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For more information, take a look at our Print Obituary FAQ or Enhanced Online Obituary FAQ.

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A “verification of death” call is made on all obituaries prior to publication.

Obituary Information

Note: Email photos to paidobits@startribune.com with the deceased name in the subject line. Photos must only show the deceased, typically head and shoulders and uncropped if available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Suggested obituary format:
Full name (bold print = 2 or 4 lines of space)
Age
City
Date of death
Preceded in death by
Survived by
Accomplishments, interests, stories
Visitation information (day, time, location)
Service information (day, time, location)
Interment (day, time, location if desired)
Memorial preferences (if any)

The cost of a paid funeral notice is $12.20 per line for one day in all editions. To publish the same notice for additional days the discounted rate is 50% off each additional day. Price includes a permanent online obit and guestbook. Approximately 30-35 characters fit per line

Multiple photos and graphics are available and increase line count. For samples, please see “A Guide to Star Tribune Obituaries (PDF).” Email photos to: paidobits@startribune.com. Photos should be in high quality .JPG or .TIF format (minimum 200 dpi), preferably cropped in a square shape. Photos may be dropped off at the Star Tribune Building, 650 3rd Ave. S., Suite 1300 before 4 PM weekdays.

Print Placement Schedule:
To appear on: Place by:
Sunday Saturday, 2pm
Monday Sunday, 2pm
Tuesday Monday, 7pm
Wednesday Tuesday, 7pm
Thursday Wednesday, 7pm
Friday Thursday, 7pm
Saturday Friday, 6pm
Online Placement Schedule:
Standard Print
(Online Replica) Appears online the evening before newspaper publish date
Always Remembering Appears online upon approval

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