Faribault Daily News
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Adams Publishing Group
PublisherRandy Rickman
EditorPhilip Weyhe
FoundedNovember 1948
Headquarters514 Central Avenue
Faribault, MN 55021
CountryUnited States
Circulation2,542 (as of 2024)[1]
OCLC number9887364

The Faribault Daily News is a local newspaper in Faribault, Minnesota, area. It is published[2] six days a week since 1948[3] and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Adams Publishing Group.[4] Chad Hjellming is the Publisher and Regional General Manager of this daily.[5] Its website has averaged over 250,000 hits per month in 2018.[6][7]


Aside from its daily local content, which finds its strength in general news reporting and in-depth profile features, the Faribault Daily News contains many additional local publications such as a lifestyle magazine titled "Southern Minn Girlfriends." This is a magazine which is published every other month and claims on their homepage to "connect local women in a genuine way."[8]


Starting around 2014, the Daily News sports department endured a drastic turnover in staff due to a number of factors and cycled through roughly 10 combined editors/full-time reporters from 2014 to 2020. Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the FDN has been without a formal sports editor for more than four months as of May 17, 2020.

Former sports editor, Josh Berhow, who worked at the Daily News for three years in the mid-2010s, is currently the Senior Editor at Golf.com.


Faribault Daily News is owned by Adams Publishing Group, based out of Northern Minnesota.[4]


In 2013, the sports journalists of the Faribault Daily News won three awards in the Minnesota AP Sports Awards competition.[9] The award was announced on July 14, 2014.[9]


  1. ^ "Minnesota Newspaper Directory 2024" (PDF). Minnesota Newspaper Association. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 15, 2024. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  2. ^ "Faribault Daily News". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  3. ^ "Faribault daily news". The Library of Congress. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  4. ^ a b "Our Markets - Adams Publishing Group". Adams Publishing Group. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  5. ^ Southernminn.com. "Contact Us". Southernminn.com. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  6. ^ "Southernminn.com Analytics - Market Share Stats & Traffic Ranking". www.similarweb.com. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  7. ^ "Faribault Daily News" (PDF). Minnesota Newspaper Association Directory. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  8. ^ "Southern Minn Girlfriends Homepage". Southern Minn Girlfriends. Southernminn. Retrieved 14 Nov 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Faribault Daily News sports staff takes home three Minnesota AP Sports Awards". Southernminn.com. Retrieved 2018-11-14.

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