Maybe you have heard that our company is selling the Detroit Lakes Newspapers building. Or maybe you have seen the "for sale" signs outside our office on Washington Avenue. Or maybe you have walked through already at a showing. (If you did, and found me to be awkward or uncomfortable or eating loudly at my desk, don't hold it against our building.)

There are a lot of pros and cons to moving. The biggest pro, of course, is that it is just the building that is being sold -- the Tribune, Lake Area Press and all of our special publications are still open. All of our great employees will just be making our products in a different space.

But that doesn't mean I shouldn't make a list. So, to paraphrase The Clash, should we stay where we are, or should we go someplace new?

STAY: I have a window in my office. I might not have one in the new place.

GO: My current window is a two-way mirror, so people often stand outside my office, checking their hair, taking selfies, looking between their teeth, etc. It can be weird.

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STAY: It's also highly amusing.

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STAY: We have a big parking lot, and it was recently resurfaced.

GO: There are no clear lines, which means our parking lot often looks like a Jenga tower that has toppled over.

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GO: Maybe our new newspaper office will be on the "other" side of the tracks, and I will no longer have to deal with trains.

STAY: I could lose my best go-to excuse when I am running late: "I got stopped by the train!"

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STAY: I am in close proximity to my newsroom staff, who are about 20 paces outside and around the corner from my current office.

GO: I am in close proximity to my newsroom staff, who are about 20 paces outside and around the corner from my current office.

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STAY: The Jimmy John's guys know where to find me.

GO: I think Jimmy John's has Google Maps, too?

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STAY: There is a whole side of the building with empty desks. Don't tell anyone, but sometimes I go scavenge there for dry-erase markers, new computer mice, boxes, etc.

GO: How cheap am I? I can order more dry-erase markers.

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STAY: Nobody likes change. It would be so much easier to "do things the way we've always done them," or stay someplace where it is comfortable to us.

GO: Change is hard, but change is constant. Change can be good. A new view might be what the doctor ordered.

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STAY: The newspaper office is a hometown tradition, with serious journalists, savvy salespeople and all kinds of creative types working together for the betterment of our community. You can't just pick up and move that kind of legacy.

GO: Two words: "pontoon office."

Contact Detroit Lakes Tribune Editor J.J. Perry at 218-844-1466, or follow @jjperry on Twitter.