Welcome to the Maple Lake Messenger website… Your Hometown Newspaper! Named “2017 Newspaper in Advertising Excellence”!


Established in 1895, the Messenger is the only newspaper in Wright County still operating under its original name.

The Messenger is published each Wednesday and is filled with the news of Maple Lake, Minnesota. We offer reports on local governments, schools, community events, business activities, births, obituaries, weddings and the news that affects your friends and neighbors in Maple Lake. Pick up a copy of the newspaper at any of the following Maple Lake locations: The Messenger office, at Maple Lake BP Amoco, Dollar General, H&H Sport Shop, Lake Region Co-op, Maple Lake Wine & Spirits, and Irish Blessings Coffee House. In Annandale, the Messenger can be purchased at Marketplace and Cenex, and in Buffalo, the newspaper is available at Cub Foods. If you would like to have the Messenger delivered to your door, hit this link “subscribe now!”  If you’d like to receive it online, subscribe to our e-edition (free to our print subscribers).


Maple Lake Messenger
P.O. Box 817, 218 Division St. West
Maple Lake, MN 55358

Office hours: Mon. through Thurs., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday through Sunday: CLOSED (Drop Off Slot available at Door)

Phone: 320-963-3813 • Fax: 320-963-6114


News:         news@maplelakemessenger.com

Ads:            ads@maplelakemessenger.com

Comments: publisher@maplelakemessenger.com


The Messenger is published every Wednesday in Maple Lake
Subscription Rates:
$27 per year in Wright County
$30 outside Wright County
$32 Snowbird Rate (Multiple Addresses)
$52 out of state
E-Edition free with print subscription
$25 E-Edition without print subscription

NEWS DEADLINE:  Monday at 4 p.m.*
ADVERTISING DEADLINE:  Monday at 4 p.m.*
CLASSIFIED DEADLINE:  Tuesday at noon (Free classifieds with paid subscription)

*If a holiday falls on a Monday, the news and advertising deadlines change to Friday at 4 p.m.

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Michele Pawlenty, Publisher


Harold Brutlag, Publisher 1968-2000, Master Printer


Brenda Erdahl, News/Sports Editor


Don Dittberner, Design Editor


 Nick Pawlenty, Layout Editor/News


Denise Blake, Office Administrator


 Bob Zimmerman, Columnist/Ad Sales


Messenger Interns