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Barely a month after a fire destroyed the Tribune’s headquarters in Minneapolis, the newspaper published its year-in-review edition, packed with statistical evidence of the Mill City’s superiority over St. Paul, Omaha, Kansas City and other Midwestern burgs. Editors checking the eight pages printed in advance found that an unfortunate number of errors had slipped past proofreaders suffering from “holiday paralysis.” This lengthy correction, published without apology but with some regret, appeared on page 4:
|Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church, Tenth and Hennepin, Minneapolis, in 1888. (Photo courtesy mnhs.org)|