BT was founded by Axel Lidman in 1885. The paper is sold and delivered to readers in Borlänge, Hedemora and Säter. It is a local edition of Dalarnas Tidningar, Sweden's second largest provincial newspaper. BT has never had a specific political affiliation, but since becoming a part of Dalarnas Tidningar, it shares editorial pages with liberal Falu-Kuriren. All papers are part of Dalarnas Tidningar AB which is a subsidiary of MittMedia AB.