(International Falls, MN) — A 111-year-old local paper will cease publication this month. It was announced that the last edition of “International Falls Journal” will be published on June 24th. Staff says the COVID-19 pandemic was a major reason for the decision to stop all operations. The Journal is one of the only news outlets in the area, having served the border town since 1911. This comes after several other local papers have shut down due to the economic difficulties from the coronavirus.