BMTN: Weekly newspapers serving eastern Twin Cities cease publication

Several communities in the eastern Twin Cities have lost a source of local news after the apparent shutdown of Lillie Suburban Newspapers.

The newspaper group said it would no longer be publishing legal notices after its Oct. 2 issues, and in an email obtained by BMTN, told the cities it covers: “We have appreciated our partnership over the last 82 years.”

The group ran several weekly publications covering multiple cities in the east metro, covering cities including Maplewood, Oakdale, Lake Elmo, New Brighton, Roseville, St. Anthony and West St. Paul, among others.