Former Globe publisher Dennis Hall dies at 71

Jan 1, 2023


WORTHINGTON, Minnesota — Dennis Hall, who served as publisher of the Daily Globe from 1995 until 2006, has died at the age of 71.

Hall came to Worthington to lead the newspaper after it was purchased by Forum Communications Company. He oversaw day–to–day operations of the newspaper and print facility, leaving Worthington to become vice president of commercial printing at Forum Communications in Fargo, North Dakota. He remained in that role until his retirement in 2020.

His newspaper career spanned 45 years.

“Dennis helped build our commercial printing business in Worthington to an all–time high, spanning seven states,” said Joni Harms, who was promoted to the role of publisher after Hall’s departure from Worthington. “Once he was committed to a project, he was all in and saw it through to the end.”

Harms said Hall’s quick wit and devotion to his family were among his strongest assets.

“Thinking back over those 11 years at the Daily Globe, he touched so many lives,” she said. “He will long be remembered for the ongoing mentoring and impacts made, as a result of it. He was all about helping to give each and every employee the tools and resources to make them successful.”

During his years in Worthington, Hall resided on Lake Okabena and could often be spotted boating on the lake. He was an avid waterskiier and enjoyed golf, tennis and racquetball during his time away from the office.