About Us

About Us

Sauk Centre Herald
522 Sinclair Lewis Ave
Sauk Centre, MN 56378

Phone: 320-352-6577
Fax: 320-352-5647

Our Staff:

Dave Simpkins - Publisher
Diane Leukam - Editor
Pat Turner, - Production Manager/Graphic Designer
Tara Pitschka - Graphic Designer, Web Editor
Brian Dingmann - Graphic Designer
Amanda Thooft - Graphic Designer

Laura Bromenshenkel - Graphic Designer
Linda Simpkins - Writer
Joyce Frericks - Business Manager
Irene Henry - Office
Emily Goellner - Bookkeeping
Gretchen Jennissen - Bookkeeping
Missy Traeger - Marketing/Sales
Kayla Hunstiger - Marketing/Sales

Tim Vos - Marketing/Sales
Brian Trattles - Marketing/Sales
Lorie Swedenburg - Receptionist, Circulation
Logan Thomas - SignDesign

Mike Imdieke - Inserter

**All Obituary notices, announcements, should be emailed to: office@saukherald.com

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of our frequently asked questions. Just click on the question to arrive at the answer. If your question does not appear on this page, please email your question for a prompt response.

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  • How do I subscribe to the Sauk Centre Herald?

    You can subscribe to the Herald by:

    Calling our office at 320-352-6577

    Emailing office@saukherald.com

    Stopping by our office at 522 Sinclair Lewis Ave., Sauk Centre, MN 56378

  • Can I pay using a credit card?
    We accept Visa, Mastercard or Discover Card 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.
  • If I go on vacation, can my delivery put on hold?
    If you notify us in advance, we will suspend delivery, and your account will be credited for the time you are away. We just need the effective dates that you require the suspension.
  • How long does it take to implement a change of address or temporarily suspend my subscription?
    Changes of address or temporary suspensions will be handled by the next issue's publication.

Subcription Rates

  • What will a year's subscription to the Herald cost me?

    Local Edition - Stearns, Todd, Douglas, Pope with Advertising Section $41.00/year

    Minnesota - News Section Only $48.00/year

    Minnesota - With Shopper or Canary $51.00/year

    Out of State - News Section Only $51.00/year

    Out of State - With Shopper or Canary $53.00/year



    You can subscribe to the Herald by:

    Calling our office at 320-352-6577

    Emailing office@saukherald.com

    Stopping by our office at 522 Sinclair Lewis Ave., Sauk Centre, MN 56378

    CLASSIFIED AD RATES (2016):

    SHOPPER - Circulation 16,356
    $5.00 for the first 20 words, plus 25 cents for each additional word thereafter

    CLASSY CANARY - 28,527 Paid Circulation
    $5.00 for the first 20 words, plus 25 cents for each additional word thereafter

    SAUK CENTRE HERALD - Circulation 2,545
    $5.00 for the first 20 words, plus 25 cents for each additional word thereafter

    ENTERPRISE - Circulation 1,611
    $5.00 for the first 20 words, plus 25 cents for each additional word thereafter

    BEACON - Circulation 1,879
    $5.00 for the first 20 words, plus 25 cents for each additional word thereafter

    SAUK RAPIDS HERALD - Circulation 10,786
    $10.00 for the first 20 words, plus $1 for each additional word thereafter

    *RUN IN the SHOPPER, CLASSY CANARY, SAUK CENTRE HERALD, ENTERPRISE, BEACON PAPERS FOR $20 for the first 20 words, and 25 cents for each additional word per publication.

    *Call Amanda for combination rate advertising 320-352-6577

  • DISPLAY AD RATES:

    SHOPPER - $20.42 minimum for a 2" display ad. $10.41 per additional inch
    CANARY - $21.12 minimum for a 2" display ad. $11.35 per additional inch.
    HERALD - $18.02 minimum for a 2" display ad. $9.01 per additional inch.
    BEACON- $14.42 minimum for a 2" display ad. $7.21 per additional inch.
    ENTERPRISE - $14.42 minimum for a 2" display ad. $7.21 per additional inch.

    SAUK RAPIDS HERALD - $24.80 minimum for a 2" display ad. $12.40 per additional inch. Total market coverage - circulation 10,565

    COUNTRY ACRES - $20.12 minimum for a 2" display ad. $10.06 per additional inch. Rural focus - circulation 14,517

    *Call Tim, Missy, Kayla or Brian for combination rate advertising 320-352-6577

    COLOR
    Shopper, Herald, Beacon, Enterprise - Spot or Process 1/2 page or larger $110.00; Under 1/2 page $60.00
    Canary, Sauk Rapids Herald - Spot or Process 1/2 page or larger $120.00; Under 1/2 page $60.00
    Country Acres - Spot or Process 1/2 page or larger $96.00; Under 1/2 page $48.00

DEADLINES:

SHOPPER - Wednesday at 12 Noon - Publishes Friday
CANARY - Thursday at 12 Noon - Publishes Weekly
SAUK CENTRE HERALD - Tuesday at 12 Noon - Publishes Thursday
BEACON - Friday at 5 p.m - Publishes Wednesday
ENTERPRISE - Friday at 5 p.m. - Publishes Wednesday
SAUK RAPIDS HERALD - Monday at noon - Publishes Thursday

OTHER PRINT SERVICES:

Copies: We have both black and White and Color Copy Services Available in 8.5x11" and 11x17" sizes and can reproduce copies on White, Pastel or Astrobright Paper in a variety of weights. Single and Double Sided copies are available. Please call us for details and prices 320-352-6577.

SPECIAL CONCERNS

Birthday ads in the Herald may include a photo that must be submitted to the Herald along with the copy by the deadline. Normal box ad rates apply.
Card of Thanks - $10.00 for the first 50 words plus 10 cents for each additional word.
Social Announcements: (Birth/Anniversary) - First Insertion is FREE. Second insertion $15/per paper.
Obituaries/Tributes - $50 for handwritten or if we need to re-type (per paper) $30 emailed/CD/includes funeral homes (per paper) $5 Funeral Home logo in ad (per paper). Add color $60. Obituaries-notice only - N/C 50 word maximum (over 50 words, normal charges apply). **Obituary notices should be emailed to: office@saukherald.com

Garage Sale - ads typically published in the Shopper grouped together with other similar garage sale ads with a common heading. The size of the ads run 1 column by 2-1/2" and the cost is $15.00/Shopper or paid paper, $10 for each additional paper. Customers get 2 free Garage Sale signs that can be picked up at the Herald office. (Extra signs are just 50 cents each) 

Online Edition

  • When is the paper posted online?
    The online version of the Herald is viewable on Thursday.
  • Is everything in the print version of the paper online as well?
    The E-edition is an exact replica of the printed version of the Herald. Print subscribers get the E-edition at no charge. If you wish to only view online, the cost is $25 per year.
  • Can I request a copy of a photo or article that has been printed in the Herald?
    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 Shopper, Canary and Herald for 1 year at the Sauk Herald office. You can purchase a copy for $1.50
  • Do you have an archive of old papers available online for research?
    Currently, our paper is archived online via the E-edition for at least 60 days. 
  • Can I view a classified ad that ran last week or earlier?
    Using the E-edition will allow you to search for classifieds that have been published in the past 60 days.

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