My wife, Michelle and I are proud to be second generation owners of The Lakes News Shopper. I grew up in the Lakes Area, and moved back in 2007 after a 10 year college basketball coaching career that took us from Tennessee to Wyoming. Michelle and I have two children, Shaelyn and Tyler.


Sales Manager

I’ve lived in the lakes area for over 25 years and there is no better place to call home. I am the current Publicity Director for the Dickinson County Snowhawks and a Board Member of the Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce!

I have three kids and a grandma to two beautiful little ones. I enjoy the Iowa Great Lakes all four seasons but nothing beats summer in Okoboji!



Sales Associate

I’ve had the pleasure of growing up here in the Iowa Great Lakes Area. It’s a wonderful place to call home! My husband, Josh and I live in Spirit Lake with our two kids Avery and Graham. They keep us very busy with different activities! I’ve been a Sales Associate at The LNS since the summer of 2019. In my spare time I enjoy boating, taking our kids to the pool, slow pitch softball, watching college basketball and of course spending time with my family and friends.

Welcome to

The Lakes News Shopper

Since 1973, The Lakes News Shopper has been providing the best of our region to our readers and advertisers. It is delivered weekly to homes, resorts, and businesses in the Iowa Great Lakes Trade Area. Our goal is to give you the ultimate local online experience with our interactive Digital Edition and much more. Our site is ever-changing and always improving, so be sure to visit the site every day.

LNS Digital Edition

Flip through the pages of The Lakes News Shopper on your mobile device!


Check out our updated list of Lakes Area obituaries.

Local Garage Sales (updated every Wednesday)

Check out our printable and updated lists of the latest Lakes Area garage sales.

Holiday Gift & Lifestyles Guide

Read our Holiday Gift & Lifestyles Guide, a supplement to the Lakes News Shopper.

Bridal Guide

Our Bride and Joy Wedding Guide is a supplement to the award winning LNS.

Community Guide

An informative Iowa Great Lakes Community Guide updated yearly.

Digital Edition

You can flip through the pages, zoom to enlarge, link directly to advertiser web sites, do a keyword search, email coupons and pages to your friends, and much more…best of all, you can subscribe to receive email delivery for FREE.