Twin Cities Newspaper Advertising

Reach the entire Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area and suburbs with one, easy order

44 participating member newspapers of the Minnesota Newspaper Association

Compare this program's cost-per-thousand households to any other marketing effort:

530,421 households

$1,400 (2-column x 2-inch size)

Only $2.64 per 1000 households for reaching potential customers in their preferred local news media

Why Newspaper Advertising?

Newspapers . . .

Provide more local content than any other media

Reach a mass audience – distributed to a paid readership that looks forward to receiving each next issue (permission-based)

Are credible – reporting and information from professionals that is believable, accurate, and organized

All material appears instantly (no slow loading or system conflicts)

Are portable – fold it up and take it with you

Are permanent – clip your favorite items for later reference

New: 2x8 size

As of Jan. 2014, the new 2x8 size is available.

This gives plenty of space to list multiple contact points, explain consumer benefits, or present a message graphically.

Look at the value to price: a metro-area 2x8 ad place in each paper individually would cost $24,480 instead of $6,800.

Add one of the out-state zones with the metro for only $8,750, which is a $35,452 value.

As with all sizes, a limited number of spots are available each week in this program, so book early to guarantee your position.

Mpls-St. Paul metro area
Standard Ad Sizes

• 3.5 inches (2 columns) wide
• choice of 2, 4, or 8 inches deep

Metro Region Prices
2 columns x 2 inches - $1,400/week
2 columns x 4 inches - $2,950/week
2 columns x 8 inches - $6,800/week

Buy 3 weeks of same ad, 4th week is FREE!

Download program fact sheet here

Click here to inquire about how this program can meet your marketing needs

Statewide & Regional Options
Go statewide, or add southern, central, or northern regions


2 columns
by 2 inches

2 columns
by 4 inches

2 columns
by 8 inches
Any one region – northern, central, or southern Minnesota




Twin Cities Metro plus one other region




Twin Cities Metro plus two other regions




(less than $9 per newspaper)



Total statewide circulation: 1,371,478 in 286 participating newspapers.
More info on statewide program here

To schedule your ad or for more information:
Call Free Metro
Marketed by Herald Journal Publishing, Inc., Winsted, MN

More information - Twin Cities Newspaper Ads

To place your ad or for more information:
Call Toll-Free Metro
Marketed by Herald Journal Publishing, Inc., Winsted, MN
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49 Participating Newspapers

Reaching 530,421 Households

  • Anoka County Record
  • Anoka County Union
  • Apple Valley Sun Thisweek
  • Belle Plaine Herald
  • Blaine-Spring Lake Park Life
  • Bloomington Sun Current
  • Brooklyn Park/Brooklyn Center Sun Post
  • Burnsville/Eagan Sun Thisweek
  • Champlin-Dayton Press
  • Chaska Herald
  • Circle Pines - Quad Community Press
  • Columbia Heights/Fridley Sun Focus
  • Coon Rapids Herald
  • Eden Prairie Sun Current
  • Edina Sun Current
  • Excelsior/Shorewood Sun Sailor
  • Farmington/Rosemount - Dakota County Tribune
  • Forest Lake Lowdown
  • Forest Lake Times
  • Hugo Citizen
  • Jordan Independent
  • Lakeville Sun Thisweek
  • Long Lake - The Pioneer
  • Minneapolis - Downtown Journal
  • Minneapolis - Southwest Journal
  • Minnesota Spokesman Recorder
  • Minnetonka/Deephaven/Hopkins Sun Sailor
  • Mound: The Laker
  • Moundsview/New Brighton Sun Focus
  • New Brighton Bulletin
  • North St. Paul Review
  • Norwood-Young America Times
  • Oakdale/Lake Elmo Review
  • Osseo-Maple Grove Press
  • Richfield Sun Current
  • Robbinsdale/Crystal/New Hope Sun Post
  • Roseville Review
  • Scandia - Country Messenger
  • Shakopee Valley News
  • Shoreview Press
  • South St. Paul - Southwest Review
  • St. Croix Valley Lowdown
  • St. Louis Park Sun Sailor
  • St. Paul - East Side Review
  • Stillwater Gazette
  • Waconia Patriot
  • Watertown - Carver County News
  • Wayzata - Lakeshore Weekly News
  • Wayzata/Orono/Plymouth Sun Sailor

Marketed by Herald Journal Publishing, Winsted MN • Free metro call 320-485-2535