Board of Trustees – Secretary
Larry Fuller, a board member, board secretary, and chair of the Workforce and Culture Committee, has been active in journalism, mainly newspapers, for more than a half century. Before college, he was a reporter for community weekly newspapers in suburban Detroit. After graduating from the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, Larry first worked as a reporter for the Mason City Iowa Globe-Gazette, and then The Minneapolis Star, where he later became city editor. Subsequently, he worked for the Owensboro, Ky., Messenger-Inquirer (as executive editor) and the Sioux Falls Argus Leader (as executive editor and publisher).
Larry’s career included oversight of several regional newspapers for Gannett and a stint on the Gannett corporate staff. Then in 1993, he was transferred by Gannett from publisher in Sioux Falls to publisher of The Honolulu Advertiser and president of the Hawaii Newspaper Agency. After retiring from Gannett, he stayed in Hawaii for another 11 years as publisher of Pacific Business News, a business newspaper and website.
Wherever he has lived, Larry has been active in community affairs, especially economic development. He was one of the founders of Forward Sioux Falls and the Downtown Development Corp.
Since joining The Minneapolis Star, Larry has been married to Suzanne, a former reporter and community volunteer. They have two children, Beth, News Director at KELOLAND-TV, and Mike, a marketing coordinator for Raising Cane’s regional market in Minneapolis. He and Suzanne have four grandchildren and two granddogs.