Started in 1985, the Fillmore County Journal is a 13,500 circulation weekly newspaper covering the local news of 15 city councils, seven school school boards, and all county government activities for Fillmore County. In addition to local government, the Fillmore County Journal covers local sports and shows tremendous support to 64 churches in the county with a regular Faith & Worship section and a Fillmore County Church Directory. This newspaper is the only newspaper that provides free obituaries, engagements, weddings, college news, birth announcements and military service announcements – all FREE to the readers. There is lively local commentary and weekly columnists providing their take on life in the area along with a favorite recipe. The Fillmore County Journal is recognized as a tremendous community advocate, acting as a moderator for candidate forums leading up to elections, coordinating county-wide cooking contests, providing an annual college scholarship, and providing every household and business in Fillmore County with a full color, glossy calendar – a total of 14,000 copies are published with beautiful photos of the area submitted by readers.
In addition to publishing the most-read newspaper in the county, www.fillmorecountyjournal.com boasts the most competitive online traffic for any newspaper representing Fillmore County. This website is full of videos, photo galleries, reader polls, and virtual flip-through versions of the weekly newspaper.
For over a decade, the Fillmore County Journal has been the official legal newspaper filed with the Secretary of State of Minnesota, recognized as the official legal newspaper for numerous townships, schools, cities, Fillmore County, Fillmore Soil & Water Conservation District, Fillmore County Early Childhood Family Education and the Fillmore County Fair.