On Wednesday, the newspaper you have in your hands turns a hardy 140 years old.
The first issue of the Sauk Centre Herald was put out by Joseph Simonton, his young printer's devil and a volunteer named N. H. Miner June 6, 1867.
Simonton set each piece of type by hand and printed two pages at a time on an old 1800 pound Washington hand press that found its way from the Minnesota Pioneer, the state's first newspaper.
The Herald was the first continuous newspaper west of the Mississippi River and east of the Rocky Mountains. It would become the official newspaper for Todd, Douglas, Otter Tail, Pope, Grant and Morrison County.
If you were holding a copy of that first newspaper you would see four broadsheet pages with two pages of boilerplate national and international news and features and two pages of local news.