Pioneer Press

Star Tribune will take over printing of Pioneer Press

The Minneapolis Star Tribune will take over the printing of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, according to a press release Wednesday from Digital First Media, which owns the Pioneer Press’ printing facility.

“There is an industry-wide effort to sell newspaper production facilities and consolidate production operations in a manner that better suits our needs. We have reached an agreement with the Star Tribune to handle our production needs,” said Guy Gilmore, publisher of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, in the press release. “The Pioneer Press will continue to publish all of our current newspaper products after the production work is moved.”

The move will be complete in February 2014. Read more


Pioneer Press paywall coming Nov. 1

Minneapolis City Pages

Star Tribune reporter Rachel E. Stassen-Berger tweeted a picture of a letter she received explaining the changes: “On November 1, the Pioneer Press, like many other newspapers, will begin charging for our exclusive content on, mobile, tablet, and our popular e-edition that delivers a digital replica of the printed paper.”


The St. Paul, Minn., paper competes with the Minneapolis Star Tribune, which launched its paywall Nov. 1, 2011. “Will City Pages be next?” Aaron Rupar writes. Read more


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