Before COVID-19 shut down the world, Jane McClure was often the only reporter covering many community meetings in St. Paul.
“We’re not a team or an organization that’s going to censor what our players say,” said Rebekkah Brunson, a former team captain who’s now a Lynx assistant coach. “If you feel like something moves you and you need to speak about it, that’s 1,000 percent what you should do.”
With daily radio reports in English and weekly updates in Hmong, Somali and Spanish, Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice project features trial coverage with an ‘unfiltered approach to amplifying community voices.’
It’s not clear how many papers in Minnesota applied for or received PPP loans, though the Pew Research Center reported nearly 2,800 newspaper companies nationally received loans during the first round of stimulus payments.
With a deal finalized to make the St. Paul Saints the Minnesota Twins’ AAA affiliate, Twins president Dave St. Peter and principal owner Jim Pohlad insist they want the Saints to remain what they are: the most irreverent franchise in baseball.
In the post-Hubert Humphrey era of Minnesota politics, Kessler has covered them all, from Mondale to Paul Wellstone to Jesse Ventura to Michele Bachman to Al Franken to Tim Walz.
The Star Tribune announced that the paper, founded in 1979, would cease operations immediately, putting about 30 staffers out of work and leaving the metro without its most prominent alt-weekly voice.
When news broke Sunday that Sid Hartman had died, a few months past his 100th birthday, it still came as a surprise. Sid? Dead? Impossible. Everyone knew Sid would outlive us all.
Medcalf will be the paper’s first Black local news columnist, and has been given what Strib Editor Rene Sanchez calls “a blank canvas.”
In Division III, coaches mainly choose lifestyle and security over notoriety. For coaches of St. Thomas’ 22 sports, that’s all changing.
Meet Tom Douple, commissioner of the Summit League, one of the key players in St. Thomas’ unlikely ascension to big-time college athletics.
Diverse voices in newsrooms are essential to finding and reporting stories that even the most well-meaning white editors never think of. And it’s really not that hard.
How do you market baseball to fans with no desire to spend the game in an assigned seat?
Without access to locker rooms and clubhouses, and with safety the primary concern, both the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press are rethinking their coverage and travel norms.
As more and more dailies shed staff or fold, community papers are an even more important and often overlooked part of the media landscape — and just as endangered.
At a time when Fox Sports North is normally gearing up for one of its busiest stretches, COVID-19 has brought the sports calendar to a halt. So how does Minnesota’s regional sports network choose what to put on TV?
The massive decline in print advertising brought on by the coronavirus crisis is “going to separate the haves and the have-nots,” said Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith.
From mid-2016 until early 2018, a consortium of Twin Cities investors negotiated to buy the Pioneer Press from Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund that owns the paper. It didn’t go well.