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Manitoba Business: Altona Echo / Red River Valley Echo

This weekly newspaper was founded in January 1941 by David Klippenstein Friesen, one of the original leaders of Friesens Corporation, as an offshoot of the firm’s printing business. In 1955, it merged with the Morris Herald to become the Red River Valley Echo. The paper closed in 2020.





David Klippenstein “D.K.” Friesen (1910-1991)


Peter Victor Jacob “Vic” Penner (1926-2022)



See also:

Manitoba Business: D. W. Friesen and Sons / Friesens Corporation


Friesens and the Red River Valley Echo: An historical perspective,” Friesens Corporation, 29 May 2020.

We thank Holly Thorne for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 September 2023

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