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About the Prior Lake American

Great People Growing Communities

Delivered on Saturdays via US Mail
52 Issues per Year


SW News Media and its' 8 local newspapers including the Prior Lake American is owned by Big Fish Works. Big Fish Works is a second-generation, family-owned, Minnesota company that has 11 established community newspapers, a successful digital agency and commercial printing operations. Current family ownership of Big Fish Works runs back nearly 50 years.


Published Saturdays since October 1960



Offering FREE Print Subscriptions to Local Residents

  • Residents must live in Prior Lake, Spring Lake Township or Credit River Township with the following zip code: 55372 for a free print subscription
  • For just $48, you can add a voluntary subscription that includes full digital access to SWNewsmedia.com

Full Access Print + Digital starting at $48 a year

  • $48 if you live in Scott or Carver County
  • $60 if you live outside of Scott or Carver County by in the United States
  • Digital access to SWNewsMedia.com, which features news and information from all eight of our southwest suburban newspapers.