Owner and publisher of Decorah, the local newspaper, will resign from his position effective Wednesday.
He has held various roles at the paper, including managing editor.
The decision comes after a controversy last year when he posted a video of himself holding an anti-abortion sign.
The video was subsequently removed from the paper.
Decorah’s owner, Jaspreet Kaur, has since apologized for the incident.
“My family, my community and I stand together as a community to condemn violence and hate,” Kaur said in a statement.
“Our community is a place of peace and love and I am truly sorry for the pain I have caused my community by putting my own personal beliefs and personal views on display.
The only way to heal is to heal from this.”
Kaur also said that his business will not accept donations to cover the legal fees of the woman who sued him for posting the video.
The decision comes as the paper’s owner faces a lawsuit from the local NAACP, who say he has violated the civil rights of the African American community.
According to the suit, Kaur has made anti-black and anti-LGBT statements.
He is also the only owner of the paper who has not resigned from his role as the owner.
Kaur was named editor-in-chief in 2013 and served as editor-editor in 2017, though he has not been a full-time employee.
“We have had a lot of work done, we have worked very hard,” Karr said.
“We have taken the issue of this case very seriously and are going to be moving forward with the full force of our law firm to represent him.
We have also decided that we need to look at the issue from a legal standpoint and that’s what we are going into this next step with.”