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Harold Newman of Newman Outdoor Advertising hands North Dakota State University Athletic Director Bob Entzion an oversized, display check for $1.5 million in this file photo of a Jan. 6, 1998, news conference in Fargo. FORUM NEWS SERVICE

Billboard magnate Harold Newman dies

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By Archie Ingersoll and Wendy Reuer

Sign magnate Harold Newman, who painted signs in a garage before turning his venture into a multimillion-dollar company, died Thursday at his Jamestown home. He was 80 years old.


“We’re very sad, and surprised,” said his daughter, Kari Newman Ness. “We expected to have him with us for many more years. He’s the leader in our family … it’s a big loss for us.”

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