New publisher joins The Times Record

A newspaper veteran with more than 40 years of experience has joined The Times Record as publisher and advertising director.

Larry Hubner, 58, worked for his hometown newspaper, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, at 14, handing out newspapers to carriers at a distribution center. “I was making $38 every other week,” he said.

The past five years, he has worked as a regional publisher and advertising director for MediaNews – one of the largest U.S. newspaper organizations – most recently in Fitchburg, Mass. He has also owned a small weekly newspaper in Wisconsin, served as general manager at a television guide on the island of Guam, and as executive editor for weekly publications in White Bear Lake, Minn.

“I’m absolutely delighted to join the staff of The Times Record, and I’m looking forward to becoming involved in the advertising side of our business, and within the community. I have already met a number of our local merchants and I’ve been very impressed by their collective marketing knowledge and retail operations,” he said.

Hubner holds an MBA from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minn., a master’s in diplomacy from Norwich University in Vermont, and a bachelor’s from the University of Maryland.

He will be joined by his wife, Magda, a nurse and native of the Czech Republic who received her U.S. citizenship this summer. Hubner’s interests include tennis, history and his 5-year-old rottweiler, Riley.