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Obituary Information and Guidelines

Contact Times
Monday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm
Friday 8am-3pm
Weekends and Holidays by email only
Obituaries voicemail will be checked prior to the deadline*
*Deadline is 11am Monday for Wednesday publication and 11am Wednesday for Friday publication

Contact Information
Phone: (320) 763-3133 or (320) 763-1208

We request that notices of death come from an official source, such as a funeral home. If provided by a friend or family member, we do require the name of the funeral home or crematorium handling arrangements. Only one notice will be published at no charge for the deceased living in or formerly from our circulation area. Please be sure to include the name of the deceased, date of birth, age, city of residence, when and where he or she died, and the name and city of the funeral home handling the arrangements.

Paid Obituaries
All obituaries are paid advertisements. The charge for obituaries is $99 for the first 250 words, $0.30 for each additional word, and will print in the Echo Press and also be posted on the Echo Press website. Obituary price includes one photo of deceased (mug); two in picture $10; 2 separate pictures of same person $7.50. Obituaries must be prepaid, charged to a credit card or billed to a funeral home. Obituaries can run an additional time at 50 percent off (within a seven-day period).