Lee Selling Wis. Papers

BlueLine Media is the buyer.
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Newspaper publisher

Lee Enterprises

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said Wednesday that it would sell its smallest stand-alone daily newspaper,

The Daily News

in Rhinelander, Wis., to BlueLine Media Holdings of Neenah, Wis.

Madison Newspapers, jointly owned by Lee and Capital Times, announced plans to sell the

Shawano Leader

, another stand-alone daily newspaper in northern Wisconsin, as well as its substantial commercial printing operations, to BlueLine.

The deals are expected to be completed in early October, the Davenport, Iowa-based company said. The purchase price for the Rhinelander publications is about $2.2 million, while the purchase price for the Shawano operations was not disclosed.

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