Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.




Obituaries are charged based on the number of words, photos and emblems per publication. Using the links above will allow you to get a price and preview for the obituary.

Deadlines and Coverage Areas of our Publications*:

Click here to view deadlines and see which communities our newspapers cover. Be aware that holidays may alter deadlines. Payment is required before publication deadline.

Writing tips:

Click here to view an example of an obituary and tips for writing an obituary for your loved one.

Online Listing:

All obituaries are posted online to the appropriate APG of East Central Minnesota newspaper website and to

Obituary Style:

Obituaries may be edited for style. APG East Central Minnesota reserves the right to reject or change copy at the publisher’s discretion.

Obituary help desk:

PLEASE NOTE: Emails are for questions or concerns; please submit the obituary using the links above.


Mon-Thurs 8-4; Fri 9:30-2:30

Email for The Caledonia Argus obits only

Email for Mille Lacs Messenger and Aitkin Independence Age obits only

*APG of East Central Minnesota Newspapers:

  • Aitkin Independent Age
  • Anoka County UnionHerald
  • Anoka County Shopper
  • Blaine/Spring Lake Park/Columbia Heights/Fridley Life
  • Caledonia Argus & Shopper
  • County News Review
  • Crow River News
  • Dairyland Peach
  • Elk River Star News
  • Forest Lake Times
  • Laker Pioneer
  • Mille Lacs Messenger
  • Monticello Times
  • Morrison County Record
  • News & Times
  • Osseo/Maple Grove/Champlin/Dayton Press
  • Princeton Town & Country
  • St. Croix Valley Peach
  • Scotsman
  • Stillwater Gazette
  • Stillwater Valley Life
  • Sun Thisweek
  • Sun Current
  • Sun Post
  • Sun Sailor
  • Union-Times
  • Waconia Patriot
  • West Metro Town & Country Shopper