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Contact Us - Laker Pioneer

Mailing Address

Sun Patriot Newspapers

PO Box 5

Waconia, MN 55387

Physical Address

8 South Elm Street

Waconia, MN 55387

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Phone: (952) 442-4414

Fax: (952) 442-1272

Obituaries and Announcements

To place an obituary click here.

To place a paid announcement click here (births, engagements, anniversaries, etc.).

Phone: (763) 241-3651 or

Legal Notices and Certificates of Assumed Name

Phone: (763) 691-6001

Circulation and Delivery

Phone: (763) 712-3544

News Department

J.L. Schmucker

Managing Editor

Sun Patriot Newspapers


Phone: (952) 442-6810

Todd Abeln

Community Editor

Laker Pioneer (Long Lake, Orono, Maple Plain, Independence, Minnetonka Beach)


Phone: (952) 442-1231


Sales Department

Mike Specht (Waconia Patriot display)

(952) 442-6819

Kristi Pexa (Laker and Pioneer display)

(952) 442-6808

Norma Carstensen (Classifieds)

(952) 442-6820



Keith Anderson

Director of News




APG of East Central Minnesota

4095 Coon Rapids Blvd.

Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Jeremy Bradfield, General Manager