Final issue of the Minneapolis Star, 1982

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Final issue of the Minneapolis Star, 1982 - o 0 . Gift ll Mai. Star .Illustration by J.W....
o 0 . Gift ll Mai. Star .Illustration by J.W. Smith and Kent Macintosh w -l -l . . w. i ir.Tiorm By ANTHONY P. CARIDEO The Minneapolis Star ; The Minneapolis Star, a paper that in its final years strove to "glow in the dark" In a desperate desperate effort to head off the loss of its readers, ceased publication today as a separate newspaper. newspaper. Today's editions brought to an end 62 years of publication, decades in which The Star first earned a reputation as a workingman's newspaper newspaper and more recently as a bold experiment watched by journalists and editors across the nation.' -ii,';'H'.:o.V -ii,';'H'.:o.V f-C f-C f-C More than 13,000 extra copies of the paper which will carry The Star's traditional yellow flag, dropped about a year ago to save money nsw 'Minnesota' ilyJ5tar : ,r Uk Dr MWIUIHM r W I lifWt WM bUWT W mem mem Yjmma The Star's top stories over the years: 9A were printed today for 'sale by v vendors ; downtown Minneapolis and in the front lobby of the newspaper's headquarters, at 425 Portland Portland Ave. "It's kind of a sad way to have tQ sell papers, isn't it?" said Tod Curtiss, an employee in the sales and marketing department as he came into the building,' v' ?.;t-.;'iH ?.;t-.;'iH ?.;t-.;'iH .. .i Beginning Monday. The Star will mfirge with the morning Minneapolis Tribunefand the combined combined paper will be known as the Minneapolis ,Star and Tribune. The newspaper will be home-delivered home-delivered home-delivered in the morning; two later editions will be sold on the street in the afternoon. ' Subscribers to The Star will receive the Star and Tribune in the afternoon for several weeks until. delivery routes can be switched to the mornings (Readers who receive both ' papers should call 372-4343 372-4343 372-4343 or, beyond the no-toll no-toll no-toll area, their local Star and Tribune office. Those subscriptions subscriptions will be combined.) In the new combined , paper, Star features such as Variety, Weekend and Community will adopt the format of the Tribune, and the news staffs of the two newspapers will become one. Thus will end a newspaper built largely by '' V;Star .IiJ: ,:' v' Turn to Page 8A For those of you who loveAus thank you for years of loyalty The first Star, on Aug. 19, 1920 v From the day newspapers were invented, reporters reporters have been making the rounds with the sunrise to find out whether anything burned - down wblew up in town overnight;T -- -- It is part of the newspaper's mission as a. town crier, calling on the wardens of our dally lives,. the cops, fire departments and hospitals. Like the old grocery store deliverymeh taking orders, the reporters used to do it on a horse. But today they use word processors with television television screens and telephones. And this morning, Paul McEnroe of The Minneapolis Star Was performing performing these hoary duties a few desks down the aisle when he stopped in the middle of his last Call on the last day of The Star. "Migawd," he said. "I just realized who I'm talking to'. The coroner." Which more or less closed the book. The death of any daily newspaper evokes scenes and moods that seemed to have been Jim jKlobuchar Columnist cribbed wholesale from Italian ppera. The dialogue dialogue Is laced with remorse and touched with , bitterness and strife, and there is one thing certain certain about the last-act last-act last-act agonies: they will be both inevitable and prolonged. 1 ; ? This puts the expiring newspaper in the novel position of being able to conduct its own post- post- 'i ' x . r..' v- v- ' K r .A ?' '4' 4 Klobuchar Turn to Page 8A Star Photo by Tom Sweeney John Cowles Jr.: Harsh economy dictated closing Star;

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  2. 02 Apr 1982, Fri,
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