The Pioneer Press will stop printing its 164-year-old newspaper and pay the rival Star Tribune print the paper instead.
Digital First Media, the parent of the Pioneer Press, announced today that it will sell the newspaper's printing facility on St. Paul's riverfront and have the paper printed in Minneapolis starting early next year.
In a press release announcing the change, Publisher Guy Gilmore said the Pioneer Press will continue to publish all of its current products, and that the change won't affect the delivery of the paper.
The Pioneer Press also said that it plans to sell off its printing plant, and the closing will involve cutting 170 full- and part-time jobs at the paper.
It isn't the first time newspaper rivals have come together. The Dallas Morning News announced plans to print the Fort Worth Star Telegram two weeks ago.
Star Tribune publisher Michael Klingensmith said in a statement that his company supports having competitors in the Twin Cities market.