Information about the Paynesville Press

Paynesville Press: Paynesville's award-winning weekly community newspaper for 125 years -- 2,400 paid circulation. Deadline is Monday noon.

Central Minnesota Area Shopper: A weekly shopper with 9,200 circulation, delivered Saturday or Sunday by our delivery system. Deadline is Thursday noon.

Others: Classy Canary -- a 34,000 common supplement with a Thursday noon dealine; an annual Paynesville Area Guide; and several other special issues throughout the year.

To reach us:
Location: 211 Washburne Ave., downtown Paynesville
Mail: PO Box 54, Paynesville, MN 56362-0054
Phone: 320-243-3772 or 1-888-223-1371
Fax: 320-243-4492
See e-mail addresses below.

2015-2016 Rate Card

To subcribe to the Paynesville Press:
Mailed Subscription Rates are $34 in Stearns County; $45 in Meeker and Kandiyohi counties; $53 in the rest of Minnesota; and $55 for out-of-state residents for one year;

Online Digital Subscriptions: $29.95 online digital subscription for one year; $19.95 for six-month digital subscription; and $13.95 for three months.

COMBO Online and Mailed Subscriptions: Stearns, $53.95; Meeker and Kandiyohi counties, $64.95; Rest of Minnesota, $72.95; and out-of-state, $74.95.

Student rates for 9 months: in Minnesota, $36; and out-of-state, $37.

Others: Out of State - 1st Class Mailing, $95.00/Year; Temporary Address Change, Periodical Mailing, $1.50/Month; Temporary Address Change, First Class Mailing, $1.50/week

Subscription to Press Archives: Three Day, $9.95; One Month, $29.95; One Year, $149.95

To subscribe: Send your name, mailing address and how you would like to pay (check or credit card) to:

To tell us about our delivery system for the Press Plus, Dairyland Peach, or other products; request a tube for delivery; or report a problem. Map of Routes

To send a letter to the editor or suggest a story idea. Send your letter or idea with your name and phone for verification to:

To send an obituary. Send copy along with a picture ($10) to:
Information on obituary policy.

To place a classified ad which will run in the Paynesville Press, Central MN Lakes Area Shopper, and on this online site. The basic rate for all this is $6 for a 20-word ad paid in advance and $7 for a 20-word ad charged. Over 20 words, the charge is 10 a word. Please send your billing address or credit card number along with the ad to:

To place a display ad for the Paynesville Press, Central MN Lakes Area Shopper, Classy Canary or a combination of the three, 2015-2016 Rate Card, send your request to: or

To place a public notice for the Paynesville Press, send to:

To submit an anniversary, birth, birthday, engagement, wedding, etc. to the Paynesville Press, print a form

To order office supplies, stamps, Carlson Craft, labels, etc., send request to:

To inquire about web page development or problems with, please contact the webmaster at:

The staff of the Paynesville Press:
Publisher/Editor: Michael Jacobson;

Reporter: Ellarry Prentice;

Larry Mathison,
Holly Roush,

Graphic Design / Ad Composition:
Andrew Enninga;
Jessica Euerle e-mail

Classifieds: Andrew Enninga;

Society: Jessica Euerle;

Community Events: Ellarry Prentice;

Circulation: Betty Orbeck;

Commercial Printing: Lyle Laudenbach

Bookkeeping: Sandy Wall;

Webmaster: Lynne Jacobson;

History of the Press
Paynesville has had a printed weekly newspaper since 1887. This is over 120 years of recorded history for the community of Paynesville and the surrounding area. For the last 20 years, the Paynesville Press has also distributed a shopper called Press Plus, which is now known as the Central MN Lakes Area Shopper.

Now the Paynesville Press had expanded from those printed publications to bring community news, advertising, opinions, sports, community information, and classifieds to the world wide web. The Paynesville Area Online pages will bring the information about the Paynesville area to the world electronically through the Internet and can bring the world back to Paynesville.

We hope you enjoy our pages. Give us your reactions, questions, ideas.

Peter and Lynne Jacobson, publishers of the Paynesville Press from 1973-2006, have retired as of June 1, 2006.
Farewell column | Story about their 25 years as publishers.

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