Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Ward County Reporter -
The Ward County Reporter had begun as the Burlington Reporter but moved to
with a new name but the same owner, J. L. Colton, who then sold it to C. A.
Johnson. Johnson himself sold the paper in 1897. George W. Wilson owned the newspaper from
1897 to 1906 and sold it to Sam H. Clark who owned it from 1906 to 1912. Both
of these men were politically active, Clark being elected a Minot mayor; outspoken, and intensely interested in
local affairs. C. A. Johnson re-purchased the Ward County Reporter in 1912 and
owned it until 1916.