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Minneapolis newspapers and Minneapolis newspaper list

Introduction to Minneapolis News Media.

Minneapolis is a city of Minnesota, a state in the US. In 2019, the population of Minneapolis was estimated at 429,606 making it a leading market for newspapers. As many as seven counties encompass Minneapolis, which shares its borders with Saint Paul. Both of the Minneapolis cities are collectively known as the Twin Cities.

Media in Minneapolis

Print media is a much-trusted source of news for people in Minneapolis. Star Tribune, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, Finance & Commerce, MinnPost, and the university’s The Minnesota Daily are among the widely read newspapers of the city.

Twin Cities Business and Mpls. St.Paul is two popular magazines of the city, owned by MSP Communications. Minnesota Women’s Press, Northeaster, North News, Insight News and The Circle are among the emerging publications of Minneapolis.

History of Minneapolis Newspapers

Minneapolis Tribune was the first newspaper to be published in Minneapolis. The first issue of the newspaper was published on May 25, 1867. Star Tribune recorded momentous transformation in the initial years, before going through ownership changes six times in 24 years.

The city’s first newspaper originated from the merger of two newspapers — Minneapolis Tribune (1867) and Minneapolis Daily Star (1920) — in 1982. The merger known as the Star and Tribune was renamed Star Tribune in 1987.

Here is the list of newspapers & news websites in Minneapolis.

Southwest Journal

Southwest Journal is a bi-weekly newspaper in Minnesota catering to the 21 communities living in southwest Minneapolis. The paper was established in 1990 and is currently owned by Minnesota Premier Publications. Other than the bi-weekly printed newspaper, the paper also publishes a news website & an e-edition.

Minneapolis newspapers 01 Southwest Journal website

Southwest Journal Online

Star Tribune

Minneapolis newspapers 02 Star Tribune

Star Tribune is a daily newspaper in Minnesota primarily catering to the readers in Minneapolis and the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area, the state of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. The history of the paper can be traced back to 1867 when it was first established as the Minneapolis Tribune. Today other than the printed newspaper the paper also publishes an online news website & an e-edition.

Minneapolis newspapers 02 Star Tribune website

Star Tribune Online

Star Tribune ePaper

Star Tribune Android App

Star Tribune iOS App


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