About Us

Who we are

Star Publications LLC. is a publishing company that prides itself on bringing the word "community" back to the newspaper industry.

Headquartered in Sauk Centre, Minn., Star Publications owns hometown newspapers – the Sauk Centre Herald, Star Post, Sauk Rapids Herald and Benton County News – along with niche publications Dairy Star, Country Acres, Star Shopper and Benton Ag.

In addition to its newspapers, Star Publications offers print and web services as well as Sign Design. Sign Design produces and installs full-color decals, signs and banners for multiple needs.

The company is owned by a group of seven partners born and raised in Minnesota. Mark Klaphake, Joyce Frericks, Jeff Weyer, Missy Traeger, Natasha Barber, Nancy Powell and Tim Vos guide a team of roughly 50 employees based in five offices and homes across Minnesota and surrounding states.

Newspapers are the foundation of healthy communities, documenting the lives of people, businesses, events, schools and government agencies. The ink applied to the pages of our publications reveals the lifeblood of the communities we serve.

The belief at Star Publications is that each person has a story to tell, some have more than one. We’re here to tell yours.
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