This week we are announcing a big change to our readers.

After 29 years, July 12 was final edition of the Sun Focus as a standalone newspaper, but also the beginning of a new chapter. We have decided to make some changes to better serve our readers and our advertisers who are looking for a more regional approach to community news.

Starting July 19, those of you who have requested delivery of Sun Focus will instead receive a copy of The Life, which has historically served the communities of Blaine and Spring Lake Park.

Very soon we will be also redirecting Sun Focus’s online visitors to the ABC Newspapers website. Here you will find comprehensive news coverage of the communities served by the Life, as well as the Anoka County Union.

As part of this change, Fridley and Columbia Heights will be added to The Life’s coverage area. Here you will find comprehensive news reporting on what’s happening in southeastern Anoka County. 

The Focus has regularly included many stories from The Life in an effort to keep readers informed on what’s happening in the area. What occurs in neighboring communities is important to those who live and work in Anoka County.

With this change, you can expect continued reporting on city government, schools, business, sports and community events.

Thank you for your support and readership over the years. It has been a privilege to serve your communities, which we will continue to do in a new format.

If you have story ideas for Columbia Heights or Fridley, please pass them along to our new reporter Emilee Wentland. She can be reached at and 763-712-3509. Or contact ABC Newspapers Managing Editor Jonathan Young at and 763-712-3509.

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