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  • Updated: April 28, 2009 - 3:53 PM

The free search provides access to Star Tribune articles and multimedia published since December 2007. Search does not include StarTribune.com blog posts or photos. A few Star Tribune articles are initially published exclusively in the newspaper and do not appear on StarTribune.com for several days.

Articles by the Associated Press are searchable for 21 days, as are most wire service articles published in the Star Tribune newspaper. Most New York Times articles are available for only one day. Articles by the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Wire Service are not available on StarTribune.com and are therefore not accessible through the free article search.

Articles published in the Star Tribune newspaper before December 2007 are accessible through the paid archives search.

Frequently Asked Questions

 


Q: The search returns no results. What should I do?

A: First, check the spelling of your search term. If it is spelled correctly, consider using a different term, as the free article search matches the exact term you type into the search box. Also, consider using our Advanced Search option to refine your search. Using Advanced Search, you can find stories by the date they appeared on the site or in the newspaper, the section and page they appeared on in the newspaper, the author name or headline and more.

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Q: The article I'm looking for is not included in the results. What should I do?

A: First, check the spelling of your search term. If it is spelled correctly, consider using a different term, as the free article search matches the exact term you type into the search box. Also, consider using our Advanced Search option to refine your search. Using Advanced Search, you can find stories by the date they appeared on the site or in the newspaper, the section and page they appeared on in the newspaper, the author name or headline and more. Finally, be aware that the article you are looking for may not be available in the free search. See the description of items included in the search database.

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Q: How do I find an article published before December 2007?

A: Articles published in the Star Tribune newspaper before December 2007 are available via the paid archives search. Searching the paid archives is free. To retrieve the full text of a story in the paid archives, you can choose between several purchase options. 

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Q: How do I find a classified ad?

A: Classified ads are accessible via the Classifieds search in our Shopping section. You can also browse the current classified ads available in any of our Classifieds categories.

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Q: Can I search for recent comic strips or puzzles?

A: No. The comic strips and puzzles available on StarTribune.com are not accessible via search. However, you can browse all the comics and puzzles through our Fun + Games section.

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Q: How do I find calendar events and listings?

A: Calendar events and listings are available through our Entertainment Finder search. You can search by date, by venue, by keyword or by category of event. The Entertainment Finder also provides access to restaurant listings. You can find TV listings for your area and/or cable providor through our TV listings search.

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Q: How do I find a recipe?

A: Recipes are available through our Recipe Finder, which provides access to most recipes published in the Star Tribune since 1997. Some syndicated recipes may not be available.

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Q: When are articles published on StarTribune.com available in the free article search?

A: Articles are generally available in search within 30 minutes of being published on the site.

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Q: How can I search Obituaries?

A: The free archive search does not include paid obituaries. All paid obituaries can be found via our Obituaries section. You can browse current obituaries or search obituaries published within the past 60 days.

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Q: How can I find box scores?

A: Box scores and other sports statistics are not included in the free article search. You can find box scores and statistics in our Sports section and our team pages. Baseball statistics can be found in our Twins section, football statistics can be found in our Vikings section, hockey statistics can be found in our Wild section, NBA statistics can be found in our Wolves section and WNBA statistics can be found in our Lynx section. Box scores and other statistics for most high school sports can be found in our Prep Sports section.

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Q: How can I get contact information for somebody at the Star Tribune?

A: Contact numbers for most Star Tribune departments can be found on the Help + Contact Us page. You can also find contact information for individual reporters, editors, photographers and other newsroom staff by using our newsroom staff directory.

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Q: My question isn't answered here. What should I do?

A: If you have a question about searching for articles or other content that is not answered here, please send us the question by using our Feedback Center. We will respond to your question as soon as possible.

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