The Free Press, Mankato, MN


January 1, 2013

Spear: New ways to share community news


The book can be purchased at The Free Press, Barnes and Noble and through our website at There’s a discount for Free Press subscribers if you buy them from us.




In the same vein, The Free Press Media has just published its first edition of a new high school sports magazine called “Final Buzzer.”

Produced by our sports department and with the photos of veteran sports photographer Pat Christman, the magazine is a review of the great moments, players, teams and milestones of the local high school sports scene for each season.

It’s a photo-driven magazine that highlights the drama of high school sports and celebrates the efforts of the athletes, win or lose.

We will publish three times a year after each sports season. We’ve made a limited number of copies available at area schools and allow booster clubs to keep all the proceeds from the sale of the magazines. Free Press subscriber/members can also pick them up at The Free Press free of charge while supplies last and non-subscribers can have them mailed to them for $8.85 per year or buy single copies for $2.95.

It’s an exciting project that so far has been enthusiastically embraced by sponsors and readers alike.

So in the end, we’re working to provide our reader/members a robust menu of local stories told in new and interesting forms but in ways that remain familiar and reflect the community.


Joe Spear is the editor of The Free Press and part of the operations team at The Free Press Media. Contact him at 344-6382 or

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