In 1982 the afternoon Star was discontinued due to low circulation, and the staffs of the Star and Tribune were transferred to the merged Minneapolis Star and Tribune. In 1983, the Star Tribune challenged a Minnesota tax on paper and ink before the Supreme Court of the United States. Although Mc Clatchy sold many of Cowles's smaller assets, it kept the Star Tribune for several years.
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.
The Star Tribune has five main sections: main news, local news, sports, business and variety (lifestyle and entertainment).
Special weekly sections include Taste (restaurants and cooking), travel, Outdoors Weekend and Science Health.
A separate evening newspaper (the Times) was spun off, which published until 1948.
In 1944, John Cowles, Sr., hired Wisconsin native and former Tulsa Tribune editor William P.
The newspaper's headquarters is in downtown Minneapolis. The newspaper went through several different editors and publishers during its first two decades, including John T. Seven people were killed and 30 injured, and the building and presses were a total loss. In 1905, Murphy bought out the Times and merged it with the Tribune.
The other half of the newspaper's history begins with the Minnesota Daily Star, which was founded on August 19, 1920, by elements of the agrarian Nonpartisan League and backed by Thomas Van Lear and Herbert Gaston. Frizzell and former New York Times executive John Thompson, the newspaper became the politically independent Minneapolis Daily Star.
The Sunday edition has a larger editorial and opinion section, Opinion Exchange.
The Wednesday edition includes an extra section focusing on local news and issues, with separate versions for the northern, southern, northwestern and southwestern regions of the newspaper's circulation area.
Paul and the eastern suburbs and a state edition for Minnesota and the Midwest. Paul edition was discontinued in 1999 in favor of a metro edition for the Minneapolis–St. Paul area, the Star Tribune is more popular in the western metropolitan area and the Pioneer Press more popular in the eastern metro area.