Obituary Information and Guidelines
Contact us for Holiday deadlines
Deadline is 11:30am Wednesday for Sunday publication
Phone: (218) 723-5212
Fax: (218) 279-5592
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.
All obituaries are paid advertisements. Paid obituaries are $6.65 per column inch (rounded to every half-inch of space) and will print in the Duluth Budgeteer. All lines and inches in a paid obituary will accrue a charge, including the name, headline, and the space the photo takes up. All obituaries will also run on the Duluth Budgeteer website, including an online guest book for people to sign for a flat fee of $60. Photos and logos will be charged at the per-inch rate. The first and last paragraphs of an obituary follow specific formatting guidelines. The information in the middle can be as much or as little as the customer prefers. Those choosing to place the obituary online only will be charged $99. Charges can be prepaid, charged to a credit/debit card, or billed to a funeral home.