Frequently Asked Questions…

Here are some of our frequently asked questions. If your question does not appear on this page, please e-mail your question for a prompt response.



How do I subscribe to the Maple Lake Messenger?
You can subscribe to the Messenger by calling our office at 320-963-3813, stopping by our office at 218 Division Street West, Maple Lake, MN 55358, or faxing your subscription request to 320-963-6114 – attn: Circulation. You can also subscribe online! Just go to "Subscribe Today" and you can add a new subscription to your shopping cart and and your subscription will be processed immediately.

Can I pay using a credit card?
Yes, we use Pay Pal to ensure the security of your online purchase. PayPal will accept either Mastercard or Visa credit card or a PayPal account for payment.

How soon can I expect my first newspaper to be mailed?
Any mail subscription request including a new subscription, change of address, or other customer care request will be taken care of by the next issue's publication.

How long does it take to implement a change of address?
Changes of address will be handled by the next issue's publication.



What will a year's subscription to the Messenger cost me?
PRINT EDITION – In County $27/year*
PRINT EDITION – Out of County $30/year*
E-EDITION without Print Subscription – $26/year
Out of State – $52/year*
* Our Print Edition includes our e-edition at no extra cost.   See "Subscribe Today" to add your subscription now! Or call our office at 320-963-3813.



 What are our classifed rates? 
To run a classifed in the Messenger, the cost is $2.00/line. We also do garage sales ads in classified section. Garage Sale Signs available for 75 cents.

What is the deadline to run a classified in the Messenger?
The deadline to run a classified is noon on Tuesday




What other items can be put into the Messenger?
Birthday ads in the Messenger may include a photo that must be submitted to the Messenger along with the copy by our deadline. A regular size birthday ad is 1 column x 3 1/2 and is $24.47.
Card of Thanks – $15
Birth Announcements – Free (if space available in Community Section)
Wedding and/or Engagement Announcements – $25 (Happy couple receives free 1 year e-edition)
Death Notices – Free (Basic notice until full obituary is printed)
Obituaries – $40 (must be to Messenger by noon on Tuesday or late fee assessed)



When is the online version of the Messenger available?
The online version of the Messenger is posted every Wednesday. The e-edition will be available before the print version is delivered to the Messenger Wednesday morning.

What is an e-edition?
The e-edition is an exact replica of the printed version of the Messenger. Print subscribers get the e-edition at no charge. If you would like to receive the e-edition without a print subscription, it is available for $25.

Can I request a copy of a photo or article that has been printed in the Messenger?
If the article was also published online, you will be able to find it for up to 60 days by going to the "Archives" link and using the "Search" feature. We keep hard copies of the Messenger for 1 year at the Maple Lake Messenger office. You can always purchase old copies for $1.00.   The e-edition is archived online via the e-edition for around 30 days. You can access those archives by doing a "Site Search" on the Messenger home page, or use the "Advanced" search. We also have hundreds of photos available on our website that can be purchased. Just go to "Photo Reprints" on top of our Home page to look through photo albums.


What other services does the Maple Lake Messenger provide?

We have both black and white and color copy services in a variety of sizes and colored paper. We can reproduce on white, pastel, or even astrobright paper in a variety of weights. Single and double-sided copies are available. Please call us for details and prices.

We also handle Carlson Craft All Occasion ProductsWhether you are looking for products that are traditional or trendy, we have what you're looking for. If you are inspired and have your own original design, we can help. From wedding invitations, programs to wedding favors to gifts for the wedding party, we can assist you with our Carlson Craft product line.