Page 1 Publications, Inc., was formed in November of 1991 when Rollin Bergman and Julie Nordine formed a partnership to purchase the Warroad Pioneer newspaper.
Both longtime veterans of the newspaper industry, the two met at a Blandin Community Leadership training program representing their towns of Ada, MN, and Williams, MN. Bergman was Managing Editor of the Norman County Index, a newspaper in Ada where he worked since high school. Nordine was publisher of The Northern Light in Williams, where she started writing during high school.
After Page 1 Publications, was formed Bergman and Nordine followed the purchase of the Warroad Pioneer with five others:
The Exponent, East Grand Forks, in 1993
The Tribune, Greenbush, in 1994
The Northern Light, Williams and Baudette, in 1994
North Star News, Karlstad, in 1995
New River Record, Middle River, in 1995
The Warroad Pioneer was sold in 2006 to Carol Hoover and later that same year the New River Record was merged with The Tribune and North Star News, leaving the four newspapers that make up Page 1 Publications today.
Bergman and Nordine were married in 1998 in East Grand Forks.