Thought we should be the first to let you know. Via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
Imagine Garrison Keillor moving “A Prairie Home Companion” to Des Moines or the Guthrie shuffling off to Omaha. The equivalent of those improbable scenarios is happening in the publishing world: The Utne Reader, the only national magazine based in the Twin Cities, will shut down its local editorial offices and relocate in Topeka, Kan.
"It’s a bummer," said editor-in-chief David Schimke. "Everyone around here is in shock."
Ogden Publications, which bought the literate-minded magazine six years ago, hopes to save money by consolidating operations at its national headquarters, where it also oversees such titles as Mother Earth News and Motorcycle Classics. None of the seven Minneapolis-based staffers is expected to make the move. Schimke said he thinks Ogden wants to cut the editorial budget from about $500,000 to $250,000.