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Advertising with one of the nation's oldest, independent Native American newspapers is the simplest and easiest way to show your support of Native news, business and non-profits and reach an otherwise untapped market for your business, government or organization!

Display Ad Rates

The Circle is published monthly and distributed for free throughout the Twin Cities and to all the reservations in Minnesota.

Display Advertising Rates (Effective January 1, 2017)

Ad Sizes            Width X Height       Net Rate

Full Page           10-1/8” x 12-1/2”       $1,200

3/4 Page            10-1/8” x 9-1/4”         $900

1/2H Page         10-1/8” x 6-1/8”         $650

1/2V Page          5” x 12-1/2”               $650

3/8 Page            5” x 9-1/4”                 $450

1/3 Page            6-11/16” x 6-1/8”       $400

1/4 Page            5” x 6-1/8”                 $350

1/4N Page         3-5/16” x 9-1/4”         $350

1/6 Page            3-5/16” x 6-1/8”         $275

1/8 Page            5” x 3”                       $200

Business Card   3-1/4” x 2                  $75


Color Rates

Full color $150.00

Ad Design                             

Need your ad designed? We are professional designers with 25 years experience and can create a unique ad that ads impact to your message. Our ad rates are:

- Half page and larger: $100

- 3/8s page and smaller: $50           

Frequency Rates

5% Discount for 3-6 insertions with signed contract.
10% Discount for 7-12 insertions with signed contract.
Additional 5% Discount for paid in advance ads.

PDF Formating:
• Must be150 PDI (dots per inch).
• Images must be in black/white if a B/W ad,
or in CMYK if a color ad.
• All images and fonts must be embedded.

JPG Formating:
• Images in black/white if a B/W ad,
or in CMYK if a color ad.
• Must be 150 DPI (dots per Inch).

* If pdfs or jpgs don’t have this formating we cannot be held responsible for the poor quality of the image once it is printed.

Click here to download Rate Card for 2017

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Call 612-722-3686 for more information on ads.


Unlimited Impressions

Banners  Full width at top of every page; $300 per month (1800 W x 150 H pixels) 

Top Right Side 3/4s at top of every page, right side. $225 (468 W x 60 H)

Towers:  Down the side of every page; $150 per month (160 W x 550 H pixels) 

Cubes:  At bottom of every page; $75 per month (160 W x 120 H pixels)

Classified Ad Rates

Ad rates effective January 1, 2017

Classified Display Rate: 

$30.00 per column inch (minimum $60)

The Circle is distributed on the first week of every month. Our circulation is 10,000.


Sponsorship Opportunities

The most trusted source for news in the American Indian community in Minnesota, The Circle’s print newspaper has a circulation of 10,000 and a readership of 40,000. All 11 reservations in Minnesota receive The Circle at their tribal headquarters. That means tribal leaders who make buying decisions for their tribes have access to, and read, The Circle.

Take a look at how we can help you with your marketing needs and connecting to Minnesota’s large American Indian community.