14 Facts About Star Tribune


Star Tribune serves Minneapolis and is distributed throughout the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area, the state of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

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Star Tribune died in 1918, endowing a school of journalism at the University of Minnesota.

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The Daily Star Tribune had difficulty attracting advertisers with its overt political agenda, and went bankrupt in 1924.

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Star Tribune publisher Fred Murphy died in 1940; the following year the Cowles family bought the Star Tribune and merged it with their company, giving it ownership of the city's major newspapers.

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The Tribune became the city's morning newspaper, the Star-Journal was the evening newspaper, and they published a joint Sunday edition.

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Star Tribune had a progressive political viewpoint, publishing editorials supporting the civil rights movement and liberal causes.

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In 1982 the afternoon Star Tribune was discontinued due to dwindling circulation, a trend common for afternoon newspapers.

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Star Tribune's handling of Dwight's termination led to his removal as editor in 1983, although his family retained a controlling financial interest in the newspaper.

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Since 2010, the Star Tribune has given out awards to the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota.

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Star Tribune has five main sections: main news, local news, sports, business and variety .

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In 2021, the board of the Star Tribune won the Pulitzer prize for breaking news coverage for the "urgent, authoritative and nuanced" coverage of the murder of George Floyd.

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In 1987, the Star Tribune opened a new, $110 million printing plant, called the Heritage Center, in a historic warehouse district on the northern edge of downtown Minneapolis.

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In 2014, the company announced that it would relocate from the 95-year-old headquarters building to the newly christened Star Tribune Building at the Capella Tower complex, making way for development around nearby U S Bank Stadium.

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Also in 2014, the Star Tribune's Heritage printing plant began printing the St Paul Pioneer Press under a contract with its cross-town rival.

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