The Freeborn County Shopper began serving the city
of Albert Lea and a large share of Southern Minnesota and
Northern Iowa in 1974. Originally it was called the Showcase
Shopper. The Shopper is distributed every Tuesday to 18,000
homes in Albert Lea and the surrounding areas.
The Showcase Shopper was renamed the "Freeborn County
Shopper" in March of 1977 following its acquisition by
Shopper Enterprises. In August of 1995 the Freeborn County
Shopper along with its sister shopper in Austin Minnesota,
The Mower County Shopper, and the Web press facility,
Central Graphics, in Blue Earth Minnesota was purchased by
Boone Newspapers. The three separate facilities comprised
the company known as "Southern Minnesota Shoppers Inc."
Throughout the years the Freeborn County Shopper has always
made a strong commitment to providing the highest quality
service to our advertisers and readers. We believe in
producing a top quality advertising publication that serves
as the primary advertising source in Freeborn County on a
weekly basis. The staff at the Freeborn County Shopper has
over 100 years of experience in the Shopper business and are
here to serve all of your advertising needs!
Your Success its our Goal.
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