Publisher’s Letter

The mission of the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) is to provide timely and insightful news that brings about greater awareness, understanding and empowerment for our readers and the communities we serve.

If your business or organization is seeking ways to increase your market share and build your brand in this niche market, partnering with the MSR is your solution provider. In addition to printing Minnesota’s oldest and most respected African American community newspaper, the MSR has a host of different ways to reach the community with impact.

For your convenience, read on to learn more about what the MSR offers each and every year — or feel free to contact us.

Thank you for considering the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) for your advertising and marketing needs. We look forward to serving you!

– Tracey Williams-Dillard, MSR Publisher-CEO

Affordable advertising packages available for small to medium sized businesses, corporations and non-profit organizations are available in print and online. For more information please contact a sales representative who will be able to help you. Contact our office at 612-827-4021 or email at:

Online ads:

Side Bar/ Right Column (300 x 300 px) $488.00 (per month)

You Tube Commercials/ Pre-recorded Spots $3.00 (per click)

Monthly E-Newsletter Rates:

Ad Size               Ad Dimensions      4 week Rate

Small                  175 x 60                    $352.94

Medium            173 x 173                   $1058.82

Large                  165 x 433                  $1500.00

Community Marketplace:

Business card ad (print edition): 6 months for $350 or 12 months for $600

Please visit our classified section to submit your classifieds, obits and legal ads electronically.

Ad Agency Display Rate: $54.02 (per column inch)

Employment Display* $51.35 (per column inch)
Employment Line $48.61 (per column inch)

*Display Employment Ads are those that include a border or graphic logo.
E-mail ads with contact info to:

Space Reservations 12 pm Thursday | Material Deadline 12 pm Monday

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