About Us

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, The Star Post, Sauk Rapids Herald and Benton County News – along with niche publications Dairy Star, Country Acres, Country Acres South, Star Shopper and Benton Ag Plus.

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, Missy Traeger, Natasha Barber, Nancy Powell, Tim Vos and Amanda Thooft guide a group of roughly 50 employees based in five offices and homes across Minnesota and its surrounding states. Newspapers are the foundation of healthy communities, documenting the lives of people, businesses, events, schools and government agencies. The ink shows the lifeblood of each area on its pages.

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.

( USPS 21690 )
Sauk Rapids Herald
2 Second Ave S., Suite 135
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota 56379
Phone: 320-251-1971

The Sauk Rapids Herald is an official legal newspaper for Sauk Rapids, City of Sauk Rapids, Sauk Rapids School District and surrounding townships. Published at the County Seat of Benton County, Minnesota every Saturday and entered as periodicals.

Postage at Sauk Rapids, Minnesota 56379