leader newspaper in Sioux Falls is facing big changes as the organization plans to begin shifting the printing of the daily paper to a facility other than the iconic downtown Argus Leader building. Kevin Woster joins us for a look at big changes for the largest newspaper in the state and what it means for the state of news.

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