Star Tribune front page, August 2, 2007
|Owner(s)||Star Tribune Media Company LLC (Glen Taylor)|
|Publisher||Michael J. Klingensmith|
|Opinion editor||Scott Gillespie|
|Founded||May 25, 1867 (1867-05-25)|
(as the Minneapolis Tribune)
August 19, 1920 (1920-08-19)
(as the Minneapolis Daily Star)
|Headquarters||Star Tribune Building|
650 3rd Ave S.
The Star Tribune is the largest newspaper in Minnesota. It originated as the Minneapolis Tribune in 1867 and the competing Minneapolis Daily Star in 1920. During the 1930s and 1940s Minneapolis's competing newspapers were consolidated, with the Tribune published in the morning and the Star in the evening. They merged in 1982, creating the Star and Tribune, and it was renamed to Star Tribune in 1987. After a tumultuous period in which the newspaper was sold and re-sold and filed for bankruptcy protection in 2009, it was purchased by local businessman Glen Taylor in 2014.
The Star Tribune serves Minneapolis and is distributed throughout the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area, the state of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. It typically contains a mixture of national, international and local news, sports, business and lifestyle content. Journalists from the Star Tribune and its predecessor newspapers have won six Pulitzer Prizes, most recently winning two in 2013. The newspaper's headquarters is in downtown Minneapolis. Its distribution is ranked 7th in the United States.