Sauk Center Partners purchase Enterprise, Beacon in Minnesota

American Community Newspapers of Plano, Texas announced the sale of their Stearns Morrison Enterprise and Melrose Beacon newspapers to the owners of the Sauk Centre Herald and the Dairy Star, which are part of Star Publications of Sauk Centre. American Community Newspapers, Minnesota Division VP and Group Publisher, Jeff Coolman said “it has been an honor to have served as Publisher of these great community newspapers and to have worked with such a dedicated and professional newspaper staff. This is an ideal fit for Star Publications who operates community newspapers next to these communities, since our main cluster of community newspapers are two hours south circulating in the suburban market of Minneapolis/ St. Paul. We will continue to look for opportunities to grow our Minneapolis/St. Paul suburban cluster of community newspapers. The owners of the Sauk Centre Herald and the Dairy Star are Dave Simpkins, Mark Klaphake, Bryan Zollman, Jeff Weyer and Joyce Frericks, all of Sauk Centre. Julie Bergman represented Sauk Center Partners in the purchase.

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