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Jacob Swanson

Jacob Swanson is the new editor of the Herald-Independent and McFarland Thistle.

Swanson replaces Kevin Passon, who took a new position with the Antigo Daily Journal in northern Wisconsin last month.

Swanson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication. A Wisconsin native, Swanson grew up in Peshtigo, where he got his writing start with the Peshtigo Times. He has also served as a reporter in southern Minnesota, where he wrote for the Faribault Daily News and Kenyon Leader.

He’s excited to take on a new challenge as editor of the Herald-Independent and McFarland Thistle.

When he’s not working, Swanson loves to spend time outdoors, especially hiking, fishing or photographing wildlife.

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