Arnold Garson

Arnold Garson

Arnold Garson worked as a journalist and media executive for newspapers for 47 years. His posts included The Des Moines Register, where he served as an investigative reporter and then managing editor, and The Courier Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, where he served as president and publisher. He was a Gannett group vice-president, overseeing several newspapers in the western United States, and the Gannett Co., Inc. Manager of the Year in 2008. His career also included stops at the Omaha World-Herald, The San Bernardino County Sun, and the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, where he presently resides. He is a founding director of South Dakota News Watch and the founder of Family Stories by Arnold Garson, through which he researches and writes long-form family history books and other specialized history projects. His blog, "Arnold Garson: Second Thoughts" is on Substack.


How Okoboji became a resort mecca

By: - November 13, 2023

The last of the grand excursion boats on Iowa’s largest natural lake will be refurbished and updated this winter, thanks to a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor. The boat, the Queen II, now nearing its 40th year of service on West Okoboji Lake, is one of the last physical reminders at Okoboji of how […]