The Free Press Media was founded in 1887 and is published daily except Christmas by The Free Press Co., a Division of Newspaper Holdings, Inc. at 418 S. 2nd St. P. O. Box 3287 Mankato MN 56002-3287.
Business office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reader Service phone lines (507-625-4451) are open Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Sundays and Holidays (except Christmas) 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
News Tips: 800-657-4662 (Ext. 385) • Sports Tips: 800-657-4662 (Ext. 387)
Placing a display ad or preprint? Retail Advertising: 507-344-6364
Selling something or filling a job? Classified Advertising: 507-344-6318
Billing concerns? Accounts Payable: 507-344-6311
Reader Service (507-625-4451)
Publisher: Steve Jameson 507-344-6310 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 310)
Audience Development Director: Justin Niles 507-344-6330 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 330)
IT/Production Director: Glen Asleson 507-344-6370 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 370)
Pressroom Foreman: Todd Brouwer 507-344-6320 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 320)
Creative Department 507-344-6335 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 345)
ADVERTISING SALES DEPARTMENT
Retail Advertising: 507-344-6364 // Classified Advertising: 507-344-6395 // Advertising Fax: 507-625-1149
Publisher: Steve Jameson. 507-344-6310 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 310)
Sales Assistant: Barb Wass 507-344-6364 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 364)
Retail Sales Consultants
Marianne Carlson 507-344-6338 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 338)
Danny Creel 507-344-6351 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 351)
Jordan Greer-Friesz 507-344-6337 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 337)
Joan Streit 507-344-6340 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 340)
Josh Zimmerman Digital Sales Leader • 507-344-6322 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 322)
Theresa Haefner 507-344-6336 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 336)
Classified Sales Consultants
Deanna Walters 507-344-6318
Paige Zimmerman 507-344-6326 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 326)
Currents & Calendar Items: 507-344-6356 •
Editorial Management Team
Jim was born and raised in Queens, N.Y. during the turbulent 60s and early 70s, and did a three-year service hitch in the U.S. Army before earning an honorable discharge and enrolling at then Mankato State University where he received degrees in mass communications, political science and philosophy. He began working part-time at The Free Press in 1976 and went full-time shortly after graduation. He has covered sports in the Mankato area for more than 35 years. His hobbies include listening to blues music, tent camping and spelunking.
Pat grew up in Beaver Dam, Wis. (yes, he's a Packer fan!) and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Mass Communications with a photojournalism emphasis and a minor in Spanish. He has worked as a full-time photographer since 1997 and joined The Free Press in 2002. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, volunteering with his church youth group and spending time on Lake Pepin aboard his sailboat, Dream Catcher.
Mark Fischenich 507-344-6321 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 321)
Tim Krohn 507-344-6383 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 383)
Tim Krohn is a native of rural Nicollet. He graduated from Minnesota State University, where he was editor of the college newspaper, The Reporter. He has been with the Free Press for 35 years and has covered a variety of topics during his career, including politics and the Legislature, higher education, agriculture, business, police, courts and the environment. He is on the Free Press editorial board and is the associate editor of the MN Valley Business magazine.
Brian Arola started as the health and nonprofits reporter at The Free Press in February 2016 after two years covering small-town city councils, higher education, public utilities, health and nonprofits at the Hibbing Daily Tribune. Originally from Chisholm in the heart of the Iron Range, he earned his journalism degree in 2013 at the University of Minnesota, where he wrote for the MN Daily student newspaper. In his free time he enjoys traveling, cabin time in northern Minnesota and watching Gopher sports.
Chad grew up in Deer River in northern Minnesota, graduated from Minnesota State in 1986 with degree in Mass communication and minors in English and history. His first job was as the sports editor at the Faribault Daily News and have been at The Free Press since 1991, serving as a copy editor and sports reporter. He and his wife of 33 years, Robin, have two daughters, Maddison and Jenna.
Adam Miller 507-344-6329 • 800-657-4662 (Ext. 329)