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Obituary Information and Guidelines

Place an Obituary

Contact Times
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Obituaries voicemail will be checked prior to the deadline*
*Deadline is 6:30pm for next day publication

Contact Information
Phone: 701-241-5509 or 866-910-9009

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 $15 per column inch and will print in the Brainerd Dispatch and also be posted on the Brainerd Dispatch website. The minimum charge for any obituary is $75. Only photos of the deceased are allowed in an obituary. Obituaries must be prepaid. Obituaries can run an additional time at 50 percent off (within a seven-day period).