Rick Lubbers

Rick Lubbers

Executive editor

As executive editor of the News Tribune, Rick enjoys working with the talented journalists in the newsroom and talking with readers about the stories they are reading. Rick can’t remember a time when he wanted to do anything else but work in the newspaper industry. Even as a child, he would create miniature newspapers on his typewriter and deliver them to his friends down the street.

Now a journalist with 30 years of industry experience, Rick has been in his role since 2014 and at the News Tribune since 2005. Previous Northland stops include the Superior Telegram (1999-2005) and Budgeteer News (1997-1999). Prior to that, Rick worked at the St. Cloud Times and Annandale Advocate in Minnesota, and the Greenville Daily News and Grand Rapids Press in Michigan. In his free time, Rick enjoys reading, watching sports, walking in the Great Outdoors, binge-watching dystopian thrillers and chilling out with his wife and two children.

He can contacted by phone at 218-723-5301 or email at rlubbers@duluthnews.com. You can follow him on Twitter @ricklubbersdnt

Awards dinner planned for May 4.
It sure puts some perspective on the array of things that we stress about daily in the newsroom but are only minor issues after all.
Smith boasts a 49-2 record and 28 pins — a single-season school record.
Tigers (9-0) host Mauston (6-3) in first-round playoff game Friday night.
Hearing a song that tells the story of the heavy price we have paid for our freedom (particularly in later verses) — on one of the worst days in U.S. history — wrung a lot of emotion from the spectators that night.
Eagles, Spartans return experienced players to their squads.
Due to the health and financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Miracle Eleven, Inc., wanted to help by funding efforts to provide food to those who are in need.
The changes will start July 10, but we will still be reporting news throughout the week.
Nelson, a freshman from Iron River, qualified for nationals in two sports.
Some words of thanks in a time of unprecedented news.