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 an 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

Elizabeth Hustad

Community Editor

Laker Pioneer (Mound, Minnetrista, Spring Park, Navarre)


Phone: (952) 442-6800


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

Mark Weber

Regional President


APG of East Central Minnesota

4095 Coon Rapids Blvd.

Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Mark Weber, President

John McGraw, CFO

JoAnn Hopson, Director of Human Resources

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