In an announcement made yesterday, Caribou Coffee Company, Inc., based in Minneapolis, has made the decision to close 80 of its lower-performing stores across the country, including at least two in the metro area. In addition to the store closings, Caribou will rebrand another 88 locations ... More >>
Do you blow through actuarial charts while displaying your goods in NSFW swimwear? Then you may already be a winner!We assume it's for a story on sexy accountants (perhaps based on this website called SexyAccountant.com?) but maybe they just want to spice up the office.
The best winter warm-up drinks, cool concerts, must-see plays, and carnival activities in the metro
Late last week, news broke that Pulitzer Prize-winning comic artist Garry Trudeau had a series set to run Monday through Saturday this week with a new character -- a young woman in Texas getting an abortion. The series is a pointed criticism of Texas's new anti-abortion, mandatory ultrasound law, wh ... More >>
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled
Trials and StribulationsPar Ridder moves on.Par Ridder has a new gig: Billboards. Clear Channel Outdoor has announced that the disgraced former Star Tribune publisher, Pioneer Press traitor and "proven manager and strategic thinker" has joined the company's Chicago office as a branch preside ... More >>
We'll see if any of this impacts the Pioneer Press newsroom in the long run.
Some politicians say serious things that end up sounding funny. Other politicians say stuff that's actually meant to be funny.
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The internet has a lot of psychics trying to predict which newspapers will fall next. Will any of them get it right?
Readers respond to "Nothin' but Trouble"
The Star Tribune's circulation numbers took a precipitous tumble in the six months ending September 30, according to numbers released today by the Audit Bureau of Circulation.
Yesterday was the deadline for Pioneer Press staffers to opt for a buyout package offered by parent company MediaNews. The goal was to convince 30 workers to voluntarily leave the company, including 15 editiorial employees.
Not be outdone by the Star Tribune, the Pioneer Press announced this afternoon that it's seeking buyouts from newsroom staff. Company brass is seeking 15 editorial staffers to take the offer. Employees who voluntarily depart will receive two weeks of pay for each year of service at the St. Paul dail ... More >>
Star Tribune Chairman Chris Harte yesterday turned down a Newspaper Guild request for an investigation into the controversies surrounding new Strib Publisher Par Ridder.
A Pi Press veteran talks about St. Paul's shrinking newsroom
A Texas jury today found Andrea Yates not guilty by reason of insanity in her second trial for the 2001 drowning of her five young children
At first blush, the McClatchy Company's announcement that it plans to sell off 12 Knight Ridder papers would seem to be good news for employees at the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. After all, McClatchy--which is parent company of the Star Tribune--would have scant motivation to invest in its long-time c ... More >>
In the months since revolting shareholders at Knight Ridder announced they wanted the newspaper chain sold off, there has been a plethora of speculation about what this will mean for the KR-owned St. Paul Pioneer Press.
On Saturday, the Star Tribune posted a curious story about the uncertain future of its main rival, the St. Paul Pioneer Press. As noted in this space previously, speculation about the Pi Press is fully warranted, given the shareholder revolt at Knight Ridder.
The Get Real City Pages Documentary Film Festival "brings a worthy slate each fall that has earned genuine film-snob bragging rights," says the Star Tribune. It's "a lifesaver for those discouraged by... manufactured reality programming," says the MN Daily, and it "may be the most consistently excel ... More >>
What did the Pi-Press publisher do to earn $250,000 in moving expenses?
City Pages runs letters to the editor--of the PiPress
Crunch time at the Pioneer Press, cheeseheads at the Star Tribune, and how real men KARE about Paul
Mapping the literary landmarks of the Twin Cities
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