The Star Tribune is Minnesota’s most prominent newspaper. In 1867, it was established as the Minneapolis Tribune. In 1920, it was replaced by the Minneapolis Daily Star. Minneapolis’ rival newspapers merged in the 1930s and 1940s. The Tribune is published in the morning and the Star is published in the evening. In 1982, they combined to form the Star and Tribune, which was called the Star Tribune in 1987. Local businessman Glen Taylor acquired the newspaper in 2014. After a turbulent time, in which it sold and resold and filed for bankruptcy protection in 2009.
The Minneapolis–Saint Paul Metropolitan Area, Minnesota, are served by the Star Tribune. It usually includes national, international, and local news, sports, industry, and lifestyle information. Journalists have won six Pulitzer Prizes from the Star Tribune. The offices of the newspaper are located in downtown Minneapolis. It has the seventh-best distribution in the United States.
Murphy’s Minneapolis Tribune
Colonel William S. King, William D. Washburn, and Dorilus Morrison were established on May 25, 1867. The first issue of the Tribune was published on May 25, 1867.. During the first two decades, the newspaper had many different editors and publishers. The Minneapolis Evening Journal published in 1878, providing the Tribune with its first competitor. The Tribune headquarters in downtown Minneapolis caught fire on November 30, 1889. The building and presses were destroyed, with seven people killed and 30 hospitalized.
Gilbert A. Pierce and William J. Murphy bought the Tribune for $450,000 in 1891 (equal to $11.9 million in 2019). Pierce sold his share to Thomas Lowry, who then sold it to Murphy, making Murphy the newspaper’s sole owner. His experience in business and law helped him rebuild the Tribune’s and upgrade it.
In 1893, Murphy sent the Tribune’s first correspondent to Washington, D.C.. When the city of Minneapolis developed, so did the newspaper’s circulation. The Tribune and the Evening Journal were competitive, with Minneapolis Times coming in third. Murphy purchased the Times in 1905 and combined it with the Tribune.
He left a journalism course at the University of Minnesota when he died in 1918. In 1921, Murphy’s son Fred took over as publisher of the Tribune after a brief transition period.
How This Newspaper become Star Tribune
John Cowles, Jr. took over as editor of the two newspapers after Steven was fired. In 1968 he was appointed President and next year editorial president. His political views were democratic. So he wrote editorials in favor of the civil rights movement and liberal causes.
The afternoon Star was discontinued in 1982 due to declining circulation. It was a popular trend among afternoon newspapers. The Minneapolis Star and Tribune combined the two papers into a single newspaper. Donald R. Dwight, was fired by Cowles, Jr. While his family maintained the newspaper. His handling of Dwight’s termination led to his dismissal as editor in 1983.
The Star and Tribune opposed a Minnesota tax on paper and ink in the United States Supreme Court in 1983. The court found that the tax was a breach of the First Amendment in Minneapolis Star Tribune Co. The newspaper’s name changed to Star Tribune in 1987, with the slogan “Newspaper of the Twin Cities” added.
Editions of Star Tribune
The Star Tribune was distributed in three editions since its founding in 1987. One edition for Minneapolis, one for St. Paul and the eastern suburbs. A state version for Minnesota and the Midwest. In 1999, the St. Paul version was phased out in favor of a metro edition for Minneapolis–St. Paul. And, a state edition for regions outside of the metro area.
The Star Tribune is more popular in the Western Metropolitan area and the eastern metro area. Although it competes with the St. Paul Pioneer Press from Minneapolis–St. Paul. The newspapers share certain operations in printing and delivery.
The Star Tribune was launched in 1995 by StarTribune.com, and later the year, it was found. In 2011, payroll was built on the website. Online platform subscription management is not possible online or via email. You can cancel it only by telephone.