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Lee Selling Wis. Papers

BlueLine Media is the buyer.

Newspaper publisher

Lee Enterprises

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

The Daily News

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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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