At approximately 1:30 p.m. on March 5, a Pioneer Press employee was dispatched to the offices of its rival, the Star Tribune. The worker faced a delicate task: retrieving a laptop computer and external hard drive that Par Ridder, the former publisher of the Pioneer Press, had taken with him upon crossing the river to take over the top post at the competing paper on Portland Avenue. It was Ridder's first day on the... More >>>