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Without notice, Lee Enterprises shutters Missoula Indy, locks staff out of office

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September 12, 2018View for printing

Those who showed up for work at the Missoula Independent early Tuesday found the office locked and were told to make an appointment to collect their belongings. Some were called while still in bed.

The alternative weekly's sudden closure ends a run of nearly 30 years and brings to one the number of papers owned by Lee Enterprises in Missoula, that being the Missoulian.

By Martin Kidston ... ent-closed/

(The Indy's website has been changed to the Missoulian.)

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