#4 TOUR OF THE STAR TRIBUNE HERITAGE CENTER PRINTING PLANT
The Star Tribune is the largest newspaper in Minnesota. The Star Tribune serves Minneapolis and is distributed throughout the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, the state of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.
In 1987, the Star Tribune opened a new, $110 million (equivalent to $213 million in 2018) printing plant, called the Heritage Center, in a historic warehouse district on the northern edge of downtown Minneapolis. Its five offset presses took over the printing of all Star Tribune editions. News and business offices remained in the old downtown headquarters, whose old presses were removed. In 2014, the Star Tribune’s Heritage printing plant began printing the St. Paul Pioneer Press under a contract with its cross-town rival. The following year USA Today contracted with the Star Tribune to print regional copies of its daily edition at the Heritage Plant.
The tour is led by well-trained and experienced guides. It is handicapped accessible and there are elevators in the building.
We all know that the crisis in local journalism is catastrophic – and it may get worse. So we are offering an opportunity to see the complicated production of producing a newspaper. Healthy local democracy requires healthy local journalism. This tour will give us insight into the making of a product we really do not want to be without.
Star Tribune Heritage Center Printing
Enter main entrance on North First Street 800 North First Street
I-394 East which turns into North Third Avenue (Exit 9C). Turn left on North Second Street. Right to North Eighth Avenue. Bldg. is on the left:
Note – First Avenue and Eighth intersect. Metered street parking or lot one block away.
Coordinators: Marlene Goldberg 612.743.9120 and Saralee Mogilner 952.935.2156
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