Lake Country Journal highlights the best of our region’s people, places, recreation, businesses, and events.

Minnesota’s Lake Country is one of the fastest-growing areas in the Midwest. We’ve been cultivating our audience and our coverage area since 1997. Our regional stories and award-winning design have made us north-central Minnesota’s foremost lifestyle publication. It’s why our readers remain loyal and interested, issue after issue.

To learn more about our unique demographic, editorial calendar, deadlines, and advertising rates, download a media kit HERE.

For more information, contact Penny Nelsen, Advertising Sales , at 218-824-1844 or via EMAIL.



CLICK HERE to learn about our readership and our publication advertising information.

Readers for more 21 years!

Stories celebrating the multifaceted life
in Minnesota’s Lake Country

Features showcasing local writers,
photographers, and artists

Area photography and award-winning design

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A majority of our readers have annual incomes of $50,000 to $250,000+.


Covers_photocontest2editI love your magazine—beautiful photography, informative articles, and useful advertising.
I always look forward to the next issue.
Dorothy Johnson

Thanks for making such a high-quality magazine. I look forward to reading every edition and learning something new from them. Keep bringing us the best of the lakes region!
Julie Jo Larson

Your magazine is full of interesting places to go and things to do. We will be going to some of
the restaurants you named. Great ideas!
Mary Ames

Lake Country Journal is my new favorite magazine! Our family has two young boys so we are always looking for entertainment and things to do. Thank you so much for providing information on events and places in Lake Country to go and have fun!
Amy Hoogenakker

*From letters received by Lake Country Journal.


“We have been advertising in Lake Country Journal for many years. We love the publication as consumers, and we also love the leads that we get from it on the business side. We feel this is a great way to connect with our ideal client demographic.”
Matt Balmer
Lands End Development, LLC

“I wanted advertising that reflected a professional and positive company image, so I immediately thought of Lake Country Journal. I recently learned that a new client from Leech Lake discovered JAG Interior Solutions in LCJ. I receive many compliments from clients who love my ad and are happy to see me advertising in LCJ.”
Julie Gowen
JAG Interior Solutions, LLC

“Lake Country Journal is one of those rare magazines that is read from cover to cover.
The LCJ magazine has been a great gift of appreciation for our clients as well as our employees. Lake Country Journal’s staff also makes ad placement an extremely easy process for me and they continually turn out an exceptional product”
Terry McFarlin
Anderson Brothers Construction Company

We help them reach their most-valued customers and well as potential new customers!

We listen to their goals, learn what they need, and develop an ad schedule to help deliver the best ROI

We offer print and digital media platforms to maximize their marketing investment

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Reach potential clients with over 300 distributions points throughout Minnesota

Unique hotel and resort room distribution in May through October (LCJ placed in over 2100 rooms)

Expand your brand reach and bundle your advertising with other services, including LCJ gift
subscriptions, inserts and web advertising.

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