Previous coverage: Historic St. Paul Ford Plant closes

  • After decades of rumors and several years of reprieves, the Ford Motor Company's Twin Cities Assembly Plant closed in mid-December, ending an 86-year run of high-wage jobs along the Mississippi River in St. Paul’s Highland Park.

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Photo by Dan Huseby. The last Ford Ranger truck, driven by Dallas Thei...

Dallas Theis started his career at the plant in 1958, buffing Ford Fairlanes.

With the shutdown of Ford's Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Mi...

  • Saying goodbye to Ford

    Article By: DEB PASTNER , Publish / Update December 4, 2011 7:38 PM

    Over generations in St. Paul, workers built vehicles ranging from the Model T to modern pickups.

With the shutdown of Ford's Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Mi...

  • Ford Plant leaves lasting legacy of community

    Article By: MATT GILLMER , Publish / Update February 15, 2012 1:56 AM

    When Ford's Twin Cities Assembly plant finally closes its doors this month an important neighbor will disappear. People who have worked there recall the impact the plant has had not only on the surrounding community but on their community, inside, where bonds formed that never ended when you walked out the door.

  • Saying goodbye to St. Paul's Ford plant

    Article By: MCKENNA EWEN , Publish / Update February 14, 2012 7:46 PM

    The final Ranger compact pickup rolled off Ford's St. Paul assembly line just before 10 a.m. Friday, ending an era in Minnesota manufacturing.

With the shutdown of Ford's Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Mi...

Final Ranger hits the road

  • Timeline: Ford Motor Co. in Minnesota

    Article By: CHRIS HAVENS and JAMIE HUTT , Star Tribune Publish December 1, 2011 2:00 AM / Update December 3, 2011 1:01 AM

    Here's a look at the history of Ford Motor Co. in the Twin Cities. Information and photos provided by Ford Motor Co., Minnesota Historical Society, Star Tribune and former plant engineer Del Peterson.

One of the few vestiges of the original 1925 Ford plant that will like...

Retired members of UAW Local 879 attended a membership meeting last month at the Ray Busch Union Hall across from the Ford plant in St. Paul. After the meeting, former UAW local President Roger Terveen and Norbert Asfeld, left, hashed over the topics discussed.

Rich Bonnin of HGA Architecture

  • Remodel will fit to a T

    Article By: JANET MOORE , Star Tribune Publish December 13, 2011 2:00 AM / Update December 13, 2011 2:06 PM

    As St. Paul's Ford plant prepares to close, its predecessor in Minneapolis, rebuilt as a business complex, is getting ready to open.

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The Ford Plant photographed from a helicopter on Thursday, December 1,...

At his home in Mounds View, Roger Johnson sits in his Ford Ranger whic...

  • Ranger riding into the sunset

    Article By: SUSAN FEYDER , Star Tribune Publish December 9, 2011 2:00 AM / Update December 8, 2011 9:48 PM

    Rangers have rolled off the line in St. Paul since 1982. But truck buyers decided they wanted bigger vehicles, and Ford elected to close the plant. The last Ranger will be made soon.

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The Twin Cities Ford Assembly Plant.

Ford Plant in St. Paul

Ford Motor Co.’s St. Paul assembly plant

The Twin Cities Ford Assembly Plant, along the Mississippi River in St. Paul

  • St. Paul Ford plant keeps on truckin'

    Article By: RICHARD SENNOTT , Publish / Update July 24, 2008 9:31 PM

    Ford Motor Co. said today that its St. Paul plant will remain open through 2011 because of consumer demand for the compact Ranger pickup.

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Ranger assembly line

  • Ford closing St. Paul plant?

    Article By: DEE DEPASS, JACKIE CROSBY and CONRAD DEFIEBRE , Star Tribune Publish December 3, 2005 2:00 AM / Update April 13, 2006 8:59 AM

    Officials from Ford Motor Company, the unions and local government officials railed against a Wall Street Journal report today in which unnamed sources claim that the St. Paul Ranger plant is one of five North American plants tagged for closure by officials in Detroit.

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  • Ford plant

    Article By: JIM FREITAG , Publish / Update July 24, 2008 10:08 PM

    Map locating Ford Plant in St. Paul.



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