St Maries Gopher News Co.


Gopher News was started in 1902 with St. Marie's Confectionaries and Groceries in St. Paul, MN. Newspapers, illustrated journals and theater programs were carried. Just before World War I, the first stack of newspapers and magazines were taken from the store to a street corner in St. Paul to be sold from a stand. The first magazine distribution route in Minnesota. The grocery store was finally closed so that full attention could be devoted to the growing distribution business. In the following years more street corners, cigar stands, and concessionaires were added to the magazine and newspaper deliveries.  

The company operates from a modern distribution center in Golden Valley, MN, and is the premiere distributor of magazines and books in the Upper Midwest with additional sites in Brainerd, MN, Duluth/Superior, Des Moines, Mankato, Lacrosse, Rochester, IA, Omaha, and Grand Island, NE. the company continues to be a family owned business celebrating the virtues of quality, service, and pleasure in a job well done.

Gopher News CompanyÂâ€Ã¢„¢s mission is to produce creative magazine and book distribution and marketing solutions, which increase their customerÂâ€Ã¢„¢s expectations. The company understands the challenges of their clients face on a day to day basis in the retail industry and is therefore committed and dedicated to a customer service methodology that promotes learning as well as trust.

The company recognizes the contribution that each employee brings to the company and struggles to provide opportunities for personal and professional development. Gopher News Company is committed and dedicated to leadership in technical, transportation, and delivery system efficiency to provide top quality, high value service. The company respects and understands the need for strong vendor relations and struggles to build partnering arrangements for the profit of their clients. The companyÂâ€Ã¢„¢s sales representatives bring customer the best book and magazine promotions every month.