A look at who and what we lost, what we gained, and what might be ahead for 2021.
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.
Reeve always considered herself an advocate for women, using her standing as one of the most successful coaches in WNBA history to push for various causes. But Reeve realized she was falling short in promoting and preparing women to be head coaches.
Launched Tuesday, the Reformer is the 15th entry in the States Newsroom network, a national nonprofit based dedicated to in-depth statehouse coverage.
“If it can happen at St. Cloud, it can happen anywhere,” said Minnesota State Athletics Director Kevin Buisman.
Last season, Coplin averaged a MIAC-leading 28 points per game, while also topping the league in rebounding, steals, field goals, free throw percentage and minutes per game. The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) named him the best D3 player in the country.