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About the Shakopee Valley News

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Delivered on Saturdays via US Mail
52 Issues per Year


SW News Media and its' 8 local newspapers including the Shakopee Valley News 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.


Shakopee's source for local news since 1862.

The lineage of the Shakopee Valley News can be traced to the Valley Herald, the name first used in the late 1850s, and the Shakopee Argus, founded in 1861.

The Shakopee Valley News is published by Southwest News Media, an affiliate of Red Wing Publishing Company. Red Wing Publishing is now known as Big Fish Works.



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  • Residents must live in Shakopee in the 55379 for a free print subscription
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  • $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.