Because I know some of us keep score…
The Star Tribune put the Capitol’s 2,000 teabaggers (police estimate) front-page-and-center, while the Pioneer Press relegated the news to its inside local-section front (downplaying the turnout as “several hundred”).
If you’re looking for historical comparisons, the Strib also put the April 2006 pro-immigrant marches on the front page — police put that rally at 30,000 to 40,000, by the way — though I don’t know placement.
The Strib devoted more ink to the teabaggers (about 1,000 words plus sidebars, compared to roughly 750 for the immigration folks), but a lot of the former was national wire copy.
March 2003 protests in advance of the Iraq War, which drew at least 8,000 people in Minneapolis, also made the Strib’s 1A.
Two years later, a second-anniversary demonstration that “drew more than 1,000 protesters” landed on 14A. Two years after that, a photo of the fourth-anniversary protest made the front page, with a story on the metro section front; organizers claimed 4,000 people marched, but police provided no estimate.