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Former Globe publisher appointed Forum VP

FARGO, N.D. -- Forum Communications Co. has appointed four employees to vice president, including a former publisher of the Daily Globe.

Dennis Hall, previously director of operations and daily newspapers for FCC and Daily Globe publisher, has been named vice president of commercial printing.

With 35 years in the newspaper industry, Hall has worked in nine different newspaper markets in the Midwest. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, River Falls.

Forum Communications Printing has four printing plants in Fargo and West Fargo, Detroit Lakes and Wadena.

Paul Amundson is vice president of interactive. He has been with the company since 1987 and created i29, an internet access business, in 1989.

Amundson helped launch online initiatives for the entire company in 1996, which include more than 50 newspaper and broadcast Web sites in a four-state region.

He is a Minnesota State University Moorhead journalism graduate and has a business degree from the University of Minnesota Crookston.

John Hajostek has been named vice president of finance.

Hajostek, chief financial officer for FCC, has been with the company since 2002.

A graduate of St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn., Hajostek was formerly controller for W.W. Wallwork Inc. and corporate controller for Transwest Inc.

Mark Prather has been named vice president of broadcast.

A graduate of Wayne State College, Wayne, Neb., in broadcast communications, Prather has been involved in television and radio broadcasting for 34 years.