MediaNews Group, owner of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, has bought assets of Red Wing Publishing/Big Fish Works, according to reports.
The agreement encompasses a number of weekly newspapers including the Lakeshore Weekly News, the Chanhassen Villager, Chaska Herald, Eden Prairie News, Jordan Independent, Shakopee Valley News, Prior Lake American and the Savage Pacer.
These papers cater to the western suburbs of the Twin Cities, the Hutchinson Leader and the Litchfield Independent Review west of the Twin Cities and the International Falls Journal on the Canadian border in northern Minnesota.
The terms of the purchase agreement were not disclosed. The acquisition deal closed Feb. 5.