michael johnson

Michael Johnson, Wadena Pioneer Journal editor

I'm a writer, editor, photographer, truth seeker and promoter of the Wadena area.

I've previously worked for the Barnesville Record Review and Clay County Historical Society out of Barnesville, Minn.; reported for the Gillette News Record in Gillette, Wyo.; served as editor of the Leader-News in Washburn, ND and the Underwood News in Underwood, ND; covered outdoor news for the Brainerd Dispatch as the community editor in Brainerd, Minn, and after a brief escape from the deadlines of newspapers came back as a reporter for the Wadena Pioneer Journal and Perham Focus, before an opportunity to serve as the editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal in 2018, where I remain today.



Aside from work, I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my family, meeting with my Rotary members and serving as a Sunday School teacher at our local church.

You can usually find me at our Wadena office tucked away behind the historic Cozy Theatre as 12 Colfax Ave. SW, Suite 2.

Or contact me at mjohnson@wadenapj.com or 218-631-2561.