Adams Publishing Group buys Minnesota newspapers

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OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) - Adams Publishing Group LLC has purchased the Owatonna People’s Press, Faribault Daily News and other media properties from Huckle Media LLC

The deal announced Tuesday includes 10 community newspapers, 17 websites, shopping guides and a commercial printing facility.

The new division, APG Media of Southern Minnesota will also include the Northfield News, Waseca County News, St. Peter Herald, Le Sueur News-Herald, Kenyon Leader, Lonsdale Area News-Review, Blooming Prairie Leader and Le Center Leader.

The family-owned Adams Publishing Group is based in St. Louis Park. Its founder is Stephen Adams, youngest son of longtime WCCO Radio and TV personality and Minneapolis Star and Tribune columnist Cedric Adams. The company in March acquired three divisions of American Consolidated Media in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio and Maryland, with 34 publications and related operations.

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Information from: Owatonna People’s Press, http://www.owatonna.com

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