MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Star Tribune Media Co. announced Wednesday it has reached an agreement with the publisher of the Pioneer Press to print the paper at its printing facilities in Minneapolis.

The agreement with Pioneer Press’ publisher, Digital First Media, will be for five years and the transition will take place over a six-week period early next year.

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Publisher and CEO of the Star Tribune Mike Klingensmith said the agreement is a significant expansion of the paper’s commercial services and adds an important new revenue stream.

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Klingensmith said in a press release they’ve provided distribution services to The New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal for many years.

He said in addition to expanding their commercial printing this agreement helps preserve “more journalistic voices in our market, a principle that we fully support.”

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Guy Gilmore, publisher of the Pioneer Press, said they remain committed to the communities they serve and “will continue to deliver the relevant news and advertising information our customers demand.”