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Winning ‘celebrity verb’ stops ’em dead

This week’s challenge involves Minnesota’s enchantingly lovable character, Garrison Keillor.
Last month, Keillor and his wife filed an enchantingly lovable lawsuit to stop their next-door neighbor in St.

A Minnesotan ‘Werewolf’ in Utah

PARK CITY, UTAH — Even though they’re living off sandwiches during the Sundance and Slamdance festivals, things are going extremely well for filmmakers Sam Thompson and Tucker Dryden of Minneapolis.

The Strib’s mortgage payment problem

I hadn’t planned a Day Three update on the Strib revenue bombshell, but a really smart, connected guy named Alan Mutter has a noteworthy column for Strib-watchers to ponder.

Strib revenue bombshell — the day after

It’s always a happy day in my get-a-life when a private company publicly discusses numbers. Yesterday, Star Tribune publisher, chairman and part-owner Chris Harte issued a memo revealing the paper’s revenues had fallen $75 million in two years.

Dawn Upshaw: new muse for SPCO musicians?

When the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra announced 18 months ago that soprano Dawn Upshaw had signed on as one of its “artistic partners,” I got pretty excited.

Strib publisher: $75 million revenue drop means restructuring

Just received a memo this afternoon from the Strib newsroom. Penned by
publisher and chairman Chris Harte, it lays out in specific dollar terms the
depth of the Strib’s financial hit over the past two years.

Strib’s suburban coverage: another change

Just months after a ballyhooed shift to suburban coverage, the Strib is shifting back.  Bestill your beating hearts, haters of small-bore copy — the paper of record is not abandoning its journey to the outer rings. Rather, as of Feb.